Solo Staking

Solo staking is the “gold standard” for staking,
as described by the Ethereum Foundation

What is Solo Staking

Solo stakers have full control of every aspect of their staking operation – from the hosting/network provider, server/node hardware, software clients used and all other aspects – and never sharing their keys or ETH with a 3rd party. This is not the case with other types of staking.

How we compare to other staking solutions?

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Solo Staking

Launchnodes.com

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Crypto Exchanges

Kraken, Coinbase

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Virtual Server Staking

Allnodes

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Tokenised Staking

Binance, Stakewise, Rocket Pool

% Rewards you keep
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We believe you deserve to keep all of the rewards from your staking operations. It’s your money after all. Some companies charge a hefty 20% - or over $1,500 per year, we don’t take a penny.

100 %

80 %

100 %

80 %

ETH Ownership
?
“Not your keys, not your Ether.” We don’t ever take ownership of your ETH, you stay in control of your keys and your ETH at all times.

Non-custodial, Decentralised. As a Solo Staker you keep and manage your ETH and keys

Custodial: your ETH is blended with other people’s ETH, as part of a staking pool. You don’t have direct access to your wallet keys and ETH

Centralised: а staking server is set up for you on a virtual server

Centralised: typically you trade your ETH for a synthetic token issued by the provider, your ETH is pooled with other stakers’ funds, and your returns are in the synthetic token

Location of nodes
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If you plan to have several nodes, the option of distributing these geographically can be helpful. You can also ensure that your nodes are in the best location from a regulatory and risk perspective.

Global – Your choice of region

US only

Some options on geographic location

Some options on geographic location

Key Security

Yes

No

No

No

Security
Infrastructure
?
Setting up an ETH 2.0 Validator node involves trusting a server, and a network, with over $100,000 of digital assets. Confidence that the network and servers are secure, is absolutely crucial. With Launchnodes services deployed in your own AWS environment, you have complete ownership and transparency.

Robust, regularly audited infrastructure. AWS verified / security audited

Unknown

No

Unknown

No

Unknown

No

Specialise in
Ethereum staking?
?
Some companies offer hundreds of different alt coins to stake. Choosing a company that specialises in Ethereum means that you will have dedicated focus from a team with deep Ethereum knowledge and expertise, the latest software updates and the highest levels of technical support and flexibility.
Architectural Choice
?
With some providers, there is a ‘one size fits all’ approach, with few options to customize or streamline your configuration to maximise uptime, security and rewards. Making sure that your provider is happy to share details of their technical environment and staking infrastructure – and can provide options to suit your needs, is key.
Provider of Beacon
Nodes
?
Very few providers offer Ethereum Beacon nodes as a service. Beacon nodes are a core component in staking Ethereum, and providers who offer and optimise dedicated Beacon nodes for their clients can offer higher levels of service and security.
Node Runs in Your
Own Environment?
?
How much control and visibility do you have of your Ethereum staking environment? Running Ethereum staking in a secure, robust environment that you have ownership of is the pinnacle in security and control.

Your ETH staking nodes run in your own, secure public cloud or bare metal environment, controlled by you

Staking runs on the exchange’s servers, controlled by the exchange

Staking runs on the exchange’s servers, controlled by the exchange

Staking runs on servers controlled by the service provider

Infrastructure
Uptime
?
Missing opportunities to stake due to technical problems, and slashing events due to poor configuration or setup issues are the primary causes of reduced ETH rewards in staking. Look for the highest levels of uptime and robustness in a provider.

99.95% minimum

Unknown – major outages in 2021

99% SLA

Unknown

Cost
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Investing in an Ethereum Validator node involves staking over $100,000. Protect your investment and maximise your staking rewards by choosing a dedicated service provider trusted by leading financial institutions.

$594 per node, per year $500 concierge service for node set up available

20% of all rewards achieved, estimated > $1,500 per year

From $5 per month

Varies

Estimated Set Up
Time
?
Setting up staking nodes can be complicated. Look for a provider who can provide step by step guidance, a streamlined process, and convenient set up over a friendly video conference call.

15 minutes

Instant

30 minutes +

30 minutes +

Minimum ETH
Required

32 ETH

Any amount

32 ETH

Any amount

Customer Support
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A true test of an Ethereum staking provider isn’t when things are going well, but when you need urgent support and advice. Look for a provider that offers Enterprise grade customer support packages and Service Level Agreements.

Real-time customer support over telephone, email, video conference. Enterprise grade customer support packages and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Email/online support

Email/online support

Email/online support

MEV Boost
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Maximal Extractable Value

Yes

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Solo Staking

Launchnodes.com

Crypto Exchanges

Kraken, Coinbase

Virtual Server Staking

Allnodes

Tokenised Staking

Binance, Stakewise, Rocket Pool

Benefits of Solo Staking with Launchnodes tools and support

Launchnodes is the global leader in solo staking services, empowering mass participation in staking without significant technical know-how, and no loss of custody. While other providers offer a limited set of options, Launchnodes offers “à la carte” and bespoke staking services on multiple blockchains.

Our focus is on making our clients “solo stakers”

We support diverse software clients

Use public cloud, private cloud or your own hardware

Validator, Beacon, Geth, RPC nodes

Geo-locate anywhere in the world

Multiple design options

No dependency or risk of failure of Launchnodes

Non-custodial

Established global business

Outstanding phone, email, Zoom support by humans

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