You’ve already attempted to run your own validator on the Medalla testnet. You’ve tried to follow instructions provided by the Ethereum Foundation and community members (I, II, III, IV) but couldn’t manage to spin up your nodes. You have learned a few things about the process, but are concerned that you won’t be able to stake your ETH.
I understand that running validators, keeping them online all day, and actively monitoring their performance is truly not for everyone. …
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Let’s now discuss how the numbers affecting your validator’s ETH balance get calculated. A key unit of account that will frequently appear is base_reward.¹
There are three ways a validator can get rewarded.
1. Proposer rewards
After you successfully propose a block as a validator, your rewards will be based on:
2. Attestation rewards
After you submit attestation votes as a validator, your rewards will be based on:
3. Whistleblower rewards
Once a slashable offense is observed and gets reported, the whistleblower and the block proposer who includes the whistleblower’s report will be rewarded.³ …
I can’t believe it’s only been a little bit over 3 months, but I remember the day in June when DeFi websites started failing to respond. Like many others, I had a mini panic attack. I found out later that the cause was that The Graph was experiencing some issues.
stakefish is building up the infrastructure layer for the blockchain ecosystem. We want to make sure the builders of the decentralized future are able to keep building. Naturally, The Graph was another protocol we were looking to support. However, we had not anticipated that their APIs were already being used heavily by DeFi applications. …