Ethereum 2.0 Staking Portal “Launchpad” Under Development

Somer Esat
2 min readMay 24, 2020

According to a blog post by PegaSys Protocol’s applied researcher, Ben Edgington, the Ethereum Foundation’s official registration portal for staking on Ethereum 2.0 is under development.

Ethereum 2.0 Launchpad

Known as the Ethereum 2.0 Launchpad, the web-based portal will allow individuals to sign-up as a validator on the Ethereum 2.0 network which is expected to launch later this year. The development effort is a collaboration between ConsenSys Codefi, DeepWork Studio, and the Ethereum Foundation. The Launchpad boasts a modern technology stack as well as a colorful and sleek user interface.

Signing up to become a validator (or simply ‘staking’) requires putting up a stake of 32 ETH which is locked into a one-way deposit contract. This gives the validator the right to run a validator node, earn rewards, and participate in securing the Ethereum 2.0 network.

A wizard-style interface guides new users through the validator sign-up process including assistance with depositing staking funds, configuration of hardware, securing validator keys, and understanding the risks involved.

“We needed to teach users a lot during the process of becoming a validator. We don’t know how much background information people have and what they already know. Ideally, we want to avoid the chance of people making mistakes.”

- Andrej Berlin, Product Designer at Deep Work Studio



Somer Esat

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