Today, we are excited to announce full SubQuery support for the Astar zkEVM testnet.
The Astar zkEVM testnet, also known as zKatana is a zkEVM solution powered by Polygon’s Chain Developer Kit (CDK) to improve the interoperability of its network with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chains. zKatana allows developers to test their ideas and enables us to confirm network functionality and verify our hypothesis on gas usage and other parameters.
We’re pleased to work with Astar to bring SubQuery’s flexible, fast, open, and decentralised data indexing solution to its latest testnet that provides blockchain developers with the tools needed to easily organise and query on-chain data for their protocol and applications. Abstracting the backend, SubQuery provides a custom API and lets developers focus on product development and user experience rather than building their own indexing solutions.
We’re always striving to provide developers with the most comprehensive and efficient indexing experience possible, including the open-source SDK, tools, documentation, and developer support that the SubQuery ecosystem provides. zKatana is also supported in SubQuery’s enterprise level managed service, which provides enterprise level infrastructure hosting and handles hundreds of millions of requests each day. SubQuery will also support zKatana developers with another decentralised indexing alternative with the impending launch of the SubQuery Network.
“We are excited to offer SubQuery’s flexible, fast, open, and decentralised data indexing solution to Astar’s zkEVM testnet. By abstracting backend intricacies, we empower developers to focus on what matters most: product development and user experience. Our support of Astar zKatana will help inspire web3 builders to create exciting new decentralised applications.”
— Sam Zou, Founder and CEO of SubQuery
Our experience with customers across all verticals in Ethereum, Polygon, Polkadot, Cosmos, Algorand, NEAR and Avalanche (such as wallets, networks, explorers, NFT, DeFi, and scanners, etc.) has helped us build one of the best-performing Indexers for developers in web3.
SubQuery is currently focused on decentralising and tokenizing the protocol to build the SubQuery Network. The SubQuery Network will index and service data from projects to the global community in an incentivized and verifiable way and support indexing Astar projects, and those from any other supported network from the outset.
Why Use SubQuery?
SubQuery is flexible with the ability to make external API calls or import external libraries from within your mapping functions, and better controls to run your projects in your own infrastructure with automated DOS (denial of service) mitigation controls. Additionally, we have no plans to sunset our managed service.
SubQuery is designed to be fast, this adds up when you’re indexing millions of blocks, and is something to consider when choosing your indexer. SubQuery achieves this by using multi-threading and optimisation of the store to reduce costly database writes. With faster sync times, developers can iterate faster and deliver features to market quicker.
And finally, very soon, you’ll be able to completely decentralise your SubQuery infrastructure with the SubQuery Network, the future of Web3 infrastructure. The SubQuery Network will index and service your project's data to the global community in an incentivised and verifiable way. It is designed to support any SubQuery project from any supported network including Base, so you can take advantage of the scale of the unified SubQuery Network from launch.
Astar Network is a dApp hub on Polkadot that supports Ethereum, WebAssembly, and layer 2 solutions like ZK Rollups. Astar aims to be a multi-chain smart contract platform that will support multiple blockchains and virtual machines. Polkadot Relay Chain doesn’t support smart contracts. That’s why it’s important for the ecosystem to have a parachain that enables this for all developers who want to build in the Polkadot ecosystem. Astar is here to provide the best solution for all developers by supporting EVM and making a parachain where EVM and WASM smart contracts can co-exist and communicate with each other.
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 110+ ecosystems including Ethereum, Polygon, Polkadot, Cosmos, Algorand, NEAR, Avalanche, Stellar, and zkSync 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.