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Staking on Ethereum with MEW

Stake ETH with MEW, check the status of your stake, unstake and withdraw at any time

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Written by Katya Michaels
Updated over a week ago

MEW has offered several options for staking ETH ever since the first stage of Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake, the Beacon Chain, launched in December 2020.

Now that Ethereum has successfully gone through the Merge on September 15, 2022 and the Shapella upgrade on April 12, 2023, the transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake is complete and all new blocks on Ethereum are verified with the help of validators that are created through ETH staking.

Staking is one of the easiest and most low-risk ways to earn rewards on your crypto, while at the same time helping to make Ethereum more secure and decentralized. Learn more about the benefits of staking here: Understanding Staking.

How to stake ETH with MEW

Ethereum staking can be done either by creating a full validator with 32 ETH, or with smaller amounts of ETH through either partial or liquid staking. MEW offers all three types of staking to users in the mobile MEW wallet app and the MEW Portfolio on web.

Note: You don't need to have an additional account with any of our staking providers to keep track of your stake. All staking information and management can be accessed through the MEW interfaces from which you staked.

If and when any action is required from users who staked through these providers, MEW will work with them to update the interface and inform MEW users about any required action. Write to us at support@myetherwallet.com if you have any questions.

Already staking with MEW?

If you staked ETH using MEW already, you can always check the status of your stake in the interface where you staked, whether it was through MEW Portfolio on web, or in the MEW wallet app.

How to check the status of your stake

If you used a hardware, mobile, or browser wallet with MEW Portfolio on web, just go to the Apps section from the left-hand menu after accessing your wallet, and select the app that you used. Depending on the app, you will see a status tab or a status box showing the current amount staked and the rewards that have been earned.

If you staked in MEW wallet app, select the Earn tab on the bottom of the app, and then choose the application through which you staked to view amount staked and earned rewards.

Here are examples of the way staking status screens may look like in MEW interfaces:

Staked in MEW Portfolio

Partial staking powered by Coinbase in MEW Portfolio

Stakewise in MEW Portfolio

note that Stakewise in MEW is no longer accepting deposits, but users can still view and unstake their existing stake

Staked on MEW wallet

Lido on MEW wallet

Unstake and withdraw at any time

After the completion of the Shapella upgrade on April 12, 2023, staked ETH is no longer locked on Ethereum. Stakers are able to unstake and withdraw their ETH and rewards at any time.

For details about unstaking and withdrawals, see links to full staking guides below.

On the MEW wallet app:

On MEW Portfolio on web:

To stay on top of all the latest MEW updates related to staking, please follow MEW on Twitter, on Telegram, or join our community on Reddit.

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