A Guide for BeaconScan Guild Warz
Need some help to win the staking contest? Read on.
Nov 17, 2020: the contest has ended! Scroll below to check how to exit your validators.
Oct 27, 2020: the contest now has 2 external sponsors and the prize money is at 5,000 DAI!
The article below is split into three sections. If you’d like to read on a specific section, scroll further down to it.
- What is Guild Warz?
- How to set graffiti
- How to exit validators
- Validator set up guides
What is Guild Warz?
Guild Warz is a pooled staking contest on ETH 2.0 Medalla Testnet.
ETH 2.0 is a fundamental change to the Ethereum blockchain. To ensure its successful deployment, Ethereum needs its community to set up validators. What better way to encourage this than with incentives? As we’ve seen with the recent rush into Yield Farming, our community loves playing for incentives. BeaconScan would like to inspire a community initiative to do just that for ETH 2.0 and invite others to do so too.
For those who remember the earlier days of mining, we were proud to band into pools and show the world where we were mining from. We use the concept of Guilds as a homage to those days.
To participate in or learn more about the contest, head over to beaconscan.com/guildwarz.
How to Exit Validators
After the contest has ended, you may leave the Medalla network in a tidy manner by conducting a voluntary exit. Several guides for doing so are listed below:
- Using Docker: https://github.com/eth2-educators/medalla-exit
- Prysm: https://docs.prylabs.network/docs/wallet/exiting-a-validator/
- Lighthouse: https://lighthouse-book.sigmaprime.io/voluntary-exit.html
- Teku (on Discord): https://discord.com/channels/697535391594446898/697539289042649190/778031361696464927
How to Set Graffiti
Winning at Guild Warz requires setting validator graffiti to represent your guild.
Each validator client has their own syntax for setting graffiti. Here we list down the syntax to do so (note: these are subject to change with new client updates) and a link to the relevant documentation for each client. If all else fails, you can contact the teams directly on their Discord channels.
- Documentation: https://lighthouse-book.sigmaprime.io/
- Discord: https://discord.gg/jdMJ5my
validator --testnet medalla --graffiti
- Documentation: https://chainsafe.github.io/lodestar/reference/cli/
- Discord: https://discord.gg/WvSVgPe
make NODE_PARAMS="--graffiti='<YOUR_GRAFFITI>'" medalla.
- Documentation: https://status-im.github.io/nim-beacon-chain/medalla.html
- Discord: https://discord.gg/Haj4E65
<startup command> --graffiti “Prysm is awesome!"
- Documentation: https://docs.prylabs.network/docs/prysm-usage/parameters/
- Discord: https://discord.gg/S6hjABB
- Documentation: https://docs.teku.pegasys.tech/en/latest/Reference/CLI/CLI-Syntax/
- Discord: https://discord.gg/wHPByqb
For those who are running a Rocket Pool validator, you may follow the instructions below:
rocketpool service pauseto make sure your stack isn't running
~/.rocketpool/chains/eth2/start-validator.shand replace both instances of
--graffiti "guildwarz-rocket-pool"then save the file
rocketpool service startto resume your node
You may also ask further details in their Discord channel: https://discord.gg/PFB6tK2
Validator Set Up Guides
The canonical guide for starting out with ETH 2.0 staking is the Medalla Launchpad. The website provides a thorough overview of staking, including the risks involved and steps to do so up to depositing your ETH 1.0 into the Medalla Beacon Contract.
Other guides have been written that provide additional detail or are specific to an Operating System & client. We list some of these below. They are excellent reference sources, but keep in mind that client updates may result in some becoming outdated.
Guide to Staking on Ethereum 2.0 (Ubuntu/Medalla/Nimbus)
- Sep 13, 2020
Guide to Staking on Ethereum 2.0 (Ubuntu/Medalla/Teku)
- Aug 12, 2020
Guide to Staking on Ethereum 2.0 (Ubuntu/Medalla/Lighthouse)
- Aug 3, 2020
Guide to Staking on Ethereum 2.0 (Ubuntu/Medalla/Prysm)
- Aug 2, 2020
ETH2.0 Lighthouse Validator Non Tech Guide on MacOS
- Aug 4, 2020
Bring up an Ethereum 2 test node the “easy” way, on Linux with docker
- Oct 1, 2020
Ethereum 2.0 staking guide (Ubuntu and Prysm)
Running Ethereum Full Nodes: A Guide for the Barely Motivated
- Nov 8, 2019
Bankless Guide: Becoming a Validator on the Eth2 Testnet
Eth 2.0 Staking and More with Topaz and DAppnode for under $750
- May 18, 2020
Guide: How to stake on ETH2 Medalla Testnet with Prysm on Ubuntu
Guide: How to stake on ETH2 Medalla Testnet with Teku on Ubuntu
- Aug 7, 2020
Guide: How to stake on ETH2 Medalla Testnet with Lighthouse on Ubuntu
Guide: How to stake on ETH2 Medalla Testnet with Lodestar on Ubuntu
How to stake for Ethereum 2.0 with DappNode
- Aug 27, 2020
Eth2-docker walkthrough …. “easy” node setup
- Oct 2, 2020
Running an Eth 2 Validator
Additional tips may be added to this article periodically. Good luck staking!
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