In crypto, 2020 was the year of Decentralized Finance (DeFi for short). The numbers are staggering. Total Value Locked (TVL) exploded from a mere $600 Million in January 2020 to now over $26 Billion. Loans outstanding were up 22x from $150 Million to almost $4.5 Billion. Monthly DEX (Decentralised Exchange) volume is up to $30 Billion. And there are now over 230 DeFi dapps, with innovative new projects announced on a daily basis. The largest projects in the space all boast impressive stats. At the time of writing, the Maker project has issued over $1.5 Billion in DAI (Maker’s stablecoin)…
The Graph’s GRT Sale got snatched up by over 4,500 individuals globally.
Today, The Graph Foundation announced a successful public sale of GRT, The Graph’s native token, selling $12M to the community. During the sale, 4% of the total token supply (400M tokens) was allocated to over 4,500 individuals outside the U.S. who successfully passed KYC compliance, from more than 90 countries. These O.G.’s (Original Graphers) will be the initial GRT community members at The Graph’s mainnet launch, expected in 30–60 days.
The Graph’s adoption of scaling technology will enable millions of users to interact with decentralized service providers for access to compute and connectivity.
SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 9, 2020 — Today, The Graph announced that they are bringing generalized state channels to Ethereum mainnet, through a collaboration with State Channels in the Consensys Mesh R&D group and Connext. In order to enable granular micropayments for metered usage of blockchain infrastructure, The Graph adopted State Channel’s Nitro protocol and server wallet implementation.
State channels are a scaling technology solution that Ethereum developers have explored since the blockchain first launched in 2015. Many…
An overview of The Graph Network, incentives for providing Indexing and Curating services, and how you can get involved.
The Graph is a protocol for organizing blockchain data and making it easily accessible. It’s powering many of the most used applications in DeFi and the broader Web3 ecosystem today. Anyone can build and publish subgraphs, which are open APIs that applications can query with GraphQL. Subgraphs make it easy for developers to build on blockchains. What Google does for search, The Graph does for blockchains.
With over 200 Indexers on The Graph’s Testnet, Curators are now invited to participate!
SAN FRANCISCO, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 — Today The Graph announced the launch of its Curator Program. CoinGecko, CoinMarketCap, Messari, Delphi Digital, Zapper, Synthetix, Pool Together, LivePeer, mStable and Balancer are all preregistered to be Curators on The Graph Network. If you would like to be a Curator on The Graph network, please Register Here.
IPFS is one of the main protocols that The Graph currently supports. IPFS has become a standard for decentralized storage in the Web3 ecosystem and is used by countless decentralized applications. By anchoring IPFS files on-chain, you can get virtually unlimited decentralized storage with the consensus guarantees provided by Ethereum. This allows applications to build richer product experiences by including more data with stability and variability guarantees. This year, the team behind IPFS will launch Filecoin, an incentivization layer for IPFS.
The Graph participated in the Filecoin HackFS hackathon and offered bounties to the participants building with The Graph. Many…
Today we’re launching Mission Control, The Graph’s incentivized testnet. Mission Control is a competition where Indexers can operate nodes, complete missions and contribute to improving The Graph Network ahead of mainnet launch. Over 15 node operators, including Staking Facilities, Certus One, Staked, Chorus One and Bloq, have already entered the mission control center by pre-registering for the testnet.
SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE 30, 2020 — Today, The Graph closed $5M in a SAFT from strategic crypto funds including Framework, ParaFi Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Tally Capital, CoinIX, Collider Ventures, Lemniscap, and Sustany, with continued participation from Multicoin Capital and DTC Capital. The company previously raised a $2.5M seed round led by Multicoin in January 2019, bringing its total funding to date to $7.5M. The additional funding will be used to build and launch The Graph’s decentralized network.
As blockchain networks continue to proliferate, connecting data across platforms is a challenge for many developers and users. The Graph…
The Graph is excited to announce an integration with Chainlink, the market-leading decentralized oracle network. The integration will allow indexed data from The Graph’s APIs, called subgraphs, to be relayed to smart contracts via Chainlink oracles. This opens up opportunities for developers to use indexed data sets to build powerful, truly decentralized applications.
Below are three use cases where developers can use Chainlink oracles to access subgraphs on-chain to augment the value of their decentralized application:
Over the last month, I have traveled throughout Europe to many different conferences, many focused on industries outside of the blockchain space. Interestingly enough, blockchain was still at the forefront of many of the conversations and presentations. I find it interesting that, as we watch the cryptocurrency market approach new floors since the top of the market, blockchain is being discussed as a industry changing technology now more than it ever has. Blockchain is becoming understood more and more each day and more widely adopted.