Through its enterprise-grade platform, Bison Trails enables ZKValidator to run a community-focused Staking as a Service to promote privacy research and participate in governance on emerging PoS networks
Bison Trails the premier blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company announced it is powering ZKValidator, which works to support privacy and zero-knowledge research by running community-focused public validators on innovative PoS-protocols Polkadot, Cosmos, NEAR, and Kusama.
ZKValidator, founded by Anna Rose, the host of the Zero Knowledge podcast, and DeversiFi CEO, Will Harborne, helps facilitate privacy-focused standards development and acts as a bridge between the zero-knowledge research community and the engineers designing network protocols. The idea to run public validators so that anyone can support ZKValidator’s mission by staking their digital assets, arose serendipitously when Joe Lallouz, Bison Trails’ CEO, was a guest on the Zero Knowledge Podcast. Now, ZKValidator is running in the active set on multiple protocols and is powered by the Bison Trails platform. With the recent publication of ZKValidator’s first Polkadot/Kusama report, the organization is also leading conversations on protocol governance.
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“ZKValidator is a very real use case of how we can help a team of a few people become as powerful as a team of 50 people,” said Joe Lallouz, CEO of Bison Trails. “Bison Trails is proud to support ZKValidator across multiple networks with our infrastructure platform, removing all of the technical barriers of running their own community-funded validators. It’s very cool to