Kiln's open-source Ethereum Validator Watcher breaks down barriers to enterprise-grade staking
We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our tool lineup—the fully open-sourced Ethereum Validator Watcher. With this cutting-edge tool every staker can now monitor the Beacon Chain in real-time and receive notifications for significant events. This includes when any of your validators are about to propose a block, miss a proposal, or miss an attestation.
The Ethereum Validator Watcher is designed to cater to a wide range of users, making it a valuable asset for both solo stakers and professional node operators. Regardless of your level of expertise, this tool empowers you to stay on top of your Ethereum validators, ensuring optimal performance and streamlining efficiency at all times.
As active members of the Ethereum community, we strongly believe in the collective power of driving meaningful change and shaping the future of Ethereum. We recognize the immense value of open-source tools like beaconcha.in and others mentioned in our previous article “Monitoring Ethereum at scale”.
Therefore it is with great enthusiasm that we now take this opportunity to give back to the community. As pioneers in monitoring Ethereum on a large scale, the Kiln team is continuing this journey by making our professional tools accessible to all.
Monitor your infrastructure at scale
While there are existing explorers that enable builders to explore and monitor the entire Beacon Chain, they often lack the ability to specifically track and analyze one's own infrastructure in real time. This is where the Kiln Ethereum Validator Watcher comes in. Our tool provides builders with a comprehensive view of their Ethereum infrastructure in real time, allowing you to make informed decisions.
Recognized in the Ethereum ecosystem as having the best monitoring processes, in addition to those best practices endorsed by the Ethereum Foundation, we are now making our enterprise-grade monitoring tool public and accessible to all. This is a particularly proud milestone for us as it is the culmination of over two years’ work on our team’s part.
We are thrilled about this new tool and genuinely hope you find it valuable too. At Kiln, we hold a strong conviction in contributing to the open-source and crypto community. Guided by our core values of technical excellence and transparency, we continuously strive to develop innovative solutions like this. We are also determined to make them accessible to anyone, regardless of their expertise level. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive ecosystem for all.
Special thanks to Emmanuel Nalepa, Ethereum Specialist, and Senior SRE at Kiln who led this project.
Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, and data and commission management. With over $2.2b stake under management, Kiln has a particularly strong track record on Ethereum as we run about 3% of the network; this includes 22,000+ validators with 0 slashing events.