Once a deposit is made to the Ethereum Beacon Chain, it will join a waiting queue before joining the network.

All Ethereum 2.0 deposits have two delays before going into the waiting queue:

  1. Eth1 data inclusion delay: The Beacon Chain follows Eth1 with some delay to make sure the Eth1 data is finalized.

  2. Eth1 data voting delay: The Beacon Chain validators vote on the deposits to process every 4 hours.

You can check more details about your validator, including the estimated time to join the network, at https://beaconcha.in/.


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