As of right now, the Stakehouse protocol provides two different dApps - LSD Networks (Three Pool Staking) and Solo Staking. These dApps allow you to stake your ETH in different ways, which gives you the flexibility to choose what’s best for your individual goals and needs.
LSD Networks dApp (Three Pool Staking)
The Stakehouse LSD Networks dApp consists of a Three Pool Staking structure that provides you with three staking options. These options allow you to stake smaller amounts of ETH for partial validator ownership and shared rewards. The three staking options are:
Protected Staking - stake any amount of ETH in exchange for 100% of the staking yield (which earns 33% more than the Ethereum network rate). You do not need to run your own node as a Protected Staker. Rewards are paid in derivative (dETH) which an always be accounted for 1:1 with ETH staked in the consensus layer.
MEV Staking - stake any amount of ETH in exchange for 50% of MEV and tips (at the average rate of all validators in your LSD network). You do not need to run your own node as an MEV Staker. Rewards are paid in ETH.
Node Operator Staking - stake a 4 ETH bond per validator in exchange for 50% of MEV and tips (at the LSD network's rate). You need to run your own node as a Node Operator (you can use any node harware and Ethereum client you want). Rewards are paid in ETH.
Example 1: John has some ETH that he wants to stake to earn passive rewards. He knows nothing about running a node and wants a consistent yield on his ETH. Protected Staking would be a great ETH staking option for John.
Example 2: Sarah is interested in staking her ETH. She doesn’t have enough to run her own validator and she doesn’t want to be responsible for running her own node. However, she wants to earn MEV and Tips because she knows that it can have high earning potential. She is very risk-tolerant and doesn’t mind the fact that MEV and Tips can produce variable earnings. MEV Staking would be a great ETH staking solution for Sarah.
Example 3: Austin is an experienced node operator and likes to be in control of his validator’s performance. However, he doesn’t have enough ETH to be a solo staker. He knows that his strategies are very effective for optimizing MEV and Tips, so he prioritizes these revenue streams over staking rewards. Node Operator Staking would be a great ETH staking option for Austin.
Example 4: David has 32 ETH and wants to be a Home Staker. He could use the Stakehouse Solo Staking dApp to stake and run his own validator; However, he prioritizes MEV and Tips revenue over staking rewards. Because of this, he decides to stake 8 validators (4 ETH each) as a Node Operator with the LSD Networks dApp.
If any of these three staking options sound right for you, check out our in-depth Three Pool Staking Guides to get started.
LSD Network dApp links:
Solo Staking dApp
The Stakehouse Solo Staking dApp allows you to stake a validator in less than 60 seconds. You retain full ownership of your keys and earn 100% of all revenue generated by your validator. This is the best staking option for anyone who wants to run their own validator(s) with full independence.
In order to be a Solo Staker you need:
Your own node (you can use any ETH staking client or node infrastructure that you want)
Melanie has 32 ETH and wants to build a passive stream of revenue, so she decides to run her own validator. She already has a node set up and wants to stake a validator as soon as possible. She also wants to maintain full ownership and control of her validator so that she can implement her own strategies and keep 100% of her earnings. Stakehouse Solo Staking would be a great ETH staking option for Melanie.
If this sounds like the right staking option for you, check out our in-depth Solo Staking Guides to get started.
Solo Staking dApp links:
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