Posts Tagged ‘AirDrop

Do you know that there are some crypto coins that are doing airdrops to owners of Bitcoin? This means that if you are holding BTC in a wallet that allows you to sign messages (local or online one) you can get free money in the form of crypto coins. Below are some of these coins that send to you an amount of their tokens based on how much Bitcoin you have in your wallet, there could be some more, so if you know of some other one that is missing please point to it in the comments below. A word of warning though, you need to be careful with such coins and more specifically what they ask you for in the form of confirmation you are the owner of a given BTC wallet. Signing a message or doing a micro transaction from a Bitcoin wallet is fine as confirmation, but if they ask for a private key or wallet file or some sensitive data like that, then just avoid them!

Bitcore (BTX)
Bitcore made a Snapshot of the Bitcoin Network at Blockheight 463604 and captured every Wallet with a Balance bigger than 0.01 BTC, all wallets containing BTC at that point can claim free BTX coins by signing a message from your wallet (exchanges are not supported). Furthermore after you claim your free coins if your wallet has at least 10 BTX you will receive a 3% bonus payment on a weekly basis.

Byteball (GBYTE)
With Bytecall for every 16 BTC you receive 1 GB (1 gigabyte = 1 billion bytes), furthermore for every 5 GB you receive additional 1 GB. To prove your Bitcoin wallet balances you need to install the Byteball wallet and chat with the Transition Bot (you find it in the Bot Store in the wallet). The bot will help you link your Bitcoin and Byteball addresses by making a micropayment or signing a message. The next (8th) airdrop round is scheduled for the full moon of August (Aug 7, 2017 at 18:10 UTC).

Stellar Lumens (XLM)
The current round of XLM giveaway will be for up to 16 BILLION Lumens to Bitcoin holders or 16% of the initial Lumens. On June 27th, 2017 the next airdrop of Lumens will be made available to any Bitcoin holder who wants them, including those that received Lumens during the first giveaway round. Lumens will be available for exchanges that support the giveaway as well as for users with their own Bitcoin wallets. The snapshot of the Bitcoin blockchain will be taken on June 26, 2017 and the Lumen distribution will be held on the next day with 974.957961 XLM per Bitcoin owned in wallet. Participating exchanges for the moment include: Kraken, BTC38, Deribit, Yuanbao, NaoBTC and Bit-Z.


It is already 5 days since AuroraCoin, the crypto currency that had the the idea of national distribution of premined coins to the population of Iceland, started distributing 31.8 AUR to Icelanders. The so called AirDrop requires people from Iceland to request their AUR coins by identifying with a National ID and the claim page is only available in Icelandic. There has been a lot of controversy regarding the idea behind the AuroraCoin, but initially it has helped the crypto currency to have a really high market cap and value, also because of the big number of premined coins that were not yet in circulation. Now, 5 days after the start of the AirDrop or the procedure for Icelanders to claim their AUR coins, the things may not look so bright when you look at the price of the crypro currency at the moment.

Out of the 50% that have been premined with the idea to be given away to Icelanders, so far about 755854 AUR coins are already in circulation through the AirDrop, or about 7.2% of a total 10,500,000 Airdrop coins in just 5 days. This is according to the official information available, though there is a lot of speculation going on weather people are in fact claiming their AUR coins or it is all a scam and somebody is dumping premined coins on the market. The fact that since the start of the AirDrop the price of AuroraCoin has gone down significantly instead of going up is not helping either. It could be all due to people claiming their coins dumping them immediately on exchanges to get Bitcoin or real cash for them – this can be expected if somebody gives you free cash. There is a spike in the volume of trades and mostly sell orders, so it is normal for the price to drop and it seems that the bottom of the price has been hit at around 0.003 BTC per AUR and it is starting to recover, though still far from the previous levels of 0.02 BTC per AUR before the start of the AirDrop or the even higher levels before that. We’ll see how things progress in the future as the AirDrop for AuroraCoin continues and more coins are supposedly distributed to people of Iceland as this is something that will show what is the potential for other “national” crypto currencies…