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ConsenSys and Securosys to launch secure method for long-term Ethereum 2.0 staking

by ConsenSysFebruary 2, 2021
Codefi Staking and Securosys

ConsenSys, the leading Ethereum software company, and Securosys, a leader in cybersecurity, encryption, and digital identity protection, today announced the launch of a seamless and secure method for long-term Ethereum 2.0 staking. 

The partnership provides the possibility to create Ethereum 2.0 withdrawal keys in Securosys Hardware Security Modules (both on premise and as a cloud service) directly from the ConsenSys Codefi Staking API. The keys are never exposed to Codefi nor Securosys and the stakers retain full control and legal ownership of the keys. 

“Together with Securosys we can provide an end-to-end solution for Ethereum 2.0 staking,” says Kuhan Tharmananthar, Product Lead of Codefi Staking. “By combining Codefi with Securosys Hardware Security Modules our customers achieve the highest level of security and convenience when moving from Eth1 to Eth2.”

Securosys has focused on blockchain applications from the beginning and is committed to extending its lead in providing hardware security for the crypto sector,” says Robert Rogenmoser, CEO of Securosys. “The recognition by the leading developer of the Ethereum platform is not only a great acknowledgement of these efforts, but also a strong motivation to continue providing the best services to our customers.” 

To validate transactions on Ethereum 2.0, stakers need to stake ETH conveniently and create their Eth2 withdrawal keys with the assurance that they are safe from all types of attacks and failures during the first transition phase from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake, which could happen this year. 

ConsenSys’ Codefi Staking provides a user interface for depositing ETH to the Eth2 Beacon Chain, and removes the challenges of operating independent validator nodes. Codefi Staking will rely on Teku, ConsenSys’ Eth2 client for institutional staking. Integration with the Securosys ecosystem brings the highest level of security to the process, as stakers can seamlessly create keys directly in the Primus Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and protect them with Securosys’ key control mechanisms. There are multiple levels of authentication and authorization that ensure that the stakers do not relinquish control over the Eth2 withdrawal keys.  

While Securosys authentication mechanisms ensure security of the keys against external attacks, their security against various failure factors is also paramount for long-term storage. Securosys Primus HSMs are built on highly reliable, enterprise-grade hardware that is designed for long-term 24/7 operation, can be clustered for high-availability redundant setup, or securely backed up. When on premise operation is not an option Securosys offers its ISO27001 certified CloudsHSM service. It is powered by multiple geo-redundant data centers that meet the highest operational security standards, including an EMP and attack-proof facility deep in the Swiss mountains. 

To learn more about ConsenSys and Securosys’ Eth2 staking solution, join us on February 4th at 4pm GMT and hear from Codefi Staking, Secruosys, Ledger and Microsoft. 

About Securosys SA

Securosys SA, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is a market leader in cybersecurity, encryption, and in securing digital identities. Founded in 2014, Securosys secures the Swiss financial markets on behalf of the Swiss National Bank and protects transactions worth over 100 billion Euros every day. The company supplies more than half of the Tier 1 banks worldwide with hardware security modules developed and built in Switzerland.

Securosys offers a wide range of security network appliances focused on commercial applications. These include communication encryption and key generation and management. All products are developed and manufactured in Switzerland, free from contaminating influences.

Further information can be obtained directly from Securosys SA by e-mail at [email protected], by calling +41 44 552 31 00, or from its offices in Zürich, Munich, and Hong Kong.

www.securosys.com

About ConsenSys

ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Truffle, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligence, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On this trusted, open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow.

ConsenSys Codefi is the blockchain application suite powering next-generation commerce and finance. Our vision is to lead the convergence of existing and decentralized financial technologies to create more accessible and equitable financial services for everyone, everywhere. We work with financial institutions, global enterprises, and Ethereum projects to optimize business processes, digitize financial instruments, activate markets and networks, and deploy production-ready blockchain solutions.

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