Building an Ethereum Node for Staking w/ Rocket Pool – Part 2: Software & Syncing

Build a local Ethereum node for validating and staking using popular software/hardware components. This second video covers getting the latest software, choosing ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients and syncing your nodes clients with the Ethereum blockchain.

Commands:

00:00:08 – Ctrl + Alt + T
00:00:15 – sudo apt update
00:00:35 – sudo apt upgrade
00:00:57 – mkdir -p ~/bin
00:01:12 – wget https://github.com/rocket-pool/smartnode-install/releases/latest/download/rocketpool-cli-linux-amd64 -O ~/bin/rocketpool
00:01:26 – chmod +x ~/bin/rocketpool
00:01:34 – Log Out ➡️ Log In
00:01:44 – rocketpool –version
00:01:58 – rocketpool service install
00:02:20 – sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
00:02:33 – Log Out ➡️ Log In
00:02:42 – rocketpool service install -d
00:03:00 – rocketpool service config
00:03:06 – Next
00:03:11 – Prater Testnet
00:03:18 – Locally Managed
00:03:25 – ETH 1.0 Client Geth
00:03:30 – ETH 1.0 Client Infura
00:03:35 – ETH 1.0 Client Pocket
00:03:41 – Geth
00:03:46 – None
00:03:52 – Locally Managed
00:03:58 – ETH 2.0 Client Random
00:04:03 – ETH 2.0 Client Lighthouse
00:04:08 – ETH 2.0 Client Nimbus
00:04:14 – ETH 2.0 Client Prysm
00:04:20 – Note on Prysm
00:04:25 – ETH 2.0 Client Teku
00:04:31 – Prysm
00:04:37 – Keep Prysm
00:04:45 – 16 Character Custom Graffiti
00:04:50 – Yes
00:04:57 – Yes
00:05:02 – Save and Exit
00:05:10 – y
00:05:24 – rocketpool node sync
00:05:31 – syncing time
00:05:41 – node fully synced
00:05:47 – Up next… Part 3: Ethereum Node Security & SSH

The Ethereum merge is upon us, where the current Ethereum Mainnet will “merge” with the beacon chain proof-of-stake system. Kiln, the latest merge testnet, has launched meaning the proof-of-stake transition is underway. Additional shadowforks are currently being used to test the additional testnets. Prepare for this event on the mainnet by setting up a local, decentralized Ethereum validation node. The multipart series will cover an end-to-end build, setup, deployment, and maintenance of an Ethereum node using the Rocket Pool CLI. Rocket Pool is a first of its kind ETH2 Proof of Stake Protocol, designed to be community owned, decentralized and trustless. Stake your Ether without the need for centralized services.

Software:

Rocket Pool CLI – https://docs.rocketpool.net/guides/node/cli-intro.html

References:

Ethereum Foundation – https://ethereum.org/en/staking/
/r/ethereum should know: Proof of Stake edition – https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/tijcq1/stuff_rethereum_should_know_proof_of_stake_edition/

Music:

Track 1: Ambient Gold – Harris Heller
Track 2: White Lie – Harris Heller
https://www.streambeats.com/

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