Here you will find answers to the most common airdrop-related questions. We have tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible, but if you have any further questions that we didn’t cover here, feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or find us on Telegram @Airdropsio_Support. We will always do our best to answer any questions you have!
Exclusive Airdrops: Form says I’ve already registered, but I haven’t! What happened?
There are a few reasons why the airdrop form might say that you have already registered. Please see the list of reasons below. Unfortunately, we cannot add new users to airdrops manually, so please do not ask us to do so.
Reason #1: The form has already been submitted from your IP address.
Reason #2: We detected the same browser cookies from a previous registration.
Reason #3: One or more of your details have already been used in a previous submission.
Exclusive Airdrops: When will I receive my tokens?
You can always know when to expect your airdrop by checking our Exclusive Airdrop Distribution Schedule.
What are airdrops & bounties?
Many crypto companies distribute free coins to their communities to increase their project’s visibility, increase the circulating supply and stimulate trade. These free distributions are commonly known as “airdrops.”
Most of the airdrops that we present are “bounty” drops, which will reward you with tokens for completing simple social media tasks (Joining their Telegram group, reposting on Twitter, etc.). This offering creates a win-win scenario because the company gets free marketing, and you get free crypto. Other airdrops will reward you for simply holding a specific coin without expectation of any reciprocal consideration.
Why are crypto projects giving away coins for free?
Cryptocurrencies only hold value because people believe in them and recognize their worth. The more people who own a cryptocurrency, the more likely it is to become widely adopted and rise in value. Airdrops are effective due to the “endowment effect,” a phenomenon in which people will ascribe value to things merely because they own them.
By executing a bounty airdrop, a startup can create mass awareness about their project, token sale or pre-ICO with minimal cost to them. Social media campaigns allow the project to become visible to people who would otherwise never recognize its existence. Airdrops can also create a vast network of users who are motivated to push a project’s success by doing things together like winning community votings for exchange listings.
By rewarding token owners with free airdrops, projects can also encourage users to hold (HODL) their coin for the long-term. This can effectively lower the selling pressure of the coin. Holder airdrops have been a popular tactic amongst some of the most successful crypto projects, like NXT, WAVES, Bitcore and more.
How do I claim airdrops?
The claim process differs from project to project. Some “holder drops” will drop tokens automatically into the wallets of users who own a specific coin. Other projects are snapshot- based, and can only be claimed by users who held the required token during the “snapshot,” which is a record of token holders taken at a specific time/block.
An example of a holder airdrop is Byteball, which was initially distributed to Bitcoin holders. They also airdropped a monthly amount of Bytes into the wallets of Byteball holders proportional to the amount of BTC/GBYTE that they held during the drop. These types of drops can create excitement which often results in significant price action for the particular coin.
For taking part in bounty airdrops, you will likely need active accounts on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram. You should also have a Bitcointalk.org account, as some drops require participants to post proof of ownership in the forum threads. Most bounty drops will require you to join a Telegram group and share posts on Facebook and Twitter. After completing the steps to reserve rewards, you will often need to fill out a form with your usernames and wallet address.
What is an ETH address?
An ETH address, also known as an ERC20 address, is the receiving address of an Ethereum wallet. The address starts with “0x” and is followed by a series of 40 random characters. In MyEtherWallet, your receiving address is the “Account Address.” In MetaMask, your ETH address can be found by clicking the menu icon (•••) and clicking “Copy Address to clipboard.”
When will I receive my airdrop?
Most airdrops are distributed after the completion of the ICO. This prevents the bounty collectors from creating premature price action before the ICO has finished. Sometimes, bounties are distributed weeks or months after an ICO, so if you have a question about a specific coin you should try contacting one of the Admins in their Telegram group. Admins can be found by looking at the group members and finding the ones with the “admin” badge next to their names.
Why didn’t I receive my airdrop?
There are many reasons why you may not have received your airdrop. Perhaps you did not complete all of the steps, entered invalid information or forgot to submit the form with your details. You may have also left the Telegram group, deleted your social media shares, or changed your usernames. All of these will cause you to forfeit your airdrop rewards. To be sure that you always receive your airdrops, follow our Step-By-Step guides very closely and always be sure not to delete your social media posts and stay in the Telegram groups until the token distribution has ended. Other common reasons for missing an airdrop payout: you tried to claim multiple times; you did not have enough Twitter/Facebook friends; you never sent a message in the Telegram group; your Twitter/Facebook is private (only public posts will be credited).
What are hard forks?
A hard fork is when a cryptocurrency splits into two separate currencies. The first hard fork was Bitcoin Cash which was split from Bitcoin at block #478,558 on August 1st, 2017. Bitcoin forks and the forking of other chains became popular since then. We list hard forks for mostly informative purposes, but also because we see them as dividends and similar to an airdrop. We are not able to verify the safety or legitimacy of hard forks, so always be cautious and make sure to claim forks with the private key of an empty wallet.
I can’t see my tokens in my wallet. Where are they?
Many ETH wallets will require you to add custom tokens in order to view the balance. To view your token balances quickly, simply type your ETH address into Ethplorer. All of your available custom tokens will be shown under “Token Balances.” To add a custom token to your wallets such as MetaMask or MyEtherWallet, you will need to find the Contract Address of each token and the decimals of precision, which can be found by searching each token’s ticker on Etherscan.
How do I set a username on Telegram?
You can easily set a Telegram @username by going to your Settings -> Username and typing an available name. This will be a common identifier in airdrop and bounty campaigns, so make sure you set one! Your username is NOT your display name!
How do I copy my Bitcointalk profile link?
Go to Bitcointalk.org and click on the Profile tab. Click on Account Related Settings on the left side menu. Copy the URL in the address bar, excluding the part at the end “;sa=account.” This is your profile link.
How do I copy a Bitcointalk comment?
In order to copy the link of one of your Bitcointalk comments, click on your Profile, scroll down and choose “Show the last posts of this person.” Find the comment you are looking for and click on the part of the title that looks like: “Re: Thread Title.” Copy the URL shown at the top. There should be an identifier of your specific message in the URL which looks like “#msg35745411.”
How do I copy a link to a Facebook share?
Click on the timestamp under “Your Name shared a post.” This will take you to a Facebook page dedicated to your shared post. Copy the URL in the address bar.
How do I copy a link to a retweet?
In order to copy the link to get credit for a shared Twitter post, you must add a comment and not simply retweet the post. This is done by clicking the retweet icon, and then typing a comment in the “Add a comment…” box. Once you are done, click Retweet and go to your profile. Find the tweet and click on the upside-down carrot (^) for the menu options. Click on “Copy link to Tweet.” Notice that this link will take you to a page dedicated to your specific retweet, and not the original tweet that you are reposting. If you simply retweet a post without a comment and click “Copy link to Tweet,” it will link back to the original, and you will not receive credit for your share.
Note: you will NOT be credited for retweets if your account is private. Your posts must be public.