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Introducing QT. Connect to real-time blockchain data from 20+ protocols.

Oct 21 2020 / product

Introducing QT. Connect to real-time blockchain data from 20+ protocols.

Developers: connect your existing off-chain systems, like banking or trading products and services, to blockchain data. Our fully-managed Query & Transaction (QT) nodes for PoS and PoW blockchain networks are currently processing billions of transactions per month for enterprise customers.

Eth2 Update 002

Oct 21 2020 / protocols

Eth2 Update 002

The most important information about eth2, curated by Viktor Bunin, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails.

NEAR Governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

Oct 14 2020 / protocols

NEAR Governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

We asked Viktor about his role on the NEAR Validator Advisory Board as the proposer of the criteria to move the network forward to a fully decentralized mainnet launch via community governance.

Bison Trails Newsletter 008 • September 2020

Oct 13 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 008 • September 2020

In September, we announced support for the Oasis Network, launched new monthly eth2 and Substrate ecosystem updates, published our first customer story, and proposed a set of criteria via governance to move the NEAR network forward to a fully decentralized mainnet launch.

NuCypher Staking Scenarios

Oct 12 2020 / protocols

NuCypher Staking Scenarios

NuCypher Mainnet launch is days away. Our guide to configuring a node’s NU token stake provides the key decisions and their implications and four staking scenarios to help you understand the benefits of each approach.

Eth2 Update 001

Oct 2 2020 / protocols

Eth2 Update 001

The first edition of the most important information about eth2, curated by Viktor Bunin, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails.

Meet the Herd: Product Manager Jaron Parnala

Oct 2 2020 / people

Meet the Herd: Product Manager Jaron Parnala

Jaron shares the story of his journey to product management and crypto, his engagement with the blockchain community, and how he stays calm and focused.

Substrate Ecosystem Update 001 • September 2020

Sep 27 2020 / protocols

Substrate Ecosystem Update 001 • September 2020

Our first edition of the most important developments in the Substrate Ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails

Bison Trails now powering ZKValidator across Cosmos, Polkadot, Kusama, and NEAR

Sep 22 2020 / customer story

Bison Trails now powering ZKValidator across Cosmos, Polkadot, Kusama, and NEAR

Bison Trails enables ZKValidator to run a community-focused Staking as a Service to promote privacy research and participate in governance on emerging PoS networks

Meet the Herd: Content Strategist Casson Rosenblatt

Sep 17 2020 / people

Meet the Herd: Content Strategist Casson Rosenblatt

Casson explains the role of content strategy, her focus on clarity, how she started working at Bison Trails, and tips for effective communication.

Bison Trails Newsletter 007 • August 2020

Sep 16 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 007 • August 2020

In August, we announced our integration with Coinbase Custody to enable secure SOL staking, our Double Signing Protection software, and we published an updated guide to the NuCypher WorkLock.

Bison Trails Supports the Oasis Network and the Creation of a Responsible Data Economy

Sep 14 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Supports the Oasis Network and the Creation of a Responsible Data Economy

Running a validator on the Bison Trails platform enables customers to earn participatory rewards for helping secure the network

Meet the Herd: People and Development Manager Melissa Meister

Sep 4 2020 / people

Meet the Herd: People and Development Manager Melissa Meister

Melissa shares her outlook on People and Development, kindness in interviews, and maintaining a value-based culture as the company continues to grow.

The NuCypher WorkLock Begins September 1, 2020

Aug 28 2020 / protocols

The NuCypher WorkLock Begins September 1, 2020

WorkLock, a novel node distribution mechanism used to launch the NuCypher network, allows participants to lock ETH to a smart contract, receive NU tokens, run NuCypher (Ursula) nodes, and receive fees, rewards, and their ETH back in return for providing useful work to the network.

Coinbase Custody and Bison Trails Enable Secure Staking of Solana (SOL) Tokens

Aug 27 2020 / news

Coinbase Custody and Bison Trails Enable Secure Staking of Solana (SOL) Tokens

By extending our integration with Coinbase Custody to Solana, SOL token holders can participate in the network by staking with secure offline storage of their assets

Bison Trails is Minimizing Risks of Blockchain Participation with Double Signing Protection

Aug 21 2020 / platform

Bison Trails is Minimizing Risks of Blockchain Participation with Double Signing Protection

We designed Double Signing Protection software to protect against one of the major risks of network participation: slashing penalties for double signing blocks.

Meet the Herd: Head of DevOps Rob Christensen

Aug 13 2020 / people

Meet the Herd: Head of DevOps Rob Christensen

Rob demystifies DevOps, explains how he leads a remote team with empathy, and details the mischievous origin of his interest in technology.

Bison Trails Announces Support for Flow and All Node Types

Aug 10 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for Flow and All Node Types

Flow—developed by Dapper Labs—is a solution to blockchain scalability in consumer applications like games and digital collectibles. Bison Trails will support all five of Flow’s node types to help secure and bootstrap the network.

Meet the Herd: Engineering Manager Paul Hurlock-Dick

Aug 6 2020 / people

Meet the Herd: Engineering Manager Paul Hurlock-Dick

Paul shares his thoughts on the secret to shipping great product experiences and reveals how a serendipitous meeting with an old friend inspired him to join Bison Trails.

Bison Trails Newsletter 006 • July 2020

Aug 5 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 006 • July 2020

In July, we welcomed Elizabeth Ralston to the herd as General Counsel, partnered with CoinList to support the launch of CoinList Pro, submitted our first governance proposal, and a lot more.

Optimize Your Participation with Bison Trails Infrastructure

Aug 4 2020 / platform

Optimize Your Participation with Bison Trails Infrastructure

If you run your own Participation Cluster—a dedicated validator node and supporting infrastructure—you can earn participatory rewards on the tokens staked to your node cluster.

Bison Trails Hires Elizabeth Ralston As General Counsel

Aug 1 2020 / news

Bison Trails Hires Elizabeth Ralston As General Counsel

Former BlockTower Capital Legal & Compliance Director—and ex-Goldman Sachs Vice President—Elizabeth Ralston joins Bison Trails as General Counsel

Replay: Building for the Future – Polkadot and Bison Trails

Jul 26 2020 / events

Replay: Building for the Future – Polkadot and Bison Trails

In June, Bison Trails and Web3 Foundation teamed up for an in-depth conversation on Substrate, Polkadot’s parachains, and scaling infrastructure. The conversation ranged from learnings on Kusama to the intricacies of optimizing infrastructure for Nominated Proof of Stake networks.

Meet the Herd: Engineering Manager Sasha Semenyuk

Jul 17 2020 / people

Meet the Herd: Engineering Manager Sasha Semenyuk

An interview with Bison Trails’ first employee: how Sasha got into blockchain, his interest in creating a culture of learning at the company, and his thoughts on what protocol teams have done well.

Celo Incident Report: Jul-09-2020

Jul 16 2020 / protocols

Celo Incident Report: Jul-09-2020

We discovered a bug in the core client code preventing validators from correctly signing blocks

Bison Trails Newsletter 005 • June 2020

Jul 9 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 005 • June 2020

This edition of the Bison Trails monthly newsletter includes info on the suite of products we will offer to support eth2, our Polkadot managed controllers, our guides to NEAR and the protocol’s token economics, and our in-depth guide to Keep active participation.

Livepeer Governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

Jul 7 2020 / protocols

Livepeer Governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

We asked Viktor to provide context on the necessity of the inflationChange parameter proposal and why we’re hopeful the Livepeer community considers—and ultimately decides to support—the update.

Run a Dedicated Polkadot Managed Controller with Bison Trails

Jul 5 2020 / protocols

Run a Dedicated Polkadot Managed Controller with Bison Trails

Bison Trails’ managed controllers allow large-scale DOT holders to run validators on the Bison Trails platform or delegate to our staking-as-a-service nodes to easily manage Polkadot delegation as network dynamics change.

Bison Trails Announces Support for Eth2

Jun 29 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for Eth2

As Ethereum transitions to eth2 & Proof of Stake, Bison Trails will offer a suite of products to interact with the Beacon Chain and enable network participants to easily add validators and scale their infrastructure automatically.

NEAR Token Economics

Jun 12 2020 / protocols

NEAR Token Economics

An overview of NEAR’s consensus method, validator rewards, stake distribution, and participation incentives.

Bison Trails Supports NEAR

Jun 8 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Supports NEAR

Our comprehensive guide to NEAR includes details of NEAR's innovations, its focus on developers and usability, and what you need to know about how the protocol works.

Keep Active Participation

Jun 5 2020 / protocols

Keep Active Participation

If you choose to bond ETH on Keep, it is critical to understand how collateralization and liquidation work, and what to do if a deposit you are securing becomes undercollateralized.

Bison Trails Newsletter 004 • May 2020

Jun 4 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 004 • May 2020

Info on our detailed Polkadot Token Economics explainer, a look at why we joined Celo’s Alliance for Prosperity, our recent announcement supporting the Proof of Stake Alliance’s industry guidance to staking providers, and much more...

The Artistic Application of Blockchain: NFTs

May 20 2020 / perspectives

The Artistic Application of Blockchain: NFTs

A Q&A on NFTs (non-fungible tokens) with Trinity Montoya, a Bison Trails Protocol Engineer

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create Principles to Guide Staking Providers

May 12 2020 / news

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create Principles to Guide Staking Providers

Polkadot Token Economics

May 10 2020 / protocols

Polkadot Token Economics

An overview of validator rewards and how Polkadot token holders are incentivized to participate in the earliest days of the network

Opinion: Proof of Stake, Taxation, and Innovation

May 8 2020 / perspectives

Opinion: Proof of Stake, Taxation, and Innovation

How revisiting U.S. tax law to better address the emerging Proof of Stake ecosystem can foster innovation

Bison Trails Supports Celo and the Alliance for Prosperity

May 6 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Supports Celo and the Alliance for Prosperity

Bison Trails Newsletter 003 • Apr 2020

May 4 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 003 • Apr 2020

Updates on Keep’s Stake Drop, NuCypher’s WorkLock, our collaboration with Coinbase Custody enabling secure Polkadot staking, and more!

Bison Trails Announces Support for Keep

Apr 26 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for Keep

Support for the Keep protocol on the Bison Trails platform will allow ETH holders to participate in Keep’s “Stake Drop,” bringing BTC closer to on-chain usage in DeFi applications. Reward distribution begins May 13th!

Why We Believe in Libra

Apr 24 2020 / perspectives

Why We Believe in Libra

We joined the Libra Association in October of 2019 as an initial member because we see the potential to drive massive adoption of crypto around the world.

ETH Enthusiasts: An Invitation to Participate in NuCypher’s WorkLock

Apr 21 2020 / protocols

ETH Enthusiasts: An Invitation to Participate in NuCypher’s WorkLock

With the launch of NuCypher’s WorkLock approaching, now is the time for ETH enthusiasts to get involved.

Bison Trails Announces Collaboration with Coinbase Custody to Enable Secure Polkadot Staking

Apr 14 2020 / news

Bison Trails Announces Collaboration with Coinbase Custody to Enable Secure Polkadot Staking

This integration combines Coinbase Custody’s institutional-grade offline storage solution with the Bison Trails infrastructure platform, allowing Coinbase Custody clients to seamlessly stake their DOT to Bison Trails’ validators.

Bison Trails Newsletter 002 • Mar 2020

Apr 3 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 002 • Mar 2020

A lot changed here in New York City in the last month.

Bison Trails Announces Support for NuCypher and WorkLock

Apr 2 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for NuCypher and WorkLock

Through a strategic integration, Bison Trails and NuCypher will bring cryptographic infrastructure to users globally while scaling the network securely and supporting WorkLock, NuCypher’s innovative token distribution mechanism.

Bison Trails Announces Support for Solana

Mar 25 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for Solana

Building on a year of experience working with the Solana team and protocol, we are excited to now support Solana token holders with the Bison Trails platform. Run your own validators or delegate to our validator at mainnet launch. Help secure the network and earn participatory rewards!

Bison Trails Newsletter 001 • Feb 2020

Feb 27 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Newsletter 001 • Feb 2020

Welcome to the inaugural Bison Trails newsletter!

Bison Trails Announces Support for Polkadot

Feb 26 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for Polkadot

We’re very excited to announce Bison Trails will support Polkadot at launch and we’ll continue to support node operators on Kusama!

ETHDenver 2020 Recap

Feb 24 2020 / community

ETHDenver 2020 Recap

Viktor Bunin reflects on what makes ETHDenver special, some of the challenges organizers faced using DAOs for judging the hackathon, the bZx event, and his favorite moments from the conference.

Bison Trails Adds Ontology (ONT) Nodes to the Platform

Feb 17 2020 / announcement

Bison Trails Adds Ontology (ONT) Nodes to the Platform

This strategic integration allows seamless deployment of Ontology nodes for enterprise companies

Coinbase Custody and Bison Trails Join Proof of Stake Alliance

Jan 30 2020 / news

Coinbase Custody and Bison Trails Join Proof of Stake Alliance

Coinbase Custody and Bison Trails join Tezos, Interchain Foundation, Web3 Foundation, and others to support the critical mission of the Alliance

The Bison Trails Platform Supports Edgeware

Jan 2 2020 / protocols

The Bison Trails Platform Supports Edgeware

We’re excited to announce that the Bison Trails infrastructure platform supports running validator nodes on Edgeware!

Bison Trails Secures $25.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Blockchain Capital

Nov 19 2019 / news

Bison Trails Secures $25.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Blockchain Capital

Don't Get Slashed! Use Bison Trails

Oct 31 2019 / platform

Don't Get Slashed! Use Bison Trails

Bison Trails is Supporting Algorand’s Mainnet Launch

Jun 19 2019 / protocols

Bison Trails is Supporting Algorand’s Mainnet Launch

Bison Trails is Proud to be Part of the Libra Initiative

Jun 18 2019 / perspectives

Bison Trails is Proud to be Part of the Libra Initiative

The Challenges of Running Blockchain Infrastructure

Jun 5 2019 / perspectives

The Challenges of Running Blockchain Infrastructure

Introducing Bison Trails

Mar 15 2019 / news

Introducing Bison Trails

The World’s First Infrastructure-as-a-Service Company Designed for Next-Generation Blockchain Networks.

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