Subsquid and Unique Network Join Forces to Empower NFT Developers

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3 min readFeb 20


NFT technology today enables innovators to solve pertinent problems across industries. Today, we are glad to announce our partnership with Unique Network, an industry leader in bringing NFT infrastructure to enterprises and forward-thinking developers. We’re proud to join the Unique team in creating a better experience for builders of next-generation NFTs through improved dev tooling.

At Subsquid, we have always strived to empower builders working on next-gen NFT use cases. Our indexing toolkit, squid SDK, is the quickest, most dev-friendly way to build custom indexers and ETLs that access and aggregate on-chain data, including from Unique, and its canary network, Quartz, and the Opal testnet. Developers and analysts can learn how to work with Unique, Quartz, and Opal NFT data by visiting Subsquid’s official documentation.

Unique Network is the next-generation NFT chain built for advanced use cases and mass adoption. Along with its Kusama sister chain, Quartz, Unique provides scalable and dev-friendly infrastructure for more advanced NFT use cases. The network is EVM and supports advanced NFT functionalities like nesting, fractionalization, bundling, and re-fungibility.

Subsquid launched squid Archives for Unique, Quartz, and Opal, meaning builders can freely use squid SDK on these networks. Since then, Unique Network built a block explorer using these tools. Uniquescan has already become an essential part of the building experience on Unique.

Get started with Subsquid on Unique

> npm -g @subsquid/cli
> sqd init my-awesome-squid — template substrate
> cd my-awesome-squid
> npm ci
> sqd build
> sqd up
> sqd process
> sqd serve

Alter schema.graphql and src/processor.ts to fit your needs.
Choose Unique network using the lookupArchive() method
of @subsquid/archive-registry.

Going into the future, we’ve agreed with the Unique Network team to join forces on continuing to bring developers into the ecosystem through ongoing tooling improvements and developer relations efforts. We will share news of these initiatives across both projects’ official social media channels.

About Unique Network

Unique Network provides enterprises with scalable NFT-specific solutions through advanced tools, such as a unified SDK, allowing creators to capture real-world value on the blockchain.

Unique’s infrastructure makes it easier for developers to build games, minting systems, dApps, and marketplaces from scratch by taking advantage of advanced native functionalities such as re-fungibility, fractionalization, bundling, nesting, and sponsored transactions.

We equip enterprises with improved revenue generation models and community engagement utilizing next-generation NFTs and sustainable technology, eventually leading to the mass adoption of NFTs.

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About Subsquid

Subsquid is a full-stack blockchain indexing SDK with specialized data lakes (called Archives) that are optimized for extracting large volumes of historical on-chain data. The SDK offers a highly customizable Extract-Transform-Load-Query stack with processing speeds of up to and beyond 50,000 blocks per second when indexing events and transactions. Support has been launched for 70+ chains, with more coming soon.

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