According to the most recent data from Glassnode, on March 16 there were 183 voluntary Ethereum validator exits, which is the second-highest total since the merger.
When a validator decides not to participate in consensus anymore, they voluntarily quit the validator pool queue. After the Shanghai improvement, they won’t be able to suggest or display blocks, and they won’t be able to withdraw previously staked ETH.
Several validator exits may impact the Ethereum community’s safety and decentralization. By approving transactions and adding new blocks to the chain, validators contribute significantly to maintaining the blockchain‘s integrity.
The present high rate of voluntary exits may be linked to various factors, including changes in the economics of staking, technical issues, or modifications in validator methods.
Despite possible issues, the Ethereum community is still robust and has many validators supporting its decentralization and safety.
The Ethereum community is closely watching the situation, and developers are constantly striving to improve community effectiveness and address any issues that may arise.