The Graph just went live. I was reading about some use cases of the current apps that use it.
As I understand it, it mostly just solves the problem of AWS going down and the user no longer being able to use the app. I suppose you get an additional benefit of the company not being able to abuse privacy of the user too.
I’m wondering how The Graph could be used in combination with Status. Message routing + querying indexes seems to be a primary backbone of most consumer applications.
Yet The Graph suffers from the same difficulty as Status. How do onboard people to the token (SNT and GRT) and handle the payment aspects.
The Graph developed a system for micro-transactions so that the network is truly self-sustaining. How will Status Network become self-sustaining without micro-transactions? Isn’t the idea that users of Status should pay minimal fees for sending and getting messages so that the nodes are incentivized?