The Ultimate Guide to Airdrops 🎁 | January 2023

We just added five new projects including Neptune Mutual and StarkNet.
Jan 13, 20234 min read

Dear Bankless Nation,

Happy Friday!

Want free money for engaging with the hottest dApps in crypto? Its called an “airdrop” and Bankless is here to make sure you never miss another!

Every month, we update The Ultimate Guide to Airdrops — your one-stop-shop to EXPLORE the hottest crypto projects without tokens and LEARN high-probability farming strategies — with AT LEAST five new opportunities.

This month we’re adding:

  • 🔱 Neptune Mutual
  • 💻 StarkNet
  • And a few more 🤫

We’re giving away one of these opportunities below to all Bankless readers!

The other four — in addition to Bankless’s alpha-log of 35 previously released, still active airdrop opportunities — are available exclusively to subscribers of ✨Bankless Premium✨.

- Bankless team

🚨 None of the information in this article is financial advice. All of it is for educational purposes only. Please, do your own research. 🚨

🎁 New Airdrop Opportunities for January 🎁

As the saying goes, crypto pays you to learn crypto, and airdrops are one of the best ways to earn and explore!

Darren Lau deposited $100 into dYdX and walked away with a $50k airdrop! 🤯

No strategy is guaranteed, but the right tip may grant you a seat at the governance table of some of crypto’s hottest protocols, not to mention juicy financial returns! 📈

Check out our FIVE new Airdrop strategies below — as always, the first one is free for everyone!

1. Neptune Mutual

Description: Neptune Mutual is an insurance-like cover product that allows crypto users to purchase protection on various smart contracts and exchanges. Payouts from the mutual are discretionarily approved by governance.

Resources: Website | Docs | Twitter

Why Neptune Mutual: The Protocol’s FAQ section under “Can you share the token design?” states that, “The NPM token design is under review and will be published before we publicly launch the token.”

👉 Airdrop strategy: Purchase cover on Binance custody.

Starter guides:

2. JediSwap

Description: JediSwap is a fully permissionless and composable AMM built on StarkNet’s ZK-Rollup on Ethereum inspired by Uniswap.

Resources: Website | Docs | Twitter | Discord

Why JediSwap: The projects docs note that Mesh Community members contributing development, design, marketing, community managing, and other efforts will be awarded points, in the form of NFTs, for distribution of Mesh community project tokens. Therefore, we can assume JediSwap will have a token.

Additionally, AMMs, such as Uniswap, have proven token airdrop models and are a likely category of project to airdrop tokens to early users.

👉 Airdrop strategy: Download the StarkNet compatible Argent X wallet and swap tokens in JediSwap.

Starter guides:

3. SynFutures

Description: SynFutures is a permissionless web3 infrastructure for derivatives. SynFutures allows any users to list arbitrary asset pairs and even the market itself to form endogenous pricing and behaviors, enabling the protocol to capture the widest array of assets ranging from Bitcoin and Ethereum to long-tail assets and even some NFTs.

Resources: Website | Docs | Twitter | Discord

Why SynFutures: While the protocol does not directly reference a potential airdrop, participating in closed alpha versions of dApps has set users up for past airdrops.

👉 Airdrop strategy: Sign up to trade on the Protocol’s V2 Closed Alpha.

Starter guides:

4. Pika Protocol

Description: Pika Protocol is a decentralized perpetuals swap exchange on Ethereum layer 2 with high leverage (up to 100x), low slippage, a wide range of assets, low fees, and a simple UX. Users can trade various popular cryptos and Forex pairs.

Resources: Website | Docs | Twitter | Discord

Why Pika: While the Protocol’s whitepaper does not mention governance or a potential airdrop, competitors, such as dYdX and Perpetual, have tokens. It is likely that an airdrop would serve as a likely distribution tool for the Protocol.

👉 Airdrop strategy: Bridge funds to Optimism using the Pika Bridge and trade ETH futures on the Protocol.

Starter guides:

5. StarkNet

Description: StarkNet is a permissionless decentralized Validity-Rollup (often referred to as ZK-Rollup). It operates as an L2 network over Ethereum, enabling any dApp to achieve unlimited scale for its computation – without compromising Ethereum's composability and security.

Resources: Website | Docs | Twitter | Discord

Why StarkNet: The Protocol team confirms in a Medium post that 9% of the token supply will be used as rebates to cover onboarding costs to StarkNet from Ethereum.

👉 Airdrop strategy: Download the StarkNet compatible Argent X wallet and swap tokens in JediSwap.

Starter guides:

Decentralized insurance-like products not your thing? Interested in NFTs? Tradoooor at heart with an addiction to degen leverage? Searching for an L2 without a token to call home?

Bankless has you covered!

Our Ultimate Guide to Airdrops lists 40 high-quality, tokenless crypto protocols from every corner of the crypto industry and is sure to have an opportunity that catches your eye. Set yourself up for future profits by engaging in crypto NOW!

Your initiation to airdrop farming starts here, anon.

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Not financial or tax advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This newsletter is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here.

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