Ethereum Validator Queue

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Entry Queue
Validators: 4,059
Wait: 2 days, 6 hours
Churn: 8/epoch
Exit Queue
Validators: 4
Wait: 2 minutes
Sweep Delay : 8.9 days
Churn: 15/epoch
Network
Active Validators: 1,023,682
Staked ETH: 32.7M (27.18%)
APR: 3.35%

What is the validator queue?

Ethereum's enterance and exit queues are validators waiting to begin staking or to unstake. The network has a rate limit on how many validators can be processed per epoch (referred to as churn). If more validators are trying to enter or exit than can be processed, then they are placed in the respective queue.

Why is there a queue?

Ethereum's enter and exit queues are mechanisms to protect the stability of Ethereum's proof of stake (PoS) consensus.

Will the queue go away or always be this long?

If validators are joining the entrance or exit queues at a faster rate than the churn (how quickly they're processed), then the queue and wait times will increase. If no more validators join the cue, or less join than the churn rate, then the queue and wait times will decrease.

What is churn?

The churn is a rate limit on the amount of validators that can enter or exit per epoch and changes based on the amount of active validators. This throttling mechanism help prevent instability in consensus.

What is an epoch?

An epoch is a period of 32 slots where the validators propose and attest for blocks. With each slot being 12 seconds, an epoch is 6.4 minutes (6 minutes and 24 seconds).

What is sweep?

The "sweep delay" is how long it will take (after getting through the exit queue) for your funds to be withdrawn to your withdrawal address. When you exit your validator and it make it through the exit queue (if any), it becomes withdrawable. From there, the network cycles through withdrawable validators to "sweep" the balance to the specified withdrawal addresses. The more validators there are, the longer it will take to cycle through the entire set.

Active Validators Churn Per Epoch Churn Per Day
0 4 900
327,680 5 1,125
393,216 6 1,350
458,752 7 1,575
524,288 8 1,800
589,824 9 2,025
655,360 10 2,250
720,896 11 2,475
786,432 12 2,700
851,968 13 2,925
917,504 14 3,150
983,040 15 3,375
1,048,576 16 3,600
1,114,112 17 3,825
1,179,648 18 4,050
1,245,184 19 4,275
1,310,720 20 4,500
1,376,256 21 4,725
1,441,792 22 4,950
1,507,328 23 5,175
1,572,864 24 5,400
1,638,400 25 5,625
1,703,936 26 5,850
1,769,472 27 6,075
1,835,008 28 6,300
1,900,544 29 6,525
1,966,080 30 6,750
Validator Queue
Queue Wait Time (days)
Active Validators
Supply Staked
Staking APR (7d)

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