The problem: Right now if I want to interact with the protocol, whether it be delegating, indexing or curating, I have to go to an exchange to buy GRT. Then I have to transfer that GRT to my wallet, then from my wallet to the protocol. This is complex, especially for people just getting into the crypto scene. It is also expensive to move the GRT around that much until it finally ends up in the protocol. Gas costs should be better in the future but I would argue that this transferring of the token from exchange to wallet to protocol will still be slightly expensive and annoying.
The solution: Make GRT available for purchase directly on TheGraph website so that you can immediately interact with the protocol. I believe this would avoid gas fee’s altogether. It would encourage delegation, especially for small time delegators. This also provides an option that doesn’t use a third party like connectwallet or metamask, potentially making things easier for new crypto users who want to delegate GRT but run into issues.
Problems: I’m sure doing this would take considerable work. I’m also sure that there are many reasons why this might not work that I am not aware of.
Interested to hear what people think!