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Rocket Pool - A next generation Ethereum proof of stake (PoS) infrastructure service and pool Build Status

*NOTE: The current version of Rocket Pool requires the latest ganache-cli@v6.12.1, truffle@v5.1.51, and NodeJS@12.18.3 LTS or greater to run locally.

Rocket Pool - Next Generation Decentralised Ethereum Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Infrastructure Service and Pool

Rocket Pool 2.5 is a first of its kind Ethereum Proof of Stake (PoS) infrastructure service, designed to be highly decentralised, distributed and compatible with staking in Ethereum 2.0 on the beacon chain. It was first conceived in late 2016 and has since had several successful public betas over the life span of ETH2 development. The staking network allows any individual, business, defi dapp, wallet provider, SaaS provider, exchange — just about any service — the ability to provide their users with the option to earn staking rewards on their ETH holdings without worrying about maintaining an extensive staking infrastructure, just plug and play.

Staking with the Rocket Pool network is very flexible and unlike any other staking infrastructure for Ethereum 2.0 to date. When depositing ETH into the Rocket Pool smart contracts, you will be instantly issued a token called rETH which represents a tokenised staking deposit in the network. Its value and the rewards it gains over time will be reflected by the work each individual decentralised node operator gives the Rocket Pool network. Rocket Pool’s unique decentralised staking infrastructure is economically bonded to both be secure and scalable.

Rocket Pool isn't just a whitepaper, it's actual code. Be sure to read the Rocket Pool 101 - FAQ for more information.

Test Rocket Pool

Rocket Pool - Testing Ethereum Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Infrastructure Service and Pool for Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain

To see Rocket Pool in action, clone the repo and run Ganache with the latest version of truffle installed. A quick and easy way to do this is to use the test script provided with the project:

$ npm install && npm test

This will start Ganache (if not already started) with the current block gas limit and put Rocket Pool through its paces. * These tests are extensive and can take up to 2-10 mins to run depending on your machines specs *.

Rocket Pool White Paper

You can read the current Rocket Pool white paper here:

Contact and Additional Information

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A Step-by-Step Beginners Guide

The following worked example uses macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and VMware Fusion 8.5.8 - all versions correct as of 15/09/2017.

Download and install Ubuntu onto a new VM -> - tested with v16.04

Open a terminal window and install some pre-requisites:

install git:

$ sudo apt -y install git

install curl:

$ sudo apt -y install curl

install npm:

$ sudo apt -y install npm

install node.js:

$ curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
$ sudo apt-get -y install nodejs

get rocketpool:

$ git clone

open the rocketpool directory:

$ cd rocketpool

install npm packages and run tests:

$ npm install && npm test


A next generation decentralised Ethereum proof of stake network and pool, currently in beta and built to be compatible with Ethereum 2.0 and the Beacon Chain.








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