The Nimbus Guide
If you're eager to get started, check out our quickstart guide.
Coming from a different client? Check out the migration guide.
This book describes the consensus layer client,
nimbus-eth2, in particular.
Its efficiency and low resource consumption allows it to perform well on all kinds of systems, ranging from Raspberry Pi's and mobile devices where it contributes to low power consumption and security -- to powerful servers where it leaves resources free to perform other tasks, such as running an execution node.
"just because it [Nimbus] is optimized to be minimally resource intensive, doesn't mean you can't run it on a server. It means that when you do run it on a server, it is consuming a lot less resources." https://t.co/F2sdZouBtD— Nimbus (@ethnimbus) March 30, 2021
This book explains the ways in which you can use Nimbus to either monitor the beacon chain or become a fully-fledged validator.
Staking and becoming a validator on Ethereum requires 32 ETH, a stable high-speed internet connection and an always-on server. Before staking, make sure that you understand the requirements and practice setting up a validator on a testnet. Pooled staking and Staking as a service are alternative ways to stake in the network. You can also run a Nimbus node without staking.
- Ethereum consensus spec
- Ben Edgington's annotated spec
- Vitalik's annotated spec
- Danny Ryan's annotated spec
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