Flare Network FAQs - Learn more about Spark token and Songbird

Everything you need to know about the Flare network and its native Spark token in Exodus.


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What is the Flare Network?

The Flare Network will be launched soon with its native token Spark (FLR).

The Flare Network is a new Layer-1 blockchain aiming to bridge other networks that don't have smart contracts through their F-Asset system.

The network is expected to launch in the coming months and will use its native Spark (FLR) token for governance and collateral.

The Flare Network uses the Avalanche consensus protocol adapted to Federated Byzantine Agreement and leverages the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

For more information and to keep up to date, check out the official Flare Network blog.


What is the difference between the Flare Network snapshot and launch?

The Flare snapshot occurred at 0:00 UTC on December 12, 2020.

However, the Flare Network will launch months from this time, and only then will the airdropped tokens be delivered to your Flare address.

The Flare Network is organizing this in such a way that you will receive your airdropped tokens in a 1:1 ratio based on your XRP holdings in your Ripple address at the time of the snapshot.

This means that if you held XRP inside of your Exodus wallet during the snapshot and registered your XRP address before June 12, 2021 you’ll be eligible to receive the rewards.


How is Exodus handling the Flare Network airdrop?

Spark (FLR) tokens won't be airdropped until the network is launched. 

Because you are in complete control of your Exodus wallet, you always have access to 100% of your funds. So even if Exodus does not support the Flare network token, you will still be able to access your FLR tokens by locating your Flare Spark Private Key and importing it into a supported wallet.


How do I tell if my XRP address is registered?

First, search for your XRP address on XRPSCAN. Then, click on the Flare tab. 

If your XRP address was eligible and is registered, this will show you your Flare address, snapshot balance, Spark claim, and Songbird claim:

You will receive the amount of FLR shown beside Spark claim after the Spark network launches!

If your XRP address was not eligible, it will look like this:

If your XRP address was eligible but is not registered, it will look like this:


Can I still register my XRP address?

Registration for the Spark (FLR) airdrop closed at 0:00 UTC on June 12, 2021.


How do I view my Flare address?

To view your Flare address, all you need to do is:

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Grab your Ripple (XRP) receive address from your Exodus wallet where you registered your address.
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Once you have copied your XRP address, head over to this Ripple block explorer and paste it in.
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a) Click on the Flare tab. b) You will see your Flare address next to where it says Flare address.


How do I view my Flare Spark Private Keys?

Please note: To view your Flare Spark Private Keys on mobile, you will need to sync your wallet to a desktop device and view it there. To find out how to sync your mobile device to a desktop device, please check out this article.

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In your Exodus wallet, a) navigate to your XRP wallet, b) click on the three dots in the top right corner, then c) click Spark (FLR) Airdrop.

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Click on View Flare Spark Private Key.

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Select Yes, I'm Sure.

Please be careful with your private keys! Anyone who has your private key can control the funds on it, therefore don't import your private key into any platform that you do not 100% trust. To find out how to keep your money safe please check out this article.

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Unlock your wallet to view your private key.


What is the Songbird network?

The Flare Network released Songbird, a "Canary" network for Flare.

The Songbird network has its own token, Songbird (SGB), which was airdropped to the recipients of the FLR distribution. For every 1 XRP that was held at the time of the snapshot, 0.1511 SGB was allocated.

Whether or not Exodus supports the Songbird token, if you registered your XRP address for the Spark airdrop, you will be able to access the SGB airdrop at your Flare address, via your Flare Spark private keys.

To stay up-to-date with the latest news, please visit the Flare blog.


How do I claim my Songbird tokens?

Desktop

1
Go to MetaMask's website and download the MetaMask wallet.

Please note: Be sure to write down and keep your secret backup phrase safe!

2
View and copy your Spark private keys which you can find by following this guide: How do I view my Flare Spark Private Keys?
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In MetaMask, import your Spark private key by clicking on Import Account.
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After importing your Private Key, click on Ethereum Mainnet at the top of the MetaMask wallet screen and select Custom RPC.

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Then, copy and paste these details in the relevant sections:
1. Network Name: Songbird Network
2. RPC: https://songbird.towolabs.com/rpc
3. ChainID: 19
4. Symbol: SGB
5. Block Explorer: https://songbird-explorer.flare.network/

Then click Save.
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Now, please go back to the main wallet balance page by clicking the big X in the top right of Metamask.


And that is it! Your MetaMask wallet should now be connected to the Songbird network and display your new SGB tokens.

Mobile

1
Go to MetaMask's website and install the mobile MetaMask wallet. Click on Create a new wallet.

Please note: Be sure to write down and keep your secret backup phrase safe!

2
View and copy your Spark private keys which you can find by following this guide: How do I view my Flare Spark Private Keys?
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Now you will import your Spark private key into MetaMask. First, tap on the Account icon.

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Next, tap on Import an Account.


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Then paste your Spark private keys, and tap Import.

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Next, tap the three bars at the top left of your screen.

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Tap Settings.

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Tap Networks.

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Tap the Add Network button.

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Then, copy and paste these details in the relevant sections:
1. Network Name: Songbird 
2. RPC: https://songbird.towolabs.com/rpc
3. ChainID: 19
4. Symbol: SGB
5. Block Explorer: https://songbird-explorer.flare.network/

Then tap Add.

And that is it! Your Metamask wallet should now be connected to the Songbird network and display your new SGB tokens.