As the year is almost over, it’s time for a short recap of the crypto airdrop world. Which was the best giveaway? Which popular airdrop showed the most profit? And which project got the most users by giving away free crypto?
In this blog, we’ll share the highlights of the coins airdropped in 2019. And guess what, airdrops aren’t dead just yet!
This popular airdrop attracted the biggest number of users!
While Stellar, complains their $125 million XLM airdrop was a failure due to many bots, we see another big company maintaining their monthly airdrop strategy till 2025!
Can you guess which company?
It’s BitTorrent and Tron of course! After Tron acquired BitTorrent, Justin Sun and his team quickly came up with a marketing strategy to support the acquisition. This included several trading competitions on crypto exchanges, lotteries, bounties and of course our favorite: airdrops.
Every month, a BTT airdrop is given away to TRX holders. This means that if you hold on to Tron you can get free BTT’s every month! Unsurprisingly, this attracts tens of thousands of new users per month.
This airdrop shot up in value when increased in popularity
During the bull market in 2017, we regularly saw airdrops shoot up in the value of thousands of dollars. And in the bear market of 2019, this was even more scarce. So, which airdrops are the winning lottery tickets?
A good thing about the giveaways in 2019 is that we noticed a shift in focus behind the strategy. Earlier, airdrops were used to create hype during fundraising. Today we see it being used as a user acquisition tool from projects who are running platforms or apps.
Cryptocurrency exchanges utilize bonuses and trading competitions to attract traders while launching IEO’s as well. In the meantime, we see projects like Swissborg, Experty and Ontology gathering users for their products by giving away some free coins.
But between the more familiar names, there’s always some airdrops that do unsurprisingly well!
BOMB token airdrop of February 2019, was one of these moonshots of 2019.
At the time of the airdrop, the token was worth approximately $ 0,38. However, during the summer the token increased in value and peaked at $12 per token. Since each participant received 100 free airdropped coins, that adds up to $1200 per lovable airdrop! Not bad for a few minutes of work, am I right?
What are the attractive airdrop campaigns to join?
It’s always difficult to spot the winner in a list of names. Which project is worht spending of your time to earn cryptocurrencies?
At Airdrop Alert, we provide you with a library of verified projects that give away tokens. With our step-by-step guides, we make it easy for you to collect airdrops & bounties. However, even for us, it’s difficult to say exactly which project will yield profits. An airdrop is just the beginning of a marketing campaign and it requires more work, knowledge, budget as well as a solid team to create success.
Some of the popular airdrops you should be looking at today are the following:
MultiChain Ventures Airdrop
Why does it say Ventures? Well because these projects contain several layers of companies. From a Cannabis platform to SupplyChain and even their brand new wallet is already catching the eye of crypto enthusiasts all over the world.
It’s quite simple to claim this popular airdrop. Simply follow a few social media accounts and claim your tokens!
Neo Smart Energy (NSE) Airdrop
With the Novem Gold Exclusive airdrop, we got to witness the magic of the NEO community. Several groups helped us spread the word on this airdrop, simply because it was built on their favorite blockchain.
You can claim free NEP-5 tokens easily and even earn more with the referral program.
Ethereum Referral campaign
This particular blockchain is by far the most popular amongst airdrop participants. And guess what, you can now earn ETH just by referring friends to the Pro-Plan of Airdrop Alert.
Each user has a unique referral link in their airdrop dashboard, and whenever one of your friends sign up for the Pro-Plan you get paid in Ethereum.
Excited? Find out more here.
Brave – Earn crypto while browsing the internet!
Ever since their ICO sold out in 30 seconds, back in 2017, the team behind Brave has been working relentlessly to growth hack their new browser to users and merchants.
2019 was quite successful for Brave with over 40 Million browser downloads, and 8 Million monthly active users.
The cool thing about the browser is that it pays users to view an advertisement.
Want to earn BAT tokens while you surf the web too? Have a look at our detailed guide on how to start earning cryptocurrency online.
One of the nice things about BAT is, that it’s already traded at the largest exchanges in the world such as Coinbase and Binance.
What’s in store for 2020?
During this year we had several talks at events, ran multiple airdrop campaigns and talked to our community through our support and surveys.
What we found out, is that there’s currently a negative stigma surrounding free token giveaway events.
Users are fed up with joining airdrops that never payout. On the other side, projects and investors point the finger at bots, spammy community and a dump of their token price.
The problem doesn’t lay with the mechanics of airdrops, but with the execution of them.
The shift of airdrops towards the more established projects and even governments is a very good sign. Keep an eye on those in particular, as they are more likely to pay out and succeed.
If you’re tired of joining all the active and upcoming airdrops, you should have a look at our new Pro-Plan. This plan is designed for users to receive automated airdrops in their wallets, without manually claiming them. They protect their own data and share in the referral rewards we receive from all the projects. Find out more here, or have a look at this quick video:
Let’s all hope for a positive cryptocurrency market in 2020 and keep an eye on the Bitcoin Halving that is coming up!
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