How to Stake Eth ?

To Stake Eth follow the offical Eth Lauchpad

Note: Import keys into the network you want such as SSV, OBOL for DVT (Distributed Validator Technolgy)

For Ethereum Staking simply Import your Keys

Import validator key

$HOME/prysm/ validator accounts import --mainnet --keys-dir=$HOME/staking-deposit-cli/validator_keys
  • Type "accept" to accept terms of use

  • Press enter to accept default wallet location

  • Enter a new prysm-only password to encrypt your local prysm wallet files

  • and enter the keystore password for your imported accounts.

Verify your validators imported successfully.

$HOME/prysm/ validator accounts list --mainnet

WARNING: Do not import your validator keys into multiple validator clients and run them at the same time, or you might get slashed. If moving validators to a new setup or different validator client, ensure deletion of the previous validator keys before continuing.

Start the validator

Store your prysm-only password in a file and make it read-only.

This is required so that Prysm can decrypt and load your validators.

Replace <my_password_goes_here> with your prysm-only password.

echo '<my_password_goes_here>' > $HOME/.eth2validators/validators-password.txt
sudo chmod 600 $HOME/.eth2validators/validators-password.txt

Clear the bash history in order to remove traces of your prysm-only password.

shred -u ~/.bash_history && touch ~/.bash_history

Setup Service File

Create a systemd unit file to define your validator.service configuration.

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/validator.service

Paste the following configuration into the file.

# The eth validator service (part of systemd)
# file: /etc/systemd/system/validator.service

Description=eth validator service beacon-chain.service

ExecStart=<HOME>/prysm/ validator \
  --mainnet \
  --accept-terms-of-use \
  --wallet-password-file <HOME>/.eth2validators/validators-password.txt \
  --suggested-fee-recipient 0x_CHANGE_THIS_TO_MY_ETH_FEE_RECIPIENT_ADDRESS


Update the configuration file with your current user's home path and user name.

sudo sed -i /etc/systemd/system/validator.service -e "s:<HOME>:${HOME}:g"
sudo sed -i /etc/systemd/system/validator.service -e "s:<USER>:${USER}:g"

Update file permissions.

sudo chmod 644 /etc/systemd/system/validator.service

Run the following to enable auto-start at boot time and then start your validator.

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable validator
sudo systemctl start validator

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