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Ethereum — the Third Biggest Blockchain by Stake Committed — What Does It Mean for the Crypto Market?

Ethereum — the Third Biggest Blockchain by Stake Committed — What Does It Mean for the Crypto Market?

Today, Ethereum occupies a leading position in the crypto market and plays a crucial role in its development. More specifically, when it comes to committed stakes, it’s among the three greatest blockchains. It’s apparent that there is a limitless means for development. 

Just one month after Ethereum launched, its 2.0 blockchain increased to 2.7 million Ether (ETH), which is worth a staggering $3.8 billion dollars. As you would expect,  such an increase in profits leads to plenty of attention. 

Following this success, Etherum became the leading cryptocurrency and is now among the three biggest blockchains in regard to funds staked. Although Ethereum surpassed Tezos (XTZ), surprisingly, it still lags behind Polkadot (DOT), which has roughly $10.4 billion locked-in. It’s also behind Cardano (ADA), with $8.3 billion dollars in stake. 

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If we were to ompare Etherum to other stake-leading enterprises, we would see that its commitment to its staking supply, percent-wise, is considerably lower. For example, both Polkadot and Cardano have obtained more than 60% of their tokens from stakeholders, while Tezos stakeholders comprise 90% of the overall circulating supply.

Still, more than 2% of Ethereum’s supply is committed to the deposit contract. According to Beaconcha.in, the participating stake is lower due to the fact that Etherum registered new deposits 2.0 blockchain after approximately two weeks. Beaconcha.in has also reported that Ethereum’s staking yield is over 9% which is considered to be a comparatively average performance. Stakingrewards.com reported that although this yield is lower than Avalanche and Polkadot rewards, still, it is higher than many other staking blockchains.

Compared to others, Etherum’s stakeholders have an additional hurdle in regard to an inability to withdraw their funds until the developers finish the transition to the proof-of-stake blockchain model. Despite the fact that it’s a priority, there are no specific timelines for such transfers.

Today, stakeholders have the ability to reach their liquidity through third-party services. Various exchanges, including Binance and Kraken, offer custodial staking with the opportunity to sell Etherum stakes on the exchange. Such services as LiquidStake, have made it possible to draw loans against the stake of the user. 

There are some DeFi projects, including Lido Finance and Cream Finance for example, that provide their users with tokenized versions of their staked Ether. These tokens may be exchanged back to Etherum’s mainnet through particular platforms, however, the exchange rate may not always be 1 to 1.

Today, Etherum holds a leading position in the crypto market and plays an essential role in crypto market changes. Although it has achieved massive success, there are still several companies that are considered to have a stronger background and position in the market. Although Etherum is among the three largest blockchain companies in regard to stakes, development-wise, it still has a long way to go. 

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