Securing your Validator

In this post, we will take a look at the type of keys generated in Eth2, their inherent security vulnerabilities, and the different ways to secure them in a multi-user staking environment.

Blox Staking Technology Overview

Introducing Blox Staking KeyVault – remote signer based on Hashicorp Vault, with a proprietary Plugin for signing functionalities and slashing protection written by Blox CEO Alon Muroch.

Centralized Versus Decentralized Staking Services

Decentralized Staking or Non-Custodial Staking allows users to stake with no key sharing. Centralized, Semi-Custodial, or Custodial staking services retain custody over user private keys in a multitude of ways.

Blox Basics: What is Proof of Stake

Proof of Stake (PoS) is the consensus mechanism behind Eth2 which enables validators to stake and which will allow the network to efficiently scale.

Comparing Eth1 & Eth2

In with Proof of Stake, out with Proof of Work. Eth2 is a significantly improved Ethereum upgrade, introducing validators and ETH staking and set to increase network scalability, security, speed, and energy efficiency.

Eth2 Staking: Interest & Rewards

Eth2 enables anyone to stake and earn rewards. How much is earned will depend on the staking setup, validator performance, and how many active actors there are on the network.