Top 10 Best Upcoming Crypto Airdrops

Top 10 Best Crypto Airdrop Opportunities
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The best opportunities to get free crypto this year through upcoming token airdrops

Crypto airdrops provide a way for projects to attract new users by distributing tokens in exchange for customer activity and loyalty. To become eligible and successfully participate in airdrops, you need to be there early and know what requirements to meet. Read on to find out the best upcoming crypto airdrops to keep in mind.

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What are crypto airdrops?

Crypto airdrops are basically a means by which a company distributes its tokens to the wallets of certain users, usually completely free of charge. Watch the video below for more insights:

Did you miss out on retroactive airdrops where early users have been airdropped a ton of free tokens?

Keep reading and you will find a list of promising DeFi protocols, games and blockchain projects that have either confirmed airdrops or have great potential for it.

What you should know before airdrop hunting

The article below lists potential airdrops that have a varying degree of certainty of taking place.

If there are any airdrops in this list that you want to take part in, go directly to the platforms, research what they’re doing and decide how likely you think it will be that an airdrop is forthcoming.

We can’t guarantee that you will actually earn rewards, because the mechanics for the token distribution are often kept under wraps.

What are the best upcoming crypto airdrops?

1. zkSync – ZKS crypto token airdrop

Zksync Era token crypto airdrops

Zero-knowledge cryptography became a hot topic last year, and that trend continuous in 2024. Account abstraction, paymaster smart contracts, these are just a tip of the ice berg that make up the technical wonders of zkSync, and their push towards blockchain mass adoption. However, zkSync still doesn’t have its own token.

Thankfully zkSync Era already has a vibrant community of users and dapp developers, giving us enough projects to play with. If you’re airdrop hunting for zkSync’s future ZKS token, we’ve got plenty of ways to get involved.

Potential ZKS airdrop criteria

  • Use different bridges to move ETH over to zkSync
  • The number of transactions used on the network
  • Provide liquidity on a leading DEX, for example SyncSwap
  • Trade tokens, create trading volume over a period of time
  • Interact with different dapps over a period of time
  • Purchase, mint or trade one or more NFTs, for example on Element Market

2. Pacmoon – PAC on Blast

Within the Blast L2 ecosystem, there’s one coin that stands out as a symbol that unites the community. Of course we’re talking about Pacmoon, or PAC, the community coin of Blast. You can earn PAC by creating content on X about this coin. Don’t farm to farm, but engage your followers to earn that Pacmoon. Season 2 ends on 5 April, after which Season 3 will commence.

Pacmoon token airdrop criteria:

3. LayerZero – ZRO crypto token airdrop

LayerZero crypto token airdrops

The interoperability omnichain protocol LayerZero facilitates communication between chains through oracle technology far more efficiently than bridges. This technology allows you to do something on one chain, while using another.

While the ZRO token airdrop is highly anticipated, it has not yet been confirmed. There are, however, ways to prepare yourself to be eligible for it when it comes.

Potential ZRO airdrop criteria

  • Number of transactions used to bridge tokens between different chains
  • Total value of tokens bridged
  • Number of source chains and destination chains
  • Amount of active days, weeks and months
  • Date of your first transaction through LayerZero
  • Use DeFi dapps such as Stargate Finance that utilize LayerZero

4. Blast – Points and Gold

One of the biggest and most talked about airdrop farming ecosystems is without a doubt Blast. This Layer-2 network still needs to launch its own token, but allows users to farm Blast Points and Blast Gold. While developers can also farm rewards and potentially distribute these to their users as well through Points and Gold alike.

BLAST airdrop criteria

  • Just putting it here, but when you have ETH or stake stablecoins on Blast you automatically generate yield. It’s not an airdrop, but something good to know. This will also earn you Blast Points.
  • You need an invite code to join the Blast ecosystem. After that you can invite others yourself, earning you a referral earning boost. Again, this will earn you Blast Points.
  • Developers earn Blast Points through their dapps, and the amount of points earned depends on the TVL, or total value locked within the dapp. Developers are supposed to forward these points to their users, but this is NOT hard coded.
  • In addition, dapps can earn Blast Gold when users utilize their smart contracts. Projects can distribute Blast Gold to their users, but again, this is not mandatory.

5. MetaMask – MASK token airdrop

MetaMask crypto token airdrop

MetaMask is one of the leading Web3 wallets used by millions of people to store, swap and stake their cryptocurrency.

Although the MetaMask team has hinted at the development of a MASK token in the past, no concrete plans or details have been revealed as of yet. However, this potential launch is definitely something to look forward to.

Potential MASK airdrop criteria

  • Swapping tokens within your MetaMask wallet, using MetaMask Swap
  • Using the MetaMask portfolio app
  • Interacting with dapps using MetaMask — Discover dapps
  • Utilizing different EVM chains with MetaMask – List of EVM chains
  • Use MetaMask across different blockchains — Learn how

6. Nifty Island – ISLAND token airdrop

Nifty Island is now in its second airdrop season for the ISLAND token. Nifty Island is a community-powered gaming ecosystem where user generated content and NFT communities add color to a wonderful playground. Build your own island, and other players can enjoy the challenges made by you.

ISLAND airdrop criteria

  • Make an account on the Nifty Island website and you can play the game from your web browser. Then visit islands and collect Blooms.
  • Complete Nifty Island quests to earn additional Blooms.
  • When you have an NFT from a partner NFT collection you can earn a boost on your points.
  • Those who support the most active communities on Nifty Island, can expect a serious boost on their Blooms earnings.
  • Nifty Island Palm NFTs give you an edge as well.

7. OpenSea – token airdrop

OpenSea token,. one of the most anticipated crypto airdrops

Will there ever be an OpenSea token? Maybe not. But with the action happening on Blur NFT marketplace and the rise of Magic Eden as a prominent NFT platform, who knows? Moreover, since the OpenSea Pro launch in April 2023 brought up references to ‘community rewards’, airdrops seem to be involved.

Notably, rival Blur released its BLUR token earlier and brought a significant boost of activity to the platform. While Magic Eden introduced Diamonds. So OpenSea might be looking at ways to create an improved economy, and then a native token could be useful.

Potential OpenSea airdrop criteria

  • Buying NFTs from the OpenSea marketplace or OpenSea Pro
  • Listing NFTs for sale on OpenSea
  • Setting up your own smart contract through OpenSea
  • Customizing your own profile
  • Buying NFTs on different supported chains

8. Lens Protocol – LENS token airdrop

Lens token airdrop

One of the leading social dapps in the Web3 ecosystem is Lens Protocol. Users can acquire a .lens user name and then use this user account to interact with various social dapps.

Rumors surrounding an airdrop have been doing the rounds.

Potential LENS airdrop criteria

  • Get a Lens profile NFT, which you can buy on OpenSea
  • Post messages on Lenster or other supported platforms using your profile
  • Follow other users with a Lens account
  • Explore features on social dapps built upon Lens Protocol

9. Linea

Linea crypto airdrop

The zero-knowledge EVM Linea allows users to experience Ethereum security on a replicated environment as a rollup with much cheaper transactions. Meaning developers can build dapps as they would on the Ethereum mainnet, but with low transaction costs.

With over $725 million in investments, a Linea token airdrop could become a good opportunity for anyone in the space. However, Consensys has denied the arrival of a potential token, which would be something anybody would do to avoid people gaming the system. The Linea Voyage campaign clearly suggest otherwise, and participation here could result in nice rewards.

Potential LINEA airdrop criteria

  • Bridge ETH to Linea through Stargate Finance, which will enable you to use dapps on the platform
  • Trade tokens through one or multiple of the supported DeFi platforms, including SyncSwap.
  • Go to Layer3 and find out what campaigns are active for the Linea ecosystem. Participate there.
  • Above all, participate in the Linea Voyage campaigns and make sure you will earn LXP. You can’t sell these tokens, but there will likely serve as an indication of your participation.

10. DappRadar PRO Membership

PRO Airdrops announcement

I hope I’m preaching to the choir, but the final mention in this article would be our own DappRadar PRO Membership. We see PRO members as the most active community in Web3: trying new projects, and jumping into new ecosystems. Use DappRadar actively, level up your account through our gamification features (i.e. Quests) and you will become eligible for airdrops from partnered projects.

PRO airdrop criteria

  • Stake 30,000 (or more) RADAR tokens, and earn an APY (approx. 15%) on your staked tokens. This enables your PRO membership.
  • Complete Quests and earn XP to ensure eligibility. To claim an airdrop you will (most likely) need to complete a simple task.
  • Airdrops will happen on a regular basis, and every PRO member will be eligible (if they complete the quest for that airdrop).

The above does not constitute investment advice. The information given here is purely for informational purposes only. Please exercise due diligence and do your research.

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