Subsquid and RMRK Collaborate on Faster NFT and Metaverse Data Indexing

3 min readJun 30, 2022

After a long time coming, Subsquid and RMRK are finally ready to shed some light on their partnership. Together, they are currently on track to transform how users create, trade, and interact with NFTs. Now, the partners have agreed to collaborate on a number of important features that will enhance the already-excellent RMRK user experience.

Just recently, Subsquid provided tooling and support to RMRK developers as a part of the build-up to the Skybreach land sale. The team behind the sale’s map needed a rapid way to create fast-running software that would calculate Othala Chunky rolls. Subsquid’s indexing solution enabled them to get the feature up and running within hours of the project requirements being set. Normally, such a project would take about two days.

As RMRK continues its rapid ecosystem development and growth, Subsquid’s SDK will be implemented to quickly and efficiently deploy new features. With a modular architecture that splits on-chain data indexing from dApps’ business logic, Subsquid is ideally suited to solving the many challenges of building a metaverse like Skybreach — including scalability — and to supporting next-gen NFTs like RMRK 2.0. The Subsquid team has committed to providing RMRK with its tech stack and bespoke integration support.

“RMRK is one of Polkadot’s flagship products, and they are building innovative NFT standards that go beyond anything available on any other chain,” noted Dmitry Zhelezov, CEO and technical co-founder of Subsquid. “We have a lot of expertise in the NFT space, and our advanced tooling, type-safe data interfaces, and indexing speeds really set us apart in the vertical. We are elated that RMRK and Skybreach team were able to pull the required data and get their new features up and running so quickly. Now, going into the future, we are looking forward to collaborating on EVM and Substrate implementations of the RMRK standard.”

“Subsquid has been incredibly responsive in helping us get up and running with the more esoteric and harder-to-fetch details of our land sale, and we had a blast working with them,” remarked Bruno Skvorc, founder of RMRK and co-founder of Cyphermod. “While we are generally decentralization maximalists and shy away from depending on third parties, the Subsquid APIs are so useful that they are an unavoidable UX upgrade on top of a fully decentralized app for any team building in web3. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration as we develop Skybreach, Chunky Quests, and our flagship SDK Cyphermod further.”

In addition to the technical integrations, we are also excited to announce the imminent release of the Squid Squad NFT collection using the RMRK 2.0 protocol. The RMRK team has been a great help as we have worked to mint these tokens, and we look forward to revealing them to the community in the next couple of weeks!

About RMRK

RMRK is a set of NFT standards behind the ecosystem that includes the Singular NFT marketplace, the Kanaria platform, and the Skybreach metaverse. Currently, the RMRK team is fast at work launching the most advanced NFT protocol in Web3, RMRK 2.0, for EVM chains and Substrate chains — the functionality now being available in beta! These are truly next-generation NFTs that are multi-resource, equippable, multi-chain, and that have the ability to evolve over time while being compatible with any other collection or metaverse launched on the same standards, out of the box.

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About Subsquid

Subsquid is an on-chain indexing and querying solution that enables Web3 builders to gain access to on-chain data on their own terms. Featuring modular architecture and decentralised governance, this is the most developer-friendly and resource-efficient way to build, test, and deploy customised APIs for blockchain-facing applications.

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