The Eth2 deposit contract currently has over 5.2 million staked ether worth over $13 billion locked into the smart contract, according to statistics. On November 4, 2020, the contract became life, and three weeks later, it had reached the required level to start the Beacon Chain. It’s not cheap to become a validator these days, with the 32 ether needed to get started costing more than $84k at today’s exchange rates. The Eth2 Staking Contract holds almost $5 million in Ethereum worth $13 billion.
The Eth2 Deposit Contract has more than $13 billion in Ether locked up.
Ethereum users have deposited a large amount of ether into the “Eth2 deposit contract,” as it’s known on Etherscan, with 5,210,370 ETH deposited thus far. The Beacon Chain contract, which was activated six months and three weeks ago, has $13.6 billion in ether locked up.
There are more than a dozen 32 ETH-sized transactions awaiting confirmation at the time of writing. To become a staking validator, an individual must have 32 ether worth more than $84k today. According to Dune Analytics, the contract is 993.66 percent more than the 524k barrier.
According to Etherscan, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin initiated the contracting party on November 5, 2020, when he placed 3,200 ETH into the contract. Buterin’s first deposit was roughly $1.3 million at the time of deposit, and it’s now worth over $8.3 million. Many of the validators who deposited at the time realized considerable benefits in the six months following the debut of the Beacon Chain.
According to Dune Analytics, there are 27,100 distinct depositors among the 108,461 transactions delivered to the Eth2 deposit contract.
Last month, over a million ether were added to the Eth2 contract.
The deposits of ETH began to soar rapidly from November 19 to November 27. Eth2 deposits began to decelerate around March 13, 2021, before rising up again on May 1st. The contract had 4.1 million ether locked in on the first day of May, which means it has climbed by 26.8% since then.
The most significant increase in validators occurred on November 25, 2020, and the most recent significant increase in deposits occurred on May 26, 2021. Ethereum aficionados can stake their ether on custodial exchanges like BuyUcoin in addition to noncustodial choices.
Source: ethereum Blog & Market
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