Particle B, a startup accelerator dedicated to incubating projects built on blockchains, today announced the participation of Bison Trails, a leading blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service provider, in the testnet and mainnet beta of Cronos, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chain running in parallel to the Crypto.org Chain.
Specifically, Bison Trails will run a validator node upon the mainnet beta launch of the Cronos network. The company’s participation in the rollout of Cronos is aligned with its goal of supporting the growth of the entire blockchain ecosystem. The Bison Trails platform makes it easier for developers to participate in decentralized networks, and build applications that connect to blockchain data.
In December 2020, Crypto.com enlisted Bison Trails to provide validator node infrastructure support on the Crypto.org Chain. Bison Trails’ robust node infrastructure platform enabled validators to sign transaction blocks with low latency and high throughput on the Crypto.org chain. The newest collaboration with Bison Trails extends this working relationship to the launch of Cronos mainnet beta. Bison Trails will run a validator node on Cronos testnet (already live) and mainnet beta. In addition, Crypto.com will leverage Bison Trails’ infrastructure to provide node service on the Cronos chain. As a key contributor in the launch of Cronos, Bison Trails will provide network design and rollout support, including protocol design collaborations, as well as structuring, coordination, rollout, and troubleshooting support for testnet and mainnet launches, among other services.
Gary Or, Founder of Particle B, said:
“We’re happy to have Bison Trails as one of the Validator Node operators for the current Cronos testnet and the mainnet. We chose to work with Bison Trails because of their skill with distributed systems and decentralized node infrastructure, as we have seen in our previous work with them on the Crypto.org Chain. Their node clusters are built on a multi-cloud, multi-region foundation spread across geographic regions and are able to withstand cascading failover events.”
Aaron Henshaw, Head of Engineering at Coinbase Cloud and co-founder of Bison Trails, said:
“We’re excited to support the launch of Cronos and believe that it will continue to advance the mainstream adoption of crypto with EVM compatibility and capability to support DeFi solutions and more. Similar to the launch of Crypto.org Chain, this is a milestone that will help expand access to innovative offerings and services.”