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Guarda vs other staking platforms

I’m new to eth this year and am interested in staking. For the sake of round numbers, let’s say I have 10 ethereum I want to stake. Guarda says my annual return would yield me 1.34 eth per year whereas other sites I’ve seen mentioned like coinbase (up to 6% so that’d be about .60) and ankr (.67 per year), and I’m assuming other sites show much less in annual rewards.

So I guess I’m asking what the catch is with Guarda and why they are able to (allegedly) offer such higher rewards than these other platforms and if there are significant cons as to why this is?

Edit: Apparently Guarda is at 7.46% apy and their calculator is showing incorrect returns in my numbers above when I mentioned a 1.34 eth annual return with 10 eth staked

What do you think?

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  1. Solo staking with 32 ETH returns around 2.5 at 8% APR. so you’re telling me with 10 ETH I could earn almost double with 32 ETH. If I staked my 32 ETH I should expect a return of 1.34 X 3= 4.02ETH.

    I just looked on Guarda’s website. They are only offering 7.46% with an annual return on 10 ETH at 0.746 ETH/year. That seems around average returns for most custodial staking. Not sure if it’s after their fees?
    [Guarda](https://guarda.com/staking/#calculate)

    Edit: the only staking service that currently offers above the 8% APR is if you are a node operator for RocketPool. Their payout is 8% + commission from staking users that are splitting the validator node with the node operator. RocketPool only requires node operators to have 16ETH + collateral and the other 16ETH comes from staking users. Node operators takes the hit for downtime or slashing as well I believe. RocketPool has not launched yet however. RocketPool is also decentralized. All fees/commissions go to node operators I believe.

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