If you have not already know, and if you have not read about crypto airdrops above - cryptocurrency airdrop is when a blockchain company (project) is giving away their tokens (usually) or coins for free. Now you can ask a question what is a difference between a token and a coin? And why they are giving them for free? When a blockchain is built on another blockchain (that is a coin), like Ethereum, NEO or Stellar we have a token. They are giving them for free usually because they have a new project and airdrops are great way to promote it. Crypto airdrops are great way to increase social network awareness of the blockchain project. In the most cases to earn a free coins you will need to do some social task. Usually that means to join the official Telegram group of follow the project on the Twitter. In some cases blockchain project is asking to provide them your personal information, that is know as KYC (Know Your Customer). Every airdrop that is asking that kind information is marked as HARD, and we especially note the in the steps of how to get an airdrop.
Currently we are experiencing a high number of airdrops, and we cannot denied that crypto airdrops are the trend in cryptocurencies right now. And with increasing in popularity all kinds of scammers saw their opportunity. We are trying to do our best to filter airdrops in our list, but sometimes that is impossible. If you see that some project is shady, please notify us via email. You can ask how it can be scam if it is free? Well, it can take you time, and what is importantly it can take you private information and sell it. Always be very careful is some project is asking your personal information. That information is very valuable!
Crypto airdrops can be divided into 3 groups:
Bounty (regular) airdrops
Bounty (regular) airdrops
Most common airdrops today. In order to participate you will need to do some social tasks or register on the blockchain project website
Most of these airdrops and blockchain projects are built on bigger and established blockchains like Ethereum (most common), Stellar or NEO. In order to participate in these kind of airdrops you will need to hold that cryptocurrency and you will be dropped with the new one.
When one blockchain is divided for some reason, and from that point of time we have two separate chains, we are talking about forks. In order to participate in these airdrops you will need to hold cryptos from original chain and you will be dropped with the new cryptocurrency.
If a blockchain project is asking you for money to participate in the airdrops, go away immediately. You will never see dropped coins, but you will probably lose what you have.
2. Never share your private key
This is mentioned several times now, but it is worth to mention it again. Never share your private key with anyone.
3. Create a new dedicated email address
Create a new email address that you will use only for the airdrops. DO not forget to set different password to it. Best practice will be to have a different aliases emails for different websites, in example [email protected] But for this you will need to have an own domain, and to forward all emails from a domain (that are not real email accounts) to a real email that you use.
4. Never give your private email
Never use your private email for participation in crypto airdrops. If you have a doubt in project legitimacy do not even share your real name.
5. Never use same password for different account
You should apply this rule regardless airdrops participation. Best practice is to use on of the good password manager applications.
6. If you have doubts about project legitimacy avoid KYC airdrops
If you have any doubts about blockchain project legitimacy avoid passing the KYC (it stands for the Know Your Customer). It is up to you if you want to share your personal information.
7. Create a new Ethereum address that you will use only for the airdrops
Even if the scammers cannot do you harm if you submit your primary address (if you even have one), they can see yours past transactions and perhaps you can be the future target. It is best to create new Ethereum address that you will use only for the airdrops.
What you have to do to get free cryptocurrencies?
First it is important to remember to never give private key to anyone. And if somebody tell you that you will get free tokens if you provide them private key, go away becasue that is a scam for sure. Now when that is clear, for an airdrop in most cases you will need an email address. Sometimes you will need to registrate to an airdrop site, or complete social tasks (remember airdrops are promotions). Now are most popular blockchain projects built on Ethereum, and for that airdrops you will need an Ethereum address. That is public address, because remember, you never give your private key to anyone. You can create Ethereum address here: www.myetherwallet.com. Sometimes you will need to have a token in your wallet to get an airdrop.
In some cases blockchain project requires that only thing you have to do is to be a hodler of a relevant cryptocurrency. In example if the crypto is built on Ethereum, in this case you will need to have Ethereum in your wallet (of which you are in control of the private key, and not some exchange) at some period of time ("snapshot") and the tokens will be distributed to you. It is important that you store your tokens only in the wallets that you have the control of the private keys!
Where can you sell crypto?
For the most of the crypto airdrops, usually you will have to wait for the token sale to end. After that process blockchain project is usually listed on one of the cryptocurrency exchanges. Then, all you have to do is to create an account there and trade (if you even want to sell them) them. You can find links of the most popular exchanges at the bottom of the page.
How to do cryptocurrency airdrops safe? How to store and keep crypto safe?
Our general advice is to create new email that you will use only for crypto airdrops. If blockchain project that is doing an airdrop is requiring to register on their site, always use different password. There are some great password manager tools out there. Good practice is to create a new Ethereum address that you will use only for airdrops. You can easily create it on previously mentioned www.myetherwallet.com
The most important rule is to never share your private keys with anyone! The best and most secure way to store crypto tokens and coins are are off-line hardware and cold storage wallets. These devices store your tokens off-line and makes them very safe and hard to hack. Most popular hardware wallets are Ledger Wallet Nano S and Trezor. If you are not able to acquire these devices, it is important to choose wallet where you and only you are in control of the private keys. And to backup your private key on papar and store it on the safe place. Good practice in generally is to neve use same password for different accounts. Do not ever use the same password for airdrops sites and your email.
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