AMA Session with Rishabh Anand from GraphLinq Protocol (GLQ)
Guest: Rishabh Anand, CMO
Host: Iris of MXC Exchange
Iris: Today, we’re honored to have Rishabh Anand, CMO of Graphlinq Protocol, to our community to give us a more intuitive introduction to their unique project.
Rishabh! Would you like to say hello and introduce yourself?
Rishabh: Yes sure, first of all apologies that we had to postpone the last AMA session. The situation is pretty bad in India with Covid hence we had some unavoidable concerns to attend to, but MXC & team did a great job to help us cope and reschedule this session and we’re really very thankful for that. So coming back to your question, I entered the crypto space back in 2016, and have been involved full time actively in this space. My role as a CMO for GraphLinq Protocol is to make sure that we deliver the right message to the right audience, and that’s what we are trying to do right now.
Head onto our website: https://graphlinq.io/
Try out our App: https://app.graphlinq.io/
Try out our IDE: https://ide.graphlinq.io/
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Questions about the project
Iris: What is Graphlinq? Can you share with us more in detail?
Rishabh: Graphlinq is a no code protocol for blockchain development, in simpler terms think of what wordpress did for non developers. Graphlinq is new, our co-founders started working on the project in mid January. Graphlinq currently has an IDE where you can use our high powered drag and drop feature to build and connect your ideas. For instance you can build a telegram bot to retrieve a detailed live price update of any token you choose. You can set up trading bots based on conditional event trigger. You can track whale movements in specific blockchains. You can send push notifications and emails to all of your smart devices and much more!
Our vision is simple, we want to give the easiest development experience without users having the need to code. Graphlinq Protocol is not just for non-developers, it is also for developers who can build templates on top of our protocol and sell it on Graphlinq Marketplace (which will be available later this year).
We’ve already started doing YouTube tutorials for developers so they can build templates from scratch, it still doesn’t require coding, but a basic idea of technical terms is necessary for building things from scratch.
Our vision is to onboard as many developers as possible who will build and sell Graphlinq templates of our marketplace, and the non-developers/newcomers will be able to simply use pre-made templates from Graphlinq team, or buy particular templates from the marketplace as per their needs to build their tools within few minutes. We’re also rolling out tutorials for how to use pre-made templates.
Iris: What triggers you to launch Graphlinq? What are some of the real-world problems/ pain points that Graphlinq aims to solve?
Rishabh: The developers and cofounders of Graphlinq Protocol, Frederick & Nicolas are very well versed with technical concepts. Frederick is an engineer graduate from one of the most prestigious institutes in France, 42.fr and Nicolas have around 10 years of experience in development. Nicolas & Frederick realized during their prior jobs that there was a need for automation in a lot of aspects, and they found it possible to do so. Thus, with Graphlinq Protocol, they had aimed to build an interface which lets organizations, individuals, and newcomers to build automatizations on top of blockchain/defi protocols without having to code.
Iris: What are some of the challenges that Graphlinq currently face? How do you aim to solve them?
Rishabh: So we have two segments of users who will be using GraphLinq protocol. The first kind of users are those who understand technical terms and can create whatever they wish to on our IDE without having to code, by simple dragging, dropping, connecting logical blocks and filling values. The other segment of users are those who are complete newbies and would want pre-made templates and tutorials to build things without having to even understand technical terms. For the second segment of the users, we need to have a lot of templates to be available on GraphLinq Protocol. We already have around 20 pre-made templates available, and we’re continuing to add more. We’re also creating tutorials for the newcomers to get started by using premade templates. We’re also opening doors & possibilities for the first segment of the users to be able to sell their templates to the second segment of the users, via GraphLinq Marketplace which we plan to launch soon. For now, the first segment of users can submit their templates to us and we will reward them in GLQ. We also have a bounty coming up soon for that in association with our partners at Polygon (Matic). Templates and how-to guides for making graphs from scratch on Graphlinq, is available on our Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgpvlWb5CyI) and Medium (https://graphlinq.medium.com/).
Iris: Are there any exciting news or updates with regards to Graphlinq that you would like to share with the users?
Rishabh: Yes, so we recently partnered with Polygon (Previously Matic) for not only layer 2 solutions, but also for adding Polygon Chain’s support on our Engine, IDE & Analytics. Our users will now be able to benefit from executing graphs on our IDEs as gas fee is negligible on the polygon chain. Also users will benefit from trading GLQ on AMM protocols on the Polygon chain, again saving the huge gas fees. Users building on GraphLinq will also be able to use polygon blocks in order to extract any data, or to link it to any of the 180+ logical blocks available on our platform.
Read more about our partnership here: https://finance.yahoo.com/finance/news/polygon-matic-announces-official-partnership-154100963.html
We’ll be announcing more partnerships soon!
Iris: In addition to that, GLQ just got listed on MXC ➡️ https://www.mxc.com/trade/easy#GLQ_USDT
Rishabh: Other than our partnership with polygon, we’ll soon have blocks integrations for deploying smart contracts and NFTs on GraphLinq’s Engine & IDE. We already have over 180+ logical blocks on our platform and will be adding more integrations every week as we progress and partner up with more projects. For instance, we recently launched the possibility of automating trade on MXC and Binance, based on conditional events which users can set, without having to code: https://graphlinq.medium.com/now-automate-trades-on-binance-mxc-via-graphlinq-using-new-featured-blocks-engine-advancements-5517e8a43552
We also have GraphLinq Analytics coming in May, and GraphLinq Marktplace coming in few months.
Iris: If you were to summarize your project in 1 word, what would it be? Why?
Rishabh: It is really difficult to summarize GraphLinq in just “one-word”, but still let’s try — Nocode. I chose to say it like this because GraphLinq is the go-to platform for blockchain nocode automations, having pre-made templates, drag & drop, packages for developers to add plugins/blocks, and an upcoming marketplace. Think of it like we’re in the early days of wordpress, where we are educating newcomers to come and use templates by learning from our tutorials & documentations. And on the other hand, the experienced users are building & selling templates (without coding), as well as tutoring other people to come build on GraphLinq.
Iris: That’s a good choice — Nocode
Rishabh: We’ll go with Nocode to justify the “one-word” question haha, but really it is “Nocode-Automations” which would have be more ideal.
Q1. What are your top 3 priorities in 2021? Could you share some plans for the upcoming year?
Rishabh: Our top 3 priorities this year are to onboard as many users as possible onto our app: app.graphlinq.io by offering anything and everything crypto oriented to be automated on top of GraphLinq Protocol. We’re already working on integrating NFT Blocks, and will keep on adding every trend to our app. Next in our priority lined up is GraphLinq Analytics which will be launching in early-may, with two initial partners — Polygon (Matic) & Unicrypt. Next will be GraphLinq marketplace, where our users will be able to buy/sell pre-made templates using GLQ.
Q2: Can you list killer features of GLQ that makes it ahead of its competitors? What is the competitive advantage your platform has that you feel most confident about ?
Rishabh: So right now people often confuse us with The Graph & Parsiq. But if you ask me it is not fair to compare because:
The graph is a project that help wrapping over smart contract data to provide API ready to use to fetch data from it, which I think is more of having an already acknowledged audience. With GraphLinq you can even use “The Graph” block to communicate over a specific asset on the ETH chain, and actually create any type of graphs that you want within the blocks that we offer on our platform. I think we can’t compare TheGraph and GraphLinq because at first glance it seems that there is something in common with these two projects, but GraphLinq can “power up” TheGraph. You can use GraphLinq into your own workflow to improve TheGraph data with anything you want. You can, for example, integrate TheGraph to check a price pair on Uniswap but with your graph on GraphLinq you can check the pair price on a CEX and trigger anything you want (email, telegram, discord, webhook, placing buy/sell orders, etc.) based on “condition branch”. GraphLinq can allow average users to develop a tool from nothing that fits to your need.
I think the closest competitor we can say is Parsiq, as they offer automation of tasks like for example watching over new Ethereum deposits on a specific address and alert you when you’re receiving one. Graphlinq has another way of thinking about those kind of tasks. You can create your own graph and decide what will happen on the new Ethereum deposit easily almost like you were a coder, based on all the blocks available on our IDE. Event based triggers and Condition based triggers. More programmatic, more flexible, without having to write code! (Also no fixed cost, only pay for what nodes you execute). Try out now: app.graphlinq.io
Q3: So, do you have any plans for burning tokens in the future to reduce the supply of the token and increase its investment attractiveness?
Rishabh: Yes. With every GLQ paid as GAS (fees) on GraphLinq Protocol, it will be burned completely from the circulation.
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