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.
Our Query & Transact read/write infrastructure is now available for the Solana blockchain. Run secure, dedicated Solana Query & Transact nodes to access and verify data and transaction information from the blockchain, and build products and services that contribute to the growth of the Solana community.
The Helium blockchain powers decentralized wireless infrastructure for the internet of things. Run a Helium node with Bison Trails to earn rewards and help secure the network.
We sat down with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin to discuss the challenges and opportunities around the upcoming merger of Keep and NuCypher. (Note: as of July, the Codename Keanu merge has been named the Threshold Network).
"Community is the killer feature. The people you have around you building together are what makes the difference for projects to succeed or fail. This merge is an opportunity for the Keep and NuCypher teams and communities to combine forces to build the most decentralized and advanced cryptographic tooling network in the world.” —VIKTOR BUNIN, PROTOCOL SPECIALIST
Provenance, the blockchain built specifically to support the traditional financial services industry, recently transitioned from a permissioned to a public blockchain. Part of the Tendermint ecosystem, Provenance uses modules to enable financial institutions to offer services via the blockchain, saving money and time.
Contact us to start participating in Provenance, or read our guide to learn more about the protocol and our offering. Or, follow our step‐by‐step guide to delegate your HASH to our public validator.
Bison Trails has announced support for Acala, the DeFi hub of Polkadot and an Ethereum‐compatible financial application platform, and Karura, Acala’s sister protocol on the Kusama network.
While Acala and Karura’s network security and consensus are provided by Polkadot and Kusama Relay Chain validator sets, the collator sets of Acala and Karura will keep the network alive by collecting parachain transactions for Relay Chain validators to verify. Unlike validators, collators do not secure the network; a parachain only needs one honest collator to be censorship‐resistant.
Read about Acala, Karura, how they work, and how to get involved in our guide.
Aside from operating at the highest level of performance, there are three levers available for a Cardano stake pool operator to optimize rewards: the pool pledge, pool margin, and pool fixed cost. To understand how to best use these levers, one must first understand when they come into play in Cardano’s rewards mechanics along with the parameters that impact the ADA one pool may control.
Bison Trails runs Celo validator nodes for Volt Capital’s TD Labs subsidiary, allowing their community to stake CELO, earn participatory rewards, and support the growth of the network.
Check it out in our customer feature.
"Accelerators of the multichain future are adaptive spaces that allow for information to flow freely between applications and institutions through network interactions. By cultivating community and facilitating partnerships with key supporters, teams can test solutions, develop winning strategies, and demonstrate considerable traction before a true launch." —HARRY ALFORD, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
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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.
Bison Trails and CoinList: supporting the growth of innovative networksJul 22 2021
Bison Trails launches Solana Query & Transact to empower the Solana developer communityJul 19 2021
Bison Trails announces support for ProvenanceJul 13 2021
Substrate ecosystem update 008Jul 2 2021
Opinion: Accelerators of the Multichain FutureJul 2 2021
Bison Trails supports Acala and KaruraJul 1 2021
Guide to HeliumJun 24 2021
Q&A on Codename KeanuJun 16 2021
Cardano’s stake pool pledge and margin mechanicsJun 3 2021
Bison Trails announces support for HeliumMay 28 2021
Bison Trails powers secure staking on the Celo network for Volt CapitalMay 25 2021
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