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eth2 Update 007

eth2 Update 007

The initial participation metrics for the eth2 launch, the first slashing, a surprise in the first block, and what’s next for the network.

Dec 3 2020 / protocols

eth2 Update 006

eth2 Update 006

The eth2 deposit threshold, a look at upcoming genesis, and where eth2 goes from here.

Nov 25 2020 / protocols

Substrate Ecosystem Update 003

Substrate Ecosystem Update 003

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

Nov 25 2020 / protocols

Now Available: Diem (Libra) QT

Now Available: Diem (Libra) QT

Nov 24 2020 / product

eth2 Insights: Network Performance

eth2 Insights: Network Performance

The fourth post in our eth2 Insights Series discusses Medalla’s arc of development, the metrics to gauge overall network health, and shares perspective on eth2 Mainnet.

Nov 23 2020 / protocols

eth2 Update 005

eth2 Update 005

eth2 testnet and client updates, a look at whales in the deposit contract, and our best estimate for eth2 genesis date.

Nov 18 2020 / protocols

eth2 Insights: Validator Effectiveness

eth2 Insights: Validator Effectiveness

The third post in our eth2 Insights Series discusses the parameters governing validator effectiveness in eth2 and how validators were distributed along those in Medalla.

Nov 16 2020 / protocols

tBTC and DeFi: How to Get Involved

tBTC and DeFi: How to Get Involved

Nov 12 2020 / protocols

Coinbase Custody Expands Bison Trails Integration to Add Staking Support for Celo

Coinbase Custody Expands Bison Trails Integration to Add Staking Support for Celo

CELO token holders can participate by staking with secure custodial storage of their assets

Nov 12 2020 / news

eth2 Update 004

eth2 Update 004

An update on the eth2 deposit contract, the finalization of Medalla, and more eth2 insights.

Nov 11 2020 / protocols

QT Archival: When a Full Node is Not Enough

QT Archival: When a Full Node is Not Enough

Nov 11 2020 / product

Bison Trails Newsletter 009 • October 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 009 • October 2020

Nov 10 2020 / newsletter

eth2 Insights: Slashings

eth2 Insights: Slashings

The second post in our eth2 Insights Series zooms into slashings in Medalla, examining their correlates and probable causes.

Nov 9 2020 / protocols

eth2 Update 003

eth2 Update 003

The eth2 mainnet launch is weeks away! Here’s everything you need to know.

Nov 5 2020 / protocols

eth2 Insights: Aggregation Performance

eth2 Insights: Aggregation Performance

The first post in our eth2 Insights Series reveals important insights into the performance, and importance, of validator attestation aggregation in the eth2 network.

Nov 2 2020 / protocols

eth2 Medalla Data Challenge: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Elias Simos

eth2 Medalla Data Challenge: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Elias Simos

A deep dive with Elias into the challenges faced during the eth2 Medalla Data Challenge and how data-informed research can help improve eth2 in the progression to a mainnet launch.

Oct 30 2020 / protocols

Substrate Ecosystem Update 002

Substrate Ecosystem Update 002

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

Oct 30 2020 / protocols

What to Consider When Choosing Your eth2 Provider

What to Consider When Choosing Your eth2 Provider

Choosing a secure and reliable infrastructure provider is critical for participating in eth2 successfully. Here are three things to keep in mind when making your decision.

Oct 28 2020 / protocols

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

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

Oct 21 2020 / product

eth2 Update 002

eth2 Update 002

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

Oct 21 2020 / protocols

NEAR Governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

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.

Oct 14 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Newsletter 008 • September 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 008 • September 2020

Oct 13 2020 / newsletter

NuCypher Staking Scenarios

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.

Oct 12 2020 / protocols

eth2 Update 001

eth2 Update 001

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

Oct 2 2020 / protocols

Meet the Herd: Product Manager Jaron Parnala

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.

Oct 2 2020 / people

Substrate Ecosystem Update 001 • September 2020

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

Sep 27 2020 / protocols

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

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

Sep 22 2020 / customer story

Meet the Herd: Content Strategist Casson Rosenblatt

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.

Sep 17 2020 / people

Bison Trails Newsletter 007 • August 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 007 • August 2020

Sep 16 2020 / newsletter

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

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

Sep 14 2020 / protocols

Meet the Herd: People and Development Manager Melissa Meister

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.

Sep 4 2020 / people

The NuCypher WorkLock Begins September 1, 2020

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.

Aug 28 2020 / protocols

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

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

Aug 27 2020 / news

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

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

Aug 21 2020 / platform

Meet the Herd: Head of DevOps Rob Christensen

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.

Aug 13 2020 / people

Bison Trails Announces Support for Flow and All Node Types

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.

Aug 10 2020 / protocols

Meet the Herd: Engineering Manager Paul Hurlock-Dick

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.

Aug 6 2020 / people

Bison Trails Newsletter 006 • July 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 006 • July 2020

Aug 5 2020 / newsletter

Optimize Your Participation with Bison Trails Infrastructure

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.

Aug 4 2020 / platform

Bison Trails Hires Elizabeth Ralston As General Counsel

Bison Trails Hires Elizabeth Ralston As General Counsel

Aug 1 2020 / news

Replay: Building for the Future – Polkadot and Bison Trails

Replay: Building for the Future – Polkadot and Bison Trails

Jul 26 2020 / events

Meet the Herd: Engineering Manager Sasha Semenyuk

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.

Jul 17 2020 / people

Celo Incident Report: Jul-09-2020

Celo Incident Report: Jul-09-2020

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

Jul 16 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Newsletter 005 • June 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 005 • June 2020

Jul 9 2020 / newsletter

Livepeer Governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

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.

Jul 7 2020 / protocols

Run a Dedicated Polkadot Managed Controller with Bison Trails

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.

Jul 5 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for eth2

Bison Trails Announces Support for eth2

Jun 29 2020 / protocols

NEAR Token Economics

NEAR Token Economics

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

Jun 12 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Supports NEAR

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.

Jun 8 2020 / protocols

Keep Active Participation

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.

Jun 5 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Newsletter 004 • May 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 004 • May 2020

Jun 4 2020 / newsletter

The Artistic Application of Blockchain: NFTs

The Artistic Application of Blockchain: NFTs

May 20 2020 / perspectives

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create Principles to Guide Staking Providers

Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create Principles to Guide Staking Providers

May 12 2020 / news

Polkadot Token Economics

Polkadot Token Economics

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

May 10 2020 / protocols

Opinion: Proof of Stake, Taxation, and Innovation

Opinion: Proof of Stake, Taxation, and Innovation

May 8 2020 / perspectives

Bison Trails Supports Celo and the Alliance for Prosperity

Bison Trails Supports Celo and the Alliance for Prosperity

May 6 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Newsletter 003 • Apr 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 003 • Apr 2020

May 4 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Announces Support for Keep

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!

Apr 26 2020 / protocols

Why We Believe in Diem (Libra)

Why We Believe in Diem (Libra)

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

Apr 24 2020 / perspectives

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

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.

Apr 21 2020 / protocols

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

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.

Apr 14 2020 / news

Bison Trails Newsletter 002 • Mar 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 002 • Mar 2020

Apr 3 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Announces Support for NuCypher and WorkLock

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.

Apr 2 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Announces Support for Solana

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!

Mar 25 2020 / protocols

Bison Trails Newsletter 001 • Feb 2020

Bison Trails Newsletter 001 • Feb 2020

Feb 27 2020 / newsletter

Bison Trails Announces Support for Polkadot

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!

Feb 26 2020 / protocols

ETHDenver 2020 Recap

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.

Feb 24 2020 / community

Bison Trails Adds Ontology (ONT) Nodes to the Platform

Bison Trails Adds Ontology (ONT) Nodes to the Platform

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

Feb 17 2020 / announcement

Coinbase Custody and Bison Trails Join Proof of Stake Alliance

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

Jan 30 2020 / news

The Bison Trails Platform Supports Edgeware

The Bison Trails Platform Supports Edgeware

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

Jan 2 2020 / protocols

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

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

Nov 19 2019 / news

Don't Get Slashed! Use Bison Trails

Don't Get Slashed! Use Bison Trails

Oct 31 2019 / platform

Bison Trails is Supporting Algorand’s Mainnet Launch

Bison Trails is Supporting Algorand’s Mainnet Launch

Jun 19 2019 / protocols

Bison Trails is Proud to be Part of the Libra Initiative

Bison Trails is Proud to be Part of the Libra Initiative

Jun 18 2019 / perspectives

The Challenges of Running Blockchain Infrastructure

The Challenges of Running Blockchain Infrastructure

Jun 5 2019 / perspectives

Introducing Bison Trails

Introducing Bison Trails

Mar 15 2019 / news

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