These pages describe the technical details of Oracles on Mento. For an introduction to Oracles and how they work on Mento, please see Oracles in the Stability section.

Mento Oracles consist of two technical parts: An on-chain smart contract and off-chain clients. In the following pages, you will learn about these two components as well as about the research behind choosing price sources for the oracles to report.

Unique Rate Feed Identifiers

Each oracle rate, internally called rate feed, is uniquely identified by a rateFeedID. It is used when adding oracle rates to the SortedOracle smart contract by calling the addOracle function in a Celo governance proposal:

addOracle(address token, address oracleAddress)

For CELO/cStable rate feeds, the unique identifier is the address of the stable token. Since this doesn't work for more than one pair including the same stable token, which was not initially planned, a new formula is used to create unique rate feed identifiers for rate feeds other than CELO/cStable.

These identifiers can be derived using the following formula:


For example, USDCUSD inserted gives the following formula:

// == 0xA1A8003936862E7a15092A91898D69fa8bCE290c

An example can be found in this Celo Governance Proposal.

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