In the cryptocurrency world, an airdrop stands for free crypto tokens, which you can earn by doing simple tasks on different social media platforms. The provided tokens are given out by new cryptocurrency projects. Airdrops normally take place up 1 to 3 months before the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) of a project. The reason for an airdrop is that new projects want to increase their userbase. Besides, they also want to attract new potential investors for their upcoming projects.
There are also airdrops for established cryptocurrencies, but they are less frequent. Airdrops, where you hold a coin, are more common. For this kind of airdrop, you hold a specific cryptocurrency at a defined time (called snapshot), you'll get a part of the newly created cryptocurrency, based on the amount you were holding and the defined ratio.
We find that airdrops are a very good way to get an insight into the cryptocurrency realm for free.
Their main goal is to get users who spread information throughout different social media channels about their projects. Mostly it's about sharing and liking posts on their social media channels. As you can see the tasks are quite easy to fulfill. Because of your support, more people will learn about their projects. This will raise awareness and attract new potential investors. A high user base and awareness have a positive impact on the token value. That's mainly the reason why they are giving you tokens for free - That's the way how they promote their projects!
There are different types of airdrops:
You need different social media accounts and crypto wallets to participate in airdrops. Below you can find a list of the most important social media accounts.
Create a Crypto wallet
You need to create different wallets to be able to receive airdrops.
We would recommend you to have at least a wallet for ERC20 tokens. 90% of all crypto airdrops are created on the Ethereum Chain.
Besides that, it's important to have an active wallet (at least a few transactions), many airdrops check for that, to prevent mass registrations of bots, which automatically create empty wallets.
Create Social Media accounts
We would recommend having at least the following Social Media accounts:
Remark: If you have participated in an airdrop, never leave any social media channel before you've received the tokens of the airdrop, otherwise this can lead to disqualification.
Also, check out our Blog for Airdrop tutorials:
How to Airdrop?
Where is my Token?
Create an airdrop dedicated email address
Create an email address that you can use for airdrops only. You should regularly check your mail account - often additional actions are required.
For an airdrop, you have to do an activity only once. After a while (mainly after the main sale) you will get your free tokens. Rewards are lower, due to lower effort.
For a bounty program, you are asked to do regular activities and you often have report all tasks which you have done to the project team to receive your tokens.
Bounty programs are worth more than airdrops, but the effort is not comparable. Please always keep in consideration, that some projects can fail. If that's the case you won't receive any tokens for the effort you've done.
Usually, it takes 3-6 months until you get your tokens. We always try to give you an exact date as early as possible. The reason, that you have to wait, is that airdrops mostly take place before the ICO. Tokens will be distributed after the main sale. Check out our Crypto Airdrop Calendar.
If you do airdrops which are not listed on our website, you should regularly check your wallet. There are different types of tools existing.
Try to never use your private key to check your wallet because it is the less secure method. Apart from that, you should keep track of joined airdrops and check for announcements, if the tokens have been distributed to all participants.
If you join the airdrops on AirdropBob, we will take over the big part of the work and will actively inform you about the airdrops you've participated in. All you have to do is to mark your airdrops as "favorite". So no more observing for you! We see this as one of our unique services - a nice advantage for you :)
In short, Yes!
We recommend doing so for several reasons.
First of all, there could be a release of the main chain, which requires you to exchange your tokens. Besides, its always nice to know, how the project is going. Maybe you can support the project somehow. At least that's our opinion. If you have joined any airdrop over our website, we will track the tokens. We also keep you up to date, if we notice any important changes about the listed projects. To be able to receive these updates, you have to add the airdrops to your "favorites". You will receive an email to your registered email address.
So far, there is no problem keeping your crypto tokens in your online wallet, as long as you never share your credentials (besides your public key). During the time your portfolio will grow in value. Therefore we would recommend moving your tokens to an offline hardware wallet. This way it is nearly impossible to have your tokens stolen.
The best-known hardware wallet is called Ledger Wallet.
Please only order through the official website of the Ledger Wallet.
As an alternative, we recommend the Trezor Wallet, which is a little bit more expensive.
We prefer to hold our tokens.
We have made the experience that holding a token is a much better way to achieve good profits.
So please be patient and hold your earned coins. This way you'll support the project a lot more!
More and more exchanges are popping out of the ground rapidly. Most of them are listing a load of different tokens. You can check the available market and exchange listings on CoinMarketCap. In the beginning, most of the free earned tokens are not listed on big exchanges, so in the first period, you can trade your airdrop token through decentralized exchanges like Idex or Bancor.
For projects with high quality, the tokens will also appear on centralized exchanges, which can be found here: centralized exchanges .
After your registration, you'll get asked to verify your self (KYC - Know Your Customer). Check out the exchange support site to find out your trading and withdrawing limits. Always activate 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) to make sure, your account is secured.
We can recommend the following websites:
|Coinmarketcap||A great place to have an overview of the current exchange rates in the cryptocurrency market.|
|Coinvigilance||A nice news portal which gives you an overview of the cryptocurrency industry.|
|Coindesk||Do you search for cryptocurrency news, then you should check out coindesk.|
|CCN||One of the biggest cryptocurrency news platforms.|
|Cryptolinks||A big link list of crypto-related websites is sorted in all kinds of categories. Here will find a lot of helpful website with a short review about it.|
|Criptomonedas e ICO||Criptomonedas e ICO is one of the main news portals referring to the crypto universe, in Latin America.|
|Criptopasion||Criptopasion is one of the largest news portals in Spain and also gives its news in Russian, where there is a large audience.|
There are many people out there who want to scam and betray you. The most important rule is, that you never give your account data (private key, password) to anyone - The only data you can share without risk, are the public keys of your wallets!
Do not send any money to anyone! Airdrops are free and you should never authorize any kind of payment for it. Only do airdrops from trusted sources and always doublecheck the information!
If you follow these rules, you should be on the safe side:
Before a project is listed, many important things are checked to make it as easy as possible for our users to recognize good projects quickly.
What does the website look like in general? Is social media activity available? Is the Whitepaper available and meaningful? Is team member information available? Feasible timeline / roadmap? etc.
We have introduced a 5-star rating to see at a glance how the project is to be classified.
(Please note: this is only our assessment and not an investment recommendation!)
One more visual factor is the "top rating" label. Only very few airdrops receive the "honor" to be top rated (you can find a red ribbon around the upper left corner of the airdrop symbol). Only very well rated projects receive this award.
Whenever you find a "top-rated" airdrop, you should take your chances as fast as possible, in order not to miss your chance.
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You want to report a bug or provide us with feedback? Do you face any issues and questions by using our website?
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Promotion & Airdrop Listing
You want to promote and list your airdrop on AirdropBob.com? You are interested in exclusive cooperation with us?
Feel free to use one of these channels to contact us directly. We can help you to make your airdrop a success!
Contact us directly via email or twitter.
We will get in touch with you as soon as possible!
There are different ways to track your portfolio, and it is important, what you are aiming for.
Coinmarketcap - track your watchlist/favorites (no registration needed)
WorldCoinIndex - track your watchlist/favorites (registration needed)
CointrackingInfo - track your portfolio, create tax report (registration needed, free trial version, different package pricing)
Blockpit - track your portfolio, create tax report, have your tax reports drawn up (registration needed, free trial version, different package pricing)
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