Welcome back! In today’s feature of the Ergo Cast we will be providing a top-down coverage of Ergo’s latest innovation: Decentralized Oracle Pools. To direct us on this journey we are lucky enough to have both of the mind’s behind this milestone, Robert Kornacki & Amitabh Saxena – who will explain each twist and turn that their new model has to offer.

To provide further context we will also be changing pace and examining other topics within the wider ecosystem with a focus on ideas such as Price Feeds, Stablecoins, the Kiosk Library and to top it off – Cardano interoperability. Sit back, relax and tune into the UTXO revolution.


Introduction

Why Oracle Pools?

Oracles against Smart Contracts

The Preparation Stage of an Oracle Pool

The Live Stage of an Oracle Pool

Punishments & Incentives

Data Authentication, Deviation & Integrity

Pool Confidence Hierarchies

Do Oracle Pools sit above a chain?

Oracle Pools & the Foundation of DeFi

Ergo’s Collateralized Stablecoin

Chainlink Simply Can’t Link It

The Kiosk Development Tool for Ergo

Cardano Interoperability & the Future

Closure & Outro


YouTube Footage


Further Reading

Oracle Pools:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfSrNxA-MPo&ab_channel=EMURGO

Specification (including stages):
https://github.com/ergoplatform/oracle-core/blob/master/docs/specs/Basic-Oracle-Pool-Spec.md

Specification Breakdown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QpNqy2w5LY&ab_channel=EMURGO

Design Patterns:
https://www.ergoforum.org/t/ergoscript-design-patterns/222

NiPoPoWs:
https://nipopows.com/

Emurgo Research – Governance, Stake Slashing, Hierarchies & so forth:
https://github.com/Emurgo/Emurgo-Research/blob/master/oracles/Oracle-Pools.md

Decentralised Finance:
https://www.officialhacker.com/decentralized-finance-defi/
https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2020/09/guide-decentralized-finance-what-banks-need-know-perfcon

Stablecoins:
https://hbr.org/2020/05/is-stablecoin-the-next-big-thing-in-e-commerce
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2425270
https://economicdynamics.org/meetpapers/2018/paper_1160.pdf

The Kiosk Development Tool:
https://www.ergoforum.org/t/ergoscript-playground-using-kiosk/96
https://www.ergoforum.org/t/issuing-a-new-token-using-kiosk/234

Cardano Interoperability:
https://emurgo.io/en/blog/emurgo-to-partner-with-ergo-and-build-blockchain-based-decentralized-financial-solutions
https://ergoplatform.org/en/blog/2020_06_11_emurgo_ergo/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/emurgo-ergo-partnerships-new-product-for-developers-oracle-core/

Check out all of the research going on within Ergo:
https://ergoplatform.org/en/documents/

Join the community!
– Discord: https://discord.gg/kj7s7nb
– Telegram: https://t.me/ergoplatform
– Forum: https://www.ergoforum.org/
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg