Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company and Libra association member, Bison Trails, announced support for Solana on March 26. Solana is an open-source project that implements permissionless blockchain technology.
Solana’s protocol uses a new approach to establish the order of blocks, called Proof-of-History, and will be available at mainnet launch on the Bison Trails platform.
Benefits attached to the partnership
In dialogue with Cointelegraph, Joe Lallouz, CEO of Bison Trails, commented on the benefits of the feature:
“If you’re a Solana token holder, you can run your own validators or delegate to the Bison Trails validator at mainnet launch. As additional features like archiver clients and storage rent come online, Bison Trails customers will be able to run additional infrastructure to support the network and earn participatory rewards.”
Lallouz says that Bison Trails has been working with Solana for over a year, from running one of the first nodes in all testnets, to deploying infrastructure on both physical hardware and in the cloud.
Anatoly Yakovenko, Solana’s founder and CEO, stated the following:
“At Solana, we’re developing a scaling solution for blockchains that can uniquely capitalize on improvements in hardware and bandwidth. Because of this approach, the upfront and on-going resources required to participate as a validator in the Solana network can be more demanding than other protocols.”
New projects ahead for 2020
Looking ahead, Bison Trails CEO told Cointelegraph that they will be opening the platform out of limited beta to a wider market. They announced a new network roadmap which includes: Cardano, Celo, Coda, ETH 2.0, Keep, Libra, Near, NuCypher, Oasis, Polkadot, Skale, and TON.
Lallouz also said that the funding round completed in Q4 2019 will allow them to grow as a team to seek new opportunities through new partnerships with exchanges.