I usually have major issues with the use of the term “partnership” in crypto, because it rarely means that the two entities will actually be collaborating to build or develop something.
But not in this case. This is the definition of a partnership. Oracle are helping build Chainlinks to on-board selected startups onto its platform. They are literally helping to build out the Chainlink network while also making Chainlink the de facto oracle network for their blockchain solution. This is far and away the most exciting piece of LINK news to come out so far.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this announcement is looked back on as “the end of the beginning” for Chainlink.