What does it mean to have bonded tokens?
In order to participate in governance, Users need to bond their tokens to a Node Operator. Users with bonded tokens are known as Participants. This is a beneficial arrangement for both the Participant and the Node Operator. The Participant may not be interested in voting on the Network, or may be busy, and in this instance the Node Operator can cast a vote on behalf of the Participant. Bonded tokens from Users add to the stake of Node Operators. If the vote is accepted, the Node Operator may receive rewards in proportion to how many tokens it has staked. A percentage of these rewards can be distributed to the Users as a commission.