Bison Trails, a leading blockchain infrastructure company, has launched a new protocol that allows customers to scale their contract operations without the delays that typically accompany these functions.
Starting Tuesday, Global Blockchain Synch, or GBS, will allow Bison Trails customers to handle lags associated with launching a new node operation. The company claimed that this would drastically reduce downtime risks, reduce penalties and costs while simultaneously enhancing scope and optimal engagement.
Joe LaLues, CEO of Bison Trails, explained the problem:
“One of the big pain points when launching new nodes is the time it takes for them to catch up with the rest of the network before they can start performing useful work. Newly launched nodes must be synced from the configuration block, which can take hours to months to sync In full. “
GBS is designed to “allow customers to dynamically expand their infrastructure in response to demand, while minimizing operational costs,” he said.
The new service supports several leading blockchain protocols, including Polkadot, Kusama, Ethereum, Cosmos and EOS. For platforms like Polkadot, GBS allows new auditors to run in as little as 20 minutes for the 30 hours or more that they normally take.
In addition to the 20 protocols it currently supports, Bison Trails will soon add Avalanche, Cardano, Crypto.com and FIlecoin as partners.
As Cointelegraph previously reported, Bison Trails was purchased in January by Coinbase for an undisclosed sum. Bison Trails remains a standalone producer after the acquisition.