Stellar is an open-source, decentralized protocol for digital currency to fiat currency transfers which allows cross-border transactions between any pair of currencies. The Stellar protocol is supported by a nonprofit, the Stellar Development Foundation.
The Stellar Development Foundation is airdropping a total of 2 billion Lumens (around $121 million USD right now) to qualified Keybase accounts (a free, secure alternative to Slack, WhatsApp, Telegram, and other chat apps) over the next 20 months. To be eligible for the airdrop you must have a Keybase account registered before the airdrop announcement OR if you’re new to Keybase, you must connect your Keybase account to a GitHub or HackerNews account that was registered before the airdrop announcement. This is to prevent bot signups to Keybase. First airdrop of 100 million Lumens (worth ~$6 million USD) has already been sent out sent to around 300,000 Keybase users. Upcoming airdrops will be distributed equally among all qualified participants on the 15th of each month, start from Oct 15, 2019.
- If you already had a Keybase account registered before this announcement, activate your Stellar wallet to claim your ~$20 worth of XLM which has already been airdropped to qualified Keybase accounts.
- If you are a new user, download the Keybase app, sign up, connect your Keybase account to a GitHub or HackerNews account that was registered before this announcement and activate your Stellar wallet to be eligible for the next monthly airdrop rounds.
- Free XLM will be credited to your Stellar wallet automatically on the 15th of each month if you are a qualifed user.
- Total airdrop value of each round will be divided equally among all participants.
- Unclaimed XLM from inactive wallets will be returned to the Stellar Development Foundation within around 6 months or so.
- See the official Keybase announcement and Stellar announcment postings for more details about this airdrop.
- If you own 10 XLM or more you can also take part in monthly staking airdrops by simply holding XLM in your Binance wallet. Fore more information about the Binance staking airdrops, see this post.
Each unique natural person can participate in the airdrop just once. No individual recipient will get more than $500 USD worth of Lumens. Unclaimed XLM from inactive wallets will be returned to the Stellar Development Foundation within around 6 months or so.
Tokens per Claim
- Airdrop started 2019-07-20
- Total value: n/a
Binance will start staking their Stellar (XLM) cold and hot wallets, starting from July 20, 2019 and will automatically airdrop staking rewards monthly to XLM holders. An additional 9,500,000 XLM from prior staking activities will also be distributed to XLM holders. To qualify for staking rewards simply hold a minimum of 10 XLM in your Binance wallet and receive free XLM based on the total staking rewards by Binance. Staking is done automatically by Binance, so there’s no manual action required.
- Create an account on Binance.
- Hold a minimum of 10 XLM in your Binance wallet to qualify for staking rewards.
- Binance will take daily snapshots starting from 2019/07/20 at 00:00 AM UTC and distribute rewards monthly.
- XLM staking distribution will be calculated as follows:
- XLM generated by each user = Total XLM staking rewards received by Binance * User XLM holdings ratio.
- User XLM holdings ratio = User XLM holdings / Total XLM staked by Binance.
- Rewards will be calculated daily and distributed on the 5th of every month. The initial distribution of XLM staking rewards will be calculated up until 2019/09/01 and the average user XLM balances will be calculated based on the daily snapshots and the 40 days XLM staking rewards will be distributed on September 1st, 2019.
- An additional 9,500,000 XLM from prior staking activities will also be distributed to XLM holders based on their average daily holdings.
- Staking is done automatically by Binance, so there’s no manual action required.
- For more information see this Binance post.
- Estimated value: $25
- Total value: $125,000,000
Blockchain.com is airdropping a total of $125,000,000 worth of Stellar tokens (XLM). Simply join the waitlist and follow the instructions you will receive via email to claim your tokens. It is required to verify your identity to claim your tokens.
- Visit the airdrop page.
- Submit your email address and click on ‘‘Join Waitlist”.
- You will receive an email with instructions how to claim your $25 worth of XLM tokens later.
For more information about the airdrop visit this official blog article.