MISSION
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Welcome to Mission Control, The Graph's incentivized testnet! We're looking for Space Commanders to join us in getting The Graph Network to mainnet. Help us bring the network to launch for a chance to earn rewards!

Why participate?

We're excited to launch The Graph Network, but before we hit mainnet we need to test the limits of our protocol and we need the help of the community!

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    Refine Economics

    Help refine economic parameters in the protocol, like query market dynamics and incentives for Indexers.

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    Test Real Query-Volume

    Process queries based on real subgraph volume to test network scalability, performance, and reliability.

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    Earn Rewards

    Participate in testnet missions, share feedback and get rewarded for performance and contributions.

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    Bounty Program

    Discover and report technical or economic vulnerabilities in testnet and mainnet and get rewarded.

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    Learn About The Graph

    Get educated about subgraphs, protocol design, and how to be an effective Indexer in the network.

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    Join the Community

    Meet other node operators and developers working to bring decentralized indexing and open APIs to the world!

How it Works

The Graph Network will be operated by Indexers and Curators who provide services and stake the native Graph Token (GRT) on their work.

Indexing

Indexers operate nodes and stake GRT to index blockchain data and process queries for applications. They receive query fees and issuance rewards in return for their services, and can also be delegated to by other users.

Query market

Indexers compete to provide the best service at the lowest price. They choose which subgraphs to index and are able to set prices based on their cost of indexing, supply, and demand.

Curating

Curators are users who stake GRT on subgraphs to signal to Indexers which subgraphs are high-quality and should be indexed. They receive a portion of the subgraph's query fees in return for their services.

What to Expect

Each phase of Mission Control will have technical missions. Performance in these missions, bounties and qualitative contributions to the testnet will be assessed to decide scoring and final incentives.

Phase 0

Running an Indexer

Phase 1

Staking, Basic Actions & Customizations

Phase 2

Honest Profit Maximization

Phase 3

Network Stress Test

Phase 4
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Rational Profit Maximization

Testnet Incentives

Rewards and grants will be awarded to top teams in Mission Control. Rewards will be allocated based on performance and collaboration throughout the testnet, including quantitative and qualitative factors like query volume, profit maximization, data sharing and feedback. The Graph will be providing up to 3% of the total GRT supply towards rewarding Indexers and up to 3% to Curators. A separate Bounty Program for reporting vulnerabilities in The Graph Network will also start later in the testnet.

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Rules

Note: These rules are illustrative and other rules may be added. All participants will be required to sign an Indexer Agreement to participate in the testnet.

  • Report Bugs

    Do not exploit bugs in the code to gain advantage, report them through the separate Bug Bounty.

  • Don't Hack

    No hacking or social engineering of other node operators.

  • Share Modifications

    Ensure modifications to default agents are shared with The Graph team.

  • Document Data

    Log testnet data and share with The Graph team to improve network learnings.

  • Complete Missions

    Node operators must participate in the testnet and meet mission requirements to earn rewards. Late participants will earn fewer rewards.

Disclaimer

Please note that the program is only open to (i) U.S. persons who are "accredited investors" or (ii) non-U.S. persons. Any U.S. person who is an accredited investor will have to comply with the requisite verification process.

THE COMPETITION IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANY PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT, ORGANIZED, OR LOCATED IN ANY COUNTRY OR TERRITORY SUBJECT TO OFAC COMPREHENSIVE SANCTIONS PROGRAMS FROM TIME TO TIME, INCLUDING CUBA, CRIMEA REGION OF UKRAINE, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA, IRAN, SYRIA, ANY PERSON FOUND ON THE OFAC SPECIALLY DESIGNATED NATIONALS, BLOCKED PERSONS LIST, ANY OTHER CONSOLIDATED PROHIBITED PERSONS LIST AS DETERMINED BY ANY APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY, OR ANY PERSONS WHO ARE ORGANIZED, LOCATED, OR RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK STATE.