This post was written by Neil on Sep 24, 2021

Vote Delegation & Reward Epochs Explained | Songbird Network

1./ ALL rewards epochs will begin weekly on Saturdays at approximately 08:41 UTC.

2./ The next voting power / delegation lock will occur on any random block beginning ~42 hours prior to the start of the next reward epoch. Essentially anytime between 14:41 UTC Thursdays and 08:41 UTC Saturdays.

3./ Anyone who begins delegating to data providers, and does so before the delegation lock, will NOT be eligible to begin accruing rewards until AFTER 08:41 UTC on Saturday.

4./ If you unwrap and or switch data providers in the middle of a rewards epoch, you are fixed to that data provider for the remainder of the current rewards week and will continue to accrue rewards from that provider.

The delegation to your newly chosen data provider will not take effect until the next rewards epoch begins.

5./ If you take no weekly action, the system defaults to the previous week’s selected data provider(s).

6./ Rewards are paid out in $SGB.

7./ Rewards accrued during weekly rewards epochs cannot be called / claimed until after the following rewards epoch has begun.

This means that those who are currently eligible for delegation accrual rewards beginning on any given Saturday cannot call / claim any accrued rewards until AFTER 08:41 UTC on the following Saturday.

8./ Rewards calls / claims are good for 90 days. Any unclaimed rewards after the 90 day expiry are returned to the rewards pools for the next epoch.

9./ The rewards claim process is manual, which you can do so using the button on the Rewards page.

10./ Rewards claimed on Saturday after the end of the epoch, will not be added to your voting power until the following delegation lock on Thursday.

This post will be updated with any further information as required.

If you’re new to Flare Networks and Songbird you might find our Getting Started index of posts and pages useful. It includes a post, Delegation Factors To Consider which is worth reading.

Other relevant posts include Connecting MetaMask Wallet For Songbird & How To Wrap, Unwrap & Delegate Songbird Tokens.

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