Another one from the commute… This is a rough idea I wanted to put on paper. Nothing sophisticated with data based evidence. More of a quick note.
The Number of full nodes is idling around 40 for at least 4 months now.
Run a funding campaign on the Nu forums.
Hold the funds in multi sig.
Pay the funds to people for a limited time to encourage them to run nodes.
Payout once a week or so.
Maybe give a bonus for hosting a node in certain regions to reach a geographicly distributed network. Our current nodes are mostly in the US and Europe.
-Promotion of Nu, possibly reaching NuPeople (hehe)
-more stable network nodes = more resilience
What needs to be done?
One would need to create a script that checks the availability of the nodes and calculates their weekly share, based on availability.
Registration is simple, have a site where you tie the an IP Address and port of a node to a payout address.
Verify the ownership by requiring the node to be bound to a random port.
Maybe start with 5 US-NBT per node per month and slowly decrease to 1/month or less.
Depends on the fund raise here.
This also imaginable to be done with funds requested via custodial grant.