Airdrops are a great way for blockchain/crypto companies to spread the word about their project and raise awareness in the community. Crypto enthusiasts love free coins, and they’re willing to do couple of small tasks to get them rolling into their wallet.
Some companies decide to distribute a large amount of coins to their users, while someone keep to couple of tokens. And some startups went down in airdrop history distributing enormous amounts of coins. Interested to find out what the hottest airdrops in history are? Stick with me.
Stellar – airdropping $125 million
Stellar, a decentralized platform for building financial products, has a long record of airdrop distribution. In June 2017, the company gave away nearly $1000 XLM tokens per BTC to each bitcoin holder. Moreover, that was 19% of their total token supply. Impressive, right?
Then, in November 2018, Stellar conducted what is considered to be the biggest and hottest airdrop in crypto history. In collaboration with Blockchain.com, which is a leading cryptocurrency software provider, Stellar airdropped $125,000,000 in XLM tokens. This airdrop was accessible to any of the 30 million users with a Blockchain.com wallet.
BitTorrent – airdrops for TRON (TRX) holders
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for data and file distribution. BitTorrent’s airdrop for TRX holders started out in February 2019. But, it didn’t stop there.
According to the company, BitTorrent will hold monthly airdrops for TRX holders, and that will last until 2025. Good news for airdrop hunters, don’t you agree? The total airdrop budget is 10 million USD.
Dfinity – $35 million worth of DFN tokens
In June 2018, Dfinity, a decentralized cloud foundation, announced that it would distribute about $35 million worth of DFN tokens to community members. Dfinity decided not to hold an ICO, but instead to conduct an airdrop campaign.
Also, according to the company, they decided to conduct airdrop because they want to stake a claim in the competitive market of blockchain-based cloud services.
Sharesome’s Flame Token (XFL) airdrop – one of the hottest airdrops ever
Sharesome is an adult (read: porno) social network, with native token called Flame. In December 2018, the company announced that it would conduct an airdrop for their users, which are doubling every 2 months.
At first, Sharesome planned to give away 525,000,000 XFL through their airdrop. However, tokens were spent in less than 3 days, so the company decided to increase the initial amount to 1,050,000,000 XFL.
People could receive 500 XFL by simply signing up with their email address, plus they could earn tokens with a referral program.
What was the result? Well, in the first 48 hours, over 150,000 people signed up to the airdrop, and 23,000 people joined the Telegram group. This makes Sharesome’s airdrop the hottest in history by number of participants.
Final words on the hottest airdrops in history
Here is the hard truth: Not every free airdrop will be successful, or give away great amounts of tokens. However, some of them, like the above mentioned, made it to the history of hottest airdrops ever.