(Re)staking Synopsis: Edition #1

Chorus One
Chorus One
February 20, 2024
5 min read
February 20, 2024
5 min read

We're excited to announce the launch of "Staking Synopsis", a series dedicated to keeping Ethereum stakers and enthusiasts informed about the latest updates in ETH staking, including the developments at Chorus One.

With the highly anticipated launch of EigenLayer's Mainnet scheduled for April, and its rising prominence in the Ethereum community, we're kicking off the series with a special focus on Restaking.

As frontrunners in Ethereum research, we're focused on developing a carefully curated restaking strategy to optimize the benefits of this technology for our users.

So, our series will cover everything you need to know about our approach, which positions us as a top choice for ETH staking and restaking among node operators.

Let's dive into our first edition!

Ethereum In The News:

(Re)staking with Chorus One:

  1. Why choose restaking to EigenLayer?

Engaging with EigenLayer by depositing liquid staking tokens (LSTs) or your staked ETH enables you to accumulate ‘Restaked Points’, reflecting your contribution to the EigenLayer ecosystem's collective security. These points are calculated based on the duration and amount of your staking participation.

By accumulating ‘Restaked Points’, you not only enhance your rewards on your LSTs or staked ETH but also become eligible for potential airdrops!

Note: Please be aware that although staked ETH deposits into EigenLayer are currently accepted and can be withdrawn at any time, rewards can only be redeemed after the launch of EigenLayer’s Mainnet and once the Activated Validator Services (AVSs) utilizing EigenLayer's pooled security become operational.

  1. How can you get started?

Chorus One makes the staking and restaking process straightforward and efficient.

Here’s how it works:

  • Native Restaking: If you want to deposit your staked ETH to EigenLayer

  1. Visit the EigenLayer Dapp and create an EigenPod.
  2. Login to your OPUS ‘Dedicated’ account at
  3. Create your validator/s with the withdrawal credentials pointing to your EigenPod.
  4. Once your validators are live, you can restake your ETH on EigenLayer.
  5. Click on ‘Restake’.
  6. Confirm transaction!  

Delegating your restaked ETH to Chorus One

At present, you can only deposit your staked ETH into EigenLayer; the option to delegate to node operators is not yet available.

We will notify you once the delegation feature on EigenLayer becomes operational, indicating that it's time to delegate your restaked ETH. At that point, you will be able to delegate to Chorus One with just a few clicks.

Visit OPUS ‘Dedicated’ to get started.

  • Liquid Restaking: If you want to stake any amount of ETH, mint osETH, and deposit any accepted LST including osETH, stETH, cbETH or more into EigenLayer

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 and mint osETH.

  1. Visit OPUS ‘Pool’ at and connect your wallet.
  2. Enter the amount you want to stake.
  3. Click on ‘Confirm and Stake’.
  4. Confirm transaction!

Visit OPUS ‘Pool’ to get started.

Chorus One’s EigenLayer Restaking Strategy

Chorus One aims to make restaking as accessible and simple to all users as possible. In doing so, we have a tailored AVS and restaking strategy that makes this possible in the following ways:

Selective AVS Strategy: Contrary to other node operators who may aim to onboard as many AVSs as possible, Chorus One adopts a more strategic approach.

We prioritize security and are currently in the process of carefully vetting AVSs for which we provide infrastructure. Given any risks associated with restaking, we believe it's crucial to conduct thorough research on each project we support.

Enhanced Rewards with Adagio: As pioneers in MEV research, Chorus One stands out by utilizing an in-house Ethereum MEV-client, Adagio. This unique tool enhances the MEV yield for all ETH validators we run by implementing strategic timing games. Learn more about Adagio here.

By choosing to stake and restake with Chorus One, your validators benefit from using Adagio, yielding higher rewards compared to alternatives.

Top-Tier Security with ISO 27001:2022 Certification: Chorus One is among the select few node operators to achieve the ISO 27001:2022 certification, a globally recognized standard for security.

This certification isn't just a formality for us; it's a reflection of our deep commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security in our staking infrastructure, operations, and systems, ensuring our customers' peace of mind.

ETH Bites: On-chain Restaking Metrics

(Source: Dune Analytics)

  1. Total Restaked in USD: Approximately $7.5 billion (equivalent to 2.5 million ETH) has been restaked, at time of writing.
  1. LST Restaking Dynamics: The momentum for depositing Liquid Staking Tokens (LST) into EigenLayer has accelerated following the restaking cap raise. Currently, about $4 billion worth of LSTs have been restaked, with stETH, swETH, and mETH leading the charge as the most deposited LSTs into EigenLayer.

    Note: Restaking LSTs with EigenLayer is currently on hold and will resume once the deposit cap is raised.
  1. Insights into Native Restaking: A significant volume of 840,952 ETH has been restaked through EigenPods.

An EigenPod is a user-managed smart contract designed to aid in the administration of balance and withdrawal statuses within the EigenLayer protocol.

When organizing your EigenPod and delegating your restaked ETH to a node operator, consider the following: You may point multiple validators to a single EigenPod.

This underscores the importance of judiciously selecting a node operator to delegate your staked ETH to, taking into account their specific restaking and AVS strategies.

  1. LST vs Native Staking Dynamics:
Final word

If you’re interested in staking/restaking with Chorus One, or learning more, simply reach out to us at and we’ll be happy to get back to you! Here are some useful resources for your benefit:

Additionally, if you’d like us to share further resources on any topic, please let us know!

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.

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