In the past month, our dedicated SubQuery team has been hard at work, introducing exciting new features, enhancing existing tools, and broadening our indexing prowess in the Web3 ecosystem. We are proud to announce several significant milestones, such as extending our indexing support to Base and Bittensor and forming valuable new collaborations with Eclipse FI and Taostas.
As customary, this monthly update will be divided into three sections: Community, Core Product Development, and the SubQuery Network.
Improved SubQuery Network Dashboard
SubQuery Network visitors are now greeted by our new and improved dashboard page, which provides an overview of the network's health and current status at a glance. We’ve added the most common statistics to this page, including network reward rates, network staking and delegation, and also a summary of the latest forum posts.
Updated Indexer Detail Page
As a delegator wanting to identify the best indexer to delegate to, you need at a glance information on the key performance of indexers to help you decide. Our new and improved indexer detail page gives you just this, with information about the indexer’s key stats, including their staking amount, indexer commission rates (ICR), and historical rewards.
This is a massive improvement over the past UI and will be a view that indexers will want to share with each other to help them show off to others. Take a look at Validatrium here below:
Access Kepler with the Talisman Wallet
We’re proud to announce our added integration with Talisman Wallet, a popular crypto wallet platform for Polkadot and Kusama, bringing you a seamless login experience to the Kepler Network.
SubQuery Network Goes Open Source
As SubQuery continues to grow, we have just made our network codebase open-source. There is no better way to increase transparency than to make the codebase available for inspection, review, and contributions as well. It is the power of the community that keeps projects like SubQuery and many other blockchain projects active as we strive for this decentralised future together.
We welcome all contributions, e.g. adding a feature, fixing a bug, suggesting an improvement, or even just fixing typos in our documentation. Please review our contributing guidelines here and view our network projects here.
Other improvements to the Kepler Network
- Indexers can now set multiple RPC providers for their SubQuery project. This provides increased indexing speed, increased reliability (if an endpoint goes offline, SubQuery will automatically switch to other RPC providers to continue indexing without interruption), and reduces the load on RPC providers to avoid rate limiting.
- From delegator feedback, we have improved the delegation form to make it easier to delegate or redelegate tokens between indexers.
- There is a new Flex Plan page that lists out Flex Plans for any given project.
- You can now cancel your unbonding requests to immediately allow restaking or redelegating of kSQT
- An improved indexer progress bar that shows a more precise indexing percent
- My rewards page now shows Era and time for all rewards
- A move to showing indexer rank rather than score
- Improve explorer performance & speed, reduce load size from 4.1M to 2.4M
- And many other bug fixes!
Core Product Development
Develop Faster with SubQuery Project Scaffolding
SubQuery has released a new feature that speeds up the development of SubQuery projects by generating an entire SubQuery project off a single smart contract definition. In short, SubQuery will generate a project manifest and function facades for the selected events or transaction types from your smart contracts during setup, saving you from writing a boilerplate. It simplifies the process and ensures type safety in your project, making it a game-changer for SubQuery developers.
When initialising a new EVM or CosmWasm based project, you can now optionally select your project ABIs (for EVM projects) or Protobufs (for CosmWasm projects) and then select the events, functions, or transaction types you want to index — SubQuery will handle the rest!
For more information, please find the SubQuery documentation here.
SubQuery Expanded Indexing Support to Base and Bittensor
In August, we announced indexing support for Base and Bittensor, which are two rapidly growing blockchain ecosystems in the Web3 space. Developers on these chains benefit from a superior SubQuery indexing experience, including access to the open-source SDK, tools, documentation, and developer support that the SubQuery ecosystem provides. They are also supported in SubQuery’s enterprise-level managed service, which provides enterprise-level infrastructure hosting and handles millions of requests each day.
> “We set out to make Base the most developer-friendly way to build on-chain, that means providing developer tooling and services to make it easy to build, deploy, iterate, and scale your applications on Base. We're happy to see another multi-chain indexer join our ecosystem, and pleased that developers will be able to utilise SubQuery to build next-gen applications on Base.”
— Rowan Stone, Head of BD, Base, and Head of Onchain BD, Coinbase
- We’ve added a new --primary-network-endpoint that allows you to set a primary RPC endpoint that your indexer will try first and prioritise. With our multi-RPC support, we know that many indexers want to set a priority and have SubQuery only fall back to other options when needed
- Significant improvements to the default configuration of our starter projects that make your project lightning quick by default. If you have legacy SubQuery codebases, we suggest incorporating some of the config from our various starter and example repos to take advantage of this (as well as updating your dependencies).
SubQuery Takes the Stage at ParisDOT!
The ParisDOT event, held between July 19-21 this year, is a 3-day blockchain conference with a prime focus on highlighting the Polkadot ecosystem and exploring the vast potential of the blockchain world. The SubQuery team was represented by our Technology Evangelist Marta Adamczyk, who left a lasting impression on the vibrant conference circuit with our powerful cross-chain indexer.
As the leading Indexer in web3 supporting all Polkadot parachains, we were thrilled to demonstrate how our fast and flexible data indexer empowers developers in the Polkadot ecosystem to build efficient, high-performance dApps across different blockchain networks, enhancing overall scalability, interoperability, and user experience. The event allowed us to foster new and meaningful connections while also reigniting existing partnerships, strengthening our position as a leading indexer in the industry.
New partnerships: Eclipse FI, Sea Swap and Taostats
Eclipse FI and Taostats are using SubQuery Projects to manage their project and make updates as required. Many other leading teams take advantage of SubQuery’s enterprise-level hosting to receive dedicated databases, automated deployments, and geographic routing to multiple clusters around the world for performance and uptime.
"SubQuery has played a fundamental role in our ability to scan the swap information of our LBPs. We’re excited to continue utilising their service and can’t wait to see what more comes from this partnership.”
— Simon, CEO & Co-Founder, EclipseFi
Other things you might have missed
- We hosted a technical workshop with Vara at the Encode Club Hackathon
- We will be a partner in the upcoming Encode Club x Near Horizon Hackathon!
- ChatData Insight, an AI-based blockchain data analysis tool, used SubQuery to speed up deployment time.
- Read the benefits of creating a SubQuery project indexing blockchain data within the SEI Network.
- We’ve cleaned up the SubQuery Network codebases and made them open-source.
- SubQuery has now added integration with Talisman Wallet, a popular crypto wallet platform for Polkadot and Kusama
- Check out our latest Kepler Network stats!
SubQuery is a leading blockchain data indexer that provides developers with fast, flexible, universal, and decentralised APIs for web3 projects. We empower developers from over 80+ ecosystems including Ethereum, Polygon, Polkadot, Cosmos, Algorand, NEAR, and Avalanche with rich indexed data to allow them to build intuitive and immersive decentralised applications. This blockchain developer toolkit enables developers to focus on their core use case and front-end without wasting time building a custom backend for data processing activities. In the near future, the SubQuery Network will replicate this scalable and reliable solution in a completely decentralised manner.