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Switchboard is a community governed protocol — if additional on-chain data is needed, you will be able to publish it yourself after reading through these docs.
Switchboard's products are the Explorer, Publisher and Verifiable Random Function (VRF).
Explorer: Explorer is an explore page where users scour for published feeds (that have fixed parameters) and are able to take a feed’s public key to integrate it into their programs.
Publisher: Publisher is a core application where users shop for curated feed templates or utilize the in-built low-code (drag-n-drop interface) custom build tool with many task types to build your very own feed. After selecting a curated feed template or building out a feed, users will go through a configuration panel to customize their parameters to fit a specific use case.
VRF: Blockchains are not hardware, hence, true randomness is not achievable. Switchboard’s VRF was modelled after Algorand’s pseudo-random function implementation allowing verifiable randomness to be generated on-chain. Use cases such as Casinos, game theory, NFT minting mechanism can be relied on VRF.