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Set up suggested fee recipient

A suggested fee recipient offers an execution client, in a merged Ethereum network, a coinbase it might use, based on the validator that is proposing the block.


The execution client is not required to follow the suggestion and may instead send the fees to a different address - only use execution clients you trust!

Nimbus offers two ways to a suggested fee recipient, the --suggested-fee-recipient option and a per-validator recipient set using the keymanager API. Any validator without a per-validator recipient set will fall back to a --suggested-fee-recipient if configured. In order, it selects from the first available, for each validator, of:

  1. the keymanager API per-validator suggested fee recipient
  2. --suggested-fee-recipient

For example, nimbus_beacon_node --suggested-fee-recipient=0x70E47C843E0F6ab0991A3189c28F2957eb6d3842 suggests to the execution client that 0x70E47C843E0F6ab0991A3189c28F2957eb6d3842 might be the coinbase. If this Nimbus node has two validators, one of which has its own suggested fee recipient via the keymanager API and the other does not, the former would use its own per-validator suggested fee cipient while the latter would fall back to 0x70E47C843E0F6ab0991A3189c28F2957eb6d3842.

Command line option

./ --suggested-fee-recipient=0x70E47C843E0F6ab0991A3189c28F2957eb6d3842
./ --suggested-fee-recipient=0x70E47C843E0F6ab0991A3189c28F2957eb6d3842