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Lodestar Eth Consensus Lightclient Prover

Discord ETH Beacon APIs Spec v2.1.0 ES Version Node Version

This package is part of ChainSafe's Lodestar project

A set of tools allowing to verify EL client JSON-RPC calls.


You can use the @lodestar/prover in two ways, as a Web3 Provider and as proxy. For prover use case see below example.

import Web3 from "web3";
import {createVerifiedExecutionProvider, LCTransport} from "@lodestar/prover";

const {provider, proofProvider} = createVerifiedExecutionProvider(
  new Web3.providers.HttpProvider(""),
    transport: LCTransport.Rest,
    urls: [""],
    network: "sepolia",
    wsCheckpoint: "trusted-checkpoint",

const web3 = new Web3(provider);

const address = "0xf97e180c050e5Ab072211Ad2C213Eb5AEE4DF134";
const balance = await web3.eth.getBalance(address, "latest");
console.log({balance, address});

You can also invoke the package as binary.

npm i -g @lodestar/prover

lodestar-prover proxy \
  --network sepolia \
  --executionRpcUrl \
  --beaconUrls \
  --port 8080

Supported Web3 Methods

✅ - Completed

⌛ - Todo

➡️ - Request will be forward to EL without any intermediary manipulations. You can limit these by providing unverifiedWhitelist option for provider or --unverifiedWhitelist from the cli. If not set then all methods will be forwarded.

❇️ - Always forwarded to EL.

Group Method Status Version
Block eth_getBlockByHash v0
eth_getBlockByNumber v0
eth_getBlockTransactionCountByHash v2
eth_getBlockTransactionCountByNumber v2
eth_getUncleCountByBlockHash v2
eth_getUncleCountByBlockNumber v2
Chain/Network eth_chainId ➡️
eth_syncing v1
eth_coinbase v2
eth_accounts ➡️
eth_blockNumber ➡️
Call and Estimate eth_call v0
eth_estimateGas v0
eth_createAccessList v2
eth_gasPrice v1
eth_maxPriorityFeePerGas v1
eth_feeHistory v2
Filters eth_newFilter v2
eth_newBlockFilter v2
eth_newPendingTransactionFilter v2
eth_uninstallFilter v2
eth_getFilterChanges v2
eth_getFilterLogs v2
eth_getLogs v1
Mining eth_mining ➡️
eth_hashrate ➡️
eth_getWork ➡️
eth_submitWork ➡️
eth_submitHashrate ➡️
Signing eth_sign ➡️
eth_signTransaction ➡️
State eth_getBalance v0
eth_getStorageAt v1
eth_getTransactionCount v2
eth_getCode v0
eth_getProof ❇️ v0
Transactions eth_sendTransaction ➡️
eth_sendRawTransaction ➡️
eth_getTransactionByHash v2
eth_getTransactionByBlockHashAndIndex v2
eth_getTransactionByBlockNumberAndIndex v2
eth_getTransactionReceipt v2
Events eth_subscribe ❇️ v0
eth_unsubscribe ❇️ v0

Non-supported features

  • Currently does not support batch requests.


  • To use this prover the ethereum provider must support the eth_getProof method. Unfortunately, Infura does not currently support this endpoint. As an alternative, we suggest using Alchemy.


What you need

You will need to go over the specification. You will also need to have a basic understanding of lightclient.

Getting started


Read our contributors document, submit an issue or talk to us on our discord!


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