An operator can choose to leave the network at any time. Choosing to remove an operator will:
  • Cease operation of all their managed validators, resulting in reduced fault tolerance for their managed validators and could put them at risk.
  • Immediately stop receiving future earnings from their managed validators' operation.
  • Remove themself from the network and they will no longer be discoverable by other validators.
This process is irreversible and removed operators would not be able to reactivate or register this operator back in the future (they would have to register a new one with a new key).