Switchboard Oracle on Aptos Mainnet

Switchboard
3 min readOct 19, 2022

Aptos Labs has officially launched their L1 blockchain to mainnet on 17 October 2022! A great feat for Move developers to begin building products and use cases on mainnet; providing end users with a fresh experience within Aptos’s ecosystem.

Oracles play a crucial and integral role in the genesis of any blockchain mainnet launch — providing developers with the necessary data (such as price, weather, sports and more data fetch-able through Switchboard!) to plug into their products.

Hence, in order to build a strong infrastructure foundation, Switchboard Labs is proud and thrilled to announce the official co-launch of our oracle protocol with Aptos Labs and many of its ecosystem protocols!

In this article, we’ll discuss:

  • Aptos grant
  • What we currently support
  • What to look out for
  • Links and resources to start developing

Aptos Grant

In the past 2 months of research and development, we’ve discussed closely with Aptos regarding supporting data needs for day 1 on Aptos mainnet. From the sheer amount of support and the increasing number of protocols building on Aptos, we realise the need for infrastructure protocols to be readily available. By expanding our oracle protocol to Aptos for its mainnet launch, Switchboard Labs aim to enhance developer experience and scaffold a strong foundation for the ecosystem.

Read our #PluggedintoAptos article to learn about our expansion to Aptos.

We’d love to take the opportunity to thank Aptos for supporting us with a grant to:

  • Kickstart research and development in the infancy stage;
  • Speedily push production to mainnet;
  • Manage developer operations;
  • Fund initial set of first-party Switchboard sponsored feeds.

What Switchboard currently support

As Switchboard Labs expands our oracle to support Aptos, our products retain its values and familiarities to provide the best developer experience for builders across the chains.

Bringing the Switchboard Experience to a multi-chain level.

Explorer

On day 1 of mainnet, as mentioned above, Switchboard Labs will sponsor a set of first-party data feeds to provide a quick start for developers to consume the data. These data feeds can be found on the Explorer page.

Publisher

On day 1 of mainnet, the Publisher retains its features of the catalog and custom feed builder (with Web 2 fetch, Parse, Math, Logic task types readily available).

Read our thread to learn about our products.

Read our documentation to learn about Aptos integrations.

What to look out for

As we continue to build and collaborate closely with various protocols building on Aptos, expect to see support for fetching of on-chain price data from AMMs, CLOBs and more. Additionally, we will continue to update our documentation and provide developer support to current and new builders across the Aptos ecosystem!

We’re excited to be on this journey with Aptos and its ecosystem to plug into the next wave of blockchain applications. Stick around as announcements regarding workshops and more are coming soon!

Links and resources

Twitter: https://twitter.com/switchboardxyz

Discord: https://discord.gg/switchboardxyz

Documentation: https://docs.switchboard.xyz

Other links: https://linktr.ee/switchboardxyz

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