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ElonTix utilizes Chainlink Keepers and Chainlink VRF to facilitate provably fair and automated draws in its platform. Here's how it works:

Chainlink Keepers is a service that automates specific functions within smart contracts. It is operated by professional DevOps teams responsible for Chainlink Price Feeds. In the case of ElonTix, Chainlink Keepers triggers a function in the ElonTix721 smart contract, confirming the draw times. Draws only commence when predetermined conditions, such as a specific day and time, are met. Once the conditions are satisfied, the ElonTix721 ERC-721 smart contract initiates the draw process by calling a function, which asynchronously requests a random number from Chainlink VRF. The request is received by the ElonTix721 RNG smart contract, triggered by Chainlink VRF, which generates the resulting numbers. The ElonTix721 ERC-721 smart contract then verifies if any purchased ticket numbers match the random numbers. If a match is confirmed, the prize is directly awarded to the wallet holding the corresponding ticket number. If no match is found, the process automatically repeats when the draw conditions are met again.

Integrating Chainlink services offers several benefits. First, it ensures a provably fair, decentralized, and automated NFT raffle system. Traditional on-chain random number generators (RNG) using block hashes are susceptible to miner manipulation. Off-chain RNG solutions introduce trust concerns. Chainlink VRF addresses these issues by combining unknown block data with a pre-committed private key from an Oracle node to generate both a random number and a cryptographic proof. The ElonTix smart contract only accepts a random number with valid cryptographic proof, providing on-chain verifiability that the winning ticket numbers are fair and cannot be tampered with by oracles, external entities, or the ElonTix team.

Secondly, Chainlink Keepers solves the challenge of initiating smart contract functions based on specific conditions. Smart contracts rely on external entities known as keepers to wake them up for execution. Chainlink Keepers mitigates security issues present in other keeper services, ensuring reliable operation and avoiding extended downtime due to unreliable operators.

In summary, the integration of Chainlink VRF and Chainlink Keepers enables ElonTix to deliver a sophisticated NFT raffle game that is fully automated, transparent, and secure. By leveraging these technologies alongside NFTs and prize games, ElonTix aims to provide users with a reliable, secure, and user-friendly experience. The combination of provably fair on-chain randomness and secure smart contract automation enhances user confidence and contributes to the success of ElonTix's platform.

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