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Run a validator

Once your beacon node is running and synced, the next step is to set up a validator.

No validator client needed

Unlike other beacon chain clients, Nimbus does not require setting up a separate validator client process - the beacon node can itself perform validator duties.

This is a simple, safe and efficient way to get started.

Advanced users may want to use a separate validator client process instead.

Steps

1. Deposit

Make a deposit for your validator

2. Import

Import your validator keys into Nimbus

3. Validate

Start performing duties by restarting the node

Congratulations - you're now set up to be earning a small amount of ETH every 6.4 minutes in return for keeping the Ethereum network secure!

What next?

While that's all there is to it, it is essential that you both keep an eye on your validator and keep Nimbus updated regularly 💫