There is no self-bond requirement to run a Cosmos validator and, for security reasons, Bison Trails does not allow customers to self-bond tokens to their validator. However, you can delegate as much as you want to your Cosmos validator.
Delegation is the process of staking your tokens to a validator. This is different from bonding, which is the process of node operators self-delegating to their validator.
It takes 21 days to unbond, during which time you will not receive any rewards on unbonded ATOMS. ATOMS can be re-delegated with no financial penalty, but this can only be done once every 21 days due to the un-bonding period.