Bison Trails newsletter 010 • November 2020

Highlights from eth2’s genesis, the launch of QT Archival and Diem QT, plus a new participation option for CELO holders

Bison Trails newsletter 010 • November 2020

By Mark Forscher · Dec 10 2020

Since our last monthly update, the herd has been very busy. Read on for the latest on Bison Trails and our support of eth2, the launch of QT Archival and Diem QT, and more!

– Mark Forscher / Head of Brand & Design

Company News

1. Bison Trails + eth2

Eth2 launched without issues on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 12:00:23 UTC. Congratulations to the entire Ethereum community on a successful genesis! In Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin’s latest eth2 update, he notes that since launch “eth2 is continuing to gain momentum as almost 1.3m ETH has now been deposited (more than 1% of all ETH).”

Some of Bison Trails’ eth2 highlights from a busy month:


  • For enterprise: Leading exchanges, banks, and enterprises have already joined our eth2 Pioneer Program. Last week Bison Trails enabled eth2 mainnet cluster creation, which allowed our earliest eth2 pioneers to submit deposits to the Beacon Chain.
  • For individual ETH holders: LiquidStake, powered by Bison Trails, is offering “USDC loans for individuals to provide liquidity to stakers while their funds are locked and generating rewards on the eth2 chain.” Learn more

2. QT Archival + Diem QT

Libra rebranded as Diem, and we announced support for Diem QT. Custodians, wallets, and those registered as a Designated Dealer or VASP on the Diem network can start building today with Diem QT. Read more in Cointelegraph.

We also announced “QT Archival: ‘When a Full Node is Not Enough’” with support for Algorand, Celo, Cosmos, EOS, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Tezos, and TRON.

Time and time again we see customers are really tired of running their own infrastructure, and this is especially true for archival nodes. We are always adding new protocol-specific tooling required to provide customization Archival customers need. Customers love that Bison Trails provides them with a path to not only reduce their operational pain, but add support for new protocols to their own products and services quickly and easily.

Rob Christensen Rob Christensen, Head of DevOps

3. 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. Read more

4. Guide to Cardano

Read our complete Guide to Cardano for information on the protocol’s innovations, how it works, and economics (including inflation, rewards, and staking).

More from the Herd:

We couldn’t get away from the idea that blockchains, transfer of value networks, and modern crypto networks were going to be the future.

Joe Lallouz Joe Lallouz, CEO

Join the herd. Our business development, customer success, engineering, and marketing teams are hiring!

About Bison Trails

Pioneering Blockchain Infrastructure®

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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