Grant Proposal: (29/11)

Grant ID: 8686jy74g


Cookbook is an open-source smart contract registry where developers can find solidity primitives, libraries, and smart contracts for protocols across EVM-compatible blockchains that rely on the solidity programming language.

Cookbook integrates with a variety of blockchain-native developer tooling to make it the easiest and fastest way to start development work around smart contracts.

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Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
Hugging Face for web3

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How far along are you?: has over 1000 unique solidity developers working with our smart contracts every month. We index dozens of networks and hundreds of protocols and smart contracts.

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?: is made up of a team of passionate solidity native developers who have experience working across DeFi, NFTs and protocol research.

What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
Currently, when searching for smart contract code for existing protocols, developers have to rely on digging through repo’s on GitHub, finding the correct version of the code base, and manually importing the code into their environment, all while worrying about making sure they’ve included the correct packages and dependencies so their newly acquired code compiles and deploys on chain.

Cookbook abstracts this tedious proccess away from developers and supercharges solidity development and education by providing a high-performance search engine for blockchain networks, protocols, smart contracts, libraries and primitives. Developers can find the code they need within Cookbook’s website or variety of IDE plugins and import it into their preferred IDE in one-click.

More-so, Cookbook makes our AI solidity co-pilot, ChefGPT, available for free on our website alongside smart contract code and within IDE’s such as Remix and VSCode. Developers can learn about the contracts and protocols they’d like to work with by asking questions to ChefGPT, right alongside their code in their development envirotnment. is the easiest and fastest way available for developers to find, learn about, and begin working with smart contract code.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?: is proposing integrating curated subgraphs and subgraph developer resources within the protocol pages our developer community is already using, to expand awareness and utilization of The Graph and subgraphs amongst web3 developers.

This integration will simplify the discovery of recommended subgraphs, foster an increase in subgraph developers, and subsequently augment the queries and fee generation for The Graph Protocol. This initiative aligns with Cookbook’s vision of easing web3 development, promoting a more seamless exploration and implementation of The Graph ecosystem.

How will you measure success?:
Targeted KPIs
-Initial: Number of subgraphs and subgraph query examples added.
-Ongoing: Number of subgraph queries executed within Cookbook, with quarterly reports delineating subgraph usage trends.

What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
Current Stage is operational, financially buoyed, and commands a vibrant developer community. The subgraph integration, though well-defined, is in its pre-development phase.

Month 1
Incorporation of Subgraph Query examples on

Month 2-3
Unveiling curated subgraphs alongside indexed protocols and libraries as an alternative to Graph Explorer, thus juxtaposing subgraph information with smart contract codes and other developer resources.

Month 4
Rollout of ChefGPT-generated subgraph queries, enhancing Cookbook’s AI capabilities in generating subgraph queries using natural language, followed by rigorous testing, documentation, and tutorials.

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Subgraph Developers, Indexers, Delegators, Curators

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
Funding to assist with engineering resources required to complete and maintain this integration.

Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:

If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
Cookbook is a venture-backed company that raised a ~$2,000,000 pre-seed round some months ago. Additionally, we have accepted some small grants from groups such as Filecoin, ENS, Nouns, amongst others.

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Our team is made up of veteran solidity developers who use our own products everyday.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Cookbook is focused on simplifying web3 development, which aligns well with our aim to enhance developer interactions with The Graph. We’re planning to add features that will improve the learning and application process for developers working with The Graph and subgraphs. Our deep involvement with the House of Web3 community and our partnership with Edge and Node’s DevRel team highlight our dedication to promoting mutual growth between Cookbook and The Graph ecosystem.

Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

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Thank you for submitting your proposal. After review of the content, this appears to be a subgraph development and protocol grant application and is therefore not within the scope of community grants that the Graph AdvocatesDAO oversees.

You can submit your proposal directly to the Graph Foundation following this link: The Graph: Grants Application. Good luck!