MEW has offered several options for staking ETH since the first stage of Ethereum 2.0, 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.
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 liquid and pooled staking. MEW offers both types of staking to mobile and web users.
Full validator staking of 32 ETH is supported via our partner Staked.us.
See our guide to using Staked.us in MEW web with your Ledger, Trezor, browser wallet like Enkrypt or a mobile wallet that supports WalletConnect.
Liquid staking is offered through our partners StakeWise and Lido. See the following guides for more information.
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, so that MEW users can take any required action directly through MEW. Write to us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
For users who are already staking through MEW
If you staked ETH through MEW already, you may be wondering how the Merge or the Shapella (Shanghai/Capella) upgrade affects your stake. Good news – your staked assets are safe and continue to earn rewards through the entire Ethereum transition to proof-of-stake.
After the completion of the Shapella upgrade on April 12, 2023, stakers are now able to withdraw their staking rewards and staked ETH. MEW is working with our staking providers to update the interfaces in MEW web and MEW wallet to allow MEW users to take all necessary action for ETH withdrawals directly from their wallets. For details about your stake and when you'll be able to withdraw ETH, see the relevant links below:
Full validator staking on MEW web with Staked.us: https://help.myetherwallet.com/en/articles/5380731-stake-on-eth2-using-mew-web
Liquid staking on MEW web with Stakewise: https://help.myetherwallet.com/en/articles/6136823-stake-your-eth-using-stakewise
Full validator staking on MEW wallet app with Staked.us:
Liquid staking on MEW wallet app with Lido:
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How to check the status of your stake
You can always check the status of your stake and the amount of earned rewards in the MEW interface from which you staked. If you used a hardware or browser wallet with MEW web, just go to the DApps section after accessing your wallet and select the appropriate staking DApp. For MEW wallet app, go to the Earn section and select the DApp through which you staked to find options to view your stake.
Here are examples of the way staking status screens will look in MEW interfaces:
Staked.us on MEW web:
Stakewise on MEW web:
Staked.us on MEW wallet:
Lido on MEW wallet: