LSM Troubleshooting

The following are some common error messages associated with liquid staking from your natively staked balance via the LSM and associated solutions:

The validator must Increase their self-bond

This occurs when the validator does not have enough tokens ValidatorBonded . A validator must bond 1 ATOM for every 250 ATOM liquid staked through their validator.

Solution: Contact the validator and ask them to increase their ValidatorBonded tokens or delegate to a different validator.

The validator hasn't been active long enough to qualify

Validators must be in the active validator set for at least 6 months in order to qualify for LSM delegations in order to reduce slashing risk. Validators who haven't been in the active set for the last 6 months will be ineligible to receive LSM delegations

Solution: Delegate to a different validator that has been active for at least 6 months.

You recently delegated to this validator. Your funds are locked until the redelegation completes

Redelegating stake from one validator to another validator triggers a redelegation lock period (21 days on the Cosmos Hub) that prevents you from liquid staking the same tokens during the lock period.

Solution: Wait for the redelegation lock period to end and try liquid staking again.