The Graph's Community Talk #24

The Graph’s Community Talk #24 was held on Tuesday, June 20th @8AM PST.

The Graph’s Community Talk covers a wide range of subjects from all corners of our network and provides attendees with a comprehensive recap of the latest happenings within The Graph ecosystem. The meetings are held in The Graph Stage channel of the Discord Server.

Tip: Go to the Events channel at the top of the Discord server and set yourself a reminder for The Graph’s Community Talk.

Detailed notes regarding each topic with timestamps can be found below.

The Graph Community Talk is geared towards a broad audience regardless of background. We are looking for active participation from the community and are looking forward to your engagement!

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Community Updates (00:00)

New CEO for Edge & Node

Tegan Klein was announced as the new CEO for Edge & Node, a company that is actively involved in the development of The Graph. The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, that applications can query using GraphQL to retrieve blockchain data. More about Edge & Node can be found here.

Workshops at Eth Belgrade

Simon from Edge & Node and Crypto Mastery conducted workshops at Eth Belgrade, an Ethereum-focused event in Serbia. Eth Belgrade is part of the EthGlobal series of events that aim to foster the Ethereum developer community.

Presence at Eth Waterloo and Eth Prague

The team also participated in Eth Waterloo and Eth Prague, two other major Ethereum events. Eth Waterloo is Canada’s largest Ethereum hackathon, while Eth Prague is a similar event held in the Czech Republic.

Hackathon Winners:
  • BeeTogether: This project won the best new subgraph. BeeTogether is an all-in-one platform for work collectives aiming to revolutionize the future of work. More about BeeTogether can be found here.

  • PeerUp: PeerUp won the best new subgraph. It uses AI technology to create transactions that can be put on the blockchain. The AI uses data from The Graph to learn how to create transactions. More about PeerUp can be found here.

  • Libertas: Libertas won the best use case of an existing subgraph. It allows Lens creators to tokenize their subscription cashflows and use them as collateral to access credit. More about Libertas can be found here.

In total, there were 23 submissions to the hackathon, and the team expressed their excitement to see more people participating in future hackathons.

Latest GRTiQ Episodes

  1. GRTiQ Podcast: Episode #122 Julien Genestoux: Julien Genestoux, the founder of Unlock Protocol, discusses the importance of decentralized access control protocol and how it can be used to monetize content on the web.

  2. GRTiQ Podcast: Episode #121 Petko Pavlovski: Petko Pavlovski, the founder of KI Foundation, shares his insights on the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be integrated with blockchain technology.

  3. GRTiQ Podcast: Episode #120 Mihai Grigore: Mihai Grigore, Head of Web3 Protocol Research at Messari, discusses the importance of The Graph in the web3 space and shares his perspective on the entire web3 landscape.

  4. GRTiQ Podcast: Episode #118 Marissa Posner: Marissa Posner, Founder and CEO at ChainBrian, talks about her no-code business intelligence tool that allows users to easily search and generate visualizations from blockchain data. She also discusses how ChainBrain leverages subgraphs.

Core Dev Call #21

PINAX and Substreams Unleashed (04:11)

PINAX is a company dedicated to building and using open-source tools to enable true web3 independence. They specialize in streaming and indexing the planet’s blockchain data, providing rapid, up-to-date Web3 data to Indexers on The Graph through Firehose data streaming. As active collaborators in the open-source community, PINAX supports a growing catalog of blockchains, guided by the needs of the community. They have been engineering blockchain data analytics and processing tools since 2018, leveraging their experience to build world-class data streaming solutions.

Substreams Unleashed

Substreams Unleashed is a video tutorial series featuring different developers and projects that utilize Substreams, check some of the previous episodes out below:

  1. Unleash the Power of Blockchain Data in Google Sheets! Substreams Tutorial & Demo: This video provides a detailed tutorial and demo on how to use Substreams for Google Sheets to access and analyze blockchain data such as token prices, transaction volumes, and on-chain activity.

  2. Substreams powered NFT Hub - Boosting Open Source DApp Development!: In this clip, Mathieu from Pinax demonstrates how Substreams can power your dapp, with a focus on the NFT Hub, an application that lets you interact with your NFTs directly without third-party APIs.

  3. Unleashing the Power of Blockchain Data following the MIPs Program #TheGraph #web3: Louis Patrick Geoffroy dives into the MIPs Program by The Graph, discussing the inner workings of The Graph Protocol, the role of an indexer, and the steps to set up your own node. The video also highlights the technology of Substreams and its role in delivering speed and accessibility to blockchain data.

Geo Genesis (15:45)

Geo was announced last year at Graph Day and was recently relaunched as Geo Genesis. Its main goal is to help people organize knowledge and information into a knowledge graph structure natively on The Graph. Geo Genesis aims to organize the world’s public knowledge and information on its platform, aspiring to create spaces for every industry and academic field.

In Geo Genesis, each space could potentially have its own governance process, admitting members, and organizing knowledge in its own way. A demonstration of how to interact with Geo Genesis was given using the crypto space as an example. Geo Genesis allows for categorization, listing of roles, and assets, among other things, and the system’s ontology is flexible due to its knowledge graph structure.

In the future, Geo Genesis aims to bring Web3 to every industry around the world and leverage it to solve real-world problems at a local level. They are currently running a Geo Explorers program with prizes for top editors, to encourage community participation.

Learn more here!

Aguboss and “The Future of Web3” (21:17)

Aguboss, a Graph Advocate, has authored a series titled “The Future of Web3”. The series, which explores various sectors, reflects his thoughts on the future of Web3:

  1. The Future Application of Web3 and Semantic Web in Education: This article discusses the potential of Web3 and Semantic Web in transforming the education sector. It highlights how these technologies can enhance learning experiences, enable personalized education, and foster global collaboration.

  2. Future of Web3: Introduction, Importance, and Risks: This piece serves as an introduction to Web3, discussing its importance and potential risks. It emphasizes the role of Web3 in empowering users and promoting decentralization, while also acknowledging the challenges related to security, privacy, and regulation.

  3. Future of Web3: Decentralized Science: This article explores the impact of Web3 on the scientific community. It suggests that Web3 can foster open science, enhance collaboration, and streamline the research process.

  4. Future of Web3: Finance Sector and Decentralized Exchanges: This piece discusses the potential of Web3 in revolutionizing the finance sector, particularly through decentralized exchanges. It highlights the benefits of decentralization in promoting transparency, efficiency, and inclusivity in financial transactions.

  5. Future of Web3: Paradigm for a Global Currency: This article explores the idea of a global currency in the context of Web3. It discusses the potential benefits and challenges of such a paradigm shift.

  6. Future of Web3: Digital and Decentralized Galleries: This piece discusses the potential of Web3 in transforming the art world through digital and decentralized galleries. It highlights the role of blockchain and NFTs in promoting art democratization and artist empowerment.

  7. Future of Web3: My Games and I: This article explores the impact of Web3 on the gaming industry. It discusses the potential of the play-to-earn model and the benefits of true ownership, player empowerment, and cross-platform integration in gaming.

  8. Future Of Web3: Government Of The People, By The People And For The People: This final piece in the series discusses the potential of Web3 in reshaping governance structures. It highlights the role of DAOs, decentralized voting, and transparency in promoting more inclusive and efficient governance.

Stay Tuned!

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