On June 1, Accuweather, an American media company that provides commercial weather forecasts, announced that it is tethering weather data to blockchain technology by hosting API3 Airnode The company announced that it is tethering its weather data to blockchain technology by hosting the API3 Airnode. The company revealed that it is working with blockchain oracle provider API3, which will allow Web API operators to access Accuweather’s on-chain weather data.
Accuweather Exec believes that blockchain weather data can have a “lasting impact through various industries”
according to the companyAccuweather ExecThe company hosts its ownhosted API3 oracle node to provide a “seamless Web3 wrapper that allows Web API providers to offer Accuweather’s world-class weather data directly on-chain. This service will give distributed application (dapp) operators the ability to access weather data via the API3 Airnode infrastructure; both Accuweather and API3 believe that this collaborative effort will empower people with accurate weather forecasts and warnings tied to storms We believe it will empower them.
“The application and use of Accuweather’s weather data, leveraged independently by API Oracle, has the potential to have a lasting impact through various industries and even in emerging markets,” Accuweather’s senior vice president of business development said in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News.” As one of the first major weather data and forecast providers to enter the blockchain space, we have a unique view into the market demand and use that puts us on a strong footing as we explore new opportunities for growth and how we can better serve our users.”
Accuweather partnered with Chainlink last year, and the API3 co-founder sees a strong need for reliable blockchain-powered weather data
The concept of blockchain and weather data has been around for several years, and Accuweather revealed last year that it had partnered with Chainlink to provide weather data and insights on-chain. The American media company explained at the time that it would host Chainlink’s Oracle node. Blockchain Bitcoinsv (BSV) hosts a weather application calledWeathersvan application called Dclimatewhich also provides on-chain weather indicators and calls itself a decentralized network for climate data; Heikki Vänttinen, co-founder of API3, sees a great need for reliable weather data.
“As legacy organizations and new projects alike look to blockchain technology to enhance or innovate their processes, the need for transparent and reliable data has grown tremendously, and Accuweather is a is a prime example – directly from source to dapps,” Vänttinen said on Wednesday.” We look forward to seeing the positive impact of the Accuweather API across all sectors, from insurance to full-scale experiences in the metaverse.”
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