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How to setup a Rocket Pool Minipool on Allnodes

Rocket Pool (RPL) Minipools Hosting

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Written by Allnodes Team
Updated over a week ago

A Rocket Pool Minipool can be hosted with Ledger, Trezor, MetaMask, Coinbase, Trust, or any other wallet that supports WalletConnect.



Instructions for Ledger (through Ledger Live):

  1. Connect your Ledger wallet to your computer and open the Ethereum app on it.
    If you already have at least 8.25-16.25 ETH in your wallet, start at step 8.

  2. Open the Ledger Live app and press the "Accounts" tab.

  3. Press the "Add account" button, select Ethereum, and press the "Continue" button.

  4. Press the "Add account" button, then select the "Done" button.

  5. Click on your account, press the "Manage" button, and select the "Receive" menu.

  6. Press the "Continue" button and copy your address.

  7. Send at least 8.25 ETH (RPL tokens are also required) to that address.
    0.25 ETH is required to cover the gas cost of the initial and future transactions associated with your minipool.

  8. Choose "Mainnet" and press "PROCEED".

  9. Press the "CONNECT" button and select "Ledger".

  10. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a minipool, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to smart contracts associated with Rocket Pool and Ethereum Staking.


Instructions for Trezor (through Trezor Suite):

  1. Connect your Trezor wallet to your computer.
    If you already have at least 8.25-16.25 ETH in your wallet, start at step 7.

  2. Download and install the Trezor Suite from the official website: https://suite.trezor.io

  3. Press the "+" button and select Ethereum.

  4. Click on the added account, click on the "..." button, and select the "Receive" menu.

  5. Press the "Show full address" button and copy your address.

  6. Send at least 8.25 ETH (RPL tokens are also required) to your address.
    0.25 ETH is required to cover the gas cost of the initial and future transactions associated with your minipool.

  7. Choose "Mainnet" and press "PROCEED".

  8. Press the "CONNECT" button and select "Trezor".

  9. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a minipool, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to smart contracts associated with Rocket Pool and Ethereum Staking.


Instructions for MetaMask:

  1. Download and install the MetaMask wallet from the official website: https://metamask.io
    If you already have at least 8.25-16.25 ETH in your wallet, start at step 4.

  2. Open your wallet and copy your address.

  3. Send at least 8.25 ETH (RPL tokens are also required) to that address.
    0.25 ETH is required to cover the gas cost of the initial and future transactions associated with your minipool.

  4. Choose "Mainnet" and press "PROCEED".

  5. Press the "CONNECT" button and select "MetaMask".

  6. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a minipool, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to smart contracts associated with Rocket Pool and Ethereum Staking.


Instructions for Coinbase Wallet:

  1. Download and install the MetaMask wallet from the official website: https://www.coinbase.com/wallet
    If you already have at least 8.25-16.25 ETH in your wallet, start at step 4.

  2. Open your wallet and copy your address.

  3. Send at least 8.25 ETH (RPL tokens are also required) to that address.
    0.25 ETH is required to cover the gas cost of the initial and future transactions associated with your minipool.

  4. Choose "Mainnet" and press "PROCEED".

  5. Press the "CONNECT" button and select "Coinbase Wallet".

  6. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a minipool, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to smart contracts associated with Rocket Pool and Ethereum Staking.


Instructions for Trust wallet:

  1. Download and install the Trust wallet: https://trustwallet.com
    If you already have at least 8.25-16.25 ETH in your wallet, start at step 4.

  2. Select Ethereum in the list and click on the "Receive" button.

  3. Copy your address and send at least 8.25 ETH (RPL also required) to that address.
    0.25 ETH is required to cover the gas cost of the initial and future transactions associated with your minipool.

  4. Choose "Mainnet" and press "PROCEED".

  5. Press the "CONNECT" button and select "Trust".

  6. Open the "Settings" tab in your Trust wallet and press the "New Connection" button.

  7. Scan the QR code from the Allnodes website with your Trust wallet.

  8. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a minipool, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to smart contracts associated with Rocket Pool and Ethereum Staking.


Instructions for Minipool Migration:

From Allnodes to your own instance:

From your own instance to Allnodes:

  1. Prepare your validator private key and passphrase.
    They are located in the lighthouse folder, even if you use another client.

  2. Key location: .rocketpool/data/validators/lighthouse/validators

  3. Passphrase location: .rocketpool/data/validators/lighthouse/secrets

  4. Disable your current instance where you host your minipool and wait for 2 missed attestations in a row (confirm on https://beaconcha.in).

  5. Select between "8 ETH Minipool" or "16 ETH Minipool", choose the network, and press the "PROCEED" button.

  6. Select the "Migrate an old minipool" option and follow further instructions from Allnodes.


Exiting:

  1. To voluntary exit, please click the 3 “...” to the right of your node to open the menu. Click “Voluntary exit”. Once you exit, you will see a countdown on your Allnodes.com/portfolio dashboard.

  2. You will then see a yellow bar that says action required, click the “Click to resolve” button. You will then need to pay two transaction fees to claim your RPL and ETH in separate transactions. If you have multiple RPL minipools and do not close all of them, then you will only be able to claim the RPL above the maximum threshold.

  3. Once your validator has completely exited, you will need to remove all your Minipools, then you will be able to claim your ETH deposit and any unclaimed rewards with a gas fee. You will be asked to distribute your balance during the process. If this is your only RPL minipool, you will then claim your staked RPL and any unclaimed rewards with a gas fee.

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