After this update, validators will finally be able to withdraw their staked ETH and the rewards earned from having staked thus far.
This limit is expected to prevent a sudden, mass exodus of validators.
Ethereum validators soar
This isn’t the only factor that could be pushing the number of validators upwards.
Lido and Rocket Pool let users stake less than the required 32 Ethereum to participate. In exchange for their deposits, they received liquid staking derivative tokens, called LSDs, which can be used to earn additional awards in DeFi.
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