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Participate and Query & Transact are products of Bison Trails, a standalone product line at Coinbase, that allows you to run secure, fully managed node clusters to participate in more than 20 decentralized protocols and earn participatory rewards.

Bison Trails' APIs allow your team to easily incorporate many of our platform features into your business's applications and services. In order to access the APIs, you must have an account on bisontrails.co. Please contact [email protected] to learn more.

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Eth2 validator management API and indexer API

Our current focus with Eth2 is integrating the key functionality needed to participate in and monitor the transition from Ethereum as a proof of work network to proof of stake. From creating eth2 validators to querying the chain, you can build the features you need directly into your platform.

Our secure validator management API is a simple and comprehensive API that allows for secure and programmatic creation, management, and monitoring the status of eth2 validators and their underlying infrastructure. From easily generating Ethereum deposit contract transactions to scaling validators, our robust API scales with your eth2 staking needs. For a full description of our API endpoints, refer to this page.

Our eth2 Indexer API queries all the transactions from a specific account and provides data in a clean and action-oriented way.

Substrate indexer API

The Substrate Indexer is an API application powered by the Bison Trails platform to enable a more efficient way to query data from the Polkadot blockchain and its canary network, Kusama. Users have access to structured and easily queryable data with a significantly fewer number of requests. The Indexer may save anywhere from 50-100 to upward of a 1000 requests to the node. All the data outputs are served from a single API for ease of use.

The Polkadot Indexer saves engineering teams from having to build and maintain proprietary Indexers in-house, saving time and resources while enabling more optimized participation through access to structured data.


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