The Graph Protocol: Enabling Unstoppable Applications

Published on
January 5th, 2021
38 minutes

The Graph Protocol: Enabling Unstoppable Applications

The Interview - Crypto ·
Featuring Eva Beylin and Sebastian Moonjava

Published on: January 5th, 2021 • Duration: 38 minutes

Eva Beylin, director of The Graph Foundation, joins Sebastian Moonjava, Real Vision associate crypto editor, to discuss The Graph, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), and the data economy. Beylin explains The Graph protocol and its importance to the decentralized finance ecosystem. She describes the utility of The Graph token (GRT) and how it helps support the network and accurate data signaling. She describes a variety of different approaches to DAOs, their use cases, and their evolution. Beylin ends by sharing some of the crypto projects she's found most interesting, including a variety of NFT art projects. Filmed on December 3, 2020. Key Learnings: The data economy is growing rapidly, and The Graph Protocol presents one way in which data can be put to work and valued via market mechanisms. In order for the decentralized finance ecosystem to become truly decentralized, it needs easily accessible, reliable, and unstoppable data. Viewers of this video will gain an understanding of how big the data market is and the importance of data availability for decentralized finance.



  • NV
    Nicolas V.
    15 January 2021 @ 17:23
    Love Eva answers, but feel like the interviewer did not asked the best questions to explain The Graph. I did not understood why he spent so much time on MolochDAO and other subject, I wanted to learn about The Graph tech stack and network participants and development progress
    • NV
      Nicolas V.
      15 January 2021 @ 17:27
      sorry don't want to be negative, just providing honest feedback!
  • PJ
    Praveen J.
    9 January 2021 @ 07:59
    Nice interview. Can you put in Chainlink and filenet also.
    • FF
      Filip F.
      11 January 2021 @ 20:44
      I am pretty sure a chainlink interview already exist
  • bt
    brian t.
    6 January 2021 @ 06:14
    Things are moving so fast..... US Treasury OCC, Banking regulators, Release guidance allowing US banks to use public blockchains and dollar stable coins as a settlement infrastructure in US financial system. source:
    • PR
      Peter R.
      6 January 2021 @ 12:07
      Gary Gensler was recently appointed as a [US] government advisor which can only mean good things for decentralised technologies. Did anyone else note that she "when to Bangkok" to get the technical experience?
    • PR
      Peter R.
      10 January 2021 @ 23:57
      Over the pond, in the UK, they have just banned derivatives based on blockchain/DLT technologies. I suspect, due to a lack of understanding. Sends a signal that they don't like cryptocurrencies. No longer following the yellow brick road [gold], we are now hacking through the Merkle tree jungle [blockchain] - same actors, but now an Asian story.
  • Md
    Matthew d.
    8 January 2021 @ 03:53
    Any chance you can get on Anatoly Ressin from Parsiq next? Would be interesting to do a comparison between the Graph and PRQ (especially given Parsiq’s interesting new IQ lending tokenomics + the fact that the 2 protocols are pretty similar) 👌🏻
  • JS
    Jim S.
    8 January 2021 @ 00:35
    Great interview, I've heard Eva give a couple talks now and really enjoyed them. If users can take back the power of "Search" in Web 3.0 - then all the profits of Google will be distributed to those who participate and build the network. Hope it runs!
  • TS
    Thomas S.
    6 January 2021 @ 00:08
    Good interview, I thought, particularly the explanation of Graph as well as The Moloch DAO. One point of clarification: She said Ether is an ERC-20 (fungible) token. I don't think that's true. Ether existed before ERC-20 existed so it can't be ERC-20. I believe this is why you need to used wrapped Ether (wETH) to use Ether for some things, just like you need to use wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC) for some things.
    • SM
      Sebastian M. | Real Vision
      6 January 2021 @ 22:37
      You are correct. Eth is not an erc-20. And exactly why we need to use wETH for somethings.
  • sp
    spencer p.
    5 January 2021 @ 07:59
    these crypto vids are invaluable! thank you for making these. been in the space since 2013, these are very helpful with how fast this space moves.
    • EB
      ECV B.
      6 January 2021 @ 17:19
      Seconded, truly good to put this together with traditional crypto sources for more of a balanced view of things since Real Vision is walking the line between the legacy and the crypto worlds. (Twitter@Expatcrypto3)
  • tc
    thomas c.
    6 January 2021 @ 00:56
    why sit on this video for a month when GRT was just getting notice? Very interesting stuff. Makes me think this kind of tech could create a new google.
    • EB
      ECV B.
      6 January 2021 @ 17:17
      Would be lovely if it did. The Surveillance Economy needs to be challenged.
  • EB
    ECV B.
    6 January 2021 @ 17:16
    Truly illuminating- The Graph is on my list of crypto assets to watch now after seeing that. To me, it's like the next iteration of a BitTorrent for its use case, but that's just my initial thoughts. I'm with Norwegian Block Exchange and active in the community. Anybody that wants to reach out can on Twitter @Expatcrypto3.
  • JS
    Jim S.
    6 January 2021 @ 00:44
    I haven’t watched this yet, but the Graph could have a dump of tokens onto the market in the next 6 mos or so ... so I am holding out until then to decide. Also, the PumpSignal Discord channel just did pump and dump on this token a couple of weeks ago. You can earn free GRT by watching the coinbase rewards videos.
    • JS
      Jim S.
      6 January 2021 @ 00:45
      With that said I really see a great utility in the protocol and hope it rises to the top!
  • JW
    Jonathan W.
    5 January 2021 @ 19:46
    I felt this interview didn’t really seem to flow very well, it seemed difficult to keep track of the information she was trying to get across, maybe because of the lack of references to today’s world thinking about it.
  • AH
    Andrew H.
    5 January 2021 @ 16:51
    I got rekt on OmiseGo (OMG) when I first entered the space in 2017 lol. Stick to bitcoin only folks.
  • LS
    Lewis S.
    5 January 2021 @ 11:49
    Loved this interview