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Try Ethereum 2.0 on Blockdaemon Blockdaemon provides full end-to-end node management and staking support for ETH2, an innovative Proof of Stake blockchain representing the next phase of Ethereum's evolution.

Why Use Blockdaemon? Blockdaemon is the Total Node Management Solution

Blockdaemon guarantees peace of mind, as you never have to worry about maintaining or upgrading your nodes ever again — we look after all of that for you. Our finger is constantly on the pulse of each blockchain we support to ensure all of our nodes remain perfectly healthy. Our extensive experience across protocols lets us expertly monitor, repair and replace nodes where protocol level errors may occur. For any protocol updates needed, we look after these in advance so you never see any disruption in service.

Enterprise Level Security

Security is our top priority here at Blockdaemon. All nodes purchased through us are 100% customer dedicated. This means your node is yours exclusively. You’ll enjoy a dedicated node which has a unique address, its own unique connection and authentication key. Furthermore, these are never reused. We ensure your node is not open and exposed to anyone on the internet. Any nodes you’d like to add on additionally can be done so quickly and easily as well!

A Trusted Partner

Blockdaemon is by your side on your blockchain journey. We are the only infrastructure platform for blockchain nodes which offer multi-cloud and multi-geographical support, with just a few clicks. Want custom configurations and branded experiences? No problem, we provide a unified, whole-org, collaborative rollout to manage a complete network. Whatever your needs, we will work closely with you to deliver the solution you need.

Ethereum 2.0 Key Features

Early Ethereum 2.0 Access

Ethereum 2.0 is the future, and Blockdaemon is committed to being there with support for the early phases. Blockdaemon brings its extensive experience with both staking networks and Ethereum to deliver a robust, reliable and secure node.

Cost-Effective Validators

We’re mindful of the special considerations required for validators in the early phases of Ethereum 2.0 and have optimized our solution to ensure positive ROI for your stake. If you have 32 ETH or 3200 ETH, we can help you maximize your returns with a cost-effective validator solution.

Secure Validator Nodes

All of our nodes — from our public validator node to dedicated deployments — follow best practices to be responsible members of the network, keeping our nodes running and participating in network consensus. With our deep expertise in over a dozen staking protocols, we can ensure uptime for validators and keep pace with upgrades to your node.

Monitoring, Alerting, and Automatic Healing

Blockdaemon Monitoring includes core machine-level metrics — CPU load, bandwidth, available disk space, memory — as well as blockchain specific metrics like peer counts, block height, transaction pools. Blockdaemon automatically monitors, repairs and replaces nodes where protocol- or client-level errors may occur. When client updates are required, we make sure to apply them in advance so you see no disruption of service.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are ETH2 validators?

    Validators are those people who help keep ETH2 secure. They’re the parties responsible for processing transactions and creating new blocks in the chain. At present, validators must be committed to locking up their ETH funds for a period of time to participate, as these are unavailable to withdraw until a later date when ETH2 is fully launched.

  • Is staking on ETH2 secure?

    Validators on the network are subject to slashing. Slashing’s goal to make it prohibitively expensive to attack ETH2, and to penalize validators for not performing their duties in consensus. Being offline or behaving maliciously contributes to likelihood of slashing. Slashing takes place when validators act against the best interest of the blockchain, and as such a portion of their stake is destroyed. Minor penalties are issued for inadvertent actions that hinder consensus, while major penalties are issued for malicious acts.

  • What is the Beacon Chain?

    The Beacon Chain is ETH2’s first step towards a Proof of Stake future. This Beacon Chain fully supports staking. Ethereum’s original PoW mainnet will live in parallel to the Beacon Chain for the foreseeable future. During this time, the Beacon Chain will be adding blocks via the staking protocol, while the original Ethereum chain continues to mint blocks as they always have. Eventually, Ethereum will transition fully to PoS.

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