Some argue that it would be healthy to admit that Ether staking is not yet for everyone.
After the transition of the Ethereum network to proof of stake (PoS), staking Ether
it now plays a central role in block validation and network security. However, some members of the community believe that the staking process is too difficult, especially for ordinary people.
On the Ethereum subreddit, a community member raised the issue of ETH staking and its pitfalls. According to the user, it took them a whole weekend to set things up. The user said this may be something that those with “unforgiving” schedules can’t accommodate. They wrote:
“The Ethereum community likes to sugarcoat ease of use, but it’s healthier to admit this still isn’t for everyone.”
In response to the thread, another community member also shared his experience with ETH and recalled the early days of Ethereum. The user points out that interacting with the blockchain was also difficult back then before more user-friendly options emerged. The community member also emphasized that setting up a node “takes more effort than we can expect the average person to do.”
In addition to configuration difficulties, the issue of bandwidth usage was also raised. Due to high bandwidth usage, one user said there is a risk of being disconnected from their internet service provider. Another user mentioned that the cost of going over the internet data limit could potentially kill any engagement gains.
Meanwhile, another community member disagreed, arguing that staking shouldn’t be an easy thing that just anyone can do. “People always treat gambling as free money when it’s not. Effectively, you get paid to do a job and this requires a certain amount of knowledge and effort,” he said.
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Although there may be some difficulties with the participation, there are also some positive developments after the merger. September Apart from this, the average time it takes for validators to verify transactions has decreased by 13%.