The Graph protocol for/on Cardano

Hello Forum,

I’ve learned recently about ‘The Graph’ token. It’s like a Google for blockchain indexing data for use in smart contracts to make smart contracts not rely on centralized data. I found the following video very helpful:

The Graph protocol seems very exciting. But it got me to thinking:

  1. Would the The graph benefit indexing “something” from Cardano to help with smart contracts running on Cardano?
  2. Could the Cardano protocol run it’s own indexing system to help with smart contract indexing of data? Is this already in the plans with future Cardano projects?

Thank you for any advice or information you can provide me on this topic.


I wish someone with more technical understanding and experience with The Graph would contribute here, because I’ve been thinking a lot about this question. To my knowledge, Cardano isn’t yet supported by The Graph protocol, but I imagine it will be in the future once Cardano’s smart contract ecosystem is built out.

I’m in the early stages of planning a project that will need to employ a decentralized, dynamic indexing protocol, but ideally I’d like it to be built on Cardano, so I would love to understand better the potential benefits of having a Graph like protocol running on Cardano rather than Ethereum.

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