Solo Staking (32 ETH)

The Solo Staker's Journey

Congratulations on setting up your hardware and Execution and Consensus Clients for Ethereum staking! As a solo Ethereum staker, you are taking an active role in securing the network and contributing to its decentralized nature.

In this guide, we will walk you through the key steps involved in your staking journey.

The following schematic diagram provides an overview of the Solo Staker's Journey on the AVADO:

The Steps

The following are the steps for Ethereum staking on AVADO:

  • Set up the ETH Clients. To begin, you will need to set up your Execution and Consensus Clients. See Setting up the ETH Clients section on how to do this.

  • Generate Keys. You will need to generate your staking keys. The key generation process will provide you with the keystore files, which contain the validator keys to be loaded into the Consensus Client. There is also a deposit data file, which is required for depositing your 32 ETH stake to the Beacon Chain.

  • Stake 32 ETH. Deposit 32 ETH as proof of stake to become an active validator. Make the deposit at the Ethereum Launchpad site.

  • Import Validator Keys. Import your keystore files into your chosen Consensus Client to start validator duties.

  • Monitor Your Node. Stay informed about your validator's performance and status. Utilize the website and mobile app for real-time updates.

  • Rewards and Penalties. Understand your responsibilities as a validator, including attesting and proposing blocks. Learn about potential rewards and penalties for missed duties or non-compliance with network rules.

  • Set up MEV-Boost. MEV (Maximum Extractable Value) is a concept that allows Ethereum validators to optimize their earnings by prioritizing and including profitable transactions in blocks. Make use of the MEV-Boost package to increase your earning potential.

  • Set Withdrawal Address. Control the destination of your staked funds and rewards by setting the Withdrawal Address.

  • Exit from a Solo Validator. At some point, you may decide to exit from the validation process. Our guide will provide you with the necessary information and steps to finally exit.

Let's go!

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