Developers on the NEAR blockchain are getting a lift Tuesday with data indexing and query service The Graph going live in beta.
The Graph is a decentralized indexer used by developers to access key data such as prices on automated market makers (AMMs), user information and other on-chain metrics. The protocol is currently live on 25 blockchain networks.
Tegan Kline, a co-founder of The Graph developer Edge & Node, told CoinDesk in an interview that it took “many months” to complete the integration, as The Graph has previously only expanded to Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible chains.
The protocol managed to make the migration by virtue of a grant to blockchain data company StreamingFast, which became a core The Graph contributor earlier in the year.
Kline also said that developers can expect to find The Graph on other non-EVM chains in the coming months, as The Graph Foundation will continue to offer grants for expansion.
“Wherever developers go, The Graph will be,” she added.
The integration comes at an exciting time for the NEAR ecosystem. On Monday, the NEAR Foundation announced the launch of an $800 million grants program in collaboration with Proximity Labs, likely the largest layer 1 incentive package to date.