mev-boost is an open source relayer to optimized block builders. By using
mev-boost even home stakers get access to MEV (Maximal Extractable Value) rewards when they propose a block.
When you enable
mev-boost in your validator, you can expect to get higher block rewards.
mev-boost only makes sense if you run an Ethereum validator. So make sure you first install an execution client (e.g. Geth), a consensus layer client and a validator (e.g. Teku or Prysm).
You can find the MEV-Boost package in the Avada DappStore
If you check the validator log, you should see entries like this from time to time:
For most users the default configuration should be OK, but you can configure MEV-Boost via the Avado UI on http://my.ava.do/#/Packages/mevboost.avado.dnp.dappnode.eth
The default configuration uses the bloXroute (ethical) and Ultra Sound relay endpoints:
You can find more relay endpoints at https://github.com/eth-educators/ethstaker-guides/blob/main/MEV-relay-list.md
If you use the Ultra Sound relay (default), you check that your validator has registered correctly by going to https://relay.ultrasound.money/. Next paste your validator address in the check registration widget on the top right. Your validator address (aka public key) is the hexadecimal address you see in the list in Teku, Prysm or your beaconcha.in dashboard.