It’s been a challenging and unexpected year—full of surprises. First, covid-19 struck and forced us to adapt to difficult and demanding circumstances. U.S. presidential elections tested our nerves. Then, Netflix released a shocking true crime documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, showing the wicked world of the small but deeply interconnected society of big cat conservationists such as Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue, and collectors such as Exotic.
However, despite all the chaos and confusion, the crypto world continued with its everyday life. Bitcoin price continued to fluctuate, reaching its all-time high. New, exciting projects emerged. Crypto airdrops continued to be distributed to the users. In fact, 2020 brought us some of the most noteworthy airdrops ever. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of them.
Spark airdrop (for XRP holders)
When it comes to Ripple, two important events took place in 2020. First, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against the platform, its CEO, and chairman. The lawsuit states that Ripple illegally marketed its token XRP to retail customers, orchestrating securities fraud worth $1.3 billion.
The second event worth mentioning (especially for the airdrop community) is Spark airdrop, which is definitely one the most prominent airdrops in 2020. Spark is the native token of the Flare Network, offering contract functionality to XRP on a separate blockchain. In other words, Spark comes about as a utility fork of the XRP blockchain. With the circulating supply of XRP in the amount of 45 billion, a set amount of Spark tokens was airdropped to XRP holders. The amount of Spark that holders received depended on how much XRP they hold in the accounts.
In September of 2020, decentralized exchange Uniswap began the process of decentralizing. As a result, Uniswap decided to airdrop 150 million UNI governance tokens to anyone who used the exchange, even in case their transactions failed. The airdrop was immediately distributed to over 140,000 addresses and was ironically compared with many weeks of delays on the U.S. government stimulus checks.
Swissborg Wealth App airdrop
Swissborg is well-known for regularly airdropping tokens to its community members. And 2020 was no exception. Swissbor released its second app, which empowers investors to take control of their crypto wealth, and decided to promote it with another airdrop. Free BTC and CHSB were rolled out to the users who were required to do a couple of simple tasks. Besides, the users would get up to €100 worth of BTC for each referral.
Stratis is a powerful and flexible blockchain development platform for developing, testing, and deploying applications. In 2020, the platform airdropped 100,000 STRAX tokens (worth $60,000) distributed on a per-entry basis. To participate, users need to complete social media tasks and earn entries.
Founded in 2018 by Yoni Assia, the CEO of eToro, GoodDollar, represents a non-profit organization that aims to reduce financial inequality through blockchain technology. And one of the ways to do that is the distribution of GoodDollar airdrops. Users can claim their free G$ tokens. The platform releases a certain daily pool of income in G$ tokens. These tokens are then distributed equally to all users every 24 hours.
Suterusu provides a cross-chain protocol that empowers privacy to any other blockchain protocols and public chains. The platform implements and integrates the state-of-the-art trustless zero-knowledge non-interactive argument of knowledge (ZK-SNARK) protocol and enables developers to build any type of privacy-preserving blockchain. In 2020, Suterusu distributed AMA airdrop worth 200 SUTER tokens (~$ 1.50) for the first 5,000 participants.
Triip is a blockchain-based traveling platform founded by 100 travel innovators. It’s the only traveling platform in the world that gives back all of its commission via cryptocurrencies. Travelers can book a room on their platform in 227 countries, check-in, enjoy a unique tour offered by locals and receive cashback via TriipMiles tokens. To reward its users, the platform distributed an airdrop worth at least 88 TIIM tokens (~$ 1). Users could earn the tokens by submitting their travel plan and proof of travel after the trip. Additionally, users could share their referral link and earn 33 TIIM tokens for every referral.
Final words about the airdrops of 2020
Yes, it definitely was a challenging year. However, the crypto world didn’t stop spinning on its axis. Let’s leave 2020 behind us, and let’s hope that 2021 will be more enjoyable, more exciting, and simply superior in every possible way.
Happy holidays. Stay safe; stay healthy.
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