RPC nodes, Layer 2 solutions and Staking made easier and more resilient at a lower cost
Launchnodes pre-synced Geth node makes staking ETH easier and cheaper. It can be used by all consensus layer clients running on AWS, GCP or bare metal. Synching a Geth node usually takes up to 3 days, but a Launchnodes pre-synced Geth takes just 2- 4 hours.
Launchnodes takes no staking commission from clients. Instead, it provides software and professional services so clients can become Solo Stakers and keep all the returns from their Ethereum staking operations.
All Ethereum Layer 2 solutions also require Geth, an easy-to-run Pre-synced node running on AWS, GCP or bare metal supports building in the Layer 2 ecosystem.
Our focus on Ethereum Solo Staking and our desire for mass participation means we provide all the ‘LEGO bricks’ involved in ETH staking for clients to build their own solutions, using Launchnodes as a fully managed service or Level 3 technical support. Launchnodes is an orchestration layer, not a platform.
Geth connects computing infrastructure to the Ethereum network. It is a software client that serves as a node for the Ethereum blockchain. It is referred to as the execution layer client now that Ethereum is a Proof of Stake network.
Geth is used for creating software which runs on the EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) and is used by the Ethereum Beacon Chain. The beacon nodes that form the chain do the work of attesting and producing blocks.
Today solo staking is done by running one of 4 major node clients to which 32 ETH is attached through the Ethereum launchpad.
To stake ETH on any consensus layer client requires an execution layer client. Today the most useful execution layer client is Geth, due to how extensively it is used, the developer community that supports it and the documentation around it.
Using Launchnodes’ pre-synced Geth client on AWS, GCP or bare metal allows customers to solo stake ETH using any consensus layer client. It also makes it much easier to do so, as our Geth for staking node allows you to sync your staking infrastructure much more quickly, reducing the time from days to a few hours.
Customers use Launchnodes’ Geth nodes to build highly resilient staking architectures using public cloud and their own data centre infrastructure.
A pre-synced node saves you the syncing time, which varies but can be more than 2 days. Using Launchnodes’ pre-synced nodes, it will take you a few hours at most.
As Geth is mission critical in your staking operation, having a high availability instance that is synchronised in a short period of time to the network, empowers your technical teams to keep your staking validator nodes 100% effective.
Using a Launchnodes pre-synced Geth node allows you to stake ETH more easily and at a lower cost on your own infrastructure or using AWS, Azure or GCP.
It also enables clients to choose their consensus layer client or run a mix of different clients easily and with higher levels of resilience.
After the Merge, running your own execution layer client becomes essential in order to earn your Maximal Extractable Value (MEV). So if you are running validators pre-Merge using a shared execution layer client then you need to start running your own.
Providing a pre-synced Geth node is most useful today. However, Launchnodes will look at all clients and make them available when we think the clients are robust and do not constitute a risk to those staking ETH at scale or hyperscale.
Post Merge a pre-synced Geth node allows you to get nodes up and running faster irrespective of the consensus layer client you are using, also irrespective of what or where your infrastructure is running.
Geth is used by all Ethereum Layer 2 solutions and so providing a high availability pre-synced node helps all people and organisations building in the Ethereum ecosystem.
Using APIs as a substitute for running your own Geth client has risks. The frequency of the calls that you need to make to ensure optimal Ethereum staking returns can be expensive and potential latency problems mean you might experience performance issues on your validator nodes. This is why the Ethereum Foundation does not recommend it, and Infura also states that their super useful set of APIs are not suitable for staking.
Launchnodes’ Concierge Service provides end-to-end set up for an Ethereum validator node. This is ideal if you want to Solo Stake and have at least 32 Ethereum or multiples of 32 Ethereum in a Metamask wallet, or a wallet compatible with depositing ETH through the ETH launchpad.
The validator nodes can connect to a Launchnodes Beacon node or your own Beacon nodes. You can use this service to build your own customised staking architecture as a solo Ethereum stakers. On AWS or your own infrastructure.
When performing mission critical or financially significant activity on the Ethereum blockchain, having your own RPC nodes ensures you can trust the data. Third party APIs are powerful tools making development at scale easy, but Blockchain-building requires data you can trust, where you own the source, and this is what RPC nodes provide.
A pre-synced Beacon node (using the Teku or Prysmatic client), with the Geth Client for Ethereum that allows you to connect to the beacon chain quickly and connect to Validator nodes. Beacon nodes can take 4-5 days to synchronise. Geth nodes can take 1 or 2 days.
Launchnodes provides a pre-synced Geth Node on AWS for staking ETH, native RPC nodes and other Layer 2 solutions. For the purposes of ETH staking Geth is an execution layer client.
A pre-synced Geth node is useful for any business or person staking ETH and can be used by all consensus layer clients. These consensus layer clients can run on public cloud or private data centre infrastructure. Making it easier and cheaper to stake ETH
All ETH Layer 2 solutions also require an Ethereum Geth node. This easy to run Geth node is pre-synced and can be deployed on public cloud or bare metal. By making Geth easy Launchnodes supports building in the Layer 2 eco-system.
Launchnodes provides an Always ON Teku Validator Node for Ethereum staking on mainnet or testnets
We provide customers with white labelled nodes that can run on public cloud, our infrastructure or data centre infrastructure owned by you. Create your own independent staking infrastructure with your own nodes in your own AWS, GCP or Azure account, or running on your own infrastructure.
Launchnodes offers all the staking building blocks to allow any level of customisation for ETH staking and for alternative blockchains.
Run Validator nodes on your own infrastructure public cloud or bare metal and stake 32ETH per node.
Launchnodes allows you to choose between Prysmatic or Teku software to be a Solo Staker and run Validator nodes and stake ETH. The Ethereum nodes run on infrastructure you own, while mnemonics, passwords, or public or private keys are never shared with Launchnodes.
Launchnodes provides a pre-configured Geth client (execution layer) running alongside a Teku client (consensus layer). This allows you to run Beacon nodes that can connect to validator nodes to start earning staking rewards or access blockchain data directly.
Participate and stake Ethereum as a Solo Staker. Use Launchnodes container based product to run Beacon nodes that have a connected Geth node to connect to the beacon chain. The Beacon Chain coordinates the network, and manages Proof of Stake for Ethereum.