Blockchain Startup Bison Trails Announces Support For Polkadot

Announcements, Blockchain, News | February 26, 2020 By:

Blockchain startup Bison Trails has announced that it will be supporting Polkadot on its platform and will allow anyone to launch and run a Polkadot validator.

Bison Trails claims to be the world’s first infrastructure as a service company designed for next-generation blockchain networks. It claims to provide a full stack offering for next-generation infrastructure and its constituents, including staking, validating, voting, transacting, and securing blockchain protocols. Their goal is to make it easy for anyone to launch secure, highly-available, and geographically distributed nodes on a participatory blockchain network with only a few clicks. Bison Trails is the preferred blockchain infrastructure provider for more than 20 protocol projects. It is also a Founding Member of the Libra Association, where it will be playing a key role in strengthening the network to support billions of transactions.

Polkadot’s network connects blockchains through a scalable heterogeneous multi-chain enabling new designs of blockchains to share software and security with the other parachains. Use cases will include the deployment of smart contract chains with WebAssembly such as Edgeware and Oracle chains that make off-chain data available to all contracts on the Polkadot network, such as ChainLink.

Bison Trails, who has successfully run validators on Kusama, the innovative Web3 Foundation project that allows developers to test implementations in a Polkadot-like environment, said that it has readied itself to provide infrastructure services and resilient validators through its distributed software suite as Polkadot prepares for Mainnet launch.

“With close to 100% uptime and zero customers having lost stake as a result of slashing on Kusama, Bison Trails is situated to deploy reliable, automated, and decentralized Polkadot validating nodes,” said Bison Trails. “To coincide with the Polkadot Mainnet launch, Bison Trails will also introduce a proprietary innovation in blockchain technology. Its double-signing feature will include a protective software to ensure there will never be a double-sign on any block, a major protection against slashing.”

Joe Lallouz, CEO of Bison Trails, said that both Kusama and Polkadot were designed to scale to 1,000 validators with similar levels of stake and 100 parachain shards, each with their own collator nodes, adding that Bison Trails empowers dot and ksm holders to participate in the network more quickly and easily than would otherwise be possible.

“By fully supporting both the Kusama and Polkadot initiatives, even after Polkadot launches, we’re enabling the pioneers of tomorrow to build the future that we envision,” said Lallouz. “We’re incredibly optimistic about what we’ve seen with Kusama, and we believe in Polkadot’s potential to be truly transformative for the entire blockchain industry.”