With mere weeks before the launch of NuCypher’s WorkLock, now is the time for ETH enthusiasts to get involved. WorkLock is NuCypher’s permissionless process where ETH holders can earn NU tokens for contributing useful work to the network by running a node.
Your ETH will be returned to you, with your earned NuCypher tokens, based on work that will likely be complete after running a node for about 6 months.1 As NuCypher is distributing approximately 25% of its initial token supply through WorkLock, this is the most advantageous way to join the network we expect to see.
NuCypher is a decentralized Key Management System (KMS) that uses blockchain technology to allow data owners to share sensitive data with a large number of users in a secure manner. Any number of applications, from a centralized healthcare system to a decentralized content marketplace, can use NuCypher as security infrastructure for sharing data. NuCypher is a layer 2 protocol, a Proof-of-Stake based work token built on Ethereum.
Bison Trails has worked with NuCypher since their first federated testnet in November, 2018. We continue to collaborate closely with the NuCypher development team on testing, protocol upgrades, and protocol documentation. We also have a unique perspective on the project and the importance of the team’s work.
Secrets management, access control, and data encryption are core security measures corporations take seriously. Many enterprises store a plethora of sensitive data and must adhere to varying levels of regulatory compliance depending on their industry and location. The costs for data breaches are not insignificant. In 2019, Marriott International booked a $126 million charge tied to a massive data breach. California’s new privacy law, CCPA, could cost companies a total of $55 billion to get in compliance, as determined in an independent economic impact assessment.
“Bison Trails is an invaluable collaborator: they've demonstrated a strong commitment to NuCypher, from running testnet nodes to providing feedback on network dynamics, slashing penalties, and stake pooling for a year. We appreciate their team's on-going contributions and are thrilled to see Bison Trails' support and enthusiasm for a successful WorkLock token distribution.” —MacLane Wilkison, Cofounder & CEO of NuCypher
Bison Trails is excited to support NuCypher and make it incredibly easy for you to participate in the protocol.
We’ve been working hard building the most reliable, secure, private, and highly available node infrastructure for NuCypher, as well as for 20+ protocols, and we want to make sure you're ready to participate and capitalize on this opportunity.
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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