Bonding is the process of telling the network you want to stake tokens. The bonding period is the amount of time the blockchain delegator waits before their asset is bonded. Unbonding is the action of telling the network you want to unlock tokens.
The unbonding period is the designated amount of time that a blockchain delegator waits before having access to move or sell their tokens. It varies between a few days to a few weeks. Staked assets don’t earn rewards during the bonding and unbonding period. Additionally, rewards are subject to the unbonding period and aren’t available for immediate withdrawal.
See the asset specific articles below for the unbonding period for each asset.
*The bonding and unbonding periods are set by the protocol and may be subject to change.
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