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What is LINK (Chainlink)?

Issue Time:2017-09-21
Total Supply:1,000,000,000
Circulation :350,000,000
White Paper:--
Website:https://chain.link/
Block Explorer:https://etherscan.io/token/0x514910771af9ca656af840dff83e8264ecf986ca

Chainlink (LINK) is a decentralised network that provides information (oracles) to smart contracts. Founded in 2017 by Sergey Nazarov and Steve Ellis, Chainlink aims to solve the problem of off-chain information sourcing by smart contracts for their execution parameters. Smart contracts are designed to execute automatically when certain parameters are met; however, when these parameters exist off-chain there is a reliance on sources of information (known as oracles) to provide the necessary information. Off-chain oracles tend to be centralised and with this comes a reliance on a third party to provide critical information in a trustworthy and time critical manner. Chainlink aims to break this reliance by feeding information to smart contracts via a network of decentralised oracles that work together on the Link blockchain to verify and forward critical information to these contracts. The Chainlink network allows users who have either a data feed or information carrying APIs to easily provide information to smart-contracts in exchange for the LINK token.


BIDS

The bid price is the highest price that a particular buyer is willing to pay for a specific product or service. In the context of financial/crypto markets, it is the value buyers offer for an asset, such as a commodity, security or cryptocurrency.

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ASKS

The asking price is the minimum price that an individual would be willing to sell their asset, or the minimum amount that they want to receive in return for the unit(s) they are parting with.

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MY OPEN ORDERS

Here you can see all of your open orders. To cancel an open order, just click the ‘X’ symbol next to it.

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LIMIT ORDER

Limit order gives you the power to set a specific price at which you would like to buy or sell the desired amount of cryptocurrency.

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MARKET ORDER

A market order is an order type that enables you to buy or sell at the best available market price.

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STOP LOSS LIMIT

A Stop Loss Limit order is designed to limit your loss on a cryptocurrency position. A Stop Loss Limit order can be placed to buy or sell a specific cryptocurrency at your entered price (a limit order) once that cryptocurrency reaches a certain price.

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TAKE PROFIT LIMIT

A take profit limit order is an order put in place by traders to maximize their profits and protect their profits on positions. A take profit limit order allows you (a trader) to set your custom made Buy or Sell order. You have to set two prices - the Trigger Price and the buy/sell Price.

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