What is EigenLayer ?

EigenLayer is an Ethereum-based protocol that introduces the concept of restaking, a novel element in the realm of crypto-economic security. This mechanism allows for the repurposing of ETH within the consensus layer. ETH stakers, directly or via liquid staking tokens (LSTs), can engage with EigenLayer's smart contracts and restake their ETH or Liquid ETH tokens (stETH, ETHx, osETH, etc.).

By restaking their ETH to Operators, EigenLayer users contribute to enhancing the crypto-economic security of various AVS (Actively Validated Services) and can earn additional restaking and AVS rewards. This process of repurposing ETH to secure multiple services lowers the capital requirements for stakers and significantly boosts the trust assurances for each individual service.

Traditionally, creators of new decentralized services on Ethereum have faced the challenge of establishing a separate trust network for securing their systems, leading to fragmented security. EigenLayer addresses this issue by allowing any service, irrespective of its characteristics (such as EVM compatibility), to leverage the collective security provided by Ethereum's stakers. This facilitates a landscape of unfettered innovation and free-market governance.

What is Restaking?

Restaking is the process of staking your already staked cryptocurrencies in another protocol. In the context of EigenLayer, restaking is only available for directly staked ETH and ETH from LSTs. By restaking your already staked ETH, you can contribute to the security of AVSs (Actively Validated Services) and earn additional rewards.

This process may entail additional risks depending on the reliability of the selected Operator and AVS-specific risks.

Why is Stakin a great choice for restaking your ETH on EigenLayer?

When restaking your ETH on EigenLayer and selecting operators, it is important to select reliable and secure infrastructure providers with solid expertise in EigenLayer specifics.

At Stakin, we have been operating on EigenLayer since Goerli Testnet in 2023 and are running on Holesky in addition to Mainnet. Beyond EigenLayer, we are one of the leading ETH node operators with over 10,000 validator nodes.

There are several advantages when restaking your ETH with Stakin on EigenLayer, such as:

  • Triple AAA-rated institutional staking provider by Staking Rewards

  • ISO 27001 certified staking provider

  • Dedicated support for all your staking, unstaking, and network-related questions

  • Reliable infrastructure - We distribute our servers across various geographical locations and partner with premier bare metal and cloud providers

  • Dedicated support for all your staking, unstaking, and network-related questions

What kind of institutional services does Stakin offer for restaking on EigenLayer?

As an institutional-grade EigenLayer node operator, Stakin has a full range of staking services and advantages to cater to the needs of enterprises and investors, such as asset managers, company treasuries, exchanges, VCs and hedge funds, wallets, custodians, and liquid staking services.

  • Institutional grade SLAs with 99.5%+ uptime guarantees and slashing guarantees

  • Integration with custodians, such as Fireblocks (via WalletConnect)

  • Information about potential airdrops that you may be eligible for by staking with us so that stakers can maximize your staking yield

  • Dedicated Account Manager to answer all your technical and commercial questions

  • Dedicated infrastructure for institutional investors and service providers requiring a clear AVS selection strategy.

  • Whitelabel and dedicated nodes with dedicated infrastructure which can be deployed in your preferred region to fit decentralization or compliance needs

  • 24/7 monitoring and alerting with a private dashboard for dedicated and whitelabel nodes

  • Free premium access to Stakin Dashboard which includes staking data visualization across any validator and premium historical data features (on selected networks)

Have more questions?

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For institutional investors, Stakin has partnered with leading custodian providers.

We can help you navigate your questions concerning staking, security, and risk management.

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