Have you heard about the EOS Lite airdrop which is currently scheduled for the 8th October? Even if you have, I think you will find this an interesting read.
To cut to the chase, EOS Lite are doing an airdrop on 8/10/2018 (or 10/8/2018 for our American friends). However, they are only dropping to a few selected exchanges – so good news people if you hold your EOS there. Bad news for the rest of us as their “snapshot” has already occured (1st October).
Their official announcement reads as follows:
General -Snap Shot Date & Time: 10/01/2018 12:00 (UTC + 8)
Chaince – Snap Shot Date & Time: 10/04/2018. 12:00 (UTC +8) – *For users who missed the general snap shot.
EOS LITE AIRDROP DATE: 10/08/2018
We are in the process of securing support from multiple exchanges. We will be in communication with exchanges until the airdrop date. When support and listings have been confirmed for each exchange the status will read Support and airdrop/listing status. All exchange support should be known by the airdrop date. Some exchanges will likely be added up until the day of the airdrop – and afterwards due to ongoing negotiations. All EOS token holders on supported exchanges will receive a 1:1 issuance of the LITE token. If you miss the snap shot/airdrop there will be future opportunities for the EOS community to obtain EOS Lite from our successive Airdrops and promotions.
Now, I don’t know about you, but all of this seems a bit strange, so much so that I have been in email communication with the team and trying to get the bottom of things. Taking out my EOS shield and sword and looking to “defend” the interests of us all. This is EOS, right?
On the 1st October (a good few hours before the snapshot hour) I wrote this email to the team (their email address is [email protected]):
Can you please confirm if you will be airdropping to EOS holders who hold their EOS in wallets such as greymass and / or scatter please?
Kindest regards and look forward to your reply.
From an EOS holder since genesis 😊
p.s. good luck with the project.
They then duly replied on the same day with this response:
Thank you for contacting us and following our project. Our first airdrop will only be supported by participating exchanges. Subsequent airdrops will lend support to all EOS holders. Right now the airdrop will be suported by Big.one and Chaince. Meet.one will distribute tokens through their candybox service. We are still negotiating with other exchanges daily which may create other snapshot dates before the actual airdrop. We wish that we had definitive answers regarding the other exchanges that will be supporting the airdrop but unfortunately they operate on their own time and all have very different processes. I hope this answers your question and thank you again for following our project. I hope that you are able to participate.
I thought this response interesting and earlier today (2nd October) crafted this reply:
Thank you for replying to my original email.
I must admit I do find your reply interesting – especially in light of your avowed aim for the airdrop to “build our userbase, bring awareness to our EOS project, Tao, and to grow our community and further support the EOS blockchain to mainstream adoption”, as stated on your medium article here: https://medium.com/eos-lite-airdrop-is-coming-soon/announcing-the-eos-lite-airdrop-e378118727a3.
To do a “drop” through a limited number of exchanges, when many people do not hold their eos in said exchanges (for obvious reasons) seems to go counter to the reasons for your drop as you state above. It also appears that you yourselves have encountered “difficulties” with regards to your drop and its aims when you write in your reply: “We wish that we had definitive answers regarding the other exchanges that will be supporting the airdrop but unfortunately they operate on their own time and all have very different processes.”
To this end may I make a suggestion on behalf of the entire EOS community which will make things far easier for yourselves (as you will not have to “negotiate” with exchanges and the difficulties you have encountered inherent therein)? And that is to use the excellent service provided by EOS New York, as explained in their medium article here: https://medium.com/eos-new-york/snapshots-as-a-service-airdrops-for-all-2bd51548b1ac. Simply put, they provide a “snapshot” service which captures the ENTIRE EOS community.
This not only simplifies things for yourselves (no need to “negotiate” with exchanges in an arbitrary ad hoc manner) but also remains faithful to the “spirit” of the stated reasons for your drop, namely “building your userbase, [and] bring[ing] awareness” to your project etc, etc, as you yourselves say.
If there is a reason as to why you are choosing this complicated and protracted method of only dropping to a limited number of exchanges, would you please be so kind as to let me know – as I know the EOS community at large (and I) would love to hear your reasons as to why.
Kindest regards and look forward to your further reply.
From an EOS holder since genesis 😊
So far I have not received a response – but watch this space – as I think you’ll agree, this is certainly something worth pursuing.
And in my best Gerard Butler voice: This is EOS (awoo, awoo).