What is a crypto airdrop?
In the crypto world, an airdrop stands for free crypto tokens. These tokens, which you can earn, are mainly from new crypto projects. Airdrops normally take place 1-3 months prior the ICO of a project. The reason for this is, that new projects want to increase their user base and want to have a virtual domino effect. In addition, they also want to attract new potential investors for their project. Many people say the year 2018 will be the year of cryptocurrency airdrops.
There are also airdrops for established cryptocurrencies, but they are less frequent. Holder airdrops are more common - if you hold a specific cryptocurrency at a defined time (called snapshot), you'll get a part of the new created cryptocurrency, based on the amount you were holding and the defined ratio.
Why projects are giving away their tokens for free?
Their main goal is to have users spread information throughout different social media channels about their project. 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 project. This will raise awareness and attract new potential investors. Obviously, 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:
- ICO airdrops
These airdrops take place prior the ICO (Initial Coin Offering).
- Holder airdrops
Companies will distribute free tokens to their token holders. To benefit from it, you have to have their tokens at a certain moment in time. (snapshot).
- Hard Forks - Not so common
Requires to hold tokens on the original chain - Most famous examples are Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum Classic.
How can I participate in airdrops?
You need different social media accounts and crypto wallets in order 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 at least create a wallet for ERC20 tokens (https://www.myetherwallet.com/) and Neo tokens (https://neotracker.io/wallet).
It is also 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 to have 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.
Create an airdrop dedicated Email address
You should regularly check your mail account - sometimes additional actions are required.
What's the difference between an airdrop and bounty program?
For an airdrop you have to do an activity only once. After some period of time (mainly after 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 in order 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 wont receive any tokens for the effort you've done.
When do I get my tokens?
Most of the time it takes 1-3 months until you get your tokens. We always try give you an exact date as early as possible. The reason, that you have to wait, is that airdrops mostly take place prior the ICO. Tokens will be distributed after the main sale. On our website you can find our crypto airdrop calender.
If you do airdrops which are not listed on our website, you should regularly check your wallet. There are different type of tools existing. Never use your private key to check your wallet, there are easier ways (please check our linklist below). 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 a 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 :)
Should I follow the news once I've received my tokens ?
In short, Yes!
We recommend to do 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.
How do I store my tokens?
So far, there is no problem to keep your crypto tokens in your online wallet, as long as you never share your credentials (beside of your public key). Nothing should happen. During the time your portfolio will grow in value. Therefore we would recommend - to move 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 over the official website of Ledger Wallet.
As an alternative we recommend the Trezor Wallet, which is a little bit more expensive.
Dump it or Hodl?
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 free earned coins. This way you'll support the project a lot more!
Where can I sell my tokens?
More and more exchanges are popping out of the ground. Many of them are listing different tokens. You can check the market your are looking for on CoinMarketCap. At the beginning most of the free earned tokens are not listed on big exchanges. So in the first time period, if you want to sell your tokens, you can trade them through decentralized exchanges like:
For projects with high quality, the tokens will also appear on centralized exchanges.
Here you can find a list of the current biggest 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 doesn't get hacked.
How can I stay updated in the rapidly growing crypto world?
We recommend the following websites:
Don't get scammed!
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 this rules, you should be on the safe side:
- Do not share your private key!
- Never send money or tokens for an airdrop
- Create a new ethereum wallet
- Use different passwords
- Be careful with KYC airdrops
- Only do airdrops from trusted sites!
What does the star rating and your additional information mean?
There are three different perspectives:
First, you got the "validation", which is given in percentage. We look up all the information we can get, about the team, the advisors, the investors, about the project itself, and how they look concerning their roadmap.
- 0% - Scam. don't join (we usually don't list those airdrops, but we update all the old ones, so whenever a project turns out to be a scam, we update the information as soon as possible)
- 25% - looks scammy, a lot of information is missing, join at own risk
- 50% - quite some information is missing, but team and project seem to exist, be careful
- 75% - looks fine, but still some information is missing
- 100% - everything looks perfectly fine, don't miss out
As a second factor you can find our "star rating" (1 to 5), which represents the value and input/output ratio of the airdrop, the amount of tokens you will get, and their estimated value.
The third 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). This means, that both, "validation" as well as "star rating" is very good.
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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