Bison Trails is entirely non-custodial and we never take possession of a customer’s private keys at any time. As such, we will never ask you for your private keys to run a Cosmos validator. We will provide the small amount of ATOMS required to spin up and manage the node.
We are security experts, and have secure offline generation of validator signing keys, backups, and redundant remote signers using hardware HSMs in data centers.
You are able to set your desired fee structure on the Bison Trails platform, and market your validator for others to delegate to using instructional guides which we provide to our customers.
The Bison Trails platform has advanced internal and external metrics, monitoring, and alerting. In general, they fall into the following categories:
Uptime and status indicate how well the node has performed historically and its current status.
Block height and interval, total network active validators, and number of peers give a real-time view into the Cosmos blockchain.
Memory and CPU usage give visibility into how much work the node is doing in processing the mempool and propagating blocks, among other duties.
Bison Trails is a multi-cloud, multi-region node infrastructure provider with advanced orchestration, resourcing, monitoring and self-healing technologies. We maximize uptime and reward generation by running redundant validators and sentry nodes across multiple regions and cloud providers.