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Ethereum staking surges, withdrawals take a breather

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The Shapella upgrade allowed Ethereum holders to withdraw staked funds while staking continued to surge. New deposits indicated a sustained interest in Ethereum staking.

Post Shapella Upgrade, Surge in Ethereum Staking Overwhelms Withdrawal

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  • Total ETH staked has hit 24.4 million ETH, while withdrawals hit 3.01 million ETH.
  • Deposits and the total number of ETH deposits have been on the rise.

The Shapella upgrade brought about a remarkable development by allowing Ethereum [ETH] holders to withdraw their staked funds. This created a wave of analysis and speculation on how it might influence the pricing of ETH.

Even with this upgrade, staking ETH continued to gain momentum and expand. Furthermore, compared to the total amount staked, the volume of withdrawals appeared relatively insignificant.

Staked Ethereum sees more volume than withdrawal

Following the successful transition of Ethereum to a proof-of-stake (POS) consensus mechanism with the Shanghai upgrade, the Shapella upgrade emerged as the next significant milestone. This upgrade witnessed the withdrawal of millions of staked ETH from the network.

However, recent data provided by WuBlockchain and OkLink suggested that the volume of staked ETH still outweighed the volume of withdrawals. 

As of this writing, OkLink’s data indicated that there were 24.24 million ETH staked at press time. This represented a staking ratio of 16%, considering the total ETH supply of 120.24 million. Moreover, the total ETH withdrawn stood at 3.01 million, highlighting a substantial gap between the staked and withdrawn amounts.

Among the major stakeholders in the market, Lido [LDO] held the largest share, with 29.1% as of the time of writing. Coinbase followed closely behind, capturing nearly 8% of the market share.

New Ethereum deposits rose

The Glassnode chart monitoring new Ethereum staking deposits showed noteworthy activity levels, highlighting the ongoing stake accumulation within the network. Upon examining the chart, it became apparent that there had been multiple instances where the deposit count reached all-time highs. 

Ethereum new deposits

Source: Glassnode

However, 1 June marked a new milestone, recording the highest number of new ETH deposits with 12,863. As of this writing, the number of new deposits had declined slightly to nearly 800. While this decrease suggested a slight dip, it demonstrated the daily influx of deposits into ETH staking.

Total number of deposits on continuous ATH

The continuous inflow of new Ethereum deposits has resulted in a consistent upward trend in the total number of deposits. As indicated by the “Total Number of Deposits” metric on Glassnode, this figure has remained close to an all-time high.

ETH total deposits

Source: Glassnode


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As of this writing, the total number of deposits was approximately 790,000, representing the highest recorded number. 

On 2 June, the metric stood at 778,020, indicating a constant rise in deposits as new ones were added. This suggested a sustained and growing interest in depositing Ethereum into staking.

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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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