Integration Between the SKALE Network and The Graph is Going Live to Give Developers the Power of Fast Access to Ethereum and SKALE Blockchain Data

SKALE developers will be able to use industry standard The Graph to create and access SKALE Chain subgraphs

SAN FRANCISCO — June 10, 2021 — SKALE Network, the Ethereum orchestrated multichain network built to help Ethereum Dapps scale to more users with lower costs and better performance is announcing today the upcoming The Graph + SKALE integration on The Graph’s hosted service. This integration will provide developers using the SKALE Network fast access to their blockchain data with only a few lines of code. Utilizing subgraphs, SKALE Chain data will be indexed and accessed quickly and easily. This will power improved Dapp experiences for consumers as well as new product offerings built on SKALE Chain subgraphs.

Dapp developers who want to access smart contract data on blockchains traditionally have a very difficult time accessing data that is often critical for their product. Primarily, that’s because the data they need is not stored in an easily consumable format. This means teams rely on designing and implementing costly and time consuming custom indexing servers. The Graph solves the problem of being unable to retrieve blockchain data by providing a decentralized indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum. Now The Graph is bringing indexing and querying to SKALE.  

“Scalability is probably the number one issue confronting Ethereum today, which is why this partnership between SKALE and The Graph is so important,” said Yaniv Tal, Co-Founder of The Graph and CEO of Edge & Node. “SKALE offers developers their own fast cost effective ETH based SKALE Chains and in combination with subgraphs, developers can create truly consumer-grade Dapps that scale to tens of thousands of users quickly.”

Connecting a SKALE Chain to The Graph is a simple and straightforward process, much like how one initially adds SKALE Chains to their Dapp. The Graph’s upcoming integration with the SKALE Network will allow for subgraphs to be created quickly for dapps running on SKALE Chains. This offers developers app-specific views of data that are not easily tracked or indexed by nodes that run EVM environments and can be queried quickly.

“Partnering with the Graph made a lot of sense as they are quickly becoming an industry standard in use at leading projects like Uniswap, Decentraland, Synthetix and others,” said Jack O’Holleran, cofounder of SKALE Labs. “Offering this capability to the 130+ developers in the SKALE Innovator program is going to help them come to market with an innovative assortment of defi, games, streaming and other Dapps. Scalability, speed and cost efficiency go hand in hand as the basis for powering what will be the great consumer decentralized applications of tomorrow.”

SKALE subgraphs can be created by developers to provide valuable operational data for use in transactions, as well as serve to provide monitoring and alerts for Dapps. They can also be created by the community for their own insights and analysis. This creates the basis for an open market for subgraphs, which will become an important resource for the SKALE community. By having The Graph integrated into the SKALE Network, developers will gain access to one of the most important members of the over 40 partners in the SKALE ecosystem.

If you want to connect your Dapp to SKALE and The Graph, you can access sample code of an integration here:  https://github.com/skalenetwork/se-integrations/tree/main/graph-match-game If you want to see the game using the Graph in action check out this video:

About The Graph

The Graph is the indexing and query layer of the decentralized web. Developers build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs, that applications can query using GraphQL. The Graph currently supports indexing data from Ethereum, IPFS, and PoA with more networks coming soon. To date, over 11,000 subgraphs have been deployed by ~17,000 developers for applications, such as Uniswap, Synthetix, Aragon, Gnosis, Balancer, Livepeer, DAOstack, AAVE, Decentraland, and many others.

If you are a developer building an application or Web3 application, you can use subgraphs for indexing and querying data from blockchains. The Graph allows applications to efficiently and performantly present data in a UI and allows other developers to use your subgraph too! You can deploy a subgraph or query existing subgraphs that are in the Graph Explorer. The Graph would love to welcome you to be Indexers, Curators and/or Delegators on The Graph’s mainnet. Join The Graph community by introducing yourself in The Graph Discord for technical discussions, join The Graph’s Telegram chat, or follow The Graph on Twitter! The Graph’s developers and members of the community are always eager to chat with you, and The Graph ecosystem has a growing community of developers who support each other.

About SKALE

SKALE is an Ethereum native, multichain network that gives developers the ability to easily provision their own dapp specific, fully decentralized blockchains. These SKALE Chains can execute sub ½ second block times, run very high tps per chain, run full-state smart contracts, support decentralized storage, execute Rollups, and machine learning in EVM. The SKALE Network is an open source project with many contributors including SKALE Labs, Inc. headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The SKALE Network’s supporters include Arrington Capital, Blockchange, ConsenSys Labs, Hashed, HashKey, Floodgate, Multicoin Capital, Recruit Holdings, Signia VP, and Winklevoss Capital. The SKALE Network is supported by many of the top validators in the world including 01NODE, Ankr, Anonstake, Audit One, Blockdaemon, Blockware, Chainflow, Chainode, Chorus One, Cypher Core, Dokia Capital, Figment Networks,  FreshSkale, Hashed x DELIGHT, Hashquark, Staked, Stakin, Stake With Us, WolfEdge Capital, as well as Staking Facilities. SKALE Network utilised the $SKL token which is listed on 25 exchanges globally, including Binance, Coinbase, FTX, Gemini, Huobi, OKEx and more. For more information please visit www.skale.network, @SkaleNetwork on Twitter, and @skaleofficial on telegram.