The Graph Add Support for Polygon on The Graph Network
The Graph Network is introducing support for Polygon, a decentralized protocol used to index Web3 data. After depending on The Graph’s hosted service for years, Polygon users will soon be able to access fully decentralized APIs for powering their dApps.
The Graph serves as the indexing and query layer of Web3, with developers able to create and distribute open APIs known as subgraphs that applications can access via GraphQL. Already, over 74,000 subgraphs have been deployed on the hosted service while tens of thousands of developers use it for projects such as Uniswap, Synthetix, Art Blocks, Gnosis Balancer ENS Decentraland and many others.
Applications such as Sushiswap, ArtBlocks and Snapshot that are built on the Ethereum platform have already moved to Polygon, with more able to do so in the near future.
By joining The Graph Network, developers using Polygon can gain access to the data they need to make their dApps more efficient. Node operators will have the opportunity to become Indexers for Polygon and serve the dApps running on the network. Indexers are rewarded with query fees and rewards for providing subgraphs. The Graph’s incentivized multi-chain program is open for participation – node operators can apply here.
Tegan Kline, founder of Edge & Node (the team behind The Graph), stated that “The Graph Network enables founders and developers to develop more decentralized applications by decentralizing the open data layer. This step makes The Graph an even more essential part of web3 stack.”
The Graph Network has been running for almost two years, indexing the Ethereum blockchain and is working towards supporting the Gnosis Chain. Last month, The Graph Foundation instigated the Migration Infrastructure Providers (MIPs) scheme to assist Indexers in bootstrapping new chains that are set to join The Graph Network. Polygon will be the most recent chain to be compatible with The Graph and taking part in MIPs. After Ethereum, Polygon is the second most widely used chain with Gnosis following after it. With this integration of Polygon, The Graph takes a step closer to replacing its hosted service – which at present covers 39 networks – by its decentralized network bringing about a dawn of decentralized data through The Graph Network.
Polygon is the host to a vast number of dApps, such as Aave, Uniswap v3 and OpenSea, which are some of the largest projects. Notable corporations like Adobe, Stripe and Robinhood have embraced Polygon as their gateway to Web3.