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Easy Guide to Getting Free Crypto

What If I Told You You Can Get Crypto For Free?

One day, I woke up to new magical internet monies sitting in my online wallet:

These are coins I’ve never bought. How did this happen?

I soon learned that what I received was an “airdrop” – free cryptocurrency just for having the right crypto wallet open.

At the time of this writing, I’ve received about $100 worth of crypto from passive (didn’t do nothin’) to active (mildly headache-inducing) strategies. If you like free money, I’ll walk you through the easiest ways to earn free cryptocurrency.

These methods, in order of easy to difficult, are:

  1. Setting up online wallets
  2. Earning crypto from airdrops
  3. Playing with crypto faucets

Or if you’re impatient, jump to the end for the best-bang-for-your-effort options.

Method 1: Get free crypto with online wallets

Effort: minimal

A cryptocurrency airdrop is when a blockchain platform distributes free coins. To receive airdrops, you need a wallet associated with that blockchain.

For example, new crypto projects can leverage an existing blockchain platform like Ethereum to create tokens. Specifically, these ethereum-based coins are called ERC-20 (“Ethereum Request for Comment”) tokens. When the popular ERC-20 token OMG launched, as part of their promotion they airdropped OMG to anyone with an Ethereum Wallet.

Two caveats with this:

  1. You’ll have to have some non-zero balance of the main crypto (e.g. Ether) in your wallet to receive airdropped tokens (e.g. OMG).
  2. An independent wallet with private keys that you own (e.g. not at an crypto exchange) is necessary for this to work.

In addition to airdrops, having wallets with the major blockchains is handy whenever there’s a software fork – when a clone of the blockchain is created.

When Bitcoin Cash forked from the main Bitcoin blockchain, everyone with a proper wallet received a 1:1 equivalent of Bitcoin Cash according to how much Bitcoin they already owned (e.g. 1 BCH for 1 BTC).

This is why it’s important to move any Bitcoins you have from an exchange to your own web wallet; exchanges like Coinbase are great for buying crypto with dollars, but terrible for holding. It’s up to exchanges if they want to release coins from forks or airdrops to their users.

So what kind of wallet should you open up? Where and how?

Pro tip: go to CoinMarketCap and filter for “Coins,” then set up the official wallet for that coin:

You’ll notice that even when you filter for coins, there are hundreds of independent blockchains, and setting up individual wallets for each one is impractical. You can also explore this shortlist of blockchain platforms.

Here’s the simple option with minimal effort: just open up a MyEtherWallet (“MEW”). The majority of new tokens are built off of Ethereum, and MEW is the most popular and supported Ether web wallet which will maximize the chances of getting free crypto airdrops.

Just to summarize, here’s the low hanging fruit option:

  1. Open a MyEtherWallet account
  2. Transfer any quantity of Ether, e.g. 0.01 ETH from Coinbase into MEW
  3. Wait for airdrops!

^ Note that you can repeat similar steps with other blockchain platforms like NEO and Stellar

Method 2: Earn free crypto by hunting for airdrops & bonuses

Effort level: medium to high

You might now be wondering why companies even do airdrops in the first place. It’s a promotional strategy to raise awareness for their new project. Many crypto teams have a specific allocation for marketing activities, and airdrops is just one part of them.

Given this context, it makes sense that many new cryptos give away coins & sign up bonuses. Sometimes it’s just a matter of signing up with your email and a wallet address.

Other promotional bonuses can be earned through effort, such as reviewing a crypto project or signing up for their Facebook.

I earned free Badcoin by reviewing and supporting The Bad Crypto Podcast (which you should all listen to!)

Hunting for crypto bonuses & airdrops takes work, and almost requires you to be an early adopter: exploring ICOs, subscribing to newsletters, following crypto news.

But there’s an automated way to learn about + earn crypto bonuses.

It’s called Earn.com, a platform that pays you in crypto to read promotional messages from businesses.

How this works: sign up to join lists like “Web designer” or “Bitcoin buyer,” and businesses interested in promoting to these lists will send paid messages.

By far the most common paid messages are from crypto projects raising awareness about their own coin or ICO. Thus, Earn.com has become a streamlined interface to get notified about, and receive airdrops of new coins:

There’s a double benefit to using Earn. Not only do you get $1+ in Bitcoin for every message you open, BUT you also enlist to get free airdropped tokens:

The do-it-yourself way is to scour for upcoming airdrops on sites like AirdropAlert, but Earn.com is a much more integrated experience. You can save your MyEtherWallet address to join ERC-20 token airdrops, and the platform also provides a quick way to get paid out to BTC to a bitcoin wallet like Coinbase:

To get started, join Earn via my personal referral link.

Method 3: Earn free crypto with crypto faucets

Effort level: annoying, often low ROI

Crypto faucets work by distributing tiny amounts of cryptocurrencies for actions taken, usually by looking at ads, completing micro tasks or even playing games. Faucets share their advertising revenue back to the users in the form of crypto.

Big caveat: faucets require a lot of work and the ROI in terms of looking at ads for being paid small amounts of crypto many not be worth it.

With that being said, after scouring the web, these are the three most reputable faucet websites I’ve played with:

FreeBitcoin.in

Probably the oldest and most reputable Bitcoin faucets. FreeBitcoin has been around since 2013 and has multiple features, from offering its own wallet with interest, casino/dice type games and more ways to earn (or gamble away) BTC.

FaucetHub.io

One of the few reputable faucet sites with tons of options (games, ads) to earn multiple cryptos, from BTC to ETH to Dogecoin. Like many other faucets, you have to turn off your Adblocker which is annoying. A lot of other faucets also require FaucetHub account for payouts, similar to Coinpot.

Moon Bitcoin

The “Moon” chain of faucets are really straight forward: ads are displayed, and you can claim Satoshis (fractions of a Bitcoin) every 5 minutes. Easy peasy!

Coinpot

A “microwallet” service required by many faucets like Moon Bitcoin to deposit crypto earnings.

The easy 80/20 solution for most people

If you’re overwhelmed by the # of options, don’t stress. The best bang-for-your-effort option should take a total of no more than 15 minutes of setup time:

  1. Create a MyEtherWallet account.
  2. Create an account at Earn.com.
  3. Get free random airdrops into MEW, or get notified of new airdrops at Earn.com.
  4. Bonus step: transfer a tiny bit of Ether, acquired from an exchange like Coinbase, into your MyEtherWallet. Some airdrops require small amounts of Ether in your wallet to receive free ERC-20 tokens; do this step as insurance to get your free cryptocurrency.
  5. Join the Markethive Daily Faucet Group to work together daily in a web room with the Faucets. Markethive has a faucet, airdrop and bounty program as well when you join for free.

Only if you have time and patience on your hands would I bother with crypto faucets.

 

 

Do you want to own Markethive?

Do you want to own a portion of Markethive?

Seriously, we have built Markethive to be member driven, not investor driven. Investor driven gives the benefits of the system to the venture capitalist and makes the user a commodity. We are focused on the alternate outcome, you having access to the major benefits in both the functions as well as the inevitable success.

We have made this possible by making one of the benefits of the Entrepreneur program an accrual of investments for you to earn back more than 100% of what you pay into it as shares in the revenue of Markethive.

So we have 2 revenue funding options within Markethive. The traditional crowdfunding using an ICO like system called the ILP. Frankly, the ILP is fair, legal and far more effective as it is based on the revenue of a successful company. So an investor can purchase an ILP or many ILPs that are now in phase 2 and selling for $15,000 per and each represents one share at a maximum of 1000 shares of 20% of Markethive’s revenue.

The Entrepreneur program gives you 8 solid advantages above the core of the system, the Inbound Marketing platform and social network.

The 8 points of upgrade
 

  1. Profile Page turns into lead “associates” capture page
     

  2. 100% matching bonus from the airdrops via your “associates”
     

  3. 10% matching bonus from your direct “associates” upgrade
     

  4. Loyalty Program 12 straight months, we contribute to you a full 10% ILP*
     

  5. Unlimited Banner advertisement in all of our traffic portals
     

  6. Equal share from Markethive’s co-op advertising
     

  7. Traffic Portals seller classification
     

  8. Receive their own ILP site receive matching ILP shadow shares

 

*This article is intended to concentrate on point 4, the transfer of revenue to you the small guy and gal. An easy entry to have possession  of what may become one of the best decisions of your life.

 

So…What if?

Marketo, a vertical Inbound Marketing platform alone (Not a Market Network) recently sold to Adobe for 4.75 billion dollars. Their platform is very similar to Markethives. Marketo delivers the following to their subscribers for a price range between $2k and $25k per month:

  1. Email marketing

  2. Landing pages and forms

  3. Campaign management

  4. Lead nurturing/scoring

  5. Lead lifecycle management

  6. CRM integration

  7. Social marketing capabilities

  8. Marketing analytics.
     

Markethive, an  Inbound Marketing Market Network offers an integrated Inbound Marketing platform that delivers the following for free and even pays incentives to use:

  1. Email Marketing

  2. Landing Pages

  3. Campaign Management

  4. Lead Nurturing and Scoring

  5. Lead management

  6. Customer management and calendaring actions

  7. Social Marketing subscribing and broadcasting

  8. Advanced tracking and marketing analytics

  9. Building group collaborations

  10. Internal focus groups

  11. Paid to learn tutorials

  12. Paid to build incentives
     

Like LinkedIn

Markethive also delivers many commerce portals all integrated within the social network and inbound marketing platform. Making the entire platform and profile pages more interactive and comprehensive in tracking, branding and building each subscribers profile superior to LinkedIns system, including but not limited to profiles with Blogs, videos and images but also resumes, endorsements and testimonials as well as social credit scoring, tracking and seo. All setable to private, or member only or public according to each subscribers wishes.

 

LinkedIn's last published quarterly revenue statement for 2016 showed earnings of 959 million dollars. If Markethive reaches 20% of that target (speculative $191,000,000.00) within 10 years, that will represent a monthly amount per MH ILP share of $63,000 per month per full share and $6,300.00 per month for a 1/10 of an ILP share. For at least 20 years per contract with each contract renewable and transferable.

If you project that number for 20 years the very real and attainable return could be rather incredible at $1,512,000. The is One million Five hundred twelve thousand dollars. And that includes all the other 7 upgraded services.

We are offering this deal of the century to the top active 1000 Markethive Entrepreneur upgrades. For just $100 per month.

Markethive is a commensurable dynamic integrated amalgamation of a social network like (Facebook, LinkedIn) and Inbound Marketing platforms like (Hubspot and Marketo) and commerce portals like (Ebay and Amazon) all in one incentivized, gamified and powerful secure blockchain platform.

Our selling platforms are vertical and we have many of them.

Right now we have 8 commerce type platforms on the list to be built. Here they are with a summary of their services and benefits:

  1. Big Caboodle (http://bigcaboodle.com/)
    A Wix like page builder, were only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue via a promo code. Imagine Wix combined with Facebook Groups so collaboration and sharing is integrated. That’s Big Caboodle.
     

  2. Hive Room (http://hiveroom.com/)
    A web and app based conference room utilizing avatar options, payment transfers (think built in wallets), VOIP call in and call out during room broadcasting, live streaming to web pages, social networks and Smart TV Apps, white boards, web browsers and language translators. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  3. About Bitcoin (http://aboutbitco.in/)
    A newsletter article site similar to “Cointegram” and “DailyHODL” were the cost to publish an article or Press Release runs from $150 to over $5000 depending on traffic, size of Twitter account, Telegram account and Youtube account. So totally depends on the Entrepreneur Upgrade members assets as well as Markethive’s to set price. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  4. Beelancers (http://beelancers.com/)
    Anyone can come and buy services from Beelancers (very similar to Freelancers). Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell. And it is up to the Entrepreneur on how the communications occurs or how and where the transactions are done or what is charged. It is a peer to peer system unlike any of the others.Being part of the Markethive social network, KYC,  transactions and work is validated, graded and publicly displayed.
     

  5. Hive Broker (http://hivebroker.com/)
    A vertical talent portal for voice talent, video acting, imagineering, animation, copywriting, directing, producing and distribution. RE: Distribution Say you have a Youtube channel with 500,000 subscribers, you could set up an account here, get validated, and make your distribution available for sale. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  6. Hive Tube (http://www.hive.tube/)
    Markethive’s video channel similar to Youtube. Advertising is only available through 2 channels. Entrepreneurs get exclusive banner ad placement and Entrepreneur upgrades can sell pre video 10 second ads leading into their own channels at their price and terms, peer to peer.
     

  7. Markethive Exchange (markethive.exchange)
    Markethive’s public exchange will offer top 100 coins of the world and the top 20 paired to the Markethive coin. With the potential Wyoming legislation (Markethive is a Wyoming Corporation) coming, we are very likely to become a financial service offering USDA wired in, wired out and paired to top 10 of our coins for exchange and possibly our own stable coin too. Markethive membership and KYC verification is required to use the exchange. Entrepreneurs can initiate contests with a promo code type system.
     

  8. Hive Stuff (http://hivestuff.com/)
    A premium fulfilment system, you can set up and choose Markethive premiums, like T-Shirts, Hats, Gold Coins, Hoodys, bumper stickers, etc. to run from your WordPress or other sites as an incentive to join, etc. Only Entrepreneurs can access this system

$100 gets you all of this and a lot lot more. Exclusive wonderful amazing leads, state of the art inbound marketing tools, ecocentered traffic portals, and Markethive coins that can and most likely will crest to the moon in record time.

We are a Market Network (next generation social network) that is being hailed as the next major unicorn for the next 10 years according to the following news sites:
 

NFX Alexa Rank:181,144
The Next 10 Years Will Be About "Market Networks"
https://www.nfx.com/post/10-years-about-market-networks

 

Techcrunch Alexa Rank: 1,021
From Social Networks To Market Networks
https://techcrunch.com/2015/06/27/from-social-to-market-networks/

Sharetribe Alexa Rank: 100,760
Why network effects are key to successful marketplace businesses
https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/network-effects-marketplaces-james-currier/

And we will pay you to learn how to market with this juggernaut…
And we will pay you to promote this juggernaut …
And we will pay you to use this juggernaut….
And we will hugely return your Entrepreneur upgrade costs in the form of ownership revenue sharing.

Are you on board? Can you see how easily this will be for you to build a business on? Your business? And that is why Markethive is “The Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs”.

Welcome aboard!

Thomas Prendergast
CEO Founder
Markethive

Douglas Yates CTO Weekly Report 08.10.18 Markethive


Douglas Yates CTO Weekly Report 08.10.18 Markethive

Welcome to a new Markethive.com feature – “Behind the scenes with Douglas Yates, CTO”.  

These short weekly updates will show you behind the scenes of what is happening with Markethive.com and how we are meeting our published milestones.  

Don’t miss it – Stay informed – Universal Income for all entrepreneurs.

Douglas Yates
CTO  Founder

Markethive

This week @ Markethive June 06, 2018

This week @ Markethive

We produced our first Press Release to primarily get our PR machine up and running in anticipation of Markethive lifting off heading to the moon soon.

We have had immediate effect with media organizations reaching out to us, for articles, radio interviews, and joint ventures. This is incredibly fortuitous for us.

Shortly after the distribution of our first Press Release Markethive enters the race to replace Facebook”, Charlie Hernandez (Senior Account Executive) and Charles Warner (CEO),  of “Innovation and Tech Today” called us. I was on the phone with Doug and intuitively answered the phone with Doug connected to the call. To say fireworks occurred, excitement and chemistry between us would be an understatement.

These guys are going to partner with us, utilizing our Blogging platform, offering writing assistance, future press releases, massive full-page ads, articles, trade shows etc. After the call, Doug and I had to go for walks and sort it out as it was literally mind-blowing.

This Sunday @5pm (central) they will be our special guests on our weekly show. Do not miss this. Markethive is special, unique and positioned to become the next giant of the realm.



Brian Bishop

We have contracted one of the top Bitcoin developers to work for Markethive Bryan Bishop.  Bryan Bishop creates and builds software that is changing the face of modern finance, enabling startups to raise tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and pursue their revenue opportunities at full throttle.

He is also a public speaker and published scholar (Nucleic Acids Research, J. Comp. Inf. Sci. Eng., etc.). “Do-It-Yourself biohacker” with hobby projects involving DNA synthesis using phosphoramidite chemistry, and projects involving genetic engineering and more speculative technology development regarding cryonics, brain scanning and emulation, nootropics, molecular nanotechnology, automation, etc.

And now Brian has contracted with Markethive to build our unique Markethive Universal Income Market Network platform. You can count on Brian appearing often in our Sunday meetup webinars.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-bishop-3a63978/
 


Major Markethive upgrades will be installed next week. David Hickman General Manager of our engineering partners, Menlo Tech and Doug Yates are overseeing the upgrades. Now folks with literally 300+ engineers now on board you can only imagine the pace we will reach, and projects like our Avatar Webinar system will become a reality very, very, soon.

I will be demonstrating this cutting-edge system most likely next week.


Tip of the Spear.

I will always look to the membership first to find willing talent and skills. We will create a reward system to recognize leaders in Markethive too.

Sue Bennett (Press Secretary) because of her dedication and assistance in leading our Twitter war has Markethive.tv as her personal Markethive blog with full assistance in setting it up with the Social Network Auto Post program giving her the potential sphere of influence into the millions. This is one of the perks.

We are instituting our Twitter offensive and you are invited. Join the Group and follow the blog with your Twitter account. https://markethive.com/group/markethivetwitter

Other team leaders are being sought out for Redditt .  LinkedIn, Facebook, Delicious, Diigo, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.  along the same design. As we move forward we will be hiring contract writers and Journalists to ultimately staff our many traffic portals like allaboutbitco.in

Contact me via Markethive messaging @ Markethive.com/marketing or via Telegram @markethive (https://t.me/markethive

Please join the following channels too:

Telegram Channel
@markethive (https://t.me/markethive)

Twitter channel
@markethive (https://twitter.com/markethive)

Redditt channel
https://www.reddit.com/r/markethive/

See you on the Internet

Thomas Prendergast
Founder

Justin Sun Has A Tron (TRX) Airdrop For You

Justin Sun Has A Tron (TRX)
Airdrop For You

MainNet that is now 7 days and 13 hours away, Justin Sun is gifting the TRX community what he calls ‘Millions of TRX Candies’. These candies are in the form of TRX airdrops received for inviting friends to the Tron Telegram Channel. The Airdrop is currently ongoing and all you have to do is follow the link provided and enter your corresponding ETH wallet address. The announcement looks legitimate in that Justin Sun announced it himself on twitter, and the TRX team on Telegram, also confirmed his statements.

Justin had this to say via twitter:

$TRX #TRON mainnet will be launched soon, we prepared millions of #TRX candies, join us to get #TRX candies, you can also get more by inviting friends, the airdrop will be ended at 12:00 AM June, 1, if candies were given out, it will be ended in advance.

 

The Tron Telegram channel also echoed his statements:

 

$TRX #TRON mainnet will be launched soon, we prepared millions of #TRX candies, join us https://tron.network/activity/d8c1d4aa43e12e39?lang=en to get TRX candies, you can also get more by inviting friends, the airdrop will be ended on 12:00 AM June, 1, if candies were given out, it will be ended in advance.

The link to the airdrop states that you get 2 TRX the first time, and get an additional 4 TRX when you invite a friend to join the Telegram group. The Airdrop ends on the 1st of June. However, and due to regulatory issues, the airdrop is not available for participants from China, USA, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea and OFAC sanctioned countries.

TRX has also not been spared by the current market decline that has seen some of our favorite coins decrease by the double digits. TRX is hanging onto the number 9 spot on coinmarketcap.com and is currently trading at $0.0718 at the moment of writing this. The token is down 10% in 24 hours and currently has a market capitalization lead over IOTA that is equivalent to $455 Million. These two cryptocurrencies have been competing for the number 9 position for the past few weeks and constantly switching between the #9 and #10 slots.

Article Produced By
John P. Njui
A Crypto Enthusiast. Terrible dancer. Former DJ. Amateur Marathoner. Electrical Engineer. Kool kat.

https://ethereumworldnews.com/justin-sun-has-a-tron-trx-airdrop-for-you/

What are “Airdrops” in Crypto World?

What are “Airdrops” in Crypto World?

Have you ever come across the term cryptocurrency airdrop

and wondered what it meant? Well, it’s nothing like the image you probably have in your head of an airplane dropping coins from the sky. In times of war, natural disaster, or other forms of crisis where the lives of people have been affected in places that are difficult to access by land, airdrops are carried out to provide essential supplies to people trapped in those zones. In the world of cryptocurrencies, airdrops have a different meaning. The cryptocurrency world has its own unique vocabulary which is expanding as the market evolves over time. In this article, cryptocurrency airdrops will be explained in detail.

Airdrop Definition

Airdrops can be defined as the process whereby a cryptocurrency enterprise distributes cryptocurrency tokens to the wallets of some users free of charge. Airdrops are usually carried out by blockchain-based startups to bootstrap their cryptocurrency projects. Also, established blockchain-based enterprises like cryptocurrency exchange platforms and wallet services can also carry out airdrops as well.

Process Mechanism

There are basically two major types of airdrops; the ones that come as a surprise and the ones that are announced beforehand. For already established blockchain-based enterprises, they may choose to go the route of the former rather than the latter. Getting to know about it might depend on how involved one is in the crypto community. These are the types of airdrops that occur and have people commenting on online forums that their wallets have been credited with coins and no one is the wiser as to where the coins came from.

For blockchain-based startups, they mostly favor the route that involves pre-airdrop announcements to get the buzz going. Since the aim is mostly to bootstrap the project, the airdrop process usually involves the completion of a number of tasks by the user in order to qualify for the airdrop. When the date of the airdrop arrives, the enterprise will release the free tokens to the users who qualify.

Reasons for Carrying Out an Airdrop

From creating hype and buzz around a new blockchain-based enterprise to rewarding loyal customers, there are a number of reasons why a cryptocurrency airdrop is carried out. The following are some of the reasons for carrying out a cryptocurrency airdrop.

As a Reward for Loyal Customers

From time to time, blockchain-based services like cryptocurrency exchange and trading platforms, wallet service providers etc. wish to give back to their customers and subscribers. Airdrops can be used as a means of rewarding loyal customers with free cryptocurrency tokens. This serves as an incentive that can assure continued patronage on such platforms. This type of airdrop mirrors the voucher and discount giveaways of non-blockchain companies in the mainstream commercial world.

In 2017, the cryptocurrency exchange platform, Binance, carried out an airdrop of 500 TRX cryptocurrency to account holders on the platform. The airdrop lasted from the end of October 2017 to the middle of November 2017. In order to qualify for the airdrop an account holder needed to have at least 0.003 BTC in addition to having completed at least one transaction on the account. Binance account holders who had the equivalent of 0.003 BTC in other cryptocurrencies were also eligible for the airdrop as long as they fulfilled the transaction requirement.

To Generate Lead Database

Marketing is all about leads. Organizations tend to pay a lot of attention to generating appropriate leads that will drive their marketing campaigns and increase patronage. Airdrops can be used by blockchain-based enterprises to generate valuable lead databases for their organizations. In exchange for free cryptocurrency tokens, users will be asked to complete online forms that contain valuable user information which can be used to develop targeted marketing strategies. This application of airdrops to generating lead databases can even be utilized by none-blockchain enterprises.

To Create Awareness About a New Cryptocurrency

With the sheer size of the cryptocurrency market, a new cryptocurrency can go completely unnoticed if it isn’t given the right boost in terms of substantial marketing campaigns. Just like every other aspect of the digital world, hype and buzz play an important role in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. With many cryptocurrency enthusiasts looking for new cryptocurrency options, an airdrop is a great way to get people interested in a cryptocurrency.

The marketing campaigns on social media for an airdrop can lead to increased attention being paid to a new cryptocurrency. Word of mouth advertising and other forms of organic engagements brought about by an impending cryptocurrency airdrop can lead to increased user participation in the cryptocurrency. This can help to bootstrap a new cryptocurrency as seen in the case of Bitcoin Cash. After the Bitcoin fork that led to the creation of the Bitcoin Cash, the developers of Bitcoin Cash carried out an airdrop rewarding all of its users. For every bitcoin held by a Bitcoin Cash participant, the developers gave a corresponding amount of Bitcoin Cash. The end result was that in less than one month, Bitcoin Cash was among one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies in the market.

How to Get Involved in Airdrops

Getting involved in airdrops requires access to information and the ownership of a cryptocurrency wallet to receive the free coins. The first step is to sign up for online services that provide timely information about cryptocurrency airdrops. These include websites, Twitter accounts, Telegram groups, as well as online cryptocurrency airdrop forums. Some examples of such online services include Airdropaddict and Icodrops. These services provide vital information that will help users stay informed about upcoming cryptocurrency airdrops. They also provide information on the qualifying criteria for participating in the airdrops.FundYourselfNow also has an ongoing Airdrop Program.

Getting a cryptocurrency wallet is an essential part of being in the cryptocurrency market and that applies for airdrops as well. It is a good idea to get an ERC20 compatible multicurrency wallet since the majority of the cryptocurrency tokens in the market are ERC20 tokens. When participating in airdrops, it is important to be security conscious so as to not fall a victim of fraudulent airdrop campaigns. Some airdrops are designed to hack wallets and steal private keys. Always confirm the authenticity of a cryptocurrency airdrop campaign before participating in it.

Article Produced By
The Mission

https://medium.com/the-mission/what-are-airdrops-in-crypto-world-a345725c75e0

What is airdrop coin? Don’t miss a single coin airdrop!

What is airdrop coin? Don’t miss a single coin airdrop!

What is a crypto airdrop? What is airdrop coin?

First of all, let’s focus on the airdrop cryptocurrency meaning. What does airdrop mean? Maybe you’re a newbie in the crypto world. And it’s better to know what you’re dealing with… So, a crypto airdrop, coin airdrop or cryptocurrency airdrop, is a limited time event created by coin projects to promote their crypto-currencies. How? By distributing tokens or coins to early adopters, for free. In other terms, projects airdrop coin. While there aren’t many requirements to get free airdrop coins 2018, you may have to work a little (create a post, like a page etc.). Or even to share some personal information (share your Facebook profile or give access to your contact list).

Also you may need to be active in the crypto-community. Indeed, some crypto-airdrops are restricted and noobs can’t get in… In addition, you may require some coins from a specified blockchain in your wallet. Most likely bitcoin or ethereum, because they’re the most popular out there. But a free coin airdrop can be done on any blockchain. And this brings me to the best part: You can receive free coins anytime, without even knowing about it! Indeed, some platforms give away tokens to people holding some of their coins, just like that. Therefore, I’d recommend you to hold a little bit of the most popular coins in your portfolio. And enjoy as many freebies as possible! Also, don’t worry too much about the requirements now. Because I’m not only offering an airdrop tracker, with a list of airdrops. But I’ll also explain how to get free tokens for all upcoming airdrops!

Why do people give away free coins via airdrop cryptocurrency?

Now you know what is airdrop coin. But why would projects give away free cryptocurrency? A coinairdrop is a win-win situation: On one hand, you get free tokens which could worth something in the future. And on the other hand, blockchain projects raise awareness for their crypto-projects. Because it’s free advertising for them, giving away tokens that are worth next to nothing. And that way, they’re able to create a community around their coin. Indeed, if you give someone a coin, he or she’ll likely get involved, to get some money out of it.

Also, giving away some tokens cause the new currency to appreciate. Because if you have a token, you’re inclined to give it more value than if you hadn’t heard of it. Furthermore, it’s a mean to create a customer database for a cheap price. And I don’t need to remind you the saying: If you’re not paying for it, you’re the product! Because these projects collect all the data they can in exchange of a few worthless tokens…

Finally, it seems there’s a new trend of digital currencies which don’t require mining coins. And this is an interesting concept, when we see how much energy and computer power is needed to mine bitcoins. So users don’t mine coins, they generate them during a Token Generation Event (TGE). And sometimes projects distribute all their tokens during a crypto airdrop campaign!

Coin airdrop: How does an airdrop cryptocurrency work?

Coin-airdrops are a brand new method to distribute free tokens in the cryptocurrency community. As a result, there isn’t any standard set of rules yet. And each blockchain team can request whatever they want from their backers. But always beware of scammers! Legit coin airdrops will never require you to share your private keys. And if you find one that does, please report it to the community. Because unscrupulous people are definitely behind it. While I’ll give you as much details as possible for each coin airdrop, you may have to get in touch with the developer directly.

If you need specific coins during a cryptocurrency airdrop, the dev team will make a photo of the corresponding blockchain. And only the people holding the crypto-currency in their wallet at that time will be able to get the free tokens. While you may get the tokens automatically, you may also be requested to claim airdrop tokens on the project’s website. If the free coin airdrop is linked to a social media network, you’ll have to share or retweet a post with a link of the project. And you may need a certain amount of followers to be eligible… Also, some teams request an access to your contact details and list of friends!

I received airdropped coins: What next?

You’re all excited because you got some free coins. But what now? Are you a millionaire yet? Not really… And after a coin airdrop, there’s nothing much to do. Because nobody has heard of the new crypto-currency… And it’s not even available in any exchange, yet. While you can exchange coins with other early adopters, your solutions are too limited. And despite the value the project announces, it’s really worth nothing.

But don’t despair yet. Because it becomes interesting when the new crypto arrives in the exchanges. And that’s when you know the real price of what you received. However, most backers usually want to sell their coins, to get “real” money. So the price may not be up to your expectations… Anyway, you don’t have to sell your free crypto coins, you can hold them for a later use.

How to keep your new free coins safe?

First of all, you need a wallet, to be able to receive, hold and send the newly minted crypto. While you can find many web-based wallets, a.k.a. hot wallets, I recommend you to use a hardware wallet. Trezor is the original and most secure cold wallet. And it’s compatible with most airdrop free tokens! And you must keep secret your private keys to your coins & tokens. Otherwise they’re not yours. Period. While you can share your crypto address, you must never share your private key! If you do, you can say goodbye to your coins. Finally, remember that this is your best airdrop alert website! So don’t forget to register to my newsletter, or to subscribe to my Telegram channel, my Facebook page or my Twitter account. And you won’t miss a single airdrop crypto!

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WTF is an Airdrop? A Detailed Guide to Free Cryptocurrency

WTF is an Airdrop? A Detailed Guide to Free Cryptocurrency

Money can’t appear out of no where… But cryptocurrency can.

Polymath did an airdrop (free coins) worth $300

In December 2017, I signed up to learn more about a coin called Polymath. As I learned more about it, my interest peaked and I wanted to learn how to get my hands on some of the coins. Turns out, the coins weren’t available yet; in fact, the team wasn’t even doing an ICO. Instead, they were conducting an airdrop. I signed up for it, and didn’t have to pay a penny (only enter some identifying information to comply with KYC regulation). A month later, 250 POLY showed up in my Ethereum Wallet. As of the time of writing, that’s worth around $300.

What is an Airdrop?

The simple answer: it’s literally just free coins just waiting for you. The method behind the madness, though, is a decision regarding marketing strategy. As a way to spread awareness to the relevant audience of potential investors and eventual enthusiasts, coin teams will, from time-to-time, do airdrops.

A Brief History of Airdrops

Coins have been doing this for a while — pretty much since the first Ethereum ICO. If you check your wallet on Etherscan (which I totally recommend doing — never open your wallet with a private key just to check your balance, it’s riskier than necessary), you’ll know there’s a row up top named Token Tracker. If you see it, then there are also tokens in your account; if you don’t, then you don’t have any tokens or airdrops — yet.

Some of you ETH wallet holders that have had wallets with balances for a while now might’ve noticed this — one day you just see an extra random token in your Token Tracker. No, someone didn’t randomly deposit some obscure token into your wallet address on accident; instead, the coin’s team decided to send a small amount to a population of Ethereum wallets in order to spread the word.

After getting the token, one of the first things you might’ve done is Google what the coin is. Or you might’ve taken it a step further — asked someone else if they knew what the token was. Also, you could just choose to ignore it. Of course, in the last scenario, the airdrop failed its intention. But scenario 1 means that you have now learned about the coin, and scenario 2 is even better — you’ve just told your friends about the coin, too. In both of those scenarios, the airdrop did its job for a small price (well, potentially a larger price if it moons).

Eventually, airdrops became a method beyond marketing. As a method to pump coin value, coins would announce airdrops where coin holders would receive bonus coins proportional to the amount of total coins they hold. Coin investors that wanted to get the airdrop would have to buy the coins if they didn’t have any yet, or buy more if they wanted a larger proportion of the airdrop. That being said, I want to emphasize that this airdrop strategy won’t be examined further in this article, since my article is focused on how you can get coins for free, not on how you can get coins by buying coins.

Recently, with Facebook’s new advertising policy explicitly stating bans for ICOs, many ICOs have turned to airdrops as an alternative method for pay-per-click advertising. With many ICOs being consumer-focused products, they focus on one metric: viral growth through the network effect. In layman’s terms, they want to spread the word to you and hope that you spread the word to your minions, too. They address this by using a strong referral system method.

Participating in Free Airdrops

The Tools You’ll Most Likely Need

Here’s what you need to catch airdrops like a stud

  1. An Ethereum Wallet:
    not one that is on an exchange. It has to be a personal address that is ERC20 compatible because most of the tokens that are airdropped are ERC20 tokens, which are or were originally Ethereum-based ICOs. I suggest using MetaMask or MyEtherWallet to get started immediately, but in the long-term I always recommend getting a hardware wallet like the Ledger Nano S.
  2. The Ethereum Wallet Must be ACTIVE.
    By active, I mean that you have to show at least some human use of it. Lots of airdrops have checks in place to make sure that you aren’t just randomly generating a bunch of addresses and signing them all up to unfairly obtain more coins. This means that if your wallet doesn’t show activity, it might not receive the airdrop. Sometimes, coins will be explicit in what they look for, including some type of balance in the account.
  3. A Telegram Account (https://telegram.org/):
    I’m sure there are amazing reasons why Telegram is the chatting tool of choice for many of these ICOs. The coins want to boost the audience count. Usually, these airdrop coins will also require you to sign up for their Telegram accounts. Until you receive the coin in your Ethereum wallet, do not leave the Telegram accounts or you risk disqualification for the airdrop.
  4. A Twitter Account (https://twitter.com/):
    Similar to the reasons behind the Telegram account, many of the airdrop coins will also require you to follow them on Twitter. Some of them will even ask you to retweet some tweet.
  5. An email address.
    sometimes airdrops will ask for your email, too. If you don’t feel comfortable with giving them your real email, just create a spam one. Remember the password, though; some of them actually ask you to confirm your email.

Obtaining and Withdrawing Tokens

Usually, it takes about 1–2 months after the end of the airdrop before you receive your tokens. This is primarily due to the fact that many airdrops occur before or during token sales, in conjunction to spread awareness. And tokens are not distributable until the end of a token sale anyway (I’ll write a separate piece on Token Sales, or ICOs). To check your wallet info and see if the token has appeared in your wallet yet, just go to Etherscan (https://www.etherscan.io). Type in your ETH address into the search box.

Circled in Red is the area you want to look. If the token is available in your wallet already, it will show up in the token tracker dropdown. If you don’t have a token tracker appear on your result, then you don’t have any tokens in your wallet yet, and it also means you didn’t receive it. Once you actually obtain the tokens, you can withdraw them directly through a services like My Ether Wallet (MEW). All you have to do is access your wallet (through MetaMask, Ledger Nano, or some other way — direct private key pasting is not recommended) and select the token you want to withdraw.

Don’t Get Scammed

With all the promises of free coins out there, it’s easy to lose track of everything and just start a clicking frenzy. Here are some tips to avoid getting scammed:

  1. Never send any private keys.
    No one needs to have your private key in order to be able to check you wallet balance. They can do so very easily with tools like Etherscan.
  2. Don’t send any money to any addresses.
    Remember this — airdrops are free. Whether it requires you to be holding a certain coin, or if it’ll just appear in your wallet, an airdrop will never ask you to send any amount of some coin to some type of address. If they ask for this, steer away immediately.
  3. Check official sources.
    If a coin is actually doing an airdrop, it is likely they’ll have announced it on their official social media accounts, such as Twitter. Check there to make sure that the airdrop is official; otherwise, you might be subject to a scam with scammers trying to collect your data.

This is an example of a scam airdrop. The first red flag is the fact that the Twitter account is asking you for an amount. But these scammers have become pretty sophisticated. If you check the comments, you’ll see there are 8 responses to this. 7 of them are from fake Twitter accounts pretending to have participated and being “super stoked” about receiving their coins. The other one is from me, tweeting that it’s a scam to try to warn people.

If you look at the Twitter account, you might see that it has 3,000 followers (or maybe even more) but the tweet history is less than 24 hours long. Does that make sense? A coin that just supposedly raised 8m euros has only tweeted for 24 hours? If the story seems fishy, there is a disgusting, rotting corpse somewhere. Don’t believe it.

The image is a terrible Photoshop job with font that doesn’t match the rest of the announcement. This scam is a metropolis of red flags. A simple Reverse Google Image Search shows that the logo actually belongs to Thrive. As a best practice, always look for reasons why an Airdrop would be a scam. With that mindset, you are more likely to be able to sniff out the rotting fish from the sushi.

Resources to Help You Find Airdrops

There are many communities and newsletters available to help you with identifying airdrops as they come along. I definitely recommend signing up for them (they’re free), rather than trying to look for them yourself. That’s because there are many scammers out there, and they make themselves very present and legitimate-seeming. These resources that you subscribe to have (hopefully) already screened the airdrops.

Let Cosmic Trading help you find those awesome Airdrops. If you’re looking for one to join right now, take a look at Cosmic Trading. Members post airdrops in that channel that they’ve already verified are legitimate. Furthermore, the community is just a huge group of cryptocurrency traders and enthusiasts with experience levels ranging from years of trading and HODLing to people who just started yesterday.

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Kenny Li

Blockchain and Fintech Enthusiast. Entrepreneur. MIT Sloan Class of 2020.

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ICO Airdrop Details

ICO Airdrop Details

What’s an ICO airdrop?

An ICO airdrop will happen when a blockchain-enabled project distributes its free tokens to the entire crypto community. In order to be eligible to receive airdropped tokens, you need to own some coins that are based on the same blockchain on which the project is built. A few examples of airdropped tokens that have had successful ICOs such as Cell Blocks, Bunnytoken, Data Broker Dao and later become popular cryptocurrencies include OmiseGo, Stellar Lumens, and Byteball. You can also check out an ICO beginners guide to get more information on how the tokenized economy works. It is helpful for the investor to know about the best ICOs to invest.

Some airdropped tokens are conveyed to the targeted audience through social media posts, or the receiver can even get in touch with a team member on the bitcointalk.org forum. Put simply, the blockchain-based project giving away the free tokens uses airdropping as a marketing move.

The format of such giveaways is something like this:

  • During the pre-announcement phase, the project backing the event will click a “snapshot” of the blockchain.
  • If, at the time of taking the snapshot, someone is holding Bitcoin or Ether, they’ll receive a specified number of free tokens.

Airdropping can be done on any blockchain, but Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains are the most used, owing to their popularity.

How to apply for airdrops ?

Every airdrop will have different rules. If you’re organizing an airdrop, create your very own Bitcointalk forum account. Through this account, the visitors will first apply for the airdrop. While applying for an airdrop, the visitor will need to contact the forum’s modulator via personal messages. A classic example of this format is the Ethereum Dark airdrop. Any person who wanted to apply for the ETH airdrop needed to send a personal message in order to receive the tokens. However, a newbie operating on the forum will be refused the airdrops. If you are looking to receiving airdrops through a forum, then post occasionally on it to secure a high rank.

Sometimes, receiving an airdrop will even require you to retweet on Twitter; many times, you should have a specific number of followers on a social media channel to be the receiver of an airdrop. All in all, you have to maintain active social media accounts in order to be eligible to receive free tokens. Also, check your crypto wallets frequently to see whether you’ve received a surprise airdropped token. Some platforms, such as Komodo or Waves, have already delivered airdropped tokens to their holders without any prior announcements. If you’re an investor holding a diverse cryptocurrency portfolio, you’re likely to receive more airdropped tokens than others.

Why would a blockchain project deliver free tokens, anyway?

If you aren’t paying a single penny for the product, then that means you’re the product. By doing an airdrop, a project may successfully create undeniable awareness about its tokens or its ICO sale. By executing airdrops, the team behind an ICO project will attract people who may be interested in it or may not have heard about it. When an airdrop is successfully carried out, the token’s price can experience appreciation. (This phenomenon is called the endowment effect.) Airdrops, if done successfully, can create a big network/community of people who actually own the tokens.

If you list the token distribution through a pie graph right after an ICO sale has finished, a large part of that pie will still be owned by the project or its development team; another part of that pie will be owned by all those who’ve joined the pre-sale; plus, a reasonable part will be owned by those who’ve already invested in the ICO sale. With an airdrop, you actually add an extra slice to that pie—and that slice will definitely have a lot of people in it. (After all, everyone likes freebies.)

Plus, an airdrop can also plant a seed. There are thousands of cryptocurrencies, today; however, do you remember the name of any coin except the popular ones? Well, if you’ve received a free token during an airdrop, then you’ll remember its name when you see it as a coin on an exchange; that’s how the seed gets planted. In short, airdropping a token is similar to advertising the whole project. Similarly, Influencer marketing is a powerful route to market for your ICO, where well- known brand campaigns reach engaged audiences.

Airdropped tokens come in a wide variety

Today, ICO-launching businesses are building exclusive marketing campaigns. By carrying out well-planned marketing strategies, a business tries to spread the word about its upcoming ICO pre-sale and crowd sale. When it’s about ICO marketing, it’s definitely about airdropping. As one of the most powerful marketing strategies that ICOs are adopting today, airdropping is becoming known for improving an ICO project’s traction by a wide margin.

Today, investors are more interested in knowing about the process of receiving free tokens. Some of the airdropped ICOs want their prospective investors to retweet a pinned tweet or like a Facebook page. Likewise, airdropping can even include an investor getting paid for watching an ad or a pre-roll.

Here are the most common types of airdrops happening in the ICO space today:

Social media airdrops
According to this strategy, investors are given airdropped tokens for performing different tasks on social media channels.

Sign-up airdrops
This strategy lets businesses reward tokens to anyone who has signed up on a specific network.

Referral airdrops
According to this strategy, a business gives reward tokens to all its existing customers whose referrals successfully sign up on a network.

Hard-fork airdrops
These airdropped tokens are given to the token holders of the blockchain that is getting hard-forked.
In this airdropping strategy, the token holders generally receive a duplicated amount of freshly generated tokens.

Exclusive airdrops
In the crypto landscape, some websites may host exclusive airdrops.
Generally, these airdrops are far more rewarding than a traditional airdrop.

Is there a place to sell the airdropped tokens?

Now, once you own free tokens, what will you do with them? Many projects that distribute free tokens are still in their pre-ICO phase or have just winded up their ICO sale. Because of this, the tokens won’t be traded on bigger exchanges for the time being. However, once the token that you received during an airdrop increases in its value, you may sell it on any leading exchanges that list it.

There are a few crypto exchanges that buy and sell airdropped tokens. To trade the freebies on the exchange, you need to first create an account on the platform. Some previous ICO projects did many airdrops. (These projects include DECRED, Ripple, and NEM.) Plus, you needn’t immediately sell your free digital holdings because there’s nothing wrong with being a HODLer.  Also ICO Stats are informative and helpful for the investor in the way that they can get knowledge on how to invest in ICOs.

The must-have tools to get airdropped tokens

In order to secure free tokens, you’ll need some of the following tools.

  1. An Ethereum wallet:
    Most of the airdropped tokens comply with the ERC20 standard, so it’s best if you have a wallet that’s ERC20 compatible. For example, you can use either MyEtherWallet or MetaMask as your Ethereum Wallet.
  2. An active wallet:
    Having a wallet that’s never been used doesn’t work if you want to lay your hands on some free tokens. It turns out that you have to own an Ethereum wallet that’s been used. Some companies may even check whether you’re a spammer who’s created a bunch of Ethereum wallets just to get a sizeable number of free tokens. The company that’s doing the airdrop will check that by analyzing the activities done in the wallet.
  3. A Telegram account:
    The airdropping company wants to boost its token value and that’s exactly why it may ask you to sign up for its own Telegram account. The more users who join its Telegram account, the better visibility it gets on this chat client. Most importantly, you’re not supposed to leave the company’s Telegram account until you receive the airdropped tokens in your wallet.
  4. A Twitter account:
    Sometimes, you may receive an airdropped token just for retweeting a pinned tweet. That’s why it makes sense to follow the company that’s organizing the airdrop on Twitter or similar social channels and to do its bidding.
  5. Email address:
    Most of the time, an airdropping company will want you to supply your email address. If you aren’t comfortable giving your real email, just create a secondary one. However, do remember the password because you’ll have to access it in order to receive your free tokens. (Many airdropping companies may want you to confirm your email before they send you the reward tokens.)

How can I safely store the free tokens?

One way to securely store all your airdropped tokens is by putting them in a cold-storage wallet or a hardware one. Such wallets store all the tokens offline, and that’s what protects them from getting hacked. You can choose from a wide range of hardware wallets—our pick would be either Trezor or Ledger Wallet Nano S. However, every token cannot be stored inside a hardware wallet. If your tokens aren’t compatible to be stored inside a hardware wallet, you’ll have to put them in an online wallet. Your online wallet is controlled with a private key, which isn’t shared with anyone.

To avoid being victimized by a crypto scam that’s masking as an airdrop, we’ve listed some general rules.

  • Never share your private keys.
  • Your wallet should have a two-factor authenticator.
  • Always be careful while downloading the wallets of the smaller projects.
  • Never click on any link that’s redirecting to a wallet.
  • Don’t give your primary email address while applying for an airdrop.
  • Don’t ever reuse the same password for two websites.
  • Don’t ever send any payment to receive the free tokens.

Staying absolutely safe in the world of the airdropped token 

Often, you’ll see a currency organizer asking for your private key in order to send you some airdropped tokens. However, never ever share your private key with anyone. If the airdrop is legitimate, it won’t ever request you to supply such critical data to receive your free rewards—it’s as simple as that.

The ICO space, by and large, remains unregulated—that’s exactly why you shouldn’t allow any scammer to get the better of you anytime, anywhere. These scammers usually lie in ambush waiting for an airdrop to happen. As soon as there’s an airdrop, they may try to generate fake “phishing” sites and portals; these portals or sites are engineered to take away your crypto keys. So, you should hammer home this message—never give private keys to any company that’s airdropping free tokens.

Of course, just because an upcoming airdrop is legal, it doesn’t mean you’ll end up making a lot of money from it. Most of the airdrops in the crypto landscape are done whenever an ICO needs a power-packed launch. Plus, sometimes, airdrops may even happen whenever there’s a solid possibility that the token’s value won’t be high. However, in the end, you will never be sure about an ICO’s true value until you have read its project’s white paper and reviewed the website. It is necessary to be aware of marketing trends of ICOs before investing. ICO marketing guide is very helpful to get the clear idea for it, also ICO events organized by their respective companies provides a very good overview of market aspects.

It is always best to go through the project’s white paper or its website to check ICO services before making the final decision. You should even read about the project’s development team and analyze its social media pages. You need to see whether the team that’s organizing the airdrop is actually interacting with its community or answering their questions. If they’re interacting with their and answering every single question, then the development teams will probably be legitimate.

In addition, a good airdrop will be the one that will need some of your details as part of the KYC process; once you give the information, you’ll receive the free tokens. Finally, if an airdrop is actually completely legal, it may also have been mentioned on the crypto news outlets. So you need to bookmark some quality crypto news sources that are constantly being updated.

Earning respect from fellow crypto investors by alerting them to scams

We always strive to not list any scam ICO projects. Our team does thorough research before listing any ICO project (such as Gamblica, Guardium, TrustedHealth, Fintechbit) on the website. Nevertheless, it’s still possible for us to miss a scam project. So as a crypto investor, you should always look out for a scam. If and when you find one, you should notify us. That way, you help us keep the site clean and warn other crypto investors about fraudulent ICO projects.

Summing up airdropped tokens

Before taking part in any new airdrop out there, it’s essential that you research the project and believe in its vision from the beginning. You should even analyze the technology and the concept backing the project, and then only decide whether it makes sense to participate in the airdrop.

You should also keep track of all scams and always remember that a completely legit project will have no business in knowing your private details. All in all, airdrops will remain a super-exciting way to learn a bit more about the project and even its development team. Remember that airdrops won’t ever need your money, but it’ll definitely want your time and patience. Finding the right airdrop is often easier said than done. So, as an investor, you have to be smart enough to know everything about every project you’re involved in. Plus, it’s better to go the extra mile in order to keep your entire data safe. To get latest updates on ICOs you can check ICO list. Last but not least, we remind you to never give your private keys to anyone who claims to want to deliver free airdropped tokens to your wallet.

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Free Crypto Airdrops Are a Real Thing… Here’s Some Happening Now (March, 2018)

Free Crypto Airdrops Are a Real Thing… Here’s Some Happening Now (March, 2018)

A company giving out free samples to entice new customers

is nothing new. But giving out free currency, or shares of their company? That sounds a bit suspicious… Turns out, in the Cyrpto world, it’s nothing new. From Dogecoin to Bitcoin, many developers relied on on free “faucets” to entice their first users (the original BTC faucet gave away 5 BTC just for filling out a captcha…)

More recently, companies have begun “airdropping” as a means of promoting their business and encouraging trading of their coin. This just means they’ll send free coins to a wallet address you provide, typically in exchange for a small favor on your end, like retweeting a post. I’ve rounded up 5 of the most promising airdrops for January and February; each offering between $1-10 USD just for clicking some buttons. Before we hop in, however, here’s what you’ll need to claim your tokens:

Airdrop Checklist

To avoid giving out too much private information, I recommend setting up special accounts for airdropping. Each company has different requirements, but here’s what you’ll need to get all 5 offers:

  1. Email Account
  2. Ethereum Wallet Address: To deposit your tokens. Create one instantly at MyEtherWallet.
  3. Twitter Account: Consider setting one up specially for this purpose
  4. Telegram Account: Telegram is a mobile chat app many companies use to communicate with users. You’ll need to install the Telegram app on your smartphone.
  5. Phone Number: Set one up free on Google Voice if you want to avoid giving out private information. Only 1 airdrop required a phone number (HedgeConnect), but they didn’t verify it anyway.

Now without further adieu, here’s the current airdrop offers for March, 2018:

Lino (LNO)

Estimated Value: $1–10
Lasts Until: Unspecified, Spring 2018
To get 15 LNO tokens, simply follow the link, follow LINO’s Twitter page and retweet a message. You’ll also be given a referral link you can share to earn 5 additional tokens for every new user.

Sphere (SAT)

Estimated Value: $2.50
Lasts Until: Unspecified, Spring 2018
Sphere is aiming to create a decentralized social network. They’re offering 50 SAT tokens free when you sign up. Just follow the link, create an account and confirm your email address. Tokens are currently selling for $0.05 each, making this airdrop worth $2.50 before the official launch.

Shivom (OmiX)

Estimated Value: $9
Lasts Until: End of March
Shivom is running a very limited airdrop, supposedly valued up to $9 USD, according to Airdrop Alert. Simply follow the link, join the telegram and retweet 2 messages from Shivom. The tokens are due to distribute in June after the ICO sale.

House Panda (HPT)

Estimated Value: $1–5
Lasts Until: Extended to May 2018
To sign up for this airdrop, you’ll need to be on your mobile phone. Follow the link to join their telegram channel (download the telegram app if you don’t have it already) and type “/claim” into the message window. You’ll get an immediate response that includes a link to redeem your token, and a referral link you can use to earn extra. To redeem your tokens you’ll actually be given a 12-digit code. Because HPT has not actually launched yet, you’ll this code to claim your tokens in February, after their initial coin offering. Write it down or copy/paste to save it in a safe place!

RobinHood

Estimated Value: $3–150 (no joke)
Lasts Until: Indefinitely
Okay, so this isn’t exactly cryptocurrencies, but the stock-trading app RobinHood is giving away 1 free stock when you sign up for their platform. You don’t need to deposit any money, or even provide a credit card/bank account number. Simply create an account, and claim your free stock. Most free stocks are worth around $5, but Robinhood is transparent that 1 in 100 will receive an Apple, Facebook or Microsoft stock, which are valued around $100–160 USD. Cryptocurrencies are also coming to the platform soon, and may be a part of this promotion in the future.

Unlike the other airdrops, Robinhood will require your full information, including home address and Social Security Number. Don’t be alarmed; they are a completely legitimate brokerage company simply complying with federal regulations. Robinhood will track your investments and send a 1099 at the end of the year (similar to Vanguard, Fidelity, or any traditional investment platform). But personally, I’m looking forward to using a trading platform that will make tax time simple, compared to the clusterf**k that crypto-taxes are turning out to be.

Some of these airdrop promotions provide me with extra tokens/stocks for referring other participants. I do not work for or represent any of these companies; referral fees are simply a way to earn a small income from my writing and help support my blog. Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back for next month’s airdrops!

Fela Oparei

Fela Oparei

Business writer by day; coin trader by night. This blog is for my semi-professional thoughts & insights on cryptocurrency investing in 2018.

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