This service democratizes staking by enabling users to contribute to Ethereum’s security with any amount of ETH.

It bypasses the previous requirement of a minimum of 32 ETH to participate in staking validators operated by Consensys.

Before this, staking in Consensys validators required at least 32 ETH, as per Ethereum’s protocol. However, blockchain data indicates that 99% of ETH holders possess less than this amount. MetaMask’s Pooled Staking enables more users to stake ETH and earn rewards, irrespective of their ETH holdings.

MetaMask Pooled Staking: Accessible ETH Staking for All Users

According to its blog post, MetaMask Pooled Staking is immediately available to a portion of eligible users and will continue rolling out in the coming days. Initially, unavailable in the US or UK, but Consensys aims to expand availability soon.

Matthieu Saint Olive, Senior Product Manager at Consensys, said: “With Pooled Staking, MetaMask users now have an easy way to stake ETH in enterprise-grade validators while maintaining full control of their ETH, earning rewards, and making Ethereum more secure.”

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Currently, 74% of ETH is not staked, with much of the staked ETH concentrated in a few large pools. MetaMask Pooled Staking aims to address this by offering an accessible and efficient staking solution that promotes decentralization and enhances Ethereum’s security.

Key Features of MetaMask Pooled Staking:
  • Earn Rewards: Users can earn rewards for staking their ETH.
  • No Minimum: Stake any amount of ETH, making staking accessible to all users.
  • Flexible Unstaking: ETH can be unstaked at any time, though unstaking times may vary according to the Ethereum validator exit queue protocol.
  • Easy Tracking: Balances and rewards are easily monitored within MetaMask Portfolio.

MetaMask Pooled Staking is powered by Consensys Staking, which boasts over 33,000 hosted Ethereum validators across a multi-cloud, multi-region, and multi-client infrastructure.

With more than 1 million ETH staked, zero slashed validators, and a 99.9+% validator participation rate, Consensys ensures high security standards, validated by third-party security certifications.


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