Coinbase Cloud adds support for Nethermind and Erigon in bid to boost Ethereum execution client diversity

Quick Take

  • Coinbase’s cloud division added Nethermind and Erigon to its Ethereum client infrastructure.
  • The goal is to improve execution client diversity and reduce reliance on Geth alone.

The cloud division at Coinbase has added support for Nethermind and Erigon into its staking infrastructure – aiming to improve the diversity of execution-layer clients.

The move seeks to reduce dependency on the widely utilized Geth execution layer client by strategically distributing validators across a variety of clients. The deployment of Nethermind clients is scheduled to start this week.

“Execution client diversity on Ethereum is a critical concern for all of us at Coinbase,” the firm said last month.

Ethereum clients are software applications facilitating interaction with the Ethereum blockchain, processing transactions and executing smart contracts. Coinbase operates as one of the leading staking service providers on Ethereum, managing 138,000 validator nodes using these clients.

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