Blockchain technology firm Bison Trails announced its support for features of Eth2 ahead of Ethereum’s planned upgrade. 

  • In an announcement on Monday, the firm said it would support features such as ETH staking and automatically managed validator notes on the upgraded blockchain. A founding member of the Facebook-led Libra Association, Bison Trails provides blockchain infrastructure services to firms. 
  • Ethereum’s transition this fall will move the network from a proof-of-work consensus mechanism to a proof-of-stake one in order to improve scaling and reduce power requirements. Bison Trails said helping Eth2 launch was also an opportunity to secure the chain and earn staking rewards. 
  • The firm noted its software would manage client infrastructure automatically, thereby removing the need to manually manage participation when network requirements change. 
  • Bison Trails recently signed a deal with NEAR Protocol, the claimed “Ethereum Killer,” to host its validator set. 

See also: ConsenSys Spins Up Staking Service in Anticipation of Ethereum 2.0

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