Staking Plans

Selecting the appropriate staking plan is crucial for meeting your staking goals. When setting up your account and requesting a validator inventory from Blockdaemon, you will have to define the quantity of validator nodes needed from Blockdaemon and choose your staking plan. These staking plans are both requested and created manually. Your validator inventory is either static or dynamic.

The below table gives you an overview of what both plans offer; choosing the right one will depend on your staking requirements.

Static PlanDynamic Plan
DescriptionThis is a fixed set of validators with specific configurations.This is an on-demand, self-maintaining inventory of validators, optimized to ensure validators are available when required.
Cost ManagementValidator funding can happen in batches.
You never pay for the # of Unfunded or Exited Validators.
Validator funding can happen in batches.
You never pay for the # of Unfunded or Exited Validators.
ExpansionNeed to have a new plan set up by Blockdaemon.
Maximum of 1000 validators per plan.
Dynamically scaling, when you don’t know how your $ETH staking will grow.
Use CaseE.g., for own known treasury, B2BE.g., for customer fund staking, B2B2C
Main BenefitPossible to diversify across geographical locations, cloud vs. bare metal, etc. (additional costs may apply)Seamless scaling without interacting with Blockdaemon staff.

By understanding the differences between static and dynamic plans and considering your staking requirements, you can choose the plan that best suits your needs.