Planet IX Integrates Chainlink Automation to Help Trigger Batch Randomness Requests

Planet IX Integrates Chainlink Automation to Help Trigger Batch Randomness Requests

We’re excited to announce that Planet IX—a blockchain-based strategy and trading game—has integrated Chainlink Automation on Polygon mainnet. We are leveraging Chainlink Automation to help us securely and cost-efficiently trigger batch randomness requests to Chainlink VRF in order to help reduce costs associated with the creation of Planet IX NFTs.

A member of the Chainlink BUILD program, Planet IX has previously integrated Chainlink VRF to help randomly select IXT CAT RAFF winners, and Chainlink Automation to help automate weekly draws. Now, we’re expanding the Automation integration so that we can further optimize our cost structure and—instead of calling VRF for each individual NFT created—use Automation for batch requests for multiple random numbers.

Planet IX is an NFT-based strategy game that gives players a unique gaming experience via true digital ownership through NFTs. Boasting over 225,000 connected wallets, Planet IX has an immense and dedicated community that puts it at the forefront of NFT gaming.

Chainlink Automation is a decentralized service purpose-built to manage tasks on behalf of smart contracts. Chainlink Automation leverages decentralized, hyper-reliable, and economically incentivized automation nodes to wake 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).

Some of the notable features of Chainlink Automation include: 

  • Highly reliable, performant, and decentralized automation — Chainlink Automation ensures transactions are identified and confirmed quickly even during periods of heavy network congestion by leveraging Chainlink’s battle-tested transaction manager.
  • Time-tested infrastructure that helps save costs — Chainlink Automation enables us to eliminate in-house automation infrastructure costs, reduce resources spent on DevOps, and increase speed and efficiency.
  • Built to enable faster scaling — Chainlink Automation enables us to scale faster and avoid the challenges that come with building and maintaining the infrastructure needed to reliably automate across multiple chains.
  • Unlocks new use cases — With smart contract automation, we’re able to explore new use cases and unlock capabilities that would otherwise not have been possible.

“As best-in-class smart contract automation infrastructure, Chainlink Automation provides us with a secure and reliable execution service that helps us reduce costs associated with the creation of Planet IX NFTs.”—Karl Blomsterwall, CEO of Planet IX.

About Chainlink

Chainlink is the industry-standard Web3 services platform that has enabled trillions of dollars in transaction volume across DeFi, insurance, gaming, NFTs, and other major industries. As the leading decentralized oracle network, Chainlink enables developers to build feature-rich Web3 applications with seamless access to real-world data and off-chain computation across any blockchain and provides global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains.

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About Planet IX

Planet IX is an NFT-based strategy game, and your goal is to restore a fallen planet to its former green-blue glory while uncovering its mysteries. The story is continuously expanding into a huge and immersive sci-fi metaverse, and the narrative is tailored towards bringing awareness of humanity’s impact on the world of today.

The Planet IX map consists of 1.6 billion PIX, all being individual NFTs that you can collect. The PIX are acquired using our own ERC-20 utility token called IX Token (IXT) which was launched on November 20, 2021. Today, the game has a dedicated community with high engagement, with 550k+ unique players and 400+ million NFTs sold.

As you progress in the game, you can form territories, develop new technology, raid other players, and gain ownership of in-game corporations with different functions and perks. Everything you collect have true ownership, and your mission is simple. Collect assets, use them wisely, and build the word of tomorrow.