Chainlink’s CCIP revenue jumps 180% amid growing adoption


  • Chainlink’s Cross Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) revenue increased by 180% in two months, reaching over $171,000 in mid-March from $61,000 in January.
  • Key contributors to CCIP’s network fees include Ethereum’s Arbitrum and the Base platform, with strategic partnerships enhancing its adoption and functionality.
  • Chainlink’s total cumulative revenue hits $373 million, largely from oracle feeds, with the LINK token price reaching a two-year high of $21.71.

Chainlink‘s Cross Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) has experienced a substantial revenue increase of 180% over the past two months, demonstrating a significant uptick in its adoption. According to data from Dune Analytics, CCIP’s fee revenue jumped from around $61,000 in January to more than $171,000 in the first half of March. This growth brought the total cumulative revenue of the protocol, launched in July 2023, to $377,724.

The CCIP has been designed to allow smart contracts to securely access data from any external API or system, facilitating seamless data connectivity between blockchains and off-chain systems. This protocol operates through Chainlink’s decentralized oracle network, aiming to enhance interoperability across the blockchain ecosystem.

Network fees in CCIP \ Source: Dune Analytics

Key Contributors and Revenue Sources

Ethereum‘s layer-2 protocol, Arbitrum, has been identified as the largest contributor to CCIP network fees, accounting for 28% of the total, closely followed by Base, which contributes 24%. These platforms highlight the protocol’s integral role in supporting transactions across different blockchain environments. Chainlink community ambassador, known as “ChainLinkGod,” explained that the fees generated through CCIP cover the gas costs associated with completing transactions on the destination chain as well as the premium paid to CCIP service providers.

Strategic Integrations and Partnerships

The recent surge in CCIP’s adoption and revenue has been partly driven by a series of strategic integrations and partnerships. Notable collaborations include those with the Metis layer-2 network, auditing platform Code4rena, stablecoin issuer Circle, and South Korea’s major game developer, Wemade. Additionally, a significant partnership was forged with SWIFT in 2022 to undertake a proof-of-concept project for token transfers.

Chainlink’s revenue streams extend beyond CCIP, with the network earning from node operator fees, a portion of LINK staking, network revenue share, and enterprise products. Its total cumulative revenue stands at $373 million, with the majority originating from Oracle feeds. The LINK token experienced a notable price increase, reaching its highest level in over two years at $21.71 on March 11, reflecting the protocol’s growing value and adoption within the cryptocurrency market.

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Damilola Lawrence

Damilola is a crypto enthusiast, content writer, and journalist. When he is not writing, he spends most of his time reading and keeping tabs on exciting projects in the blockchain space. He also studies the ramifications of Web3 and blockchain development to have a stake in the future economy.

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