Accuweather Collaborates With API3, Integrating Blockchain in Weather Data

  • Airnode gives API providers the ability to directly monetize their services.
  • With the first-party oracle approach, data is sent directly from a credible source.

AccuWeather is now able to provide weather data to decentralized apps using API3’s Airnode (Dapps). An API serverless tool called Airnode makes it possible for Web2 API providers to construct their own first-party oracles on the blockchain easily.

Airnode Integration With AccuWeather API

AccuWeather will further cement its position as a fundamental data source in the burgeoning dApp sector through direct engagement with decentralized developers and consumers of data through its own oracle node. Airnode gives API providers the ability to directly monetize their services, which is otherwise impossible with third-party oracles due to intermediaries’ presence. AccuWeather can boost data output and delivery using the technology’s first-party architecture.

When moving away from third-party oracle networks and toward in-house solutions, the API3 Foundation is leading the charge as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). AccuWeather’s API will be easily accessible to Web3 developers thanks to Airnode’s integration with the AccuWeather API. This data may be used in a variety of dApps to meet the user’s demands.

With the first-party oracle approach, data is sent directly from a credible source, which increases source transparency for data consumers while also lowering the cost of data exchange for consumers (third-party oracle node operators, additional API providers).

One of the most accurate sources of weather forecasting and alerts, AccuWeather saves thousands of lives each year and prevents billions in damage to property, as per sources. Accuweather said last year that it has teamed with Chainlink to deliver weather data and analytics on the blockchain, which has been operating for a few years. The American media conglomerate would host chainlink oracle nodes, it was revealed at the time.

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