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ADA outperforms ETH in key parameter as Charles Hoskinson…

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ADA outperforms ETH in key parameter as Charles Hoskinson...

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  • The number of unique staking wallets on Cardano was nearly 1.23 million.
  • Ethereum offered a higher staking reward for validators as compared to Cardano.

In a tweet shared by Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, the Cardano [ADA] network was shown to have significantly more unique staking wallets than the largest proof-of-stake network (PoS), Ethereum [ETH].

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The data provided by Hoskinson showed that the number of unique users staking on Cardano was nearly 1.23 million as compared to just 88,400 on the Ethereum chain, intensifying competition between the two largest networks by staking market cap.


A comparison between the two networks

As per Staking Rewards, Ethereum was the largest network by staking market cap, having hit a value of more than $34 billion at press time. However, considerably less ETH tokens were used for staking purposes as the staking ratio was just 15.6%. In Cardano’s case, the staking ratio was more than 68%.

Furthermore, the growth in the number of validators on the Cardano chain was better than that of Ethereum. Despite the hype surrounding the upcoming Shanghai Hard Fork, the cumulative validator count on Ethereum grew only by 4.2% in the last month. On the other hand, the number of stakers on Cardano jumped 7.29% in the same time period.

Source: Staking Rewards

However, Ethereum offered a higher staking reward for validators. The annualized reward rate adjusted for network supply inflation was over 5% in Ethereum’s case as compared to 0.16% for Cardano.

Additionally, the staking revenue presented a contrast between the two networks. Cardano’s stakers recorded monthly losses of 30%, per data from Token Terminal. On the contrary, Ethereum’s validators walked home with monthly profits of more than 9% on their stakes.

Source: Token Terminal

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Hoskinson’s digs at Ethereum

Charles Hoskinson, who was a co-founder of the Ethereum chain as well, hasn’t spared any opportunities in taking potshots at the staking mechanism of the PoS network. Earlier in February, he called Ethereum staking ‘problematic’ casting aspersions on its liquid staking model. He said that the locking of funds and giving custody of one’s assets amounted to centralization and regulation.

Before that, he mocked Ethereum’s inability to allow stakers to withdraw ETH. It is to be noted that Cardano allows users to withdraw their ADA from staking pools anytime, while ETH stakers have to wait until Shanghai Upgrade.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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