Following its mainnet launch on Ethereum in mid-December 2020, The Graph has today announced that it is integrating Polkadot, NEAR, Solana and Celo.
As reported, The Graph is a protocol that enables programmers to build Application Programming Interfaces, which it calls subgraphs, that can query and index blockchain data. Envisaged as an open alternative to existing blockchain analytics tools, it offers an infrastructure for accessing on-chain data from multiple blockchains, with the wider aim of supporting collaboration and interoperability across the decentralized web.
Eva Beylin, director at The Graph Foundation, has underscored the need to work toward making Web 3.0 as developer-friendly as Web 2.0. As the foundation notes, using a subgraph doesn’t require developers to have specialist knowledge about the numerous blockchains’ many unique and different properties, for example, their underlying smart contract language.
The Graph already supports the blockchains Ethereum, IPFS and POA and supports the InterPlanetary File System — a peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data. Many