We’re excited to announce GigaHashGaming—a lucky draw and gaming project—has integrated Chainlink Verifiable Random Function (VRF) on Polygon mainnet. By integrating the industry-leading decentralized oracle network, we now have access to a tamper-proof and auditable source of randomness needed to help conduct our fifty lucky draws per week. Ultimately this creates a more exciting and transparent user experience, as users can have higher assurances that our lucky draw protocol uses provably fair randomness.
GigaHashGaming is a unique Polygon-based project featuring an exciting lucky draw function and fun arcade experience. The whole experience is embedded into the popular social network app, Telegram, for a seamless experience. The lucky draw function is unique as it functions independent of volume and is pre-funded for more than three years. The arcade is also exportable via Telegram to partner projects and can be operated using any native token. Also in development is an NFT Claw game which will offer users a novel way to purchase NFTs on any blockchain.
GigaHashGaming is also a member of the Token Alliance, a bespoke collection of blockchain agnostic projects who work and support each other for mutual benefit.
In order to help select winners in our lucky draws with provable randomness, we needed access to a secure random number generator (RNG) that any user could independently audit. However, RNG solutions for smart contracts require several security considerations to prevent manipulation and ensure system integrity. For instance, RNG solutions derived from blockchain data like block hashes can be exploited by miners/validators, while off-chain RNG solutions derived from off-chain APIs are opaque and don’t provide users with definitive proof about the integrity of the process.
After reviewing various solutions, we selected Chainlink VRF because it’s based on cutting-edge academic research, supported by a time-tested oracle network, and secured through the generation and on-chain verification of cryptographic proofs that prove the integrity of each random number supplied to smart contracts.
Chainlink VRF works by combining block data that is still unknown when the request is made with the oracle node’s pre-committed private key to generate both a random number and a cryptographic proof. The GigaHashGaming smart contract will only accept the random number input if it has a valid cryptographic proof, and the cryptographic proof can only be generated if the VRF process is tamper-proof. This provides our users with automated and verifiable assurances directly on-chain that lucky draws using Chainlink VRF are provably fair and were not tampered with by the oracle, outside entities, or the GigaHashGaming team.
“Chainlink VRF has set a new standard for verifiable randomness, not just for GigaHashGaming, but for the Web3 ecosystem in general. By giving users the ability to independently verify a random number generator’s integrity, the service has taken our lucky draw platform to the next level.”—the GigaHashGaming team.
Chainlink is the industry standard for building, accessing, and selling oracle services needed to power hybrid smart contracts on any blockchain. Chainlink oracle networks provide smart contracts with a way to reliably connect to any external API and leverage secure off-chain computations for enabling feature-rich applications. Chainlink currently secures tens of billions of dollars across DeFi, insurance, gaming, and other major industries, and offers global enterprises and leading data providers a universal gateway to all blockchains.
Learn more about Chainlink by visiting chain.link or reading the developer documentation at docs.chain.link. To discuss an integration, reach out to an expert.
GigaHashGaming originally launched on BSC in May 2021 as a simple raffle project called Grouper with the aim of solving the conundrum for raffle projects—how to sustain the project when volume is low. Following the success of Grouper, the ambitious team completely revamped the roadmap and scale of the project when it relaunched as G2 Crypto Gaming. The G2 ecosystem scaled with the introduction of the Telegram Arcade and the G2 Treasury. In February 2022, the raffle function was compromised which led to a shutdown of the function. This enabled the migration to Polygon and the implementation of Chainlink VRF into the new smart contract.
With the lightning-fast speed and low cost of Polygon, our future is bright as we continue to build and develop our project.