Node Guardians is an ambitious new non-storage staking provider looking to go beyond just running nodes. Sami Ben spoke to Alex Fasel of Cryptonites about his beginnings at Journal du Coin and the path that led him to create Knot Guardians.
The struggle to keep the media profitable has opened the door for Node Guardians.
corner newspaper is one of the largest crypto-focused media in France. Sami Ben, its founder and editor, has also become one of the most popular crypto hosts in the country on YouTube.
But even with the massive following he has amassed, keeping the media profitable has proven harder than it seemed.
Speaking to Alex Fasel of Cryptonites at Paris Blockchain Week, Sami said that the company could easily make money promoting any number of sketchy crypto projects. However, this would seriously damage the integrity he had worked so hard to create.
Looking for a solution that would allow the company to maintain integrity, cryptocurrency funds proved to be an unlikely rescue. Connecting with foundations that supported the development of various blockchain ecosystems allowed Journal du Coin to create content that was valuable to the crypto ecosystem. By working directly with foundations, the company also had to maintain the high standard of content production that its readers are accustomed to, Sami said.
In the process of creating content intended for a wide range of users, Sami identified the need for a single infrastructure that would support staking. Journal du Coin’s position as the leading media organization has given it a significant edge when it comes to staking, as it has allowed it to run its own nodes.
But Sami didn’t want to stop there. With a huge readership and even greater reach, Journal du Coin was in an ideal position to offer educational resources that would make the technical process of staking accessible to a wide audience.
This led him to create Node Guardians, a non-custodial staking provider with the goal of becoming the main source of staking education in the market. Sami explained that the goal of the project was to create and sell content that is useful not only for developers, but for anyone who wants to work more actively with a particular blockchain or programming language.
For example, Node Guardians plans to create a comprehensive ecosystem for learning about Cairo, the Starknet programming language. In addition to easy-to-follow guides to the programming language itself, Node Guardians will also offer a platform where users can submit projects they have created using the language and receive feedback from experts in the field.
Sami noted that this opened up many opportunities, including having foundations on the platform that offer grants to users for projects. Its goal is to create a platform that will act as a one-stop-shop for anyone who is looking for educational materials on how nodes work for Proof-of-Stake blockchains.
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