Anyone building products and services with blockchain data needs access to reliable read/write nodes. Nodes are the access points into the entire ecosystem. But developing and managing decentralized and resilient node infrastructure in-house is not a simple task, especially when trying to support a diverse range of blockchain protocols. Relying on a provider that rate-limits data usage, or only supports a few networks, is not an option for many businesses that anticipate rapid growth.
Our newly introduced QT product is designed for companies and entrepreneurs facing these challenges as they build secure Web 3.0 applications today. Bison Trails makes it incredibly easy to have secure, highly available access to read/write node infrastructure on multiple blockchain protocols.
The Bison Trails platform was built specifically to service highly secure and decentralized proof of stake networks for block production and validation, with infrastructure that is enterprise-grade and distributed across cloud platforms and regions around the world. QT is a major milestone for our company. We’re now enabling builders in the space to leverage the reliability and security of our platform for their transacting needs.Joe Lallouz, CEO
QT provides a robust link between off-chain systems and blockchain networks; any off-chain system can use dedicated infrastructure to read and write data to the blockchain. With QT, it’s now significantly easier for companies to add blockchain support and expand their protocol coverage without investing to develop capabilities in-house.
Bison Trails is able to meet the demands of enterprise customers building applications that rely on real-time blockchain data with high throughput, high availability, and dedicated resources. Today our QT infrastructure processes billions of transactions per month for our customers.
Each QT cluster, composed of fully-managed read/write nodes and their supporting infrastructure, provides enterprise-grade security, near-infinite redundancy, and authenticated API access to blockchain data.
We designed QT infrastructure to meet the needs of businesses whose revenue depends on uptime and availability. Our platform-level requirements for high-availability and fast failover mean our infrastructure is well-suited for powering dependable read/write systems. QT infrastructure can automatically recover from the complete failure of a cloud provider in two minutes.Rob Christensen, Head of DevOps
Whether you’re an established company looking to free up engineering resources, or you’re a team just getting started in the blockchain space and you want to build something with secure and reliable access to these chains, QT clusters make it fast and easy to build on any of these blockchains. We’re thankful to our early QT customers who helped make this a better product than anything that exists in the ecosystem.Joe Lallouz, CEO
QT is now available on 40+ networks across 33 protocols, including proof of work protocols like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zcash:
“Bison Trails is building the critical gateways and infrastructure needed for getting mainstream crypto adoption. The team combines strong technical expertise with a deep understanding of the customer experience, which means their product is built for anyone who wants to participate in the crypto ecosystem whether they're technical or not technical. They're one of the few teams approaching the problem from this perspective, which we believe will drive their long-term success.”Maaria Bajwa, Sound Ventures
In addition to offering full nodes, we’re proud to offer archival nodes as part of QT clusters. While full nodes contain a record of all transactions, archival nodes also include block-by-block information about the state of the network, such as wallet balances.
Data and Machine Learning companies can make use of archival nodes without the hassle and expense of maintaining them in-house. In addition, our Archival+ offering includes even more data.
The data a full node gives you, while very powerful, isn’t always enough. There’s different ways to slice, operate, and use blockchain data. This is why we built QT. We provide optionality.Aaron Henshaw, Head of Engineering at Coinbase Cloud and co‐founder of Bison Trails
Developers: interested in building applications with real-time blockchain data or learning more about QT?
Bison Trails will also be introducing a QT offering for every Participation protocol we support.
"The Bison Trails team is exceptional in engineering a robust foundation for decentralized protocols, making it easy for individuals and organizations to participate in these networks without compromising security and control. We can't wait to see how developers leverage this infrastructure and move the web3 ecosystem forward."Kartik Talwar, Partner at A.Capital Ventures
Wednesday, Oct 28 2020 at 11am ET. Join our QT product launch event featuring:
Bison Trails is a blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company based in New York City. We built a platform for anyone who wants to participate in 25 new chains effortlessly.
We also make it easy for anyone building Web 3.0 applications to connect to blockchain data from 33 protocols with Query & Transact (QT). Our goal is for the entire blockchain ecosystem to flourish by providing robust infrastructure for the pioneers of tomorrow.
In January, 2021, we announced Bison Trails joined Coinbase to accelerate our mission to provide easy-to-use blockchain infrastructure, now as a standalone product line. 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.
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