I have a few questions about how staking works:
- Does a validator operator have to have some stake in their validator, or can a validator operate purely on delegated stake? (This is a more likely scenario if the operator removes their stake after others have delegated their stake to the validator.)
- Where / how is the stake for validators stored? (Is there some sort of master wallet, a “wallet” for the validator, or something else?)
- If a validator decides to close down, will any delegated stake automatically be returned to the delegators, and will it go through the three-week unstaking period?
Any insight on these would be appreciated!