What is an airdrop?In the crypto world, an airdrop stands for free crypto tokens. Theese 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.
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, hence the name.
Why are they giving away their tokens? What is their advantage?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:
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:
Create an 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? Should I keep them on my online wallet?So far, there is no problem in keeping your tokens on 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 offical website of LedgerWallet: https://www.ledgerwallet.com/ As an alternative we recommend the Trezor Wallet, which is a little bit more expensive. The official site: https://shop.trezor.io/
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 (link can be found below). 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 IDEX.
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? Do you have some useful links?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 send anyone your account data (private key, password) - The only data you can share is the public key of your wallets!
Do not send any money! Airdrops are free and you should never authorize any kind of payment for it. Only do airdrops from trusted sources!