As the leading Proof of Stake crypto, the Ethereum Network has the highest staking market capitalization in the whole space. Accruing for a total of $44.56 billion in ETH locked by validators, by press time.
In this context, Finbold retrieved data from StakingRewards.com to discover how much Ethereum staking investors are being really rewarded after locking up their capital with ETH. By looking at the raw numbers, the network has paid $1.55 billion dollars year-over-year.
Notably, despite having an estimated annual reward rate of 3.47%, the real reward rate (adjusted by Ethereum’s supply inflation) is 3% per year. This means that a staking position of 32 ETH ($51,200) would reward a validator around $1,536 yearly.
Nevertheless, it is also important to say that staking Ethereum gives investors one of the closest real reward rates to the annualized expected reward rate among other staked cryptocurrencies.