Stake with a crypto native

Ethereum Validator & Indexer for The Graph Protocol. Independently owned & operated utilizing owned hardware.

My many years of experience in Ethereum, DevOps, cyber security, and software development are the perfect combination of skills to have as an indexer and validator.

Vincent Taglia


About Me

I started my journey in 2012 as a sophomore in high school, learning software development and being introduced to Bitcoin. By 2015, I was developing websites, and that year I started interacting with a new blockchain called Ethereum. By 2016, I started to become active in the community by becoming a member of and voting with The DAO. In 2017, I registered this ENS domain name. For the next few years I focused on completing my Bachelor's in Computer Science from DePaul University, as well as starting my Master's in Cyber Security.

In early 2021, I started validating the empty Ethereum Beacon Chain, and later in 2021, I took some time to launch vincenttaglia.eth as an indexer for The Graph protocol, starting with the minimum indexer stake and an expensive EPYC server. Soon after I launched my personal indexer, I was approached to join the Data Nexus team as CTO, where our focus would be a much larger indexer deployment, as well as validating for various chains. Now, I operate two indexers and 75+ validators.

Years Linux Experience
Years Ethereum Experience
Years ETH Validator Experience
Years Indexing Experience

My Goals

My goals are simple. In regards to Ethereum staking, I want to give my family, friends, and anyone else that wants to join a non-custodial option for staking ETH that is cheap, easy, trust-and-risk-minimized and that also promotes decentralization, client diversity, and has a liquid staking option. To be clear, while I take every precaution when staking, and while Stakewise has gone through extensive audits for their v3 implementation, there are still risks with staking with me via this protocol, just as there are unique risks for every staking provider, custodial or not. You can take a closer look at the risks associated with staking ETH below.

As for the goals of my personal indexer, I want to eventually support all of the high query fee subgraphs from all relavent EVM chains, and by extension the indexing technologies required to index them. Currently I can only support a few select chains given the contstraints of my single server. I plan on maxing that server out with storage in the short term, and eventually getting more servers in order to support technologies like Firehose and Substreams, in addition to more chains. Since the start I've had a focus on query fess, as evidenced by my high mainnet query fee revenue ranking relative to the size of my indexer's stake. That will continue as we move towards the sunsetting of the hosted service.

ETH Staking Risks

Operator Slashing Risk
Despite my best efforts and 12+ years of daily Linux experience, there is a non-zero chance that I somehow let two instances of the same validator run. In this unlikely case, the SWISE I have staked as collateral would be sold to make up for any delegator losses.
Protocol Risk
Despite the Stakewise team's best efforts and multiple thorough audits, there is a non-zero risk that a protocol bug could result in the loss of funds. It is possible to insure against this type of incident, though. Nexus Mutual is the leading provider of protcol hack cover insurance.
Validator Client Risk
Validator clients can have bugs with the potential to cause the slashing of large numbers of validators if the client(s) make up a majority of the network. However, if you are using minority clients like I do, no bug should result in anything worse than a small inactivity leak. The same cannot be said about many of the large staking pools.

Non-Custodial Staking

More control, less fees

The Graph


A protocol for decentralized indexing and querying of blockchain data. Delegate to earn indexing rewards, support small operators, and support decentralization.

  • Slashing Risk: None
  • Fee: ~13.5%
  • Withdrawal Delay: ~28 days
  • Negate GRT inflation by delegating
  • Gain exposure to query fee market
  • Help decentralize by staking with a small provider
Delegate GRT



Easy, cheap, trust-and-risk-minimized option for staking ETH that promotes decentralization, client diversity, and has a liquid staking option.

  • Slashing Risk: Exists
  • Fee: 10%
  • Withdrawal Delay: Variable
  • Access to a liquid staking token (osETH)
  • Save on high staking provider fees
  • Support client diversity
  • Help decentralize by staking with a small provider
Delegate ETH