Lido On Ethereum: Community Validation Manifesto

Hi there!

Over the last months, Lido DAO contributors together with multiple Ethereum ecosystem members have made tangible progress regarding the goals outlined in the Manifesto.
I’m thrilled to share some outcomes of this progress:

  1. Deployment, as a part of Lido V2, of the Staking Router smart contract that plays a key role in organizing the validator set through modularization at the smart-contract level. This approach allows for the creation of separate pluggable contracts called modules, which act as subsets of validators.
  2. DVT Pilot: the second round of testing Obol and SSV-based distributed validators took place on Goerli. A bunch of new node operators participated, including solo and community stakers!
  3. Ethereum validators classifier designed by Rated. Check out the mind-blowing research funded by LEGO for designing a filtering mechanism to identify solo stakers on-chain.
  4. Funding for the ongoing research to design a Sybil and white-labeling resistance mechanism from Nethermind.
  5. A protocol rewards risk analysis framework for permissionless staking, introduced by @Mol_Eliza during the Lido Node Operator Community Call #8.
  6. LEGO committee introduced the Community Lifeguard Initiative to foster a vibrant and inclusive community and increase the operators participating in the Lido on Ethereum protocol. The first applicant @Eridian is already onboard!

Also, many thanks to @djrtwo for proposing Execution layer triggerable exits that is believed to be a crucial part of the staking modules.