Around Tezos baking documents, I often see words: "deposit" and "bond". The both seem to be the budget slashed when you misbehave at baking.

Are they exactly the same, or do they have any technical difference?

  • The bond is the « safety deposit » aka the pool of money which can be slashed, in whole or in part, depending on the kind of failure of the baker to properly execute its duties
    – Ezy
    Commented Aug 30, 2020 at 17:35

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The protocol defines two constants "block_security_deposit" and "endorsement_security_deposit". On mainnet these are currently 512 and 64. These deposits are paid by bakers/endorsers and are frozen for 5 cycles along with the associated rewards.

the command line call to retrieve the constants is:

tezos-client rpc get /chains/main/blocks/head/context/constants

The term "bond" is not well defined nor used consistently. But most commonly is used to describe the sum of the deposits currently frozen.

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