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DappNode recently announced the addition of native ssv.network support for their users. Basically, any Dappnode runner that wishes to become an ssv operator is able to do so with a simple setup. Running an ssv node is a great way for any Dappnode user to achieve a few important goals:

DappNode quick intro

For those of you that are not familiar with DappNode, they provide hardware solutions for running Blockchain nodes and connecting to web3…


The CDT -> SSV token upgrade vote is over, SSV token was officially voted in as the ssv.network native token. Here is what’s coming next;

Get ready to upgrade!

In the next few days we will launch the new SSV token page. The upgrade itself will be available in 1+ week from today. Please make sure you use the correct URL for upgrading your CDT!

https://ssv.network/token-upgrade/

After clicking the ‘Upgrade’ button in the token page you will be redirected to the official swap page. Again, also here you must double check the URL is the correct one, cant be too safe:

URL — TBD


DappNode recently announced the addition of native ssv.network support for their users. Basically, any DappNode runner that wishes to become an ssv operator is able to do so with a simple setup. Running an ssv node is a great way for any DappNode user to achieve a few important goals:

DappNode quick intro

For those of you that are not familiar with DappNode, they provide hardware solutions for running Blockchain nodes and connecting to web3…


‘Layer 2’ is one of the most widely discussed and anticipated technologies in Blockchain. This year alone, we saw protocols such as Optimism, Polygon etc. becoming production ready and integrating into Dapps.

‘Layer 1’ refers to Ethereum itself, ‘Layer 2’, in general, enhances L1’s scale and reduces transaction costs. Miners are the security base layer of POW Blockchain, or what we like to call; ‘Layer 0’.

‘Layer 0’ secures layer 1, layer 2 makes it scalable. With Ethereum’s transition to POS, more focus has to be placed on creating technologies that support Layer 0. We saw many staking services created…


Secret-Shared-Validator(SSV) is a protocol for distributing the operations of an Ethereum validator between trustless parties using threshold signatures and a BFT (consensus) protocol.
For a quick intro please read this.

This piece includes a deep dive into a full Ethereum, beacon-chain attestation duty process for an SSV node. This represents a single validator SSV instance for attestation duties ONLY with code snippets and reference.

All of the info below is relevant to v0.0.15 of the SSV node.

Validator Share Management

An SSV node is a piece of software that uses validator shares and network configurations as input, and if executed properly, outputs an…


SSV.network updates — Aug 27th

Things have been moving fast since our testnet launch, today we hit the 100 validators mark and we managed to onboard lots of new operators. Shoutout to Beaconcha.in for becoming an operator and supporting SSV in their explorer.

Our core focus at the moment is stabilizing the network’s performance, we are currently releasing around 2 new versions per week and so far it seems like we are on a more solid ground. There is still lots to do in order to hit the 99% effectiveness mark. You can check on the network’s status directly from…


ssv.network testnet is available

Last week we finally announced the launch of our public testnet. Any staker with 32 GoETH can now experience distributed ETH staking firsthand while leveraging a network of best-in-class operators.

SSV was originally conceived as a research concept by the Ethereum foundation back in 2019. Blox became involved in 2020 and helped develop a basic proof of concept. Soon after, we realized the potential and benefits that SSV brings to the ecosystem — might just be ‘the future of ETH staking’. The technology is an answer to many of the problems DIY stakers and staking services are facing today.

Distributing…


We finally hosted our first SSV.network first community call on July 2nd. The call was the first occasion where most of the network’s partners and participants of the testnet got together to review everything-SSV, development status and the coming testnet launch 🚀.

Here is a quick recap for those who missed it.

Participants:

TD;LR

SSV tech basics

Development status

Testnet phase 2 — first rolling testet

SSV Demo

Testnet and demo

Phase 2 testnet will be live mid-July (fingers crossed). It will be a ‘rolling testnet’ i.e it will continue operating…


Happy to officially announce that with Blox version 1.3.1 or later, stakers running a validator using a staking service or DIY setup can move their validator to Blox Staking — and stake the non-custodial way!

The whole process takes less than 15 mins with less than 10 minutes of validator downtime. You might miss an attestation or two, but we promise it’ll hurt a whole lot less than custodial staking penalties 😬 or if you’re solo staking, less than the equivalent amount of hours spent maintaining your setup 🧑‍💻

Import up to 100 validators

That’s right — 100! If you are interested in importing more…

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