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The Graph (GRT) is a decentralized indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS, designed to optimize the efficiency of accessing and organizing blockchain data. The Graph ensures that dApps can remain fully decentralized, eliminating reliance on centralized infrastructure for data retrieval, and is a step towards a fully decentralized web3. Launched in December 2020 by Yaniv Tal, Jannis Pohlmann, and Brandon Ramirez, The Graph aims to facilitate the creation of fully decentralized applications by allowing developers to efficiently access blockchain data without relying on centralized server infrastructure. The native utility token of The Graph, GRT, is used within the ecosystem for incentivizing the indexing and querying of data, as well as for governance decisions regarding the protocol's future development. GRT is used for payment, staking, and delegation within the network, creating a circular economy that rewards participants for ensuring that the data is accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible. The Graph addresses the challenge of efficiently querying blockchain data. Blockchains are inherently not designed for quick data retrieval, which can hinder the performance and user experience of dApps. The Graph's solution is a global, open API, called a subgraph, which developers can query using GraphQL. Subgraphs act as open APIs that allow developers to define how blockchain data is indexed and queried, simplifying the process of accessing blockchain information, making it more organized and efficient. This allows for the quick retrieval of specific data from a blockchain without the need for a centralized data layer, improving the efficiency and decentralization of dApps. The Graph operates through an ecosystem composed of different roles: indexers, curators, delegators, and consumers, each contributing to the network's functionality using GRT tokens. Indexers provide indexing and querying services, curators help in identifying quality data sources for indexing, and delegators support the network's security by allocating their GRT to reputable indexers. This decentralized architecture ensures efficient and organized access to blockchain data, facilitating the development of a wide range of dApps.