An Insightful Recap of DappCon 2023

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DappCon 2023, hosted by Gnosis Chain from September 11–13 at Radialsystem, Berlin, was an enriching event that served as a cornerstone of the Berlin Blockchain Week.

The event attracted a lot of blockchain developers from around the world. It was a unique opportunity for the web3 community to come together, learn from each other, and collaborate on building the future of the decentralized internet.

Participation and representation

Pinax was represented at the event by Martin Breuer and Frederik Schöll, who joined a group of influential participants in the blockchain space.

The Graph, one of the event’s main sponsors, was represented by Colson & Andrea from Graph Advocates and Simon Emanuel Schmid from Edge & Node.

Martin, Simon, Andrea, Colson, Fred


DappCon 2023 was a great event with lots of interesting talks and activities. As a sponsor, The Graph contributed a great presentation by Simon that you can watch, Supercharge Web2 Data with Web3 Technologies.

In the video, Simon discusses how web3 technologies, such as The Graph, can make Web 2 data more accessible and valuable.

The Graph is a decentralized network that acts as an indexing and querying layer for blockchain data. It allows for the efficient retrieval and analysis of data from the blockchain, IPFS, and RVF.

The Graph consists of subgraphs, like lenses, allowing us to view blockchain data differently. Subgraphs listen to events on the blockchain and store data in a database according to mappings. Consumers can then query the data.

This means that developers can use subgraphs to create applications that use blockchain data without worrying about the complexity of managing blockchain nodes or writing smart contracts.

Simon highlights that Web 2 data can be valuable if made more accessible but doesn’t necessarily need to be entirely trustless. The Graph can bring Web 2 data into web3, making it more accessible and useful for various applications.

For example, Web 2 data on airplane seat availability, hotel room data, server data, and weather station data can be moved from the blockchain to a subgraph, making it more accessible for various applications.

The Graph is decentralized and has multiple gateways, ensuring efficient data retrieval and analysis.

Multiple gateways in The Graph Network allow clients to query into The Graph. This is a common setup for decentralized networks, but the data collected on these gateways is very important because it provides insights into how The Graph is used.

This data includes which subgraph receives how many queries, which index serves each query, how quickly indexes respond to queries, and how much money per query each indexer gets.

Since The Graph Network is decentralized, this data needs to be accessible publicly. To achieve this, the gateways upload their traffic data to IPFS and then send the IPFS hash back on the chain.

A subgraph downloads this traffic data from IPFS and generates a subgraph that provides insights into the quality of service of indexers and subgraphs.

Other organizations, such as airlines, could use this same system to track their data.


The Graph’s booth was very popular. People were excited to learn more about The Graph and its role in the web3 ecosystem. The Graph’s presence at DappCon 2023 showed that the company is committed to helping build a decentralized future.

Engagement and interactions

DappCon 2023 was more than just a conference; it was a meeting place for developers passionate about blockchain. The event was full of talks, workshops, and discussions that helped developers learn from each other and share their knowledge.

One of the most popular topics at DappCon was using subgraphs in decentralized applications (dApps). Developers talked about how subgraphs can help them get the data they need for their dApps more quickly and easily.

Another important topic at DappCon was the introduction of Firehose and Substreams. These new technologies can make web3 applications more efficient and streamlined. Developers were excited about these new technologies and discussed how to use them in their projects.

DappCon 2023 was a great event for developers who want to learn more about blockchain and web3 technologies. It was a place where developers could collaborate to share their knowledge and learn from each other.

Installations and contests

DappCon 2023 was more than just about talking and learning; it also had fun and competition. Andrea’s astronaut art was one of the coolest things at the event. It was a fun and interesting break from all the tech talk.

The Firehose Helmet Contest was another fun part of the event. Conference attendees who spotted the Pinax team member wearing the Firehose helmet, took a selfie with them, and posted on X were eligible for a share of the $1,000 prize pool! After the event, everyone voted for their favorite shot on X.

Here are the winners:


The Graph’s swag at DappCon 2023 was a big part of the event. People loved the T-shirts, which were well-designed and made of high-quality materials.

The Graph’s booth was always busy, and the T-shirts were some of the most popular items. The popularity of the T-shirts shows that The Graph is a company that pays attention to detail and cares about quality.

Also, DappCon is the first conference sponsored by Graph AdvocatesDAO on behalf of The Graph.


DappCon 2023 was a resounding success. The event brought together the brightest minds in the web3 community to learn, collaborate, and build the future of the decentralized internet.

The event was also a great opportunity for The Graph to showcase its products and services to a global audience.

Congratulations to the DappCon team and Gnosis Chain, the main organizer. We look forward to DappCon 2024!

To watch all the great presentations from the event, visit the DappCon Berlin YouTube channel.

For further details, visit the DappCon website.


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