On June 1, the American media company that provides commercial weather forecasts, Accuweather, announced it is tethering weather data to blockchain technology by hosting an API3 Airnode. The company revealed that it is collaborating with blockchain oracle provider API3 and Web API operators will be able to access Accuweather’s onchain weather data.
“The application and use of Accuweather’s weather data, leveraged independently on an API oracle, has the potential to make lasting impacts through a range of industries and even in emerging markets,” Paul Lentz, 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 demand and usage of the marketplace which puts us on a strong footing as we explore new opportunities for growth and how we can better serve users.”
“As legacy organizations and new projects alike turn to blockchain technology to enhance or innovate processes, the need for transparent and reliable data has increased tremendously, and Accuweather is a prime example of commitment to bringing value to the decentralized space – straight from the source, directly to dapps” Vänttinen said on Wednesday. “We look forward to seeing the positive impacts of the Accuweather API across all sectors, from insurance to lifelike experiences in the metaverse.”
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