Bison Trails has announced support for the Celo open network, which enables smartphone users to send crypto directly to a phone number instead of a blockchain address.

The added support means that users will be able to transfer value using Celo's stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar on the Bison Trails platform. 

Aaron Henshaw, co-founder and CTO of Bison Trails told Cointelegraph:

“Bison Trails has strong relationships with the Celo team: we’re members of the Celo Alliance for Prosperity and are very familiar with Celo’s progress from working closely with their team since the earliest days of the protocol’s development. We have a unique perspective on the Celo protocol and ecosystem.”

Celo’s integration to strengthen the security of the network

The Celo tech system has three layers: Celo Blockchain, Celo Core Contracts, and Application.

Henshaw praised Celo’s initial design choice, which uses Earned Value Management (EVM) (software based on the concept of assigning and earning values for projects)  and the Go-Ethereum protocol for their underlying node system.

Henshaw said the integration of Celo onto the Bison Trails platform will help secure and strengthen the network:  

“We aim to set the standard for security, reliability, and quality on the Celo network with the validators and groups that we run. Our infrastructure platform easily spins up nodes in multiple cloud providers and regions for our customers. We diversify Celo’s block production infrastructure which strengthens the network.”

Other protocols supported

Bison Trails has also announced support for Solana, which is an open-source project that implements permissionless blockchain technology as well as the NuCypher protocol.