Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company, Bison Trails, announced support for the NuCypher network, as well as its permissionless token distribution system, WorkLock, on April 2.

According to the announcement, the Libra Association member assured users that anyone would be able to run nodes and participate in the NuCypher network on the Bison Trails platform.

NuCypher’s use cases

The network is based on three use cases: secret management, dynamic access control, and secure computation.

The company highlights that NuCypher’s cryptographic infrastructure allows this alliance to be carried out, which consists of privacy-preserving applications that give users access control mechanisms to encrypted data stored online.

Joe Lallouz, Bison Trails CEO, said the following after the announcement:

“We are excited to support NuCypher as they prepare for their mainnet launch. Their secrets management system, dynamic access control, and secure computation give users more control over the security of their data, significantly contributing to the decentralized ecosystem both our teams are striving for.”

Bison Trails has had a proven track record of successful NuCypher deployment, which makes the alliance more robust. They also hope to coordinate with the protocol team for the design of WorkLock.

Over 100 NuCypher nodes operated by Bison Trails

The company operates over 100 NuCypher nodes, and states that they will continue to spin up more nodes in preparation for the mainnet launch.

MacLane Wilkinson, NuCypher’s co-founder and CEO said:

“NuCypher’s upcoming mainnet launch is the culmination of over three years of work towards making privacy-preserving blockchain applications a reality. Bison Trails has been a key contributor - both via running testnet nodes and providing technical feedback on multiple aspects of the protocol. We’re excited for them to continue to play a large role during WorkLock and the subsequent mainnet launch.”

Cointelegraph reported on March 27 on Bison Trails’ intention to provide support for an open-source project that implements permissionless blockchain technology called the Solana protocol.