Ranked top-10 on StakeWiz and top 1% on RatedNetwork!


We’ve been busy: setting up the company and infrastructure, gaining experience on Ethereum and Solana, and building partnerships with liquid staking pools.

We’re incredibly proud of the progress we made in 2022, and we’re already off to a great start in 2023!

March 2023: Sui 3rd incentivized testnet

We were selected to run a validator on Sui’s third incentivized testnet, which went live in mid-March. (Unlike previous testnets, this one will be permanent.) As with previous Sui testnets, this one will be very involved, and we’re looking forward to contributing to Sui’s evolution at this pre-mainnet stage.

Image source: StakeWiz.com

March 2023: Lido DVT testing

After many months of running Obol’s first testnet DVT cluster, we joined another cluster as part of Lido’s 2nd round of DVT-testing efforts. This time, the cluster has 10 participants. (and Lido is organizing 10 clusters!) We’re very impressed with the progress that the Obol team is making.

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Jan 2023: Public Solana validator reaches top-10 rank on StakeWiz.com

Reaching the top-10 rank on StakeWiz was a sign that we’ve achieved what we set out to do: run a high performing validator out of a minority datacenter, in order to increase the decentralization of the Solana network.

Image source: StakeWiz.com

Dec 2022: Public Solana validator receives Marinade stake

After migrating to v2 of Lido on Solana, we were able to run a public validator on Solana for the first time. A number of epochs later, Marinade’s delegation strategy began to delegate to our high-performing validator.

Image source: Marinade.finance

Dec 2022: Ranked “Absolute top” on Rated.Network, running MEV Boost on Ethereum

With 99% effectiveness, Rated Network ranks our validator at the “Absolute Top”.

With most of the Ethereum validators already running MEV Boost, we joined the party and began running MEV Boost, using the flashbots relay.

Image source: Rated.network

Oct 2022: Participation in Obol’s first DVT testnet cluster

After spending time with the Obol team during Berlin Blockchain Week, we participated in a decentralized key generation (DKG) ceremony and participated in the launch of their first DVT cluster on testnet.

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Sept 2022: Lido onboarding brings us onto Solana mainnet

We were onboarded to Lido on Solana during the third onboarding wave. Until then, we had only run on testnet due to the non-trivial voting costs associated with running a mainnet Solana validator. We’re very grateful to Lido for giving us the chance to stake their delegation given our lack of history up to that point, and we didn’t let them down.

Image source: Blog.Lido.fi

Summer 2022: Company formation, Solana testnet, Ethereum beaconchain

After forming our team and putting the company founding process in motion, it was time to see whether we could achieve higher performance on Solana testnet, Ethereum testnet, and eventually also Ethereum mainnet. We had a lot to learn, but each obstacle taught us more about the networks and best practices.