When ATOM is staked, it’s actually being delegated to a validator. In our case, StakeSeeker provides the ministerial role of validating. Similar to staking tokens on any other protocol, staking ATOM comes with certain risks. If any downtime is experienced, or if a validator misses another part of the necessary requirements, then a percentage of the staked ATOM can be lost as a penalty (known as “slashing”). StakeSeeker monitors its nodes 24/7 and has an excellent track record that minimizes these risks.