The Austrian Bitfly development team has introduced a tool for calculating the cost and profit of staking in the Beacon Chain – the “signal chain”, a key component of Ethereum 2.0.
In Ethereum 2.0 transactions will be checked by” stakers ” instead of PoW-miners. Any user who has 32 ETH for staking will be able to participate in adding blocks. To reward network participants for ensuring the integrity and security of the blockchain, the ETH 2.0 mechanism will periodically distribute rewards to them.
Bitfly has released a tool that allows you to calculate the payback of staking in ETH 2.0. Ethereum Users can compare different approaches to staking: with a low and large number of validators, with and without pools, etc.
According to calculations available in the Bitfly tool, if you stake 32 ETH with a one-time initial cost of $1000 and monthly expenses of $100 (electricity, depreciation, etc.), the stake will become profitable in 260 days.
Previously, numerous assumptions were made about the amount of periodic rewards for ETH 2.0 stake holders.According to the most conservative forecasts of Ethereum developers, the remuneration may be about 4-5% per year. However, independent analyst Adam Cochran believes that the ongoing accumulation processes in the Ethereum network can significantly increase the amount of rewards.
The launch took place last week
test multiclient network of Ethereum 2.0 Schlesi. This event brought the Ethereum community one step closer to the launch of phase 0 of the main ETH 2.0 network. the Exact timing of the deployment of this update is not yet known.
According to Vitalik Buterin, the developers of ETH 2.0 assume that the Beacon Chain based on consensus PoS can be launched
“in the third quarter” of this year. But according to more pessimistic forecasts, the launch may be delayed until the beginning of 2021.