Chainlink VRF Live on Ethereum
In our previous announcement, we announced our intent to integrate Chainlink Verifiable Randomness Function (VRF) to select raffle winners and benefit recipients from a pool of NFT holders. We’re excited to announce that the integration is now live on the Ethereum mainnet, enabling us to get an unlimited series of random numbers that are cryptographically verified on-chain as being tamper-proof.
As a result, users can now participate in contests in addition to receiving dividend awards.
Thanks to Chainlink VRF, our community can rest assured that recipients of high value NFT airdrops are selected without bias or manipulation.
All RomanPunk Ethereum NFT holders will be entitled to regular dividends from our community pool. In addition to guaranteed airdrops for holders, our Chainlink VRF smart contract will be employed to select a RANDOM recipient that will receive 5% of the pool for each quarterly payout.
We selected Chainlink VRF as our go-to random number generator (RNG) solution because it allows any user to verify the integrity of the randomness relied on to pick winners. By supplying cryptographic proofs, Chainlink VRF helps ensure that the randomness is generated and supplied on-chain in a tamper-proof manner, leading to provably fair and unbiased outcomes for users. Not even our development team can tamper with the process, nor can outside users predict results.
Going forward, as the RomanPunks project evolves into metaverse games built on WAX and Sandbox, we intend to utilize Chainlink VRF to randomly assign attributes to players. We are also planning to implement a Chainlink VRF-powered system for randomly assigning NFT properties for a RomanPunk generative NFT project built on the Polygon blockchain.
“Chainlink is to RomanPunks what aqueducts were to Rome. Thanks to Chainlink’s blockchain-agnostic VRF technology, we are able to hold major contests and develop gameplay utility in a way that is transparent and verified on-chain for our ‘Senators’ (Collectors). Even Cicero would be satisfied with the veracity and impartiality of the results.”
–RomanPunk Emperor Punktavian
Chainlink is the industry standard for building, accessing, and selling oracle services needed to power hybrid smart contracts on any blockchain. Chainlink oracle networks provide smart contracts with a way to reliably connect to any external API and leverage secure off-chain computations for enabling feature-rich applications. Chainlink currently secures tens of billions of dollars across DeFi, insurance, gaming, and other major industries, and offers global enterprises and leading data providers a universal gateway to all blockchains.
“It’s AD 410, the Goths are sacking the city of Rome. A rift in the fabric of space-time occurs at the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Suddenly multiple dimensions collide and coalesce. Time travelers and spacefarers exist alongside terrestrials who had previously lived thousands of years apart. The world is now a fractured patchwork of time and space with Rome at the center of it all. The world is now RomanPunk.”
RomanPunks is an independent, crypto-based fine art world-building movement inspired by history and the cyberpunk aesthetic. We find inspiration from 20th-century culture and science fiction authors including Wiliam Gibson, Philip K. Dick, and Harry Turtledove while being guided by professional work and academic studies in ancient history, art history, illustration, and blockchain technology.
RomanPunks has NFT collections on both the Ethereum and WAX blockchains in addition to a nascent Discord-based community of well over 600 active users who engage in play-to-earn gameplay utility. For live project updates, please follow our Medium page and visit our website.