Blockchain projects frequently rely on crypto airdrops to raise awareness, grow their community, and increase the value of their products. After all, the survival of a project depends on its ability to attract and grow its user base. Users, of course, have nothing to complain about. After all, who doesn’t love free stuff? In this article, we look at the rumoured upcoming crypto airdrops. We also look at how you can sign up and receive free airdropped tokens.
But before you rush out there to sign up, check out our article to learn more about crypto airdrops, and how to protect yourself against airdrop scams.
Vela Exchange ($VELA) Airdrop: Airdrop coming 26th June 2023!
Vela Exchange is a digital asset trading platform.
Vela will be doing an airdrop and mainnet launch on 26th June 2023. So far, they have hinted on Twitter that maximizing your trading volume is the key to a max airdrop. Also, participating in their Flash Trading Competition will not only give you a chance to win their prizes but may also give you more airdropped tokens. The first competition ended with a prize pool of 10,000 $USDC and 2,000 $eVELA rewards. Vela will do a second flash contest, which will be adjusted to support traders of all sizes. However, the main event will be their Grand Beta Trading Competition, which Vela promises will offer major prizes.
For more details, check out our Vela Exchange ($VELA) Token Airdrop Guide
Polygon zkEVM ($MATIC) Token Airdrop
Polygon zkEVM ($MATIC) is a Layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum that leverages the scaling power of zero-knowledge proofs while maintaining Ethereum compatibility. Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, strongly hinted on Twitter that there will be a huge MATIC airdrop for zkEVM users. The best way to get the potential airdrop is to interact with the Polygon zkEVM mainnet. To do this, add Polygon zkEVM to MetaMask. Then, bridge to Polygon zkEVM either via the native bridge or a third party bridge such as Orbiter Finance. Finally, interact with QuickSwap, which is currently the only active dApp deployed on Polygon zkEVM.
Learn more with our Polygon zkEVM (MATIC) Token Airdrop Guide.
Blur NFT Marketplace: Season 2 delayed
Blur ($BLUR) calls itself the “Fastest NFT Marketplace” providing users with a decentralized marketplace for trading Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). They aim to stand out by giving users the ability to sweep across multiple NFT marketplaces, faster access to NFT reveals, and improved user experience.
Blur’s airdrop Season 1 ended on 14th February 2023. Blur have announced they will airdrop over 300 million $BLUR in Season 2, which was scheduled for April 2023 but is currently delayed.
To participate in Blur’s Airdrop Season 2, users can connect their wallet to Blur’s platform and begin bidding on collections here. Airdrops are given on a point-based system. This system rewards bids on NFT collections based on their 24-hour volume. Participants can also maximize their $BLUR token airdrop by earning more points with loyalty.
For Season 2, Blur has also launched Blend (short for Blur Lending). Blend is a peer-to-peer perpetual lending protocol for NFTs and allows NFT holders to borrow ETH against their NFTs without needing to sell them. With the launch of Blend, the Blur team also introduced Lending Points, which are doubled for certain NFT collecions.
Learn how to get Blur token airdrops and maximize your gains: Blur Airdrop Guide: How to Get Season 2 Rewards?
Sei Network ($SEI) Airdrop: Confirmed!
Sei Network is a layer-1 blockchain built with Cosmos SDK. Its aim is to become the preferred chain for decentralized exchanges (DEXs) in DeFi, NFTs, and GameFi. Sei Network is planning to launch its $SEI token after its mainnet launch in the coming months. They have also confirmed that 1% of its total supply will be allocated to airdrops. The best way to receive a potential $SEI airdrop is to interact with their Seinami Incentivized Testnet by completing their tasks. Check out our Sei Network ($SEI) Token Airdrop Guide.
zkSync ($ZKS) Airdrop: TBC
zkSync is a ZK Rollup that aims to provide scaleable and low-cost transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. This is by submitting validity proof to an Ethereum smart contract along with transactions that are bundled.
zkSync Era Mainnet Alpha is now open to public. The team has said they will launch a native token in the future, leading to hopes that some of the tokens will be airdropped then. There is speculation that to be eligible for the zkSync Airdrop, users should: (1) Add zkSync Era Alpha Mainnet on MetaMask; (2) interact with zkSync Lite and zkSync Era Mainnet Alpha; (3) Complete quests on zkSync’s Crew3 ;and (4) interact with the zkSync ecosystem such as Orbiter Finance or ZigZag. The last option is also particularly worthwhile since some zkSync dApps may not have launched their token yet. So you may get a chance to earn double airdrops!
For a full tutorial check out zkSync ($ZKS) Token Airdrop Guide: How to Earn Double Rewards!
My MetaTrader ($MMT) Airdrop: Second Round CONFIRMED!
My MetaTrader (mTrader) is a DEX built on Arbitrum with GPT-3. It offers low trading fees, a wide range of trading pairs and leveraged trading up to 150x on cryptocurrencies, 1000x on forex & commodities, 100x on stocks, and 35x on indices. Their $MMT token was listed on SushiSwap on 21st February 2023, with 5% of its total supply of 5 million tokens being allocated towards airdrops.
My MetaTrader have announced their airdrop is divided into two rounds. The first round is already over, but the date of the second round is yet to be announced. The second round will have the most tokens available for airdrops- 890,000 $MMT! To be eligible for their second round of airdrops, obtain special roles on their Discord channel and complete different tasks on Galxe and Crew3.
Learn more with our My MetaTrader ($MMT) Token Airdrop Guide
StarkNet ($STRK) Token Airdrop: Potential second round?
StarkNet is a decentralized Validity-Rollup (or “ZK-Rollup”) that works on top of Ethereum, providing unlimited computational capacity to decentralized applications without sacrificing security or compatibility. It utilizes STARK, a secure and scalable cryptographic proof system, to ensure that transactions are secure and reliable. StarkNet is permission-free, meaning anyone can use it without needing to be approved by a third party. StarkNet’s alpha v0.11.0 has just gone live on Testnet, and the mainnet upgrade is expected to follow soon after.
The best way to receive a potential StarkNet $STRK token airdrop is to interact with their testnet. Also, there are a few protocols on StarkNet that do not have a token yet. So using their DApps could put you in a position to receive their airdrops as well, allowing you to earn double rewards!
Check out our StarkNet ($STRK) Token Airdrop Guide.
MetaMask ($MASK) airdrop: TBC
MetaMask is a popular browser extension that allows users to store their Ethereum (ETH)/ ERC-20 tokens as well as interact with other decentralized exchanges. It is highly popular for users that use ETH and/or its tokens often. This is because it is secure and allows users to have quick access to their funds.
On 16th March 2022, it was announced that MetaMask intends to launch its own token. Although there are few details of when the token would be launched, it was teased that the token’s ticker would be $MASK.
Details of how to be eligible for MetaMask ($MASK) token airdrop have not been released. However, it is speculated that using the wallet for DeFi activities, swapping tokens, and bridging assets might entitle you to a MetaMask ($MASK) token airdrop when it happens.
Shardeum ($SHM) Airdrop: Details TBC
Shardeum is a smart contract platform built on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Although it is similar to other state-sharding platforms like Harmony, Elrond and NEAR Protocol, Shardeum stands out by using dynamic state-sharding.
Shardeum has not officially announced their $SHM token airdrop yet. However, Shardeum recently launched their betanet, and protocols on there also have incentives for early users. So the best chance to receive Shardeum token airdrops would be to interact with their testnet.
For a full guide on how to potentially receive Shardeum ($SHM) token airdrops: Shardeum ($SHM) Token Airdrop Guide: Earn $1500 for Free
LayerZero ($ZRO) Airdrop: TBC
LayerZero ($ZRO) is an omnichain interoperability protocol that can be used for lightweight messaging across chains. They are able to provide authentic and guaranteed message delivery with configurable trustlessness. It is currently live on most major blockchains including Ethereum, Avalanche, Polygon, BNB Chain, Aptos, Fantom, Arbitrum, and Optimism.
LayerZero has not launched its token yet but the team have referred to a $ZRO token in their documentation. However, it is hoped that when they do, they will airdrop the token to users of their dApps. Here are some suggestions for participating in any potential airdrop:
- Stake and Vote $STG on Stargate Finance
- Use the Stargate, USDC, Aptos and LiquidSwap bridges
- Use SushiSwap Cross-Chain Swap
- Use BitcoinBridge
- Interact with other dApps on LayerZero
- Get roles on the Stargate Guild
However, do note that there is no official announcement regarding airdrops from the LayerZero team. So any suggested participation methods are speculation only.