Flare networks recently announced the introduction of a new canary network ‘Songbird’ to test the functions of the mainnet. The experiments will include airdropping their crypto assets ‘Songbird Tokens’ to XRP holders.
The company released a statement defining the purpose of this Canary network:
“Post Flare launch, Songbird is intended to be a long term network for testing governance led changes to Flare, such as the incorporation of new F-Assets, changes to the FTSO, F-Asset systems or any other network change.”
The company explained that the network would be an experimental ground for developers for advanced testing and community building for applications. Those applications launching on Flare would be first tested in the Canary network, specifically those that employ the FTSO and F-Asset systems.
Flare networks went on to explain that since Songbird would be used as an experimental platform for launching updates and protocols to the Flare Network, it would be a more advanced platform.
Songbird to airdrop free tokens
The company would offer a new token for its Canary Network (($SGB) and it would be distributed only once to Spark token (FLR) holders. The company would offer an initial token supply of 15 million SGB with an inflation rate of 12% per annum. For every 1 XRP held by the holders during the FLR distribution, 0.1511 SGB would be allocated to each of them.
Flare networks would handle the supply of the cryptocurrency, meaning there would be no requirement for mining and minting new currencies. Users would have to use the same Ethereum (ETH) format address to access Songbird.
The company offered a disclaimer for users that might use this model. The statement said:
“Songbird should not be considered a production ready network. It is for testing of the integrity of the proposed production network (Flare), proposed governance updates over time, the Flare core protocols and dApps launching on Flare. The Flare team makes no promise to continue support or development of Songbird in the future. The team at Flare and likely the various teams testing their dApps on Songbird will be actively trying to find and exploit bugs and other issues and break the network. Please therefore be aware that Songbird comes with a potential for loss of liveness, token loss and risk that is potentially greater than main net deployments. Measure twice, cut once.”
The company has not announced the date of launching the network.