Operators Mainnet Campaign

Hello everyone,

As we prepare for the exciting mainnet launch of EigenLayer, we invite all operators to participate in a dedicated forum thread. Here, you can showcase your qualifications and experience to restakers.

Why is this important?

This step is important because it helps restakers understand your capabilities and experience. As a reminder, the top 200 operators by delegated stake will be able to opt into EigenDA and run validation services on mainnet. This is an opportunity to communicate your experience and proficiency to give restakers confidence in delegating to you.

What to include?

Here’s a template to help you get started. Fill out the following sections and post them on the dedicated forum thread:

  • Operator Name:
  • Website:
  • Operator Profile: Institutional Staker or Solo-Staker.
  • Experience: Provide a summary of your experience (years of operations, key achievements etc).
  • Team: Briefly introduce your team and relevant background.
  • Mainnet restake amount: If you currently natively restake on the mainnet.
  • Where do you run your infra: Region
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: provide %
  • Performance Metrics: Highlight key metrics that demonstrate your past performance (uptime, correctness, etc).
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
    • Describe your experience running the EigenDA testnet.
    • How long were you in the active set?
    • What were your performance metrics?
  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:
    • Are you running any AVS testnets other than EigenDA?
    • Are there any AVSs you plan to opt-in to?
    • How do you plan to evaluate AVSs?
    • Are there any types of AVSs you would not opt into?

Enhance Your Visibility on Social Media:

As a reminder, the operator set on mainnet will be determined by the amount of delegated stake (Top 200 with plans to scale overtime). You can draw attention to your campaign for delegations by actively sharing your qualifications as an operator for the EigenLayer mainnet launch on social media and link them in your forum post. Remember to include the deployer address you intend to use for your mainnet operations in your posts if available.

Leveraging platforms like Twitter, Farcaster, Lens, etc., helps generate excitement and builds a sense of community and reliability around your operation and the EigenLayer ecosystem.

Ways to get the word out:

  1. Craft a tweet highlighting your role in the EigenLayer operators campaign, your preparedness for the mainnet launch, and your support strategy for the ecosystem.
  2. Tag EigenLayer and EigenDA’s official account to maximize your tweet’s reach. https://twitter.com/eigen_da https://twitter.com/eigenlayer
  3. Include a link to your tweet in the “Social Links” section of your forum post.

Additional Information:

  • Feel free to include any other information you think would be valuable for restakers to know about you and your operation. Of course, only providing truthful and relevant information ;)
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  • Operator Name:
  • Website:
  • Operator Profile: Institutional Staker or Solo-Staker.
  • Experience: Provide a summary of your experience (years of operations, key achievements etc).
  • Team: Briefly introduce your team and relevant background.
  • Mainnet restake amount: If you currently natively restake on the mainnet.
  • Where do you run your infra: Region
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: provide %
  • Performance Metrics: Highlight key metrics that demonstrate your past performance (uptime, correctness, etc).
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
    • Describe your experience running the EigenDA testnet.
    • How long were you in the active set?
    • What were your performance metrics?
  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:
    • Are you running any AVS testnets other than EigenDA?
    • Are there any AVSs you plan to opt-in to?
    • How do you plan to evaluate AVSs?
    • Are there any types of AVSs you would not opt into?
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  • Operator Name: stakrspace
  • Website: https://stakr.space
  • Operator Profile: Solo-Staker.
  • Experience: running validator nodes since May 2020 and already participated in 80+ networks, apart from EVM stack with DVT(Lido,Obol).
  • Team: STAKR.space is an independent professional validator and decentralized infrastructure provider.
  • Mainnet restake amount: 2.5ETH
  • Where do you run your infra: infrastructure located in EU(NL,DE,FI, FR), US, CA.
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: 10%
  • Performance Metrics: https://goerli.eigenlayer.xyz/operator/0xcf1943362cf5df7461914cf015cc4a0d3cb62eaf
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
    • My experience running the EigenDA testnet was to initiate the data layer and applications, but couldn’t test it much because of inactive set.
    • Unfortunately couldn’t get to active set on Goerli tesnet but surely will join the set on Holesky.
    • None metrics available due not getting to the active set on Goerli.
  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:
    • Participated in AVS testnets - Celestia, Kyve.
    • Plan to opt-in to Fuel chain and other promising modular and AVS supporting blockchains.
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  • Operator Name: BerryLab
  • Website: https://node.berrylab.xyz
  • Operator Profile: Institutional Staker
  • Experience, Team: We’re a team of tech enthusiasts who are passionate about shaping the future of web3. At BerryLab, we believe in keeping things simple yet effective. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch node and validation services, ensuring projects we chose to run the nodes, run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Where do you run your infra: Germany, Finland
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: 8 %
  • Performance Metrics: We have 99.92% uptime on EigenDA testate we an avrage of 3.5h for updating to the latest version.
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance: 100%
  • How long were you in the active set? From Nov-28-2023
  • Are there any AVSs you plan to opt-in to? Yes, we’re looking for more info about the upcoming AVSs.

What makes us stand out

  • Performance
    We operate high-performance servers with backups always ready to jump into action.

  • Reliability
    Guaranteeing smooth and efficient node and validation operations with robust, consistently supervised servers, ensuring top-tier performance around the clock.

  • Monitoring
    We’re always on our toes. We constantly monitor our server performance and make upgrades whenever necessary.

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Hello dear team and community!
I am pleased to present to you my proposal for participation in the mainnet as an operator

Application for participation in the mainnet as an operator
From: Kuat Nurmakhanov
[email protected]

Operator name: 2xStake.com
id: https://goerli.eigenlayer.xyz/operator/0x1cac3c67240b1648814aad813264cae5b08a2fcc

Website: https://www.2xstake.com/.
Operator profile: single staker.
Experience: I have experience in computer science since 2010, came to cryptocurrency in 2021, currently I support infrastructure in many projects on the mainnet (mainly in networks based on cosmosSDK + tendermint, Cometbft), and also an active participant in testnet infrastructures Lido & SSV
Team: I work alone, outsourcing all the necessary services for design and more.
Mainnet restake amount: There are currently no mainnet restakes.
Where do you run your infra: the main machines are located on servers in Europe, for special tasks at home in Kazakhstan.
What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: 5%
Performance Metrics: uptime - 99.9%, very responsible approach to work, availability through various communication channels around the clock 24/7.
EigenDA Testnet Performance: 99.9% uptime while in the active set.
Describe your experience with the EigenDA testnet.
I was in active recruitment for about a week, the performance was good.
Subscription plans for additional AVS:
I also passively tested AltLayer, I’m learning Espresso
But most of all I like EigenDA and its working style.
Thank you!

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  • Operator Name: Galaxy

  • Website: https://www.galaxy.com/

  • Operator Profile: Institutional Staker

  • Team & Experience: Galaxy (TSX: GLXY) is a digital asset and blockchain leader providing access to the growing digital economy. We serve a diversified client base, including institutions, startups, and qualified individuals. Since 2018, Galaxy has been building a holistic financial platform spanning three complementary operating businesses: Global Markets, Asset Management, and Digital Infrastructure Solutions. Our offerings include, amongst others, trading, lending, strategic advisory services, institutional-grade investment solutions, proprietary bitcoin mining and hosting services, network validator services, and the development of enterprise custodial technology. The company is headquartered in New York City, with global offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: We will work closely with our partners and clients to determine competitive rates, more to come.

  • Performance Metrics: Highly performant validators across all networks Galaxy supports – leveraging multi-platform strategies that allows for the instantaneous shifting of workloads to ensure uninterrupted services.

  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
    Galaxy continues to work closely with the existing working group and the EigenLayer team as one of the initial operators in the testnet set to ensure proficient feedback and testing of all developments. We leverage internal monitoring tools in addition to on-chain tooling to ensure smooth and performant node operations.

  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:
    Galaxy has a comprehensive diligence process leveraging our internal security, risk, and compliance teams to review the existing audits of AVSs we are exploring potential synergies with.

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Operator Name: StakeCat

Website: https://stakecat.space

Twitter: @Stake_Cat

Operator Profile: Solo Staking Collective

Experience: All our members are Solo Stakers on Ethereum, Rocket pool and DVT, we run one of the first Obol DVT clusters on mainnet.

We have varied experience in other networks such Gnosischain, Cosmos, Celestia and including EigenDA testnet.

Team:

We are a group of Solo Stakers banding together to run AVS:
@GLCstaked, @shimbob_rpl, @cryptoboru, @solardefi, @CVjoint_eth, @alijprof, @yspud

Mainnet restake amount: Most of our members run at least one Native Restaking Validator with EigenLayer.

Where do you run your infra: infrastructure located in Ireland and the US

We have a private data centre, and all our hardware is our own.

What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: TBD

Performance Metrics:

Obol DVT: 0x81ae43d925929f614a91726113386fc10dc6f76844c911413e9f44676160408c970bc8f32dc8b55b9071bbc6ef377cb6

EigenDA Testnet Performance:

We have experience running EigenDA on Goerli testnet, but only briefly in the active set.

Node Operator: Arline

Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:

We aim to support AVS that prioritise decentralisation and solo stakers.

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Operator Name: 1to
Website: https://www.1to.net
Operator Address: 0x9631af6a712d296fedb800132edcf08e493b12cd
Operator Profile: Solo-Staker
Team: Early crypto adopters, private investors, highly skilled in Python, C++, and Rust, winners of several ZK proving testnets.
Mainnet Restake Amount: 250+ stETH
Infrastructure Region: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Operator Commission Rate: 3%
Performance Metrics: 99.8% uptime

EigenDA Testnet Performance:
The testnet ran smoothly, thanks to the developers’ excellent work; we never had to look for sources, find bugs, or make improvements. The manuals were so comprehensive that anyone could become an operator.

We’ve been part of the active set from the start with a high stake, which allowed us to succeed by building a small Python script to stake in the Lido contract (initially there was a 4 ETH per block limit, later reduced to 2 ETH per block), shared with our Telegram community. In a short time, we reached 3rd place by TVL with more than 1,000 stakers.

Of course, we maintained a 99.9% uptime and upgraded our node as soon as updates were released.

We understand that the chances of attracting as many stakers on the mainnet are small, given the number of “professional validators”, but it was a pleasure to participate in this unincentivized testnet. It was a way to support EigenLayer’s excellent project and its high level of realization.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/0x1to/status/1768304731774935475

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  • Operator Name: Staking4All

  • Website: https://www.staking4all.org/

  • Operator Profile: Solo-Staker.

  • Experience: We have been running validator nodes since 2018 and participated in many networks that include Polygon, Polkadot, Near, Celestia and many more. ETH specific networks include ETH, DVT technology with Obol, SSV and Lido. We are a verified Staking Provider which factors in things like a provider’s security measures, track record of performance, and business operations. Staking Rewards’ Verification Criteria ensure that providers meet high standards in these areas, giving delegators peace of mind when choosing where to stake their assets.

  • Team: Staking4All takes pride in its status as an independent professional validator and decentralized infrastructure provider. We are among the few operating from Africa, and as of now, we are not aware of any other multi-POS operator of our size based in South Africa or elsewhere on the continent.

  • Mainnet restake amount: 1 ETH

  • Where do you run your infra: infrastructure is located in EU, US and Africa.

  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: The commission rates we set across our supported networks are consistently fair, reasonable, and strategically devised to maximize rewards for our stakers. As we anticipate the introduction of staker rewards, our initial plan ranges from 2% to 5%, with adjustments to be made closer to the time based on tokenomics and additional information that Eigen Layer will release closer to the time.

  • Performance Metrics: We ensure uninterrupted high uptime across all our Proof-of-Stake networks and work diligently to enhance rewards for our stakers. Presently, we have over $250 million staked across the networks we operate on. Rest assured, we are committed to further expansion and reliability within the Eigen Layer ecosystem.

  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:

    • We joined the Eigen operator set early and ran an operator with high uptime
    • We accumulated stake and several stakers, this info is available on Eigen Layer Operator Dashbaord
    • Where possible we tested restake functionality extensively across the different tokens but also our own test eth on georli beacon node. We assisted other operators and helped anyone that needed assistance with getting their operator running. Any bugs, recommendations for improvements was provided to the team
  • Where possible we have and will continue market Eigen Layer or create useful community content as seen in these links, link 1, link 2

  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:

    • Participated in AVS testnets - We actively participated in EigenDA AVS, Magnate AVS and in discussions with other promising ones
    • Plan to opt-in to new ones as they come alive

We look forward to the community support and growing our operator in the Eigen Layer network.

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  • Operator Name: tster.eth
  • Website: thomasbu.sh
  • Operator Profile: Solo-Staker.
  • Experience: 2+ years experience staking and operating nodes.
  • Team: Solely myself, @tstereth on Twitter.
  • Mainnet restake amount: 1 ETH
  • Where do you run your infra: Europe
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: 2-5%
  • Performance Metrics: Uninterrupted performance with under 30 minutes of downtime during upgrades.
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
    • Describe your experience running the EigenDA testnet. As above, the node was operated continuously and upgrades were performed in due time.
    • How long were you in the active set? 3+ months.
    • What were your performance metrics? 99.8% uptime.
  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:
    • Are you running any AVS testnets other than EigenDA? Not currently.
    • Are there any AVSs you plan to opt-in to? Mangata
    • How do you plan to evaluate AVSs? Based on community sentiment, team trustworthiness, etc.
    • Are there any types of AVSs you would not opt into? TBD
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Operator Name: operator_aso
Website: www.0xaso.com
Operator Address: 0x9B066F984EeA9E034311b45451A16C827F2F26a9
Operator Profile: Solo Staker
Experience: I’ve been a backend developer for more than 5 years and been in the space for 7 years. Computer Engineering background
Team: I work by myself and eventually expanding my network with likeminded developers/researchers and investors.
Infrastructure Region: USA / EU
Performance Metrics: 99.5% uptime

EigenDA Testnet Performance:
No issues except the UI wasn’t updating for more than 30 hours when I opted in EigenDA. Everything was smooth. I’ve been active in the set since 1/24.

Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:

  • Are you running any AVS testnets other than EigenDA? I’ve also set up Avail node (not a validator).
  • Are there any AVSs you plan to opt-in to? Zora (if applicable)
  • How do you plan to evaluate AVSs? With performance metrics, and psychological sentiments
  • Are there any types of AVSs you would not opt into? Not sure yet.
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  • Operator Name: OpsLayer Inc.
  • Website: https://opslayer.com/
  • Operator Profile: Institutional Staker
  • Experience: A combined 100+ years of DevOps experience with web2 and web3 technologies and running applications with high SLA requirements. We run validators on Ethereum, Polkadot, Kusama, Moonbeam, Moonriver and other networks. We have run over 100 RPC nodes for Moonbeam and Moonriver.
  • Team: A veteran team of DevOps professionals, we have been running mission critical infrastructure since before 2000. We were part of the team who launched the Moonbeam and Moonriver networks.
  • Mainnet restake amount: 64+ ETH
  • Where do you run your infra: We can run anywhere in the world, in multiple clouds or bare metal providers depending on AVS or customer requirements.
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: competitive market rate
  • Performance Metrics: 99.9% uptime for Moonbeam and Moonriver validation and RPC services.
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
    • We were unable to get into the Georli TestNet, and are waiting for the new Holesky TestNet and will update with results.
  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:
    • We are experienced professionals who can run any number of complex web3 and web2 applications with high uptime requirements.
    • We are interested in securing multiple AVSs.
    • We will be evaluating all AVSs to maximize rewards for our delegators.
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Built Like A Titan

  • Operator Name: Titan Node

  • Website: https://Titan-Node.com/EigenLayer

  • Operator Profile: Solo-Staker :saluting_face:

  • Testnet Node: 0xb43c8307eef217d7882153c4f35661f91fde745f

  • Experience: Bitcoin Foundation member since 2014, ETH validator, Eigen Layer Node Operator, largest video mining pool on the Livepeer network. :ocean:

  • Team: Hello I’m Titan :wave:. I work mostly solo but am apart of a network of online like minded node operators.

  • Mainnet restake amount: 96 ETH

  • Where do you run your infra: Canada :canada: and Hong Kong :hong_kong:

  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: Competitive market rate :+1:

  • Performance Metrics: https://stats.uptimerobot.com/omRqwSDrg8 :bar_chart:

  • Describe your experience running the EigenDA testnet: Found multiple bugs in testnet and submitted to core devs, early adopter and loving it. :heart:

  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs: Yes, lets offer trust to protocols and dapps around the world. :earth_americas:

  • How do you plan to evaluate AVSs: Mission of the protocol (are we doing something positive?) complexity of the protocol (are requirements realistic to be decentralized?), risks of the protocol (are we incurring unnecessary slashing risk?) :face_with_monocle:

  • Are there any types of AVSs you would not opt into: Protocols that are not well designed or put stake at extreme unnecessary risk are off limits :x:

  • Social: Follow us on your favorite socials :calling:
    X
    Lens
    Youtube
    Medium
    Reddit

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Operator Name: TDM-Crypto
Website: https://t.me/tdm_crypt0
Operator Address: 0x326FDea9E61D3EF209b8008C40fC1126aadC3CBb
Operator Profile: Solo-Staker
Team: Early crypto adopters, private investors, highly skilled in Solidity, C++, and Rust, Python, actively running different nodes.
Mainnet Restake Amount: 150 swETH + 300 ytETH
Infrastructure Region: Germany
Operator Commission Rate: 5%
Performance Metrics: 99.8% uptime

EigenDA Testnet Performance:
The testnet operated seamlessly, all credit to the developers’ exceptional efforts; there was no need to search for issues, identify bugs, or implement enhancements. The manuals were so thorough that anyone could easily step into the role of an operator.

We’ve been part of the active set from the January 2024, with a high stake, which allowed us to succeed and become top 50 in AVS EigenDA and shared this with our Telegram community.

Of course, we upheld a 99.9% uptime and promptly upgraded our node upon the release of updates.

It was a pleasure to enhance the possibility to run a node and to be an AVS operator in EigenDA.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/DmTolea/status/1768341334144717283

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  • Operator Name: jayjay
  • Website: https://jayjayvalidator.tilda.ws/
  • Operator Profile: Solo-Staker
  • Experience: 3+ years DevOps experience and securing over 15 millions TVL over 3 mainnet networks.
  • Team: 3 dedicated specialists with devops/coding and design skills
  • Mainnet restake amount: 32 ETH
  • Where do you run your infra: Europe
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: from 2 to 5 %
  • Performance Metrics: Uptime 99.8%, no slashing on our experience.
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
  • Our operator in the EigenDA testnet
  • We set up our operator almost from scratch, and it was in active set a couple days.
  • 100%
  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs:
  • We’re taking part in Mangata testnet.
  • We are open to contribute to any AVS projects, so dont hesitate to send DM.
  • We are pleased to evaluate AVSs by several means:
    Involve key stakeholders throughout the evaluation process to ensure their input is considered and their needs are addressed.
    Use the evaluation results to iteratively improve the AVS experience over time.
    Implement modern industry benchmarks or best practices to the AVS.
    Social links:
    Twitter, Telegram
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  • Operator Name: EmberStake
  • Website: https://emberstake.xyz
  • Operator Profile: Institutional Staker
  • Experience: We have been running validators and nodes for various networks since 2021, participating in early stages of well-known projects like Celestia, Namada, Lava, Aleo, and more.
  • Team: We are a small team of Backen\d developers and SREs with over 8 years of experience in major cloud companies. We transitioned to full-time work in Web3.
  • Mainnet Restake Amount: N/A
  • Infrastructure Location: We operate in Europe and Asia, primarily using bare-metal servers for greater resource control.
  • Operator Commission Rate: 5%
  • Performance Metrics: We employ Remote Signing whenever possible, utilizing a cluster of signers and sentry nodes to achieve high availability and zero downtime. We consistently achieve over 99.95% uptime on most Tendermint/CombetBFT chains.
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance:
    • We have been running EigenDA nodes since the early days and maintain a guide for running Eigen nodes since v0.1.3. Guide Link
    • Our node was part of the active set for several weeks initially, and subsequently re-entered the active set after capacity increases and breaking upgrades.
  • Plans for Additional AVSs: We are actively exploring opportunities to participate in other AVSs.
  • Operator Name: Restaked
  • Website: restaked.app
  • Operator Profile: Institutional Staker
  • Experience: 3+ years of experience developing & deploying smart contracts on Ethereum and its L2s for an institutional & retail user-base
  • Team: Core team of seasoned protocol leads & smart contract developers with extensive experience in DeFi & MEV strategies
  • Where do you run your infra: North America & Germany
  • What rate do you plan to set your operator commission rate: 2% management fee/20% performance fee *Note: first 100 delegators will be granted free access to Restaked’s proprietary EigenLayer data streams & (upcoming) API
  • Performance Metrics: https://goerli.eigenlayer.xyz/operator/0xc7c0bedaf478350e83c471fe2c50ee15badc82a9
  • EigenDA Testnet Performance: Inactive set
  • Plans to opt-into additional AVSs: Restaked will be an early adopter of emergent AVSs & is currently performing due-diligence on Drosera, Omni, Witness Chain & Espresso, among others
    Social Links: https://x.com/re_staked/status/1768371209522053172?s=20

Here’s our Twitter announcement. Let’s create some buzz for EigenDA!

https://x.com/re_staked/status/1768371209522053172?s=20

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