Bitfinex Launches ETH 2.0 Staking Service
Bitfinex, a state-of-the-art digital token trading platform, has launched ETH 2.0 staking, providing for the seamless staking of Ethereum (ETH) held by users on the platform.
ETH 2.0 staking, which will begin on 23/12/20, will be available to eligible users. There will be no minimum requirement on the amount of ETH needed to be held in order for a user to participate in staking. ETH will be staked in batches of 32 ETH on a first come, first served basis.
Users staking ETH 2.0 on Bitfinex will find an easy to use interface simplifying the staking mechanism and removing the technical hurdles associated with setting up and running a validator node. Once tokens are staked, they are locked on the beacon chain however Bitfinex intends to provide users the option of exiting their ETH 2.0 staking position by means of selling the ETH2 and ETH2 Rewards balances in their accounts in Bitfinex’s peer-to-peer trading markets.
“We’re delighted to offer a service for ETH 2.0 staking on behalf of our growing customer base,” said Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex. “Our service provides an intuitive, accessible and user-friendly means of participating in a monumental event in the digital token ecosystem, ETH 2.0 staking.”
To begin the process of staking ETH, a user can visit the exchange wallet page. In the Currency Conversions tool, a user can choose the amount of ETH that he or she wants to convert. A user can then select “ETH” in the “From” dropdown menu and “ETH2 Pending” in the “To” dropdown menu. Once the staking cycle is completed, the ETH2 Pending balance will be converted into an ETH2 balance.
Staking rewards on staked ETH will be reflected as ETH2 Rewards. ETH2 staking rewards are estimated to be up to 10%* per year and only rewarded on successfully staked tokens marked ETH2.
The ETH 2.0 staking service is available to our users, pursuant to Bitfinex’s Terms of Service and additional terms that users will be presented at the time they choose to stake. ETH Staking is highly experimental and risky. Please ensure you independently assess, understand and accept the related risks before deciding to stake. For more information on ETH 2.0 staking, please visit the hompage.
The launch of Ethereum in 2015 has given birth to a flourishing developer community involved in many innovative projects, including those in the nascent space of decentralized finance (DeFi). ETH 2.0 has the mission of solving two major challenges in blockchain development: limited scalability and high gas prices.
Over the next two years, the Ethereum community plans to increase scale and migrate the current Ethereum chain to the ETH2 chain. This will represent a major milestone for ETH2, with a final rollout of ETH2 set to have a major impact on the wider digital token space.
*This is the estimated annual staking reward for staked tokens based on rewards as of December 23, 2020, rewards will vary including based on the Ethereum protocol. Actual annualized staking rewards may differ. Bitfinex makes no guarantees regarding the amount of any staking rewards.
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