MetaMask Adds an Ethereum Validator Feature
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Non-custodial crypto wallet MetaMask has just added a new functionality that allows its users to run their own validator node.

The option is reportedly available through MetaMask Portfolio and has been launched in partnership with infrastructure service Consensys Stake.

In order to become validators, users simply need to stake the required 32 ETH (or multiples).

Consensys Stake provides software and hardware support. According to the release, the service manages more than 33,000 validators.

The company said:

"You don’t have to maintain the software and hardware nodes required to spin and keep a validator up. You can simply stake in multiples of 32 ETH and collect rewards for securing the network."

The option reportedly provides an annual return of 4%, while the service fee is 10%.

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