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NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie enlists Bison Trails to power his blockchain community nodes


A driver of blockchain innovation, Dinwiddie taps Bison Trails to power Calaxy’s nodes on the Flow and Polkadot blockchains

NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie enlists Bison Trails to power his blockchain community nodes
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By Bison Trails · Dec 17 2020

Spencer Dinwiddie, blockchain pioneer and point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, is one of the most prominent professional athletes in the United States to invest in digital assets and promote innovation with blockchain technology. In November 2019 he worked to tokenize his NBA contract. In August he invested in Dapper Labs—the team behind the Flow blockchain—and in September he announced that he is launching Calaxy, a blockchain-based app for influencers.

Now, Spencer Dinwiddie and Calaxy are working with Bison Trails to power nodes for Calaxy on Flow and Polkadot. To start, Calaxy will run a Flow verification node on the Bison Trails platform. Shortly thereafter, we will power Calaxy’s consensus and collection nodes on Flow, and a node on Polkadot. Calaxy’s nodes on Flow and Polkadot will be open for public delegation.

As Calaxy becomes the social engagement application of the future, it is business-critical for us to work with innovative and credible partners like Bison Trails who will support the backend infrastructure and drive participation with the utmost security. The growth within the industry has presented a tremendous opportunity for a lot of emerging blockchain-powered companies. The benefits of delegating to Calaxy nodes will further enhance the industry and continue to foster a collaborative environment as a whole.

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Bison Trails will be running nodes as an infrastructure provider to power Calaxy’s staking, enabling Calaxy to participate in the Flow and Polkadot networks without having to run the node infrastructure themselves. By participating in these networks, Calaxy will be eligible to earn participatory rewards.

Dinwiddie’s fans will also be able to delegate their $FLOW and $DOT tokens to Calaxy’s nodes, powered by Bison Trails, and earn rewards for participating in the networks. Fans who have these tokens, and want to participate, will be able to find information about how to delegate to Calaxy’s nodes on the Calaxy website.

We’re excited to work with Spencer Dinwiddie to power staking for Calaxy. As an innovative thinker in the crypto space, and a prominent professional athlete, Spencer Dinwiddie’s participation on Flow and Polkadot will help move the ecosystem forward by introducing more people to crypto. We look forward to seeing how our work together will help grow the Flow and Polkadot communities.

Joe Lallouz Joe Lallouz, CEO

Bison Trails’ fully-managed platform powers critical infrastructure for the world’s leading digital asset exchanges, custodians, funds, and applications with industry-leading availability, security, and a 99% platform uptime guarantee.

Learn more about Flow and our support for all node types and Polkadot.

Are you interested in running nodes on the Bison Trails platform? Do you have an audience of crypto-enthusiasts who might be interested in staking? Get in touch!

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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 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.

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