Since our last update, Bison Trails published our in‐depth report on the infrastructure of CBDCs, launched our public validator for Crypto.org Chain, and examined NEAR’s Rainbow Bridge. Read on for more, including ecosystem updates and news from the herd.
Correction: the original post published on 5/27/21 contained a factual error regarding the distribution of rewards on Livepeer. The post incorrectly stated that Livepeer does not currently allow rewards to be distributed on‐chain. The content below was corrected on 5/28/21.
Central Bank Digital Currencies, commonly known as CBDCs, are digital currencies issued by a central bank, representing a new digital medium of exchange, settlement, and payment verification with the potential to restructure the global financial system and the way trades are settled.
Our full report, Infrastructure and Design of Central Bank Digital Currencies, takes a deep dive into the different use cases and design and technical considerations that will determine the successful rollout of CBDCs.
Bison Trails published a step‐by‐step CRO Delegate Guide showing you how to stake your CRO to our enterprise‐grade public validators. Crypto.org Chain is a Tendermint‐based, public, open‐source, and permissionless protocol intended to drive mass adoption of blockchain technology via easy‐to‐navigate financial tools.
Our public validators are built on the same industry‐leading infrastructure that powers some of the world’s top crypto companies and applications—with enterprise‐grade security, reliability and uptime. We also enable participation in the growing Crypto.org Chain with secure validator and read/write infrastructure.
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Arti discusses what it means to be a process-oriented learner, how the crypto economy levels the playing field, and how to work at the intersection of UX and engineering.
"There's an aspect—I would say every engineer can relate to this—that you want to try to build things to truly understand them, like building your own framework or taking something apart. In the context of blockchains, I’m trying to find what process I can employ that can consistently give me a deeper insight and knowledge of the technology.” —ARTI VILLA CHANDOK,SENIOR PRODUCT ENGINEER
We will be sunsetting our Participate product for Livepeer by the end of June. Livepeer does not support rewards for a validator being paid to an address that isn't the validator node itself, meaning that Bison Trails Participate customers receiving their rewards requires a validator to temporarily take possession of all rewards earned on its node. Due to potential regulatory concerns and in light of Bison Trails' non‐custodial policies we must err on the side of caution and discontinue offering our Livepeer Participate product.
We have had a successful collaboration with the Livepeer team over the years, and we remain committed to supporting the network and its growth. Community members who are interested in staking their tokens on the Livepeer network can still do so via Bison Trails’ public validators.
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Bison Trails has launched support for Ethereum nodes using the Lighthouse client, in addition to our existing support for Prysm. Becoming multi‐client was our goal from the beginning; while our multi‐cloud, multi‐region infrastructure is incredibly powerful in supporting most networks, taking it to the next level for eth2 required one more step—client diversity.
Read about it in our announcement thread.
We demystify the language and key concepts of blockchain technology so that more people can participate in the growing crypto ecosystem.
Learn more in our guide to blockchain terminology
The recent launch of the NEAR Rainbow Bridge demonstrates the push for greater interoperability between protocols. The ability to bridge value, data, and applications across layers and protocols is a critical step towards creating a seamless experience for mainstream adoption.
Learn more about how it works and why it’s important in our exploratory post
Come work with us as we begin our next chapter as part of Coinbase. Visit our careers page to learn about open roles.
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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 21 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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