Overview

The Graph is a protocol for building decentralized applications quickly on Ethereum and IPFS using GraphQL.

Project stage

Prototype

Detailed description

On The Graph, queries are processed on a decentralized network that ensures that data remains open and that dApps continue to run no matter what. Users don’t have to trust teams to operate servers and developers can deploy to trustworthy public infrastructure they don’t have to manage.

The Graph uses GraphQL, a query language developed and open-sourced by Facebook. It provides a powerful API to get exactly the data you need in a single request, seamlessly traversing and combining data sources.

Problem

While blockchains and storage networks are critical components of the stack, data is rarely stored in a format that can be consumed directly in applications. Applications need to filter, sort, paginate, group, and join data before it can be fetched. Users don’t like looking at spinners and waiting for screens to load. If web3 is going to catch on we need to provide experiences that are as good or better than centralized alternatives.

Today teams are getting around this gap in functionality by building centralized indexing servers. These servers pull data from Ethereum, store it in a database, and expose it over an API. This is brittle as users need to trust these teams to continue to operate these servers correctly. The projects could go out of business, modify the data for strategic reasons, get acquired, or simply make mistakes. Suddenly we’re not far from where we started with web2.

Solution

This is why The Grah was create as, a decentralized query protocol for getting data off blockchains and storage networks. By using The Graph, developers can query a peer-to-peer network of indexing nodes using GraphQL and verify the results on the client. This will allow teams to focus on their dApps’ core functionality. They’ll be able to deploy to trustworthy public infrastructure they don’t have to manage and benefit from economies of scale.

If the point of web3 is to create a more dependable foundation for software, The Graph lifts this stability up one level to where any developer can reliably find and consume organized data directly into their dApps.

Features

Fast
Build dApps that load lightning fast. Your users will appreciate not having to look at spinners. 

Broad Support
Popular with web and mobile developers with existing libraries for React, React Native, and Angular. 

Composable
Create shareable and composable UI components that load data automatically inside any application.

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  • Token details

    • Token symbol ? Token symbol — a shorten token name. It is used during an ICO and after the coin listing at the cryptocurrency exchanges. : GRAPH
    • Fundrasing target ? Fundraising target — the maximum amount of funds to be raised during an ICO. When it is reached, the developers stop selling the tokens because they do not need to raise more money for the project development. : NA
    • Token type ? Token type — a platform for a startup launch that influences the stability of blockchain operation, the speed of transactions and the fees. :Ethereum (ERC20)
    • Soft cap ? Soft cap — the minimum amount of funds to be raised for the project development. Sometimes when the soft cap has not been reached, the money is returned to the participants. : NA
    • Role of token ? Role of Token — type of token depending on the opportunities it offers to its owner. Utility tokens give their owners a right to use the project services, security tokens are aimed at bringing profit, and currency tokens are a money substitute. :Utility token
    • Total supply ? Total supply — a total amount of tokens that will be released by the developers. :NA
    • Escrow agent ? Escrow agent — a qualified agent who has the right of signature in a multisig wallet. An escrow agent participates in an ICO, monitors the financial operations of the developers and confirms their fairness. :No
    • Tokens for sale ? Tokens for sale — the number of tokens offered to the participants of an ICO. :NA
    • Whitelist ? Whitelist — a list of participants, who get an opportunity to buy tokens. To be whitelisted, you need to register on time because the number of participants and the registration period are usually limited. :Without whitelist
    • Additional emission ? Additional emission — an additional release of tokens. It can be done once after the crowd sale or on an ongoing basis. In the projects with a limited emission there is no additional emission. :No
    • Exchange listing ? Exchange listing — an assumed date when the token will be listed at a cryptocurrency exchange. The developers usually indicate it in a roadmap and a white paper. :NA
    • Accepting currencies ? Accepting currencies — cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies that can be used for buying the project tokens. :ETH,
    • Can't participate ? Can't participate — the countries where it is prohibited to buy tokens. These can be countries where ICOs are prohibited altogether, or countries that have the requirements that a particular project does not meet. :No
    • Know Your Customer (KYC) ? Know Your Customer — a verification procedure for ICO participants, during which the developers can ask for personal data, a photo and a scanned copy of a passport of a potential investor. :No
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  • Token and Funds Distribution

    Token distribution date

    NA

    Unsold tokens

    NA

Sale schedule

Round Token Price Bonus Min / Max Purchase Soft Cap Hard Cap
Public sale — Soon
Start Soon
NA No - Uncapped Uncapped
  • Team

    • Yaniv Tal photo
      Yaniv Tal
      Project Lead
    • Jannis Pohlmann photo
      Jannis Pohlmann
      Tech Lead
    • Brandon Ramirez photo
      Brandon Ramirez
      Research Lead
    • Carl Hagerling photo
      Carl Hagerling
      Design Lead
    • Rodrigo Coelho photo
      Rodrigo Coelho
      Community Lead
    • Arseniy Klempner photo
      Arseniy Klempner
      Software Engineer
    • Ford Nickels photo
      Ford Nickels
      Software Engineer
    • Leonardo Yvens Schwarzstein photo
      Leonardo Yvens Schwarzstein
      Software Engineer
    • Zaki Manian photo
      Zaki Manian
      Head of Tendermint Labs
    • Jehan Tremback photo
      Jehan Tremback
      CEO at Althea
  • Advisors

    • Esteban Ordano
      CTO at Decentraland
    • Richard Burton
      CEO at Balance

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