The yield one earns when staking Ethereum is in some ways similar to an interest rate. The staking yield is also counterparty risk free, like the lightning network rate in Bitcoin. However, Ethereum staking is much more passive and the scale of this activity is much larger, making the Ethereum staking yield economically significant. This meant that the staking network was used as Ethereum’s consensus system, and it was no longer an experiment or test system. Staking Yield AlgorithmThe precise yield one earns from staking Ethereum is determined by a number of factors.