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The Graph grant recipient POAP designed 11 NFTs representing participation in The Graph Network!

The Graph Foundation and POAP, a Wave 1 grantee, are excited to share a new collaboration. Today, 11 new NFT badges have been minted and will be awarded for participating in specific milestones in The Graph's ecosystem. These NFTs by POAP (Proof of Attendance Protocol) each represent your role in a critical moment of The Graph’s history. They were created to commemorate the moments we’ve already shared, and were carefully designed by POAP’s designer Guadalupe with support from Edge & Node’s lead designer Carl Hagerling.

The Graph ecosystem has been thriving. From the start of the testnet in summer 2020, to the Curator Program in the Fall, launching the network with Indexers and Delegators, to passing GIP proposals with Council members, The Graph has been firing on all cylinders! It has been incredible to witness a community of such collaborative teams and individuals that are all aligned with the mission of enabling Web3. Thank you for being along this journey! We couldn’t have done it without the incredible community.

POAP NFTs strengthening The Graph Ecosystem

POAP is a new way of keeping a reliable record of life experiences. Each time someone takes part in an event, users can collect a unique non-fungible token (NFT) badge representing that experience as a cryptographic record. For The Graph community, POAPs symbolize participation in the critical early moments in The Graph’s journey. We also hope to create more NFTs in the future!

We are excited to distribute The Graph NFTs to the wonderful community members who have contributed to making the ecosystem what it is today. Users can claim badges if they participated in the Mission Control testnet, Curator Program, are Grantees, Snapshot voting participants, Initial Team, Council Members, Subgraph Developers, Curators, Delegators, Indexers on the Network or Original Graphers (public sale participants). Users can claim the badges for free using POAP with xDAI to commemorate the experience. Besides the recognition of the different activities around the protocol, these NFTs will also provide proof of participation in the different roles during the early periods of developing the community!

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Mission Control Testnet Indexers - belongs to all participants in The Graph’s Mission Control testnet, who helped refine and test the protocol.

Curator Program - belongs to all participants in the Curator Program, who learned about curating data and how to build subgraphs.

Indexer - belongs to all Indexers who staked GRT and ran Graph Node during the first 90 days of The Graph Network.

Delegator - belongs to all Delegators who delegated to Indexers and contributed to securing the network during the first 90 days of The Graph Network.

Curator - belongs to all Curators in the first 90 days of Curation on migrated subgraphs (coming soon).

Subgraph Developer - belongs to all subgraph developers who have used The Graph explorer and deployed a subgraph, contributing to Web3 with open APIs.

Initial Team - belongs to members of the initial team that launched The Graph Network.

Council Member - belongs to The Graph Council members who play a crucial role in the protocol’s governance and ecosystem development.

Voting Participant - belongs to network participants that voted in the GIP2 and GIP3 “Snapshot” governance votes in The Graph’s GIP process.

Foundation Grantee - belongs to Wave 1 grantees that are building in The Graph ecosystem.

Original Grapher - belongs to all participants in The Graph’s GRT public sale.

Get your POAP now!

Mission Control participants, Curator program participants and Grantees from the Wave 1 will be able to claim the badges by sending a message to the @POAP-bot on The Graph's Discord. The bot requires that you have the role (eg. MissionControl-TestnetCurators) that was assigned during the onboarding of each program or wave of grants, and the message sent needs to contain a specific word (sent via email), corresponding to your role. The bot will reply and provide a specific link, to claim the POAP so you can claim it with your preferred address. POAP claiming will be free on xDAI and users have the option to migrate their NFTs to mainnet Ethereum whenever they like.

Subgraph Developers who are users of The Graph's hosted service, please check your emails for a direct link to claim your badge!

Indexers, Delegators, Council members, Snapshot Voting Participants and Original Graphers can go to POAP Delivery to claim their NFTs! Simply select the badge and input the address that was used in that role (eg. the Ethereum address used to Delegate on the network). If you used a vesting contract, input your beneficiary address.

Indexers and Delegators can claim badges if they participated within the first 90 days of the network launch. Curator NFTs will be distributed similarly, for the community members that curate during the first 90 days after Curation goes live during phase 3 of migration.

Patricio Worthalter, Founder of POAP said:

"The Graph is critical infrastructure to enable the POAP tech stack. Being awarded a grant to create these NTFs that recognize the community during the network's launch has been a joyful experience for the POAP team!"

POAP as a Grantee

The POAP project was born in a 2018 Ethereum hackathon and has become the leading dapp for collecting badges in the Ethereum ecosystem. With almost 250,000 POAPs minted for various occasions, it’s frequently used by the Ethereum Foundation, Aave, MakerDAO, CoinGecko and others. These badges are non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that empower communities to share in memories and milestones.

The Graph's Grants Program

The Graph Grants Program, launched to support The Graph ecosystem and network participants, focusing on the protocol, tooling, dapps, subgraphs and community building. In Wave 1 (Q1 2021) we allocated over $5M to Grants & Ecosystem support.

Wave 2 applications are open and you can apply today here. If you have an idea on how to improve the experience with The Graph, please apply and provide as much detail about your solution as possible.

As we continue migration from the hosted service to network and continue growing the ecosystem, areas of interest for Wave 2 include:

  • Multi-blockchain expansion support
  • L1 blockchain node optimizations
  • Curation tooling, subgraph discovery
  • Subgraph development, free-lance subgraph maintenance
  • Subgraph static analysis tooling
  • Dapp and subgraph standards and templates
  • Web3 dapp development
  • Internationalization / Translations
  • Educational content & curriculum development

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 10,000 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.

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.