How do you want to get involved?
The Ethereum community will always benefit from more folks running clients, staking, and bug hunting.
Run a client
Running a client means you'll be an active participant in Ethereum. Your client will help keep track of transactions and check new blocks.
Stake your ETH
If you have ETH, you can stake it to become a validator and help secure the network. As a validator you can earn ETH rewards.
Join the community testing effort! Help test Ethereum upgrades before they're shipped, find bugs, and earn rewards.
Run consensus clients
Key to Ethereum's long term security is a strong distribution of clients. A client is software that runs the blockchain, checking transactions and the creation of new blocks. Each client has its own features, so choose one based on what you're comfortable with.
These clients were formerly referred to as 'Eth2' clients, but this term is being deprecated in favor of "consensus layer clients."
Production consensus clients
Go bug hunting
Find and report bugs in consensus layer upgrade specifications or the clients themselves. You can earn up to $50,000 USD and earn a place on the leaderboard.
A bug might be:
- specification non-compliance issues
- finality breaking bugs
- denial of service (DOS) vectors
- and more...
Join the research
Like most things with Ethereum, a lot of the research is public. This means you can take part in the discussions or just read through what the Ethereum researchers have to say. ethresear.ch covers a number of topics including consensus upgrades, sharding, rollups and more.