The amount delegated stake will be locked on and retrieving them requires a 21 days waiting period. Additionally, if a validator misbehaves, a portion of their total stake can be slashed. This includes the stake of their delegators. There is two main slashing condition:

  • Double sign: if someone reports the validator signed two different blocks with same height, same round, this validator will get slashed.

  • A validator misses signing more blocks.

This is why delegators should perform due diligence before delegating and also monitoring actively of their validator. If a validator behaves suspiciously or often offline, delegators can undelegate, delegate to another validator.

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