Introduction to Rocket Pool¶
What does Rocket Pool do?¶
Rocket Pool is a first-of-its-kind decentralised staking network for Ethereum. An excellent guide to Rocket Pool for new users can be found in our FAQ article.
It has several objectives within the Ethereum landscape, each relevant to a different audience. It aims to:
- Provide a network of decentralised nodes to perform proof of stake validation services for the Ethereum network;
- Allow users who don’t possess the minimum ether to become a validator - or the necessary technical skills to run a node - to participate in staking and earn rewards;
- Allow users and businesses to run validator nodes for Eth 2.0 with only 16 ETH, to earn rewards and additional income;
- Provide any third party businesses with seamless staking services for their users.
The following sections give a high-level overview of the various concepts used in Rocket Pool and how they work: