Kiln joins The Graph: powering Kiln On-Chain and opening our Indexer on the network
When building decentralized applications (dApps) leveraging blockchains, seamless data access and interpretation are crucial. Historically, extracting data from blockchain networks has been cumbersome and operationally intensive. This is where Kiln and The Graph come together to change the game.
For those unfamiliar, The Graph stands out as an innovative blockchain indexing protocol. It transforms what was once a challenging task - extracting data directly from the blockchain - into a breeze.
Developers can query open APIs called subgraphs to retrieve the data indexed by The Graph. This means they can supercharge their applications without the need for a dedicated indexing infrastructure.
Kiln On-Chain, our Ethereum white-labeled staking solution, is committed to simplicity and efficiency. We're collaborating with The Graph to streamline operations and provide indexing services, ensuring accurate and effortless data sharing for our integrators and operator partners.
Kiln has built a subgraph to power indexing services for the network and our customers who can query, or fork for their own use.
“It is great to witness the integration of subgraphs into Kiln On-Chain and having Kiln’s indexer join the network. This collaboration ensures that Kiln developers and their users enjoy swift access to neatly indexed data.” — Max Wenbin Tang, CFO at Edge & Node
By utilizing the Kiln subgraph, users gain the ability to run a wide range of queries, feeding data for any platform that offers staking services:
Comprehensive information about system states and parameters
An intuitive event system storing event keys in a notification format that simplifies embedding in front-end applications
The ability to retrieve the data at any block in the past
A robust rewards aggregation module that calculates both gross and net rewards rates, presenting total rewards over varied time frames.
We are also excited to announce that we are connecting our indexer to the network, enabling us to serve queries for The Graph users and serve rewards for GRT delegators.
To delegate GRT on our Indexer, follow the steps outlined here.
About The Graph
The Graph is the indexing and query layer of Web3. The Graph is the original protocol that introduced and standardized subgraphs as the data indexing and access custom across blockchains. Subgraphs are open APIs that applications can query using GraphQL. The Graph Network supports Ethereum, Gnosis Chain, Polygon, Fantom, Arbitrum One, Celo, and Avax. Over 40 different networks are supported by the hosted service.
Blockchain properties like finality, chain reorganizations, or uncled blocks complicate this process further, and make it not just time consuming but conceptually hard to retrieve correct query results from blockchain data.
The Graph solves this with a decentralized protocol that indexes and enables the performant and efficient querying of blockchain data with subgraphs, which can then be queried with a standard GraphQL API.
Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, and data and commission management. With over $3.6 billion crypto assets being programmatically staked, Kiln has a particularly strong track record on Ethereum as we run about 4% of the network; this includes 35,500+ with 0 slashing events. Kiln is SOC2 Type 2 certified.