Steady State Will Integrate Chainlink Keepers to Decentralize Automated Insurance Claims
We’re excited to announce that Steady State — a comprehensive DeFi insurance platform — will integrate Chainlink Keepers on the Ethereum blockchain. We plan to leverage Chainlink Keepers to securely and cost-efficiently automate the quantifying of risks and paying out of insurance claims. This will result in comprehensive DeFi insurance coverage while improving the efficiency of claim operations for our users.
We decided to decentralize Steady State’s insurance automation function using Chainlink Keepers because they’re operated by the same pool of time-tested, provably reliable node operators that currently secure billions of dollars in DeFi, even during record levels of network congestion and extreme volatility. Chainlink’s proven infrastructure ensures that every insurance claim is executed on-time in a trust-minimized manner, giving users additional guarantees that it will function exactly as intended.
Our platform’s core function is to fix the broken DeFi insurance industry by providing comprehensive DeFi insurance solutions, thus protecting users and securing protocols. We achieve this by employing coverage and index pools for DeFi protocols and CeFi platforms, which rely on our Risk Analysis Database (RAD) metrics, allowing for easy optimization of policies. The pools allow for liquidity provision and strategic utilization of funds for insurance against various market factors. By using automated smart contracts, we ensure our services remain transparent through the entire claims process.
To achieve the provision of DeFi insurance, our platform requires the incomparable, accurate, and timely data services of the Chainlink Keepers. In tandem with the Risk Analysis Database, Chainlink Keepers will quantify smart contract risks and help determine claim payouts for Steady State’s policyholders.
Chainlink Keepers are a decentralized service offered by Chainlink’s existing network of node operators that is purpose-built to manage tasks on behalf of smart contracts. Chainlink Keepers serve as a decentralized, hyper-reliable, and economically incentivized automation bot that wakes up smart contracts when they need to perform critical on-chain functions, which usually take place at regular time intervals (e.g., every day at the same time) or based on external events (e.g., when an asset hits a specific price).
Some of the notable features of Chainlink Keepers include:
- High Uptime — Chainlink Keepers are secured by professional DevOps teams with established and well-documented reputations for providing high reliability to Chainlink ecosystem projects.
- Low costs — Chainlink Keepers have several gas-optimizing features that help lower the costs of running maintenance tasks, as well as rotating node selection to avoid job competition, further lowering and stabilizing costs for users.
- Decentralized Execution — Chainlink Keepers leverage a decentralized pool of nodes so teams can securely automate maintenance and remove centralized processes.
- Transparent Reputation — Chainlink Keepers provide a robust reputation framework and set of on-chain monitoring tools for users to independently verify its historical performance.
“Steady State has identified Chainlink, whose Keepers provide a suitable service that keeps up with the dynamism present in the insurance market segment. Their services will keep our smart contracts up to date with the latest data streams allowing us to effectively deliver robust DeFi insurance services to our dedicated users. We are excited about the many possibilities that lie ahead through this integration.” –Jonathan Libby, Founder and CEO, of State Steady.