TUTORIAL: How to Wrap $SGB & Delegate
Wrap and Delegate Songbird
How to wrap SGB and delegate WSGB to signal providers
Written by Markus Alvila
Bifrost Wallet supports wrapping, unwrapping and delegating Songbird. This article is intended for new users that are unfamiliar with these concepts and explains why you want to wrap and delegate your Songbird to support the network and its participants.
The Songbird network has a built-in system called the Songbird Time Series Oracle (STSO). It's a system that sources externally provided price data for trade pairs such as SGB/USD, XRP/USD and DOGE/USD in a decentralized manner. The price estimates are made available on-chain to smart contracts and services built on the Songbird network.
A large number of independent data providers, also known as STSO signal providers, submit price data at regular intervals to the Songbird network and are rewarded if their estimates meet certain quality criteria. Each signal provider's price estimate is weighted according to how much vote power they have.
Your delegated Songbird tokens count towards a signal providers total vote power. If the signal provider you delegate your Songbird tokens to provides good price data, you are rewarded with wrapped Songbird tokens that are claimable every 1 week and forfeited if left unclaimed for 3 months.
For technical reasons Songbird (SGB) cannot be delegated directly, rather you need to first wrap your SGB to the utility token Wrapped Songbird (WSGB). You can wrap SGB to WSGB at any time and you can unwrap WSGB to SGB at any time. You only pay the network fee to wrap or unwrap.
When and if you want to delegate your Songbird, click on the Songbird asset row in your asset overview. This will open a more detailed view, where you can see your latest Songbird transactions. You will also find three buttons. Tap the rightmost button, the one with three dots. This will open up a context menu with a few different options. Tap the Delegate option.
In the bottom section of the delegate view, you'll see a notice asking you to wrap some Songbird. Proceed by wrapping some Songbird.
IMPORTANT: Do not wrap all of your Songbird (SGB), you need to save some SGB to pay for network fees. Enter the amount of SGB that you'd like to wrap, make sure to leave a few SGB and click Continue.
Back on the delegate screen in the statistics section you'll see the amount of WSGB that you hold. Whenever you feel ready to delegate your WSGB, proceed by adding your first delegation. Delegating your WSGB tokens doesn't send them anywhere, rather their vote power is simply transferred to a signal provider.
When you add a delegation, you'll be presented with a list of STSO signal providers to choose from. They are all run by different teams and entities spread across the globe. The Bifrost Wallet team runs a signal provider named Bifrost Oracle.
You should pick signal providers that you trust will provide the STSO system with good price estimates. If the signal provider you delegate to provides bad price estimates or fails to provide price estimates during some time periods, you'll miss some rewards.
Tap on the signal provider that you'd like to delegate to and enter an amount. Delegating WSGB is done by percentage and will automatically update as your balance of WSGB changes. If you wrap additional SGB or unwrap some WSGB your delegations will update automatically.
In this example and for the sake of simplicity we'll delegate 100% to Bifrost Oracle. In practice we encourage you to delegate a portion of your WSGB to two different signal providers. By delegating to two signal providers you contribute towards a healthier and more decentralized ecosystem.
Once you've continued from the amount screen, you'll see a confirmation screen. Carefully review all details. If all details are correct tap Confirm. Back on the delegate screen you'll now see your active delegations.
The delegation view is still under development and coming updates to Bifrost Wallet will add additional statistics and performance-based sorting to the signal provider list. Make sure to keep Bifrost Wallet updated and check the delegation view regularly.