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Ethereum 2.0: 2% of all Ether (ETH) in circulation is now staked

  • 20. Januar 2021 at 13:03

Ethereum’s staking services continue to enjoy some success, as the price of Ether (ETH) once again hits highs. 2% of ETH in circulation is now locked in to generate staking rewards.

More and more investors are interested in ETH staking

Ethereum’s long transition to Proof-of-Stake had raised questions. In particular: will investors be ready to lock in their ETH for at least two years, without being able to initially withdraw their assets? The answer seems to be yes, since now 2% of all ETH in circulation is locked in the staking contract.

Etherscan data shows that the value of these ETHs now exceeds $ 3.7 billion, thanks to the recent rise in prices. Ethereum is now located in 3rd place in the ranking of cryptocurrencies by total staked value. Polkadot (DOT) is far ahead, with $ 9.7 billion in assets in staking, and Cardano (ADA) follows with $ 7.8 billion. But Avalanche (AVAX) was overtaken , because the project has “only” 2.6 billion dollars of AVAX in staking.

Room for growth for Ethereum

It should also be noted that other staking cryptocurrencies have a much higher ratio of locked tokens than Ethereum . DOT stakes at Polkadot thus represent almost 60% of the supply, and at Cardano this share rises to 70%.

It means two things. On the one hand, Ethereum is firmly established as a project, and its services are not just focused on staking. On the other hand, Ethereum staking has room for improvement , and if more investors choose to turn to this option, the payment network will continue to grow.

As mentioned, Ethereum stakers cannot withdraw their funds at this time. But as the shift to Proof-of-Stake takes place, it can be assumed that the confidence of potential investors will change as well. We should therefore see a clear increase in ETH staking in the coming months and years.