Secret Shared Validator (SSV) technology is a groundbreaking protocol providing a secure, robust, decentralized method for staking Ethereum. By splitting a validator key into multiple KeyShares and distributing them among non-trusting nodes operated by various operators, SSV offers enhanced security, fault tolerance, and improved validator performance.
ssv.network is a decentralized staking infrastructure that leverages the SSV protocol to enable distributed operation of Ethereum validators. The platform offers increased security and decentralization for stakes while also serving as a reusable and scalable infrastructure for developers to create and deploy new staking apps.
Traditional Ethereum staking relies on single-node validators, which can introduce security risks and single points of failure. SSV overcomes these challenges by distributing validator duties across multiple nodes, ensuring optimal performance, security, and fault tolerance. This decentralization benefits stakers and operators and strengthens the Ethereum network.
Stakers can choose from various operators with diverse configurations and geolocations to maximize their validator rewards, while Staking-as-a-Service providers can offer resilient infrastructure and reduced slashing risk. Moreover, DIY stakers can significantly enhance redundancy with highly customized configurations.
The ssv.network is built and maintained by a dedicated community of Ethereum researchers, developers, stakers, and staking services. Together, they work to advance the SSV technology and promote a more secure and decentralized future for Ethereum staking.