Are validators pinned to shards?

I’m just curious, not sure if it’s just a coincidence or if nodes are now pinned to shards, but I’ve noticed that my node has been validating on the same shard for the last three periods I’ve been in committee.

In short, yes.

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Cool. I didn’t see that listed in the update notes so I was a little curious. Are there any circumstances that would cause my node to migrate to a different shard?

If your node is slashed for any reason, after re-staking it will be randomly assigned to a shard.

Side Note: If you your node has data under other shards, than the one currently assigned, you can delete it.

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