A decentralized platform for web3 data index, The Graph, has integrated Polygon on its network. Polygon announced the development in its Thursday blog post. Occasioned by this development, The Graph intends to add support for Polygon, thereby allowing its users to rely on fully decentralized APIs to power their decentralized applications (dApps).
Notably, The Graph runs as the indexing and query layer of Web3. It provides enablement for developers to build and publish open APIs, identified as subgraphs. These subgraphs are usually queried by applications using GraphQL. As of press time, more than 74,000 subgraphs have been deployed on the hosted service. According to reports, tens of thousands of developers use The Graph for applications such as Uniswap, Synthetix, Art Blocks, Gnosis, Balancer, ENS, Decentraland, and many others. Remarkably Ethereum dApps including Sushiswap, ArtBlocks and Snapshot have already migrated to the network and Polygon dApps are expected to join soon.
By joining The Graph network, Polygon developers will be able to find data they need to improve efficiency of their dApps. Also, it allows them to become Indexers for Polygon to serve the dApps running on the network. As designed, Indexers amass rewards and query fees for the subgraphs they serve.
Meanwhile, Tegan Kline, founder of Edge & Node, the initial team behind The Graph network reacted to the development. According to Kline, The Graph network allows founders and developers to build more decentralized applications. The founder further that the protocol helps to decentralizes the open data layer. Occasioned by its support for Polygon, The Graph becomes an even more crucial part of the web3 stack, Kline added.
The Graph looks to support Gnosis chain
Worth noting, The Graph Network has been running for about two years, indexing the Ethereum blockchain. Currently, the platform is working towards adding support for Gnosis Chain. Meanwhile, its foundation launched a Migration Infrastructure Providers (MIPs) incentivization program last September. This program manifested to “bootstrap Indexers, providing support for new chains added to the Graph Network.” However, with this latest development, Polygon has now emerged as the latest chain receive support on The Graph Network.
Today, Polygon remains one of the most supported chain by usage after Ethereum. Remarkably, its integration on The Graph places it a step closer to sunsetting the hosted service. Currently, Polygon houses scores of dApps. They include Aave, Uniswap v3, OpenSea and many more. More so, firms like Adobe, Stripe and Robinhood also rely on the network to dabble into the emerging web3 space.