The Graph Mission Control

Overview 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, making data easy to query and accessible.

Overview of Mission Control

Mission Control is the Graph’s incentivized testnet announced in late July. Indexers operate Graph Nodes and stake $GRT to index and fulfill subgraph queries, earning query fees, and inflationary rewards. Curators signal high-quality subgraphs by staking $GRT and receiving $GST in return. Curation is a way for community members to highlight the top subgraphs, earning a portion of the query fees.

  • Phase 1: Staking and Basic Protocol Actions
  • Phase 2: Honest Profit Maximization
  • Phase 3: Network Stress Test
  • Phase 4: Rational Profit Maximization

Phase 0

Running an Indexer consists of setting up and configuring the hardware required to index subgraphs and fulfill query requests.

Phase 1

After setting up your hardware and indexer, Phase 0 is complete, and basic protocol actions will be put to the test in phase 1. This includes staking $GRT, allocating your stake to index specific subgraphs, signaling, and using the savings account.

Economics

You can earn rewards by either indexing and staking against subgraphs or through curation.

Community

The Graph has built a high traffic and performant product but what has really shined in the testnet is the community. The community has improved the documentation for running an indexer, created monitoring tooling, and authored tutorials for multiple types of setups. The community also went outside of the immediate Graph ecosystem to help mitigate the Ethereum archival node bottleneck and is actively working to add the appropriate functionality to TurboGeth

Conclusion

The Graph has seen over 220M+ queries per day and is achieving scaling through decentralization. Joining Mission Control as an indexer is closed but you can join as a Curator to signal high-quality subgraphs.

The Graph

The Graph is the indexing and query layer of the decentralized web. Developers build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, that applications can query using GraphQL. There is a hosted service in production that makes it simple for developers to start building on The Graph, and the decentralized network will be launching later this year. The Graph currently supports indexing data from Ethereum, IPFS, and PoA with more networks coming soon. To date, over 2,300 subgraphs have been deployed by thousands of developers for applications, such as Uniswap, Synthetix, Aragon, Gnosis, Balancer, Livepeer, DAOstack, AAVE, Decentraland, and many others.

Resources

The Graph

Foundry

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