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Space and Time Integrates Proof of SQL with Chainlink for Unprecedented Data Verification

source-logo  blockchainreporter.net 02 October 2023 10:31, UTC

In a groundbreaking move that advances the integration of blockchain and artificial intelligence, Space and Time has announced the native integration of its Proof of SQL platform with Chainlink, the leading Web3 services platform. This integration will see the Proof of SQL zk-Verifier running directly on Chainlink nodes, providing a powerful tool for verifiable, zk-proven query results for smart contracts, AI models, and enterprises.

Proof of SQL, Space and Time’s innovative zk-proof for SQL queries, was introduced to the world in August of this year. Originally designed for queries within the Space and Time data warehouse, this proof can now be applied to both centralized and decentralized SQL databases, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of query results. This development comes as Space and Time has been recognized as the official preferred data warehouse solution for the Chainlink ecosystem.

Nate Holiday, CEO and Co-Founder of Space and Time, expressed his excitement about this milestone, stating, “We are thrilled to make Proof of SQL available to all databases and to integrate Chainlink as the consensus layer. As the world’s business increasingly moves to operate at the intersection of blockchain and AI, verifiable data and computation will become more critical than ever. We see a future where every database needs to be verified by Space and Time’s zk-proof.”

Building the Future of Web3

Proof of SQL utilizes a SNARK cryptographic proof to guarantee the accurate execution of SQL queries while ensuring the data remains untampered with. This zk-protocol involves two key players: the Prover, responsible for generating the proof of query execution, and the Verifier, which validates this proof against a cryptographic hash of the data. With this new integration, the Proof of SQL Verifier will seamlessly operate on Chainlink nodes.

The Chainlink Network will establish consensus on the validity of the results produced by the Prover, enhancing the protocol’s trustlessness, transparency, and decentralization. Notably, Space and Time already offers native integration with Chainlink Functions, enabling users to transmit query results directly to the blockchain via Space and Time. The incorporation of the Proof of SQL Verifier as a Chainlink Functions job solidifies Space and Time’s position as the official data warehouse solution within the Chainlink ecosystem.

Sergey Nazarov, Co-founder of Chainlink, expressed his enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, “We’re excited that Space and Time is using Chainlink for secure decentralized computation in its novel Proof of SQL ZK protocol. By enabling developers to underpin application databases with cryptographic proof, Chainlink and Space and Time are powering the creation of an end-to-end decentralized tech stack that helps scale Web3.”

Chainlink, as the industry-standard Web3 services platform, enables smart contracts to access real-world data, computations, and various public and private blockchains. Space and Time builds upon this vision by delivering zk-queries to smart contracts through the Chainlink Network. Together, Space and Time and Chainlink are ushering in a new era of verifiability, data-driven smart contracts, and the widespread adoption of blockchain technology in the enterprise sector.

Space and Time stands as the world’s first AI-powered decentralized data warehouse, bridging tamper-proof on-chain and off-chain data to serve enterprise use cases within smart contracts. Its innovative cryptographic solution, Proof of SQL, empowers developers to connect analytics directly to smart contracts, opening up a wealth of powerful new use cases and business logic for blockchain technology. The platform is specifically designed for developers in financial services, gaming, DeFi, and any project requiring verifiable data across enterprise, blockchain, and AI.

Chainlink, on the other hand, is the industry’s standard Web3 services platform responsible for enabling trillions of dollars in transaction volume across various industries, including DeFi, on-chain finance, gaming, NFTs, and more. As the leading decentralized oracle network, Chainlink empowers developers to build feature-rich Web3 applications with seamless access to real-world data and off-chain computation across any blockchain, providing global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains.