ViaBTC | The Merge is Coming Soon: The Current State of Staking on Ethereum & Impacts of the Merge

Source: BeaconScan
Source: BeaconScan
Link: https://beaconscan.com/staking-calculator
  1. Penalty mechanisms: Malicious actions by validators, such as submitting invalid proofs or generating two contradictory blocks, will be punished, and a portion of the staking reward will be burned. However, it is also fairly easy to avoid such penalties, and validators who follow the regular validation process will not be deemed malicious;
  2. Offline penalties: A validator going offline while most (more than two-thirds) validators remain online will face a relatively small penalty. Meanwhile, a validator who remains offline when just over one-third of all validators are online will lose 50% of its stake (16 ETH) over 21 days. Moreover, it will be kicked out of the staking pool after 21 days;
  3. Other risks that are hard to avoid (e.g. system errors). For example, a critical client loophole or a bug in the Eth2 rules could result in a system error.

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