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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has joined oracle provider Chainlink Labs as a strategic advisor.
Eric Schmidt is now an advisor helping build #Chainlink.
Former Google CEO @ericschmidt supports a world powered by truth: “Chainlink is a secret ingredient to unlocking the potential of smart contract platforms and revolutionizing business and society.” https://t.co/AKGtfFisuq pic.twitter.com/di1v07QbWp
— Chainlink — Official Channel (@chainlink) December 7, 2021
Schmidt will lead the firm’s scaling strategy using oracle networks to launch smart contracts.
In addition to his work at Google, Eric Schmidt has served as a technical advisor to Alphabet, has served as chairman of the US Department of Defense’s Innovation Council, chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, and has served on the boards of directors of Apple, Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University and the Mayo Clinic.
Forbes estimates his net worth is roughly $ 24.3 billion, making him one of the richest advisors to the cryptocurrency company.
Eric Schmidt is one of the early proponents of Bitcoin. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange introduced him to cryptocurrency in 2011.
Schmidt previously described Bitcoin as “a remarkable cryptographic achievement.”
As a reminder, in October the Associated Press news agency joined the Chainlink oracle network. The node launched by him will provide developers of decentralized applications with access to the data collected by the organization.
One of the largest telecommunications companies in Switzerland, Swisscom, joined Chainlink in August.
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