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.
The chart below shows the current unbonding period for each asset:
Bonding and unbonding period*
Not applicable - see ETH guide for details
*The bonding and unbonding periods are set by the protocol and may be subject to change.
**Coinbase Prime doesn't support the ability to directly withdraw pending ATOM rewards. You must unstake the entire staked balance to withdraw rewards. If the rewards were restaked, then they'll be subject to the unbonding period. In both cases, the principal amount will be unstaked, subject to the unbonding period, and won't earn rewards.
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