With ether.fi, Node Operators may participate in an Auction for the right to run additional validators on ethereum. This auction mechanism serves two purposes: uses market forces to differentiate between operators (performance) and compensates all stakeholders for participating in the protocol (Stakers, eETH holders, Node Operators, and the Protocol).
Here's a set of videos demonstrating the Node Operator's actions in ether.fi's validator auctions:
Make a bid:
Cancel a bid:
Node operators are currently whitelisted. To request to be added to the whitelist please email [email protected]. When applying to be a node operator, ether.fi will take into consideration a set of important qualifications:
good node performance history
demonstration that validator node infrastructure is both robust and resilient
alignment with general ether.fi's goals and beliefs