Kiln supports ether.fi launch as main node-operator
We are thrilled to announce a new collaboration with ether.fi, an innovative delegated staking protocol for Ethereum.
Currently, staking offerings are either too complex to use (non-custodial solo staking requires significant technical know-how) or centralized (stakers need to share their validation keys with their operator). ether.fi aims to fill this gap in the staking market by offering a solution which adheres to the standard of DeFi by being non-custodial, and decentralized.
At Kiln, we are always happy to support new initiatives benefiting the ecosystem. ether.fi will benefit Ethereum by bringing more security and decentralization with new validators added to the network, but also through the services that can be built on top, such as data and monitoring.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kiln as a founding ether.fi node operator and believe their expertise and experience with ETH staking projects will greatly benefit ether.fi and its users, as well as Ethereum as a whole.”
— Mike Silagadze, ether.fi CEO
ether.fi chose Kiln as the main member of its first node-operator cohort because of the company’s excellent performance track record on Ethereum staking and involvement with liquid staking projects, such as Lido or Liquid Collective.
“Our mission at Kiln is to make ETH staking seamless and secure for everyone. This collaboration with ether.fi will enable more users to benefit from staking rewards in a decentralized and non-custodial way. We are looking forward to contributing to ether.fi growth and adoption.”
— Laszlo Szabo, Kiln CEO
Besides operating nodes and contributing to liquid staking projects, it made sense to select Kiln for its ability to build products on top of the infrastructure layer, such as Kiln Connect, an all-in-one SDK to standardize staking, transactions, and rewards data.