Enterprise infrastructure to power the crypto ecosystem.

About Bison Trails

Bison Trails is a New York City blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company. We service some of the world's top custodians, exchanges, and funds by providing an easy way to participate in blockchain networks securely.

In January, 2021, we announced Bison Trails will be joining Coinbase to accelerate our mission to provide easy-to-use blockchain infrastructure, now as a standalone product line as part of Coinbase. The Bison Trails platform will continue to support our customers. With Coinbase’s backing, we will enhance our infrastructure platform and make it even easier to participate in decentralized networks and build applications that connect to blockchain data. Read more.

Running nodes on proof of stake networks is very difficult, especially if you're concerned about the risk of slashing. You need strong technical skills and robust infrastructure to participate in these networks well.

We built an easy to use platform for anyone to participate in blockchains (e.g. by running Cosmos Validators, Tezos Bakers, and Diem Validators, etc.)—without having to invest time and resources into developing any of the necessary engineering, protocol, dev ops, or security competencies to do so reliably, in-house.

We also make it easy for anyone building Web 3.0 applications to connect to blockchain data from 43 protocols with QT.

As experienced engineers and technologists deeply committed to secure infrastructure and building distributed systems, Bison Trails is a trusted partner of the teams building new blockchain networks and financial payment systems with global impact.

Learn more about protocols we support on the Bison Trails platform.

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Our values define our culture and guide everything we do

transparency TransparencyWe aim to be open in how we operate, in what we’re trying to achieve, and for what purpose
empathy EmpathyBuilding to democratize access to a technology requires a deep understanding of who it’s for and how it will be used
trust TrustWe’re successful when our brand is synonymous with trust to our audiences
creativity CreativityDiversity in thought and experience creates the conditions in which we can imagine the future collectively
excellence ExcellenceThe quality we aspire to, the endstate we envision and hold ourselves accountable to
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"Bison Trails is building the full-stack solution to participate in emerging blockchain networks. Their customers can quickly spin up new nodes and experience peace of mind from Bison Trails' best in class fault tolerance and security. Bison Trails is the premier partner that participants and creators of these networks need to keep things running smoothly and securely at scale." GARRY TAN, INITIALIZED
"We couldn't ask for a better infrastructure partner in Bison Trails — the team is well versed in protocol development, and has tremendous respect within the space. Bison Trails is core in Accomplice's ability to scale participation across crypto networks." ASH EGAN, ACCOMPLICE
“New protocols and next generation crypto networks involve active participation by investors, end users and partners. Bison Trails’ platform makes this easy for all stakeholders. Joe and Aaron are remarkable, serially successful entrepreneurs who have already demonstrated a strong leadership position in the industry.” ↗ BRAD STEPHENS, BLOCKCHAIN CAPITAL “Bison Trails realized early that node infrastructure would become a bottleneck to blockchain adoption, which is why they created a decentralized, user-friendly solution that developers and customers love. We’re excited to be part of their next chapter.” ↗ MONICA DESAI, KLEINER PERKINS

Bison Trails Secures $25.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Blockchain CapitalNov 19, 2019

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Aaron Henshaw and Joe Lallouz Co-founders Aaron Henshaw (CTO) and Joe Lallouz (CEO)


Our diverse team of engineers and protocol experts is experienced and deeply committed to secure infrastructure and building distributed systems. As long-term believers in blockchain technologies, we know that transparent and decentralized infrastructure will have lasting benefits for investors and for the entire blockchain ecosystem.

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Our New York City office is located in Tribeca. We're now a fully distributed team and we're hiring!

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