A new tool for tackling climate change,
inequality and infrastructure
Launchnodes has always believed that staking returns can be used as a long-term financing tool to fund positive outcomes related to climate change, inequality and new infrastructure.
The central idea is that instead of making a single donation or grant, an individual Impact Staker or organisation commits capital in the form of ETH. That ETH is staked for a period of time, and some or all returns from staking are donated to address a climate, inequality or infrastructure problem for a 1-5 year period.
After that, the original capital is returned to the individual or organisation, allowing them to fund something else, or take back their capital.
The organisation using the funding to drive a positive impact commits to designing its work to provide automated and open source data that assumes that not every approach will work, but that the data generated supports improvement and change.
The first practical use case for impact staking has started. We have built prototype projects working with established non-profit and multilateral organisations. Contact us If you would like to join our working group that looks at using staking as a long-term financing tool for social impact.
Staking allows the economic wealth generated by the growth of the Ethereum network, in terms of its adoption and the applications built on top of it, to be shared in a different way to the Internet and Web 2.0. Both in terms of:
Become part of the impact staking working group
Launchnodes’ Concierge Service provides end-to-end set up for an Ethereum validator node. This is ideal if you want to Solo Stake and have at least 32 Ethereum or multiples of 32 Ethereum in a Metamask wallet, or a wallet compatible with depositing ETH through the ETH launchpad.
The validator nodes can connect to a Launchnodes Beacon node or your own Beacon nodes. You can use this service to build your own customised staking architecture as a solo Ethereum stakers. On AWS or your own infrastructure.
When performing mission critical or financially significant activity on the Ethereum blockchain, having your own RPC nodes ensures you can trust the data. Third party APIs are powerful tools making development at scale easy, but Blockchain-building requires data you can trust, where you own the source, and this is what RPC nodes provide.
A pre-synced Beacon node (using the Teku or Prysmatic client), with the Geth Client for Ethereum that allows you to connect to the beacon chain quickly and connect to Validator nodes. Beacon nodes can take 4-5 days to synchronise. Geth nodes can take 1 or 2 days.
Launchnodes provides a pre-synced Geth Node on AWS for staking ETH, native RPC nodes and other Layer 2 solutions. For the purposes of ETH staking Geth is an execution layer client.
A pre-synced Geth node is useful for any business or person staking ETH and can be used by all consensus layer clients. These consensus layer clients can run on public cloud or private data centre infrastructure. Making it easier and cheaper to stake ETH
All ETH Layer 2 solutions also require an Ethereum Geth node. This easy to run Geth node is pre-synced and can be deployed on public cloud or bare metal. By making Geth easy Launchnodes supports building in the Layer 2 eco-system.
Launchnodes provides an Always ON Teku Validator Node for Ethereum staking on mainnet or testnets
We provide customers with white labelled nodes that can run on public cloud, our infrastructure or data centre infrastructure owned by you. Create your own independent staking infrastructure with your own nodes in your own AWS, GCP or Azure account, or running on your own infrastructure.
Launchnodes offers all the staking building blocks to allow any level of customisation for ETH staking and for alternative blockchains.
Run Validator nodes on your own infrastructure public cloud or bare metal and stake 32ETH per node.
Launchnodes allows you to choose between Prysmatic or Teku software to be a Solo Staker and run Validator nodes and stake ETH. The Ethereum nodes run on infrastructure you own, while mnemonics, passwords, or public or private keys are never shared with Launchnodes.
Launchnodes provides a pre-configured Geth client (execution layer) running alongside a Teku client (consensus layer). This allows you to run Beacon nodes that can connect to validator nodes to start earning staking rewards or access blockchain data directly.
Participate and stake Ethereum as a Solo Staker. Use Launchnodes container based product to run Beacon nodes that have a connected Geth node to connect to the beacon chain. The Beacon Chain coordinates the network, and manages Proof of Stake for Ethereum.