Today, Planet IX, an online game based on NFTs built on Polygon, announced its integration of Chainlink Keepers to automate in-game weekly drawings. Chainlink will allow Planet IX to securely and cost-efficiently automate the selection of IXT CAT RAFF winners.
In the past, Planet IX also integrated Chainlink’s Verifiable Random Function (VRF), the standard for blockchain-based random number generation.
The Planet IX team claimed that they chose to decentralize their winner selection function using Chainlink Keepers, as Chainlink’s battle-tested network already helps secure tens of billions of dollars in DeFi. Chainlink helps ensure that every Planet IX Lucky Cat Raffle is executed on time in a trust-minimized manner, giving users stronger guarantees that it will function exactly as intended.
Planet IX is an NFT-based strategy game that gives players a unique gaming experience through true digital ownership via NFTs. The project claims to have over 260,000 connected wallets, a strong community and to be building on the edge of the NFT gaming experience.
“Planet IX requires best-in-class infrastructure to truly innovate in the Web3 space,” Karl Blomsterwall, CEO of Planet IX. “Chainlink Keepers is now a critical part of our stack, helping to make Planet IX drawings more fair, transparent, and automated.”
The IXT CAT RAFF is a part of the LuckyCat in-game corporation. This corporation hosts a pooling function where users can stake IXT to join a weekly drawing and potentially win a 2,500 IXT reward.
Chainlink Keepers are a decentralized service that was built to manage tasks on behalf of smart contracts. Keepers serve as a decentralized and economically incentivized automation bot that “wakes up” smart contracts when they need to perform critical on-chain functions, which usually take place at regular time intervals (e.g., every day at the same time) or based on external events (e.g., when an asset hits a specific price).
Last week, Chainlink Keepers were also integrated by Burn.Party, a platform created by Elongate, a social media and social impact platform that has also delved into the NFT space. Aavegotchi expanded their use of Chainlink VRF to help calculate “Alchemia” included with Gotchiverse land parcels, and Solanart, the first NFT marketplace on Solana, integrated Chainlink Price Feeds to accurately and securely display NFT prices.