This Month in Graph Indexing - February 2022 Edition

Welcome to This Month in Graph Indexing where we look back at the last month and highlight the most interesting happenings in The Graph Indexer community.

:framed_picture: Subgraph ownership transfer NFT has officially rolled out :framed_picture:

NFT use cases are evolving. Transfer of subgraph ownership is now possible with unique NFTs :boom:

This enables devs building with larger teams & DAOs to collaborate on subgraph development more effectively :handshake:

Learn about the feature:
https://forum.thegraph.com/t/gip-0018-subgraph-ownership-transfer/2589

With DAOs & users of multisigs now able to own & upgrade subgraphs, subgraphs can keep on improving without relying on one initial creator.

As a DAO grows & evolves, so can its subgraph!

NFTs aren’t only for art—now they’re being used to enable easier collaboration in web3 :bulb:

Have any questions about the new feature? Reach out in The Graph Discord!

http://discord.gg/vtvv7FP


:person_raising_hand:t2: The Graph Advocates program has been launched :person_raising_hand:t2:

The Graph Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of its highly-anticipated advocacy program: Graph Advocates.

This program is a community-led and community-driven initiative serving as a portal into web3 for people all across the world. Once accepted, Advocates will have the unique opportunity to make important contributions that will directly impact their local communities, the web3 mission, and the future of The Graph ecosystem. The Foundation looks forward to seeing many of these Graph Advocates grow to be future leaders within The Graph.

The vision for those collaborating in The Graph is to build a decentralized network of public data with a decentralized ecosystem of contributors. That’s why we’re excited to welcome the first cohort of accepted Graph Advocates from across 12 countries! These Advocates bring their expertise in community building, content creation, subgraph development, evangelism and more to bring the web3 vision to life!

Graph Advocates enables more than shaping the future of web3 and The Graph ecosystem—it also offers a whole new set of opportunities for more people to get involved! Participants accepted in this advocacy program represent the most active and committed contributors working to bring web3 to the world. Anyone motivated to help build web3 and a vibrant, decentralized future can easily find a role in the program that fits their goals, and is encouraged to apply.

Graph Advocates is a perfect entry point for those interested in crypto, curious about web3, and excited to learn—but unsure where to start. Everyone across the globe is welcome to apply here!


:man_astronaut:t2: Graph throws Q4 stats in the wild! :man_astronaut:t2:

Last quarter, The Graph community continued to drive web3 adoption & illuminate the many possibilities unlocked by a vibrant, decentralized future.

Let’s take a look at stats within The Graph ecosystem over Q4 of last year :thread:

In December alone, The Graph’s hosted service served over 60 billion queries :mag:

In all of Q4 2021, 157 billion hosted service queries were served—more than 1.7 billion queries daily!

Over 450 billion lifetime queries have been served :exploding_head:

The Graph’s hosted service is accommodating more & more builders.

Quantified:
• 27k lifetime developers (14% QoQ & 250% YoY growth)
• 35k lifetime subgraphs (46% QoQ & 765% YoY growth)
• 430 billion+ lifetime queries (711% YoY growth)

The Graph’s hosted service now supports 31 networks—and counting.
Last year, beta support was added for @NEARProtocol, the first non-EVM blockchain supported on The Graph’s hosted service.
Developers in the ecosystem are working to integrate more chains!

Subgraph migration continues to grow on The Graph Network as dapps champion decentralized infrastructure. In numbers:

  • Network subgraphs grew over 18% in Q4
  • 279K GRT in Lifetime Query Fees
  • Amount of devs on the network up 73% in Q4
  • 288+ dapps operating on the network

Improving The Graph Network is a decentralized effort. In Q4, The Graph Foundation welcomed @semioticai & @TheGuildDev as core devs in The Graph ecosystem. Together with @edgeandnode, @figment_io, & @streamingfastio, the five teams have joined forces with the community to champion protocol development & decentralization.

The building doesn’t stop there.
Join The Graph ecosystem & empower the next wave of vibrant web3 collaboration.

Browse open positions here:

http://thegraph.com/jobs

Apply for a @graphgrants grant here:

http://thegraph.typeform.com/applynow


:technologist:t2: The Graph’s Core Dev Meeting #10 :technologist:t2:

On 2nd of February 2022, the 10th Core Dev Meeting happened!

This edition’s discussion included:

  • Multi-chain integration with Firehose
  • Demo with @LimeChainHQ for a Graph Node debug tool
  • GIP-0023: transferring subgraph ownership
  • & more :sparkles:

Read through the notes on The Forum, or watch the full recording (soonTM)!


:fire: Zac Burns, Research Lead at Edge & Node, held an AMA on Reddit :fire:

One of the biggest brains you’ll see at the Graph, besides Brandon and others, held an AMA on Reddit, that was absolutely packed with great information.

Be sure to check it out on the Graph Protocol Subreddit here!


:wolf: Vince from Nodeify held an AMA on Reddit :wolf:

Vince from Nodeify, also known as kw1k, and an Indexer on The Graph Network, held an AMA on Reddit.

You can check it out on the Graph Protocol Subreddit here!


:teacher:t2: The Graph Academy launches Graph Certificates, a new initiative :teacher:t2:

The Graph Academy is excited to launch a new initiative designed to help you learn more about The Graph in a fun way: The Graph Academy Certificates. Discover our new courses and master @graphprotocol.

Plus, you’ll get a fancy certificate for completing a course :trophy:

Get yours today!

https://thegraph.academy/certificates/


:pen: ETHSign migrated their subgraph to the decentralized protocol :pen:

Knowing that Graph Protocol is an essential part of building decentralized end user applications and realizing their eventual goal of onboarding millions of users to the Ethereum ecosystem, the ETHSign team decided to publish their subgraph to the network!

You can find it here:

https://thegraph.com/explorer/subgraph?id=8p5q86VQMZspVP5T4BddFoX3567XDk6tSSAjNg1SR55b&view=Overview


:canned_food: Beanstalk Farms migrated their subgraph to the decentralized protocol :canned_food:

Beanstalk, a scalable, censorship-resistant stablecoin built on Ethereum, has recently migrated their subgraph and it’s now leveraging the Graph’s decentralized protocol to their advantage!

Analytics on the Beanstalk dapp are powered by subgraphs in a fully decentralized way.

Beanstalk uses a subgraph on The Graph Network to power all of the analytics displayed on http://bean.money/charts, while also writing custom queries to sort other key information. :chart_with_upwards_trend:

Beanstalk also prioritizes decentralized governance, utilizing a DAO to vote on proposals in the ecosystem.

Subgraphs are open source, meaning anyone can query data in the Beanstalk ecosystem, including data on the Bean token, supply, trading pairs, & more!

Check out the Beanstalk subgraph on Graph Explorer :mag:

https://thegraph.com/explorer/subgraph?id=0x925753106fcdb6d2f30c3db295328a0a1c5fd1d1-0&view=Overview


:dolphin: SimpleFi launched Subgraph Squad :dolphin:

Subgraph Squad with @simpleFi_ has launched to empower subgraph developers!

Collaborating with @graphgrants, SimpleFi is looking to fund grants towards the creation of subgraphs for @AlphaFinanceLab, @fraxfinance, @ConvexFinance, @CreamdotFinance & @ribbonfinance.

If you want to build a subgraph for a dapp or protocol not listed above, applications for subgraph grants are always open via @graphgrants.

Be sure to apply here:

https://thegraph.typeform.com/applynow


:beverage_box: JuiceBox subgraph on the network continues to scale! :beverage_box:

The same protocol that powered @ConstitutionDAO is now enabling contributions to @AssangeDAO.

On Feb the 7th, over 2.6 million queries to the Juicebox subgraph were served via the decentralized network :exploding_head::thread:

@AssangeDAO has already surpassed @ConstitutionDAO’s eyebrow-raising fundraise, raising over 13,300 ETH ($40 million+ in USD) so far.

The project’s rise in popularity is also reflected in subgraph query growth: 11,000% more queries were served week-over-week! :white_check_mark:

Subgraphs are open source, so anyone can query data surrounding Juicebox contributions.

Check out the Juicebox subgraph on Graph Explorer :mag:

https://thegraph.com/explorer/subgraph?id=0x63a2368f4b509438ca90186cb1c15156713d5834-0&view=Overview


:video_game: Nifty League subgraph has migrated to the decentralized protocol :video_game:

A gaming subgraph has migrated to The Graph Network!:video_game: Nifty League is a community-led game studio known for its “Nifty Smashers” NFT-infused fighting game.

In-game NFT data is fetched using Nifty League’s subgraph in a decentralized way.

Access to Nifty Smashers depends on ownership of one or more playable NFT fighters, lovingly called “degens.”

Nifty League’s subgraph verifies each user’s NFT ownership & unique NFT metadata needed to play the game, while also powering a lightning-fast search & filter function.

The Graph@graphprotocol·Feb 11The founders of @NiftyLeague are iterating towards becoming a completely decentralized game studio, with plans to transfer ownership of the studio to the Nifty DAO.

A future where players of a game can vote on improvements to the game is taking root :sparkles:

Subgraphs are open source—which means anyone can query data around owners of Nifty League NFTs & trait information of the NFTs themselves!

Check out the Nifty League subgraph on Graph Explorer :mag::

https://thegraph.com/explorer/subgraph?id=0x87e1237074760f57b424121edca06f082700dbc2-0&view=Overview


:earth_africa: Proof of Humanity subgraph has migrated to the decentralized protocol :earth_americas:

The subgraph for @proofofhumanity is live on The Graph’s decentralized network :sparkles:

PoH is a social identity verification system for people using Ethereum. This registry uses webs of trust, reverse Turing tests, & @kleros_io dispute resolution to remain sybil-proof.

Provable humanity is essential to enable fairer voting systems & online communities with hardiness against bots & misinformation. @proofofhumanity also enables universal basic income (UBI). In fact, the platform streams UBI to 13,000+ participants!

PoH & the @kleros_io team value the power of decentralized infrastructure :muscle:

Migrating to the decentralized network nearly tripled the query capability of @proofofhumanity’s subgraph—which powers data on ~14,000 profiles & enables a snappy search & filter function.

Subgraphs on The Graph Network enable developers to build projects without centralized points of failure.

These decentralized subgraphs are also open-source, meaning anyone can query, analyze, or fork the PoH subgraph. See more on Graph Explorer :mag::

https://thegraph.com/explorer/subgraph?id=0xb2a33ae0e07fd2ca8dbde9545f6ce0b3234dc4e8-0&view=Overview

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