Brendan Lee is the CEO & Co-Founder of Nodesmith. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science, and has spent much of his career building developer platforms.

In this episode, Brendan and I discuss:

– The complexities around running a full node and how Nodesmith solves that problem

– We go over some of the concerns developers and engineers may have. For example, if you outsource your full node, who controls the keys? Or, what are Nodesmith’s API standards?

– And, from an economic perspective, we look at the Nodesmith business model – “Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)”




[01:09] – What is Nodesmith, who is Brendan Lee, and how did he get into blockchain? Introduction and overview

[08:51] – A more detailed overview of Nodesmith

[12:19] – What is the state of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service niche in Blockchain?

[17:53] – The Nodesmith business model

[20:03] – Brendan’s take on the blockchain “Killer App”

[22:56] – His perspective on the blockchain space in 10 years

[24:10] – Brendan’s parting piece of advice

[25:07] – How to get in touch with Brendan

[25:32] – Conclusion





Ethereum whitepaper



Web 3.0




Nodesmith website

Twitter – @nodesmith


Email: Brendan [at]



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