The effective balance in eth2 is the 32 ETH a validator uses for consensus, regardless of how much higher the validator’s overall balance of ETH is.
The effective balance is the amount of ETH that is actually actively participating in consensus in an eth2 validator, equal to 32 ETH.
Because validator balances change every epoch it is very computationally expensive to continuously use new balances. The effective balance is just the validator balance, but rounded (in a special way) to a whole ETH number. Even if a validator accrues 2 ETH from rewards on the validator, bringing the validator balance to 34 ETH, only 32 ETH will be actively participating.
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