The Graph is exploring new blockchain integrations, including Bitcoin


Crypto startup The Graph has announced it is exploring providing support for additional layer-one blockchains, including Bitcoin, Polkadot and NEAR.

The potential integrations, which comes over a month after The Graph launched on mainnet, would add to the startup's existing list of supported chains, including Ethereum, IPFS and POA. The Graph's service enables the querying of data across many blockchains. 

For instance, the Bitcoin integration would allow developers on layer-two Bitcoin projects to use some data they need from Ethereum or whatever other layer-ones that are integrated. The Graph's integrations across that first layer will allow developers to use each integration's best features to build their apps. 

“After launching mainnet, we are looking to accelerate the upward trajectory of the Web3 ecosystem. That means ensuring that no matter which Layer 1 blockchain you are building on, you can build a subgraph and easily access data from across chains," said Director at The Graph Foundation Eva Beylin. "We think this is a key part of unlocking that next wave of innovation on the decentralized internet.”

According to the startup, the new layer-one integrations are expected to take place in the next few months, depending on community interest and engagement.

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Aug 11, 2021, 5:18PM UTC