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Ethereum Staking Contract Faces Inflow Spike as Coin's Price Drops by 30%


u.today 17 January 2022 10:05, UTC
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With a 30% market drop, Ethereum and other altcoins bring significant losses to their holders; that is why some traders choose safer and optimal options to invest in assets. Ethereum's staking contract allows holding Ethereum and receiving even more coins.

Why do investors choose to stake?

With the aggravation of consolidation on the crypto market, long-term traders and investors who are willing to buy significant amounts of coins might switch the direction of their investment and store money in a more convenient way.

The number of ETH pledged in the ETH 2.0 deposit contract has exceeded 9 million, the pledge rate has exceeded 7.5%, and the market value is equivalent to more than 30 billion US dollars, which can be ranked in the top ten of the cryptocurrency market value. pic.twitter.com/2OLOFcITgZ

— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) January 16, 2022

The staking contract allows investors to receive a "passive income" with the help of their collateral. But Ethereum staking is not something available to investors who are willing to increase their portfolio without spending any time on trading.

In order to become eligible for a reward, users need to become validators. By sending 32 ETH to their wallets, individuals can activate the validator software. As validators, clients become responsible for storing data, processing transactions and moving blocks through the network. The process of validation is something similar to mining.

How much Ethereum stakers make

According to the official staking launchpad page, Ethereum miners are currently able to receive up to a 5.2% annual rate for staking their funds. With the standard collateral of 32 ETH, investors receive 1.6 ETH annually.

The drawback of such an investment is the inability to withdraw funds from the contract immediately. This requirement pushes away some active traders and investors who usually act immediately on rapidly changing market conditions.

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