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Guide | How to setup a validator for Ethereum staking on testnet GOERLI

Using the gold standard of ETH staking, become a solo home staker. Help decentralize Ethereum, a proof-of-stake blockchain. Anyone with 32 ETH can join.
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As of July 15 2023, this is the new Version 2 Guide written for post-🦉Shapella🦉 written for testnet GOERLI
Always test and practice on testnet first. Mainnet guide available here.
Looking for Version 1 GOERLI Guide? Available here.

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This guide is fully open source and fully powered by home-stakers like you.
Pull requests or issues can be submitted on github:

Installation Overview

Installation is a 5 step process. From start to finish, time to complete these steps can take up to a few hours. Fully syncing the node can take a day.
Rest assured, as you become more familiar and more comfortable by practicing on testnet, you are now proudly on the path towards the gold standard of ETH solo-staking.
  • Step 1: Prerequisites
  • Step 2: Configuring Node
  • Step 3: Setting up Validator Keys
  • Step 4: Installing execution client
  • Step 5: Installing consensus client

Built by home-stakers for home-stakers.

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