• Bison Trails double-signing software
    Technology

    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.

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Mission and money: Three Celo validators talk staking for the Libra competitor

    Wade Abel, Aaron Boyd, and Pranay Mohan took very different routes to becoming validators on Celo’s payments-focused, proof-of-stake blockchain

    By making it cheaper and easier to make payments, Celo validators are supporting both earning money and supporting a social mission aimed at the unbanked.

  • SKALE network launches
    Technology

    ‘Elastic’ Ethereum-compatible SKALE network launches its mainnet

    DApps on SKALE can run at a capacity of 2,000 transactions per second, complete with “sub-second” block times.

    The open-source, permissionless, Web 3.0 platform was designed to give developers the ability to build highly configurable, fully decentralized blockchains that are instantly compatible with Ethereum and capable of running at a capacity of 2,000 transactions per second—complete with “sub-second” block times.

  • Bison Trails supports ETH 2.0
    Ethereum

    Bison Trails rolls out support for Ethereum 2.0

    Platform co-founder Aaron Henshaw said he believes the first iteration of ETH 2.0 will launch this year, as Vitalik Buterin’s blockchain moves from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake

    ETH 2.0 will see the network transition from an energy-draining, expensive proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism to proof-of-stake (PoS). This will effectively make miners obsolete, as blocks will instead be verified by validators who stake 32 ETH in order to run a node.