Leading blockchain infrastructure firm, Bison Trails, has revealed support for the Cosmos ecosystem, permitting its clients to stake and run nodes for the blockchain ecosystem Cosmos.
Bison Trails offers services to simplify the method of participating in blockchains, like staking and running full nodes. The firm’s users embody custodians, exchanges, and funds, with Bison also assisting Web 3.0 apps to hook up with blockchain data. The firm partnered with Coinbase earlier in January to offer services beneath the United States exchange’s umbrella.
Bison’s users can now use the firm’s infrastructure to stake & delegate their tokens using “participation clusters,” earning transaction fees & rewards while securing the Cosmos network.
Bison’s participation clusters feature two components to reinforce security – validator nodes that are hosted within a private network, and “sentry nodes” that interface between the said validator nodes and therefore the public blockchain network. The clusters are deployed using remote hardware security modules to make sure validators’ private keys don’t interact with the general internet. The announcement added:
“The participation clusters themselves are architected to face up to attacks. The sentry nodes act as a layer of defense to the validator nodes, permitting them to remain hidden and personal from the general public internet, and mitigating the danger of DDoS and remote access attacks.”
Bison Trails will also offer several node services, including full QT nodes, archival nodes, and light client support.
Cosmos comprises a decentralized ecosystem of parallel blockchains supported by Cosmos’ open-source Tendermint protocol, facilitating intercommunication between the parallel chains.
Also earlier month, Cosmos launched its Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol, or IBC, Stargate, to facilitate interoperability between the blockchains built using Cosmos’ Software’ Development & other blockchain networks.
As anticipation for the Stargate release built heading earlier into February, Cosmos’ ATOM token surged into new all-time highs above $10 USD, prior to rallying to $26 USD when the protocol went life earlier on 18th Feb. ATOM has since retraced nearly 30% to presently trading at a price at $18.50 USD.