What is Songbird Network(SGB)?
On September 17, 2021, Flare Network released its canary platform, called Songbird. Canary releases are used to test new features before making them accessible to the general public. President and Chief Executive Officer of Flare Network Hugo Philion claims the name was inspired by Kusama, Polkadot’s canary network.
Before the public release of Flare Network, developers and teams have been using Songbird to continually test and operate the network’s architecture, the Flare Time Series Oracle (FTSO), the State Connector, the F-Asset system, and more. This strengthens the network upon which the Flare Network operates in terms of safety, stability, and dependability.
Songbird’s main purpose
- After the launch of Flare Network, we undertake long-term governance-driven change testing for Flare Network, such as introduction of new F-Assets, FTSO and F-Asset system modifications, and other network changes.
- It provides as a platform for enhanced testing and community growth of Dapps on the Flare Network.
- All Dapps operating on the Flare Network, particularly if you are utilizing a FTSO or F-Asset system, should first test with Songbird.
- It enables FLR holders to utilize Dapps without exposing their FLR tokens to danger by being conversant with Flare Network’s protocols, such as delegating to signal providers, issuing and redeeming F-Assets.
Songbird Unlike Flare Network’s Coston, Songbird is not a testnet. SGB, a coin built from scratch, is used instead of FLR, and the network is decentralized and operates independently of Flare. Songbird is where most new development or Dapps will begin; it’s a sophisticated network with boundless potential but more risk than Flare.
Songbird offers four different ways to make money, including the Flare Network in the examples below.
- First, holders of S-Assets (Songbird’s assets) get a reward in the form of SGB from the reward pool every day, with the amount provided being proportional to the value of all S-Assets held by each individual. No fixed pool of rewards is in place, and all proceeds will go to the Flare Foundation. occurs as a result of
- SGB holders may earn Oracle awards via the delegation of voting rights and the operation of signal providers in the FTSO system.
- Thirdly, the agent may profit from the S-Assets system by supplying and keeping SGB as collateral in exchange for commission revenue and arbitrage possibilities.
- Algorithm table coins, SXRP, etc., may be utilized in other networks thanks to DEFI’s interoperability with protocols like cosmos and polkadot.
Songbird is a self-sufficient laboratory that does nonstop experiments.
So what if it’s a songbird?
Flare Network is mostly put to use when an algorithm like DeFi is used to issue table currencies. One of the functions of the market is to offer liquidity, and interoperability is essential.
When Flare Network becomes live, we will see the decentralization of signal providers, the management of the liquidity and collateral ratio of algorithm table currencies (F-Assets), and the engagement of direct communities, including originators, agents, nodes, and others.
Caution is warranted in moving forward with the project at this time. Even after a security assessment, protocols are still vulnerable to attacks on other chains, etc. Contact points with uncertain behavior are easy targets in a novel setting like DeFi. Network Flare The company has expanded beyond its original plans, and now it can’t afford to fail.
Songbird is an experimental platform that will help the Flare Network get more respect. Furthermore, the Flare team has made no commitment to Songbird’s continued development. The potential for larger loss than the Flare Network should be acknowledged, and used to your advantage.