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Developers building dapps on Optimistic Ethereum will soon be able to create subgraphs to easily access indexed blockchain data via The Graph.

Optimism and The Graph have partnered. The Graph will be providing indexing and querying services to developers building on the Optimistic Ethereum L2 to help Ethereum scale. The Graph will go live on the hosted service once Optimism launches publicly, and is excited to provide support to developers in the Optimism community. Developers building on Optimistic Ethereum are also now eligible for grants through The Graph Foundation, such as building dapps with Optimism and The Graph, developing subgraph tooling, or educational materials!

This marks another important integration for The Graph as the community continues to add new chains to the hosted service. Over the past few months, support for more than 19 EVM-based solutions has been added; including the Polygon integration completed in February, followed by Arbitrum in June, and soon Optimism. Chain by chain these integrations are adding the critical infrastructure necessary for Web3 to scale.

Subgraphs on Optimistic Ethereum

Optimistic Ethereum is an Ethereum L2 scaling solution that uses optimistic rollups to achieve lower fees, latency, and greater throughput while providing a world-class developer and user experience. Integration with The Graph on Optimistic Ethereum means developers building on Optimism will have greater access to on chain data. This will make it incredibly easy to build new applications and for developers to share open APIs, called subgraphs.

Jing Wang, Founder and CEO of Optimism said:

"The Graph vastly improves data retrieval for Ethereum nodes and is a major part of many project's toolchains. We are stoked to have critical pieces of infrastructure like The Graph to provide the best foundation possible for innovating on Ethereum."

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Collaboration with Optimism adds incredible value to The Graph’s community of over 20K active developers that have built over 16K subgraphs for applications like Uniswap, Synthetix, Aragon, Gnosis, Balancer, Livepeer, DAOstack, AAVE, Decentraland, and many others. Together The Graph and Optimism will open the door for more developers to scale Ethereum and the Web3 vision.

“With Optimistic Ethereum supported by The Graph, developers will be able to unlock scalability and interoperability on Ethereum like never before. Building subgraphs on Optimistic Ethereum will accelerate high-quality dapp development and improve the end-user experience with efficient transactions and data access.“

said Eva Beylin, Director of The Graph Foundation

For more information on how to use The Graph with Optimistic Ethereum, the following material is available: creating subgraphs, becoming an Indexer, delegation guide, and Curator Program. Demos about how to build a subgraph via The Graph are available here and here. Technical questions about indexing, curating, and delegating can be asked on The Graph’s Discord.

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 16,000 subgraphs have been deployed by ~20,000 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.

The Graph Foundation oversees The Graph Network. The Graph Foundation is overseen by the Technical Council. Edge & Node is one of the many organizations within The Graph ecosystem.