EigenLayer Mainnet Launch + Delegations unlocked 🔥

Chorus One
Chorus One
April 9, 2024
5 min read
April 9, 2024
5 min read

We are thrilled to share the latest update from the EigenLayer ecosystem – a highly anticipated upgrade that promises to provide stakers with greater control and flexibility over their staked assets. Effective today, April 9th, the EigenLayer mainnet launch unlocks a suite of new features and functionalities for both stakers and node operators.

EigenLayer M2 builds upon the existing M1 contracts that have been operational on the Ethereum mainnet. This major upgrade introduces a crucial new capability: the ability for users to delegate their restaked Ethereum (ETH) or liquid staking tokens (LSTs) to the node operator of their choice.

And as one of the leading node operators, we’re thrilled to announce that users can now delegate their restaked Ethereum (ETH) and Liquid Staking Tokens (LSTs) to Chorus One!

Offering a Seamless Restaking Experience

Delegating to Chorus One is a seamless and secure experience. Users can easily delegate to Chorus one via any of the following options:

Delegating via OPUS Pool

OPUS Pool is designed to make the restaking process effortless for our users. Here's a quick guide on how to delegate your assets through the OPUS Pool:

  1. Visit OPUS Pool and connect your wallet
  2. Head over to the Dashboard tab on the left menu bar
  3. Click on ‘Delegate to Chorus One’
  4. Confirm, and you’re all set!

You can find the detailed, step-by-step guide for OPUS Pool here:

Note: Restaking LSTs with EigenLayer is currently on hold and will resume once the deposit cap is raised. In the meantime, you are welcome to use OPUS Pool to stake any amount of ETH, mint osETH, and delegate your existing restaked LSTs.

Delegating via Chorus One’s Operator Profile on EigenLayer

Alternatively, you can directly delegate your assets to Chorus One via the EigenLayer dashboard. Here's how it works:

  1. Deposit your assets (ETH or LSTs) into EigenLayer using either the StrategyManager (for LSTs) or the EigenPodManager (for ETH).
  2. Navigate to Chorus One’s operator profile at
  3. Select Chorus One as your preferred node operator.
  4. Confirm the delegation transaction in your wallet.

By choosing either OPUS Pool or Chorus One’s operator profile on the EigenLayer dashboard, you can seamlessly delegate your assets to Chorus One and benefit from our tailored approach, enhanced MEV rewards, and top-tier security measures.

Please Note: The upgrade doesn't yet allow Operators to earn yield for services provided to an AVS or to be at risk of slashing for Operator misbehaviors.

Explaining EigenLayer’s M2 upgrade

At the heart of the M2 upgrade is the introduction of delegation capabilities, empowering stakers to choose the node operator they wish to delegate their assets to. Specifically, the M2 contracts will enable users to deposit their Ethereum (ETH) or liquid staking tokens (LSTs) into EigenLayer through the StrategyManager (for LSTs) or the EigenPodManager (for beacon chain ETH). Additionally, stakers will now be able to withdraw their assets via the DelegationManager, regardless of the asset type.

For node operators, the M2 upgrade introduces the ability to opt-in to providing services for Actively Validator Services (AVSs) using the respective AVS's middleware contracts. However, the current iteration of the M2 contracts does not yet enable node operators to earn yield for the services they provide to AVSs or expose them to the risk of slashing for any potential misbehaviors.

A strategic approach to AVS selection

In contrast to node operators who may prioritize onboarding as many AVSs as possible, Chorus One has adopted a more strategic and selective approach. Security is of paramount importance to us, and we meticulously vet each AVS before providing infrastructure support.

Our dedicated team thoroughly assesses the technical architecture and risk profile of every AVS under consideration. We leave no stone unturned, carefully evaluating factors such as the robustness of their systems, the soundness of their security protocols, and their overall risk appetite. Only those AVSs that meet our stringent criteria are granted access to our staking infrastructure.

This selective approach ensures that our users can have the utmost confidence in the management of their assets. By entrusting their stakes to Chorus One, our customers can rest assured that their funds are being handled with the highest levels of diligence and care, safeguarded by our rigorous vetting process.

To learn more about Chorus One's tailored approach to restaking, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Ready to get started? Visit OPUS Pool and follow our detailed guide to easily delegate your assets to Chorus One.

The technical details of the M2 upgrade can be found in the official EigenLayer documentation, available at As the EigenLayer ecosystem continues to evolve, this latest milestone towards Mainnet promises to empower stakers and node operators alike, ushering in a new era of flexibility and control.

About Chorus One

Chorus One is one of the biggest institutional staking providers globally, operating infrastructure for 50+ Proof-of-Stake networks, including Ethereum, Cosmos, Solana, Avalanche, and Near, amongst others. Since 2018, we have been at the forefront of the PoS industry and now offer easy enterprise-grade staking solutions, industry-leading research, and also invest in some of the most cutting-edge protocols through Chorus Ventures. We are a team of over 50 passionate individuals spread throughout the globe who believe in the transformative power of blockchain technology.

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