Delegators are token holders who can not or do not want to run full node validator software, but have an interest in participating in the consensus mechanism. Delegators can stake their tokens with validators, strengthening the network and earning rewards in exchange for a small commission fee.
Delegators have the following options:
- Opt out of consensus at any time, but must wait for the unbonding period before withdrawing their stake
- Staking their INJ tokens with any validator they choose
- Re-delegate their tokens to another validator
It is important for delegators to be aware that staking tokens is not a risk-free process, and that tokens may be slashed or automatically unbonded from delegators during transitions between validator states.