AccuWeather, the world’s most accurate weather source, announced today that its wide range of world-class weather data insights including current temperatures, maximum and minimum temperature, and precipitation, are now available to blockchain applications through Chainlink, the industry standard oracle network. This marks the first time a major weather brand has arranged to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for weather services.
AccuWeather’s official Chainlink oracle node delivers critical weather data to blockchain applications, powered by smart contracts, to create new products and markets, such as weather predictions, hedging markets, and dynamic NFT art and games based on current weather conditions in localized regions.
The AccuWeather node broadcasts data across leading blockchains and cryptographically signs it, allowing users to know definitively that it originated from AccuWeather. Utilizing Chainlink as a universal gateway to blockchains, AccuWeather is extending the reach of its premier weather data into emerging markets, as well as support for the next generation of weather-related applications.
"Launching our official Chainlink node begins a new era of AccuWeather supporting blockchain-based markets, opening up increasingly sophisticated and globally accessible applications, spanning weather-related insurance and more,"
said Kurt Fulepp, AccuWeather Global Chief Product Officer.
"We look forward to seeing how hybrid smart contracts using AccuWeather data will create value for everyone from farmers to businesses, and organizations around the world."
"AccuWeather is a trusted source for weather data and forecasting services around the world. Combined with smart contracts, AccuWeather's expansive collection of datasets can be used to power parametric insurance models across numerous global industries and securely optimize weather-dependent supply chains. Chainlink provides the time-tested oracle infrastructure that AccuWeather needs to enter blockchain-based markets and provide its premium weather data on-chain to accelerate smart contract innovation,"
said Will Janensch, Director, Data Providers at Chainlink Labs.
AccuWeather is a world leader in combining weather data, technology, and the insight of over 125 meteorologists with decades of experience to improve lives and businesses affected by the impact of changing weather and climate. In study after study of statistical weather forecast accuracy, AccuWeather has consistently proven to be the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings. AccuWeather offers a wide range of APIs based on location, forecasts, current conditions, indices, weather alerts/alarms, satellite imagery, and more.