The Graph (GRT) is a decentralised query protocol for getting data off blockchains and storage networks, which powers a number of applications in both DeFi and Web3. Anyone can build and publish open APIs – subgraphs – which are then can be used to retrieve data from via GraphQL. To date, thousands of developers have deployed over 3,000 subgraphs for dapps like Uniswap, Synthetix, AAVE, Decentraland etc.
The main goal of the Graph is to provide the market with a reliable, decentralised public infrastructure. The integrity of data is ensured by using an ERC-20 Graph Token (GRT), which Indexers (node operators; provide indexing and processing services), Curators (signal to Indexers which APIs should be indexed) and Delegators (contribute their GRT to Indexers so they secure the network on their behalf) lock to provide indexing and curating services. The more active role they play and the bigger their GRT stake is, the higher the reward. Indexers earn indexing rewards (new issuance) and query fees; Curators receive a part of query fees for the subgraphs they signal on. Delegators earn a part of the income earned by the Indexer they delegate to.
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Important: please note that GRT deposits and withdrawals are currently not supported. You can buy, exchange and store GRT. If you'd like to receive or send it, you'll have to first exchange it for a currency which supports crypto deposits and withdrawals – you can always check with the list in this article.
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