How Does Ethereum Staking Work?

One reason for that is the minimum hardware requirements to run a PoS validator node are significantly cheaper and easier to access for the average user than the advanced computer hardware needed to be a crypto miner. Staking, unlike mining, can be done on everyday computers or laptops, and so it removes the need for electricity-guzzling mining equipment. Because it’s more accessible, it also means there’s a strong possibility the new 2.0 system will attract more node operators. That, in turn, will help boost the new network’s decentralization.