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    Coinbase pitches a grand design in buying Bison Trails

    Purchasing the blockchain infrastructure provider is part of Brian Armstrong’s goal of growing Coinbase is beyond its roots as a cryptocurrency exchange

    In a Jan. 19 statement on its blog, Coinbase portrayed the move part of a grand design, calling it “an important step in delivering on our mission to create an open financial system for the world.” It’s also part of a business strategy to turn the infrastructure Coinbase built for itself into a suite of products available to any developer.

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    Bison Trails offers tools for the Libra blockchain

    The blockchain infrastructure firm notes that customers using its Libra QT ‘can easily transition to mainnet at launch, and be ready on day one’

    Bison Trails said its Libra QT product allows developers to read and write on the blockchain hosting the Facebook-founded Libra stablecoin.

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    Bison Trails to support privacy-focused Oasis Network

    The move is part of the ongoing collaboration between the infrastructure-as-a-service firm and privacy-focused blockchain foundation

    Bison Trails will support the Oasis Network following collaboration on the protocol’s development over the last year. That will make setting up a node on the proof-of-stake network possible with just a few clicks.

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    Bison Trails tries to ‘de-risk’ staking with double-signing protection software

    In what is described as an industry first, the company wants to minimize penalties for customers running a node on a proof-of-stake network

    The technology “addresses one of the most unaddressed problems” in the industry: slashing penalties costing a validator part of their stake if a message is double-signed for the same block.