How Do I Start Staking
Anyone can participate in stakes. However, to become a full validator, you will need to invest at least 32 ETH, technical knowledge and a computer capable of performing validations 24 hours a day without any downtime. This level is subject to security concerns and can result in a significant obligation. Downtime could cause validators’ stakes to be lowered.
For the vast majority of participants, there is a simpler way to take part. You can contribute as much as you have to an exchange such Coinbase to a stake pool. This reduces the entry barrier and allows investors to begin earning rewards without needing to own their validator hardware. All Coinbase customers can stake in the U.S., as well as many other countries.