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Ethereum

Blockdaemon offers institutional-grade Ethereum infrastructure, on-chain data through APIs and staking services.

Whether you are a developer that needs end-to-end managed nodes to access the Execution Layer (Eth1) or you are a financial institution that wants to earn maximum yield on your assets with validator nodes on the Consensus Layer (Eth2), we have you covered.

Need onchain data through APIs? Harness the power of Ubiquity, our Universal API.

  • Staking Rewards 4.2%
  • Additional Rewards MEV Boost: ~1%
    Transaction Fees: ~3%
  • Minimum Amount to Stake 32 ETH
  • Network Type
    • Goerli
    • Mainnet
    • Ropsten
    • TestNet
  • Blockdaemon Products
    • Connect
    • Data
    • MPC Wallet
    • Nodes
    • Staking
  • Hosting
    • Bare Metal
    • Cloud

Staking

  • White Label Validator

    Blockdaemon lets anyone run their own validator node and private label it with their own brand. Our white-label validator nodes are non-custodial (you keep your keys private), fully maintained/monitored, run at 99.9% uptime and have manual-failover built in, eliminating double-signing. Your validator is secure with us. We have over 55K nodes geographically dispersed in production across 10 providers and four layers of risk mitigation including slashing insurance.

  • Staking Tools

    Our Staking Dashboard gives you a high-level overview of your staking activity, which includes your rewards earned, account address, principal, and reward amounts converted to USD. A deeper analysis with the Staking Report contains validator address, principal staked, crypto token, reward amount, time period, and ending validator balance.

  • Liquid Staking

    Our Liquid Staking product is the world’s first KYC-compliant, institutional liquid staking solution, built for Ethereum. Financial institutions now have easy-access to liquidity, while staking funds on the world’s largest proof-of-stake blockchain.

Nodes

  • Dedicated Nodes

    We've been perfecting Nodes-as-a-Service since 2017. All our Dedicated RPC Nodes are built for zero downtime and high security. Our nodes are supported by optional High-Availability Clusters, offering secure backups and helping you manage unforeseen load spikes. Lastly, every machine we manage comes with 24/7 support and transparent service level agreements.

Data

  • Universal API

    If you want access to Ethereum data but don't want to run a Dedicated node, take a closer look at our Universal API. Our multi-chain API lets you tap into full archive data and transaction data at a fraction of the cost of running a node. Best of all, it's free to try out.

  • Native API

    Native API access allows you to go deeper into the blockchain and get enriched native specific data with no abstraction to connect to our nodes.

  • NFT API

    Obtaining NFT data can be complicated. Blockdaemon connects you to Ethereum NFT data with one simple interface. With a few simple endpoints, you can retrieve information about NFT assets, collections and events on Ethereum. The API also supports advanced querying and filtering. This gives institutions a highly flexible NFT API for retrieving robust and correct NFT data. Get started on our open Beta.

  • Connect

    Gem Onramp is the easiest way to add a “Buy Ethereum” button to your app. Gem Onramp provides an embeddable UI that lets your users buy Etherum directly via ACH, SEPA, Debit Card, Credit Card, in 125 different countries, without ever leaving your app.

    All compliance and KYC details are managed for you. Best of all, it's free to you. All fees are paid by your users. Schedule a demo to see how Gem Onramp works.

  • MPC Wallet Solutions

    Self-hosted, white label, institutional-grade wallet platform for custodians, exchanges, and investors. Our turn-key platform uses Advanced MPC and supports MPC-protected quorums and policy controls to eliminate blind signing. If you prefer to build your own wallet, the Sepior Threshold Security Module (TSM) provides Advanced MPC key management and protection via an SDK for easy integration. Unlike MultiSig, secure MPC runs entirely off chain, enabling reduced gas fees.

Connecting institutions to blockchains with one integration.

Supporting 60+ cutting edge blockchain networks with world-class blockchain infrastructure. We power the blockchain economy with an easy-to-use, secure and scalable node management platform.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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. Learn more about ETH Validators.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ethereum’s smart contract functionality allows anyone to code their own custom programs on the blockchain. These contracts are written in the native programming language of Ethereum, called Solidity.

  • Currently, Ethereum’s blockchain is secured by a global network of miners, all contributing to the network’s consensus and processing transactions. These miners ensure the continued success of the world’s second largest blockchain by market capitalization. Miners are rewarded for their efforts in the native token, Ether. Ethereum will soon fully transition to an innovative Proof of Stake blockchain requiring validators to deposit 32 ETH to a smart contract.

  • Full Nodes, High-Availability Cluster Nodes, Archive Nodes

  • Starting with The Merge, there will be additional income streams that previously have gone to the Proof-of-Work miners. Models suggest that both of these together could about double the total revenue of a validator:

    • Transaction Fees: whenever a block that your validator has built was accepted into the blockchain, you will receive the transaction fees (gas paid in $ETH) by the users that have transactions in this block.
    • MEV Rewards: If you don’t opt out of our recommended participation in MEV, you will also likely get some “tips” in the blocks you are building from people searching and using MEV opportunities.
  • Maximal extractable value (MEV) refers to the maximum value that can be extracted from block production in excess of the standard block reward and gas fees by including, excluding, and changing the order of transactions in a block. The Ethereum Foundation explains some MEV use cases and consequences on their website.

    As a validator, you probably cannot and don’t want to search for MEV opportunities yourself. But there is a way to benefit from it, while at the same time helping the network – some call this “ethical MEV” or “democratized MEV”. By far the most prominent ethical MEV implementation was developed by Flashbots. Flashbots is a research and development organization working on mitigating the negative externalities of Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) extraction techniques and avoiding the existential risks MEV could cause to stateful blockchains like Ethereum. You can read more about this here.

  • The transaction fees (and any potential MEV rewards) are transferred automatically and immediately to your Eth1 withdrawal address that you specified when setting up your validator with us. We can never touch any of your funds. Each individual validator node is currently expected to create a block every ~60 days on average. If you use the same withdrawal address for multiple validators, you will see these rewards being transferred to the address more often, respectively.

    Your protocol rewards (for block creation itself, attestations etc., emitted from the protocol) will continue to accrue on your validator until withdrawals are enabled via the respective EIP (Ethereum Improvement Proposal) several months after The Merge.

    The current specification stipulates that any excess amount > 32 Eth (= your accrued rewards so far) will be automatically pushed out to your Eth1 withdrawal address about 1-2x per month. Depending on when your validator has started operating, you can expect a larger amount of accumulated rewards the first time, followed by somewhat regular but much smaller payments.

  • The Merge is fast approaching. The last test network Goerli occurred on August 10th. Currently, The Merge is planned to happen between September 10 and 20th. This Mainnet Merge is the relevant date for everything described here.

  • There may well be attempts to make the transition contentious and keep other PoW-fork(s) alive after The Merge, even though Ethereum Classic already exists as a PoW alternative.

    If any forks occur (e.g. from Eth-PoW), the forked token would be based on the balances from the existing Ethereum addresses to which a customer would need to control the private key. But even then, these assets would need to be named and supported by exchanges, custodians, etc to become liquid for its holders. Blockdaemon is non-custodial, thus does not hold any Eth for customers and will not be involved in this.

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