Step 6: Deposit ETH to Launchpad

Caution: You may wish to wait until the consensus and execution client are fully synchronized before you deposit. Check their logs with ./ethd logs -f consensus and ./ethd logs -f execution. This safe-guards against the validator being marked offline if your validator is activated before the consensus client syncs.

Once you are ready, you can send eth to the deposit contract by using the .eth/validator_keys/deposit_data-TIMESTAMP.json file at the Prater launchpad or Mainnet launchpad. This file was created in Step 3.

You can transfer files from your node to a machine with a browser using scp. A graphical tool such as WinSCP will work, or you can use command line scp.