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Categories: Staking, Tokens

Escrow shares is a reference to your part of a given validator’s total stake. A share is often confused with a token, but you commonly have less shares than you have tokens. So for instance if you have 1000 shares of a validators escrow, those shares can be redeemed for tokens, but it’s not a 1:1 relationship.

In other words, an escrow share represents a share of the validators stake. If you look at on your wallet you can see that those escrow shares represent the tokens you staked. You will not lose tokens on debonding.

So if you reclaim those 9230 shares, what you’re really doing is you’re going to the validator saying ‘here, these are my shares, I would like my tokens please” and after debonding you will receive your ~10k tokens plus any validation rewards.