The airdrop scene has changed a lot in the last few months since EOS was first launched. Originally everyone who was building a dApp on EOS was going to do an airdrop as it seemed like an inexpensive way to distribute your tokens to EOS holders. The theory was that by delivering your tokens to EOS holders and allowing the market to set a price for them – you could raise funds for your project by holding on to a certain number of tokens yourself.
However, ever since RAM prices went through the roof, and airdrops went from costing around $5,000 to costing over $200,000 (although now they’ve leveled off at around $40-$50K) many dApp developers have decided to use different methods for token distribution (Trybe included).
Because we want to reward contributions to Trybe, and not just people who were lucky enough to hold EOS during the genesis snapshot, we will be airdropping TRYBE tokens 1:1 based on your Trybe account balance on the 11th of September 2018.
This means that if you have 1000 tokens on Trybe on the 11th of September, you’ll receive 1000 tokens in your EOS account.
But – even better than that – you’ll still get to keep your tokens on Trybe!
In the future you will be able to move them to your EOS account if you choose, but this feature won’t be ready by the end of the year. And also there are benefits to keeping your tokens on Trybe – such as increasing your rating power (more tokens = higher rating power).
If you’d like to get an extra bonus of 250 Trybe tokens – you can also “airgrab” TRYBE tokens with your EOS account before the 11th of September. An “airgrab” means registering your EOS account to receive a token. When you do this, you use your own RAM (a tiny amount – I think it’s 128 bytes) to create a new row in your EOS account for the token to be registered in.
Airgrab your TRYBE tokens here right now: https://eostoolkit.io/airgrab
NOTE: If you are a member of Trybe then you will receive a bonus 250 TRYBE tokens for airgrabbing. If you’re not a member of Trybe, you will only receive 50 Trybe tokens for airgrabbing… So, if you’re not already a member, then sign up now!!
After you’ve done that, follow the instructions in the video below to enter your EOS account name into Trybe before the 11th of September to receive all your tokens!
PLEASE NOTE: If you input your EOS account name and click SAVE but your account name still doesn’t show up – then you are not going crazy. Don’t panic! Your account name IS SAVED but because of the caching on our site it might not show up immediately. It will look like it hasn’t saved but it has. You can verify this by checking back 24 hours later and you will find that it shows up OK. If not, contact us on Telegram for help
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