Ethereum beacon chain nodes like Lighthouse and Prysm offer checkpoint sync to get the node synced faster. How can I get a node that I can pass as --checkpoint-sync-url to lighthouse so that I can perform a checkpoint sync when spinning up new beacon chain node?

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In addition to popular infrastructure providers like Infura or QuickNode, you can now use various public endpoints from the Ethereum Beacon Chain checkpoint sync endpoints list. Endpoints from that list often use the checkpointz project.


--checkpoint-sync-url https://[PROJECT-ID]:[PROJECT-SECRET]@eth2-beacon-mainnet.infura.io


You can sign up for a free Infura beacon node and use it as a source for --checkpoint-sync-url.

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