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1. Bison Trails + Eth2
As Ethereum transitions to Proof of Stake, we are excited to announce our suite of products to interact with the eth2 Beacon Chain and enable network participants to easily add validators and scale their infrastructure automatically:
“The transition to Eth2 is incredibly important for the crypto ecosystem because it allows one of the most important and most adopted blockchains—with millions of users & tens of thousands of dApps—to introduce new scalability options for the protocol...”—JOE LALLOUZ, CEO OF BISON TRAILS IN COINTELEGRAPH
2. Run a Dedicated Polkadot Managed Controller with Bison Trails
Our dedicated Polkadot managed controller is non-custodial and provides DOT holders with two options unique to Bison Trails: 1) run Polkadot validators OR 2) easy nomination management for a "staking only" approach. Learn more
“Bison Trails offers a unique way for large-scale DOT holders to optimize Polkadot participation. Bison Trails’ managed controllers can nominate your own Polkadot validators and fall back to a Bison Trails staking-as-a-service node in the event that you don’t have enough DOTs to run your own validator in a given epoch. This relieves one of the most challenging parts of managing your Polkadot nominations and is a huge benefit for easily optimizing your participation on Polkadot.”—AARON HENSHAW, CO-FOUNDER AND CTO OF BISON TRAILS
3. Bison Trails + NEAR
We published a comprehensive guide to NEAR including details of NEAR's innovations, its focus on developers and usability, and what you need to know about how the protocol works. We also published a follow-up on NEAR’s Token Economics covering the protocol’s consensus method, validator rewards, stake distribution, and participation incentives.
"It’s been great working with the Bison Trails team, learning from their hands on experience with other PoS networks to improve our own staking experience and protocol design. Bison Trails has been on the forefront of what is now considered the professional validator industry, making participation in blockchain networks more accessible and helping to provide more high quality operators to the network." —ILLIA POLOSUKHIN, NEAR CO-FOUNDER
4. Bison Trails + Keep Active Participation
We posted a detailed guide to 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.
“Blockchains and crypto are an inevitability. Products and services will be built on top of blockchains and crypto… As everyday users we won’t even notice.”—JOE LALLOUZ, ON THE WOLF OF ALL STREETS PODCAST
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Bison Trails is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service company, based in New York City, specifically focused on blockchain participation. We’ve built a platform for anyone who wants to participate in new chains effortlessly (e.g. by running Cosmos Validators, Tezos Bakers, and Libra Validators, etc.)—without having to invest time and resources into developing any of the engineering, protocol, dev ops, or security competencies in-house. Our goal is for the entire blockchain ecosystem to flourish by providing robust infrastructure for the pioneers of tomorrow.
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