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Why are my tokens locked while staking?

A validator stakes token in a Proof-of-Stake network in order to provide its token as collateral so that if the validator provides fraudulent information to the network when confirming transactions, the validator’s tokens will get taken away. The Proof-of-Stake model is designed around punishing validators for bad behavior by taking away their staked tokens and rewarding good validators by providing them with rewards.

Due to the nature of how Proof-of-Stake tokens work, your tokens must be locked.

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