I understand Chainlink uses explicit and implicit staking to enforce honest behavior. However, what is the mechanism used to catch the misbehavior of oracles (i.e., reporting wrong data)?

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Details of the process is outlined on page 88 of the Chainlink 2.0 whitepaper. Essentially, nodes are also 'watchdogs' that can report bad data to the second-tier committee. The strong bribery resistance achieved by the CL staking mechanism relies fundamentally on slashed funds being awarded to these alerters/watchdogs. If you're asking on how this is actually done, then the details of the implementation of these concepts are not yet available, as Chainlink explicit staking isn't implemented yet

  • thanks for your answer; however, how it is detected currently on chainlink? I am aware of lack of stking and 2.0 whitepaper
    – Emrah
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 2:42
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    Explicit staking isn't implemented yet. The 2.0 whitepaper outlines a roadmap that maps out the functionality and features CL will have over the coming months/years. Chainlink in it's current form implements implicit staking, details are in the whitepaper 2.0 Commented May 26, 2021 at 5:28

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