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. Plus, how you can sign up and get some of those 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.
Quai Network: Airdrops LIVE
Quai Network is an open-source proof-of-work blockchain network using merged mining to increase throughput and security. They have already earmarked a percentage of their token supply for participants of their testnet incentives and their community.
Quai Network has a social media rewards program that will airdrop $QUAI tokens for engaging with their social media channels. To participate in the Quai Network Airdrop, join their Discord and follow their Twitter accounts before connecting to the Quai Dashboard. The Quaid Dashboard (currently under maintenance but expected to return soon) allows participants to check their rewards status. Participants can anywhere from 1 to 5 $QUAI for engaging with their Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Tiktok, and Instagram accounts. What’s more, rewards are given for continuous engagement, so liking and retweeting Quai’s posts, or creating standalone tweets about the project qualifies you for twice-daily rewards. More details on their social media rewards program can be found here.
LayerZero ($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. 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. However, do note that there is no official announcement regarding airdrops from the LayerZero team. So any suggested participation methods are speculation only.
zkSync 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 which are bundled.
zkSync 2.0 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) set up and fund their zkSync wallet; (2) participate in the zkSync testnet; and/or (3) use zkSync-based dApps such as MathWallet or ZigZag.
Stargate Finance Airdrop: TBC
Stargate Finance is the world’s first true omnichain decentralized exchange (DEX). The benefit of Stargate Finance is that it allows users to make one-click swaps of any cryptoasset on any chan, to any other asset on any other chain. For example, if a user wants to swap from DAI on the Ethereum blockchain to AAVE on Polygon on a DEX, they would need to do multiple steps. The user would need to connect to a DEX on the Ethereum mainnet, swap DAI to USDC, swap USDC to wrapped USDC. Then, connect to Polygon, find an AMM on BNB Chain to swap wrapped USDC for AAVE. This would involve paying multiple transaction fees. However, by using SushiXSwap on Stargate, users can simply swap DAI on Ethereum to AAVE on Polygon in one transaction without leaving the Sushi interface. This also means that there is only 1 transaction fee.
The STG token is the native token for Stargate Finance. There is currently no announcement for ongoing or upcoming airdrops. However, there are some people who are buying STG tokens and staking them in order to become a DAO voter for the project. The purpose of this is so they may potentially benefit from a future airdrop. However, there is no confirmation from the Stargate Finance team that doing this will make users eligible for any airdrop.
Arbitrum Airdrop: TBC
Arbitrum is a layer-2 scaling solution designed to lower the network congestion and transaction costs of Ethereum. They do this by offloading computation and data storage from the main chain via optimistic rollups. Optimistic rollups bundle Ethereum transactions and transfer them to a proprietary sidechain on Arbitrum i.e. a secondary blockchain connected to the main chain.
Arbitrum does not have an official token yet despite its skyrocketing network usage. However, there are rumours that Arbitrum will launch its token in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023.
Check out our article to learn about how you could potentially become eligible for the Arbitrum airdrop: Arbitrum Token Airdrop Guide: Innovative Ethereum Layer-2 Solution
StarkNet Airdrop: TBC
StarkNet is a permissionless decentralized ZK Rollup operating as a layer 2 network over Ethereum. It enables dApps to scale in its features, yet, without compromising the security and composability of Ethereum. Currently, 10 billion StarkNet tokens have been minted off-chain but none are in circulation yet. There has been an initial small-scale “airdrop” of 9% of the minted tokens through Community Provisions to those who performed work or developed for StarkNet before 1st June 2022. Currently, there are no announcements of airdrops for current StarkNet end-users and developers. However, there is speculation that there may be a public airdrop when the StarNet token goes into circulation.
Sui Blockchain: TBC
Sui has not released their token yet, nor are there any announcements for an official airdrop. However, rival Aptos has recently completed a successful airdrop to early testnet users and NFT minters. Therefore, there is speculation that Sui will follow suit.
On 18th November, Sui announced their testnet wave 1 has gone live and will keep running for around 2 to 3 weeks. However, they have also expressly tweeted that there are no plans for an airdrop. Also, whilst users can participate in the testnet, there would not be any reward for doing so.
Via Protocol Airdrop: TBC
Via protocol is a one-stop bridge and decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator. The aim of Via Protocol is to provide cheap, fast and seamless token swaps. Currently, Via Protocol is able to scan over 70 DEXs across 25 networks. They also automatically detect the fastest and cheapest swap routes, and perform swaps within 60 seconds.
Via has not launched its token yet, however, its recent tweet has led to intense speculation that the project may launch its token and do an airdrop in December 2022.
Shardeum Airdrop: TBC
Shardeum is an EVM-based smart contract platform aiming to provide low gas fees whilst maintaining true decentralization and security through dynamic state sharding.
The team hinted on its FAQ page that 5% of its total token supply will be allocated for airdrops. Eventually, users may be able to earn SHM tokens when validating transactions on the Shardeum network and helping keep it safe.
The Shardeum team has hinted that users may be eligible for future airdrops. To be eligible, add Liberty to your wallet (e.g. MetaMask), request testnet SHM tokens, and interact with the smart contracts built on it. The team also stated that users could qualify for rewards/airdrops from dApp projects built on Shardeum in the future.
For those without a technical background, Shardeum suggests that consistent contributions to blogs, podcasts, videos, organising meetups, and community engagement may qualify for future airdrops.