Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network, has launched its beta release of Chainlink Functions, a serverless developer platform that makes it easy for anyone to connect a smart contract to any Web2 API and run custom computations using Chainlink’s highly secure and reliable network.
Until now, Web3 developers could not connect their smart contracts to existing Web2 APIs to access social media signals, AI computation, messaging services, and more. Chainlink Functions solves this problem by providing the missing piece developers need to build these powerful hybrid applications.
Leading cloud and Web2 platforms such as AWS, Meta, and Google Cloud have collaborated on example use cases to showcase how developers can use Chainlink Functions to easily connect Web2 APIs and cloud services in their smart contracts. The beta version of Chainlink Functions is now live on the Ethereum Sepolia and Polygon Mumbai testnets.