Incentive layer to run bitcoin full nodes

Currently there are no incentives to run a full bitcoin node, even though it helps decentralized the network and make it more censorship resistant.

The idea would be to have a smart contract that can receive tokens (ETH, WBTC, USDT…), the token pool, and that would slowly distribute those tokens to node operator running the AVS (the bitcoin node).

The token pool would be filled by donations, maybe bitcoin miners and businesses could pledge a % of their revenue to that pool to incentivize running more bitcoin node.

Does it sounds silly?


Yield and/or (possible) airdrops will definitely incentives bitcoiners to run a node.

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this could be really interesting specifically during the User activated soft fork.