September 29, 2021 – London, United Kingdom
Flare Network’s focus of enabling Turing-complete smart contacts for any native blockchain without smart contract functionality took a step forward today as their canary network, Songbird, has launched and successfully exited an initial 10-day observation mode.
Flare’s canary network, Songbird, was launched on September 16, 2021, and will follow three preset phases as it proceeds to be used to test and harden the underlying protocols comprising the eventual launch of the Flare Network.
The first of these phases, the ‘observation mode’ concluded at 14:00 GMT on September 27, 2021. Further information on the phases can be found here.
Observation mode was instrumental for deploying and testing the underlying network and the ‘Flare Time Series Oracle’ (FTSO), the first of three protocols that combine to enable approximately 65% the