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Hot Airdrops

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Bookmark this page and stay updated on the hottest new projects that are yet to launch a token and could potentially do an airdrop.

For informational purposes only. Cryptocurrency investments, including airdrops, are inherently risk and subject to market volatility. We urge you to conduct your own research.

TIME SENSITIVE

These are projects rumoured to launch tokens soon or running limited-time campaigns.

  • Frame - NFT-focused blockchain that has opened up claims again.
  • Kamino Finance - A liquidity hub on Solana providing lending/borrowing markets that's running a points program.
  • MarginFi - Leading money market on Solana with an ongoing points program.
  • Mode Network - Modular L2 with an airdrop expected in April.
  • Orbiter Finance - Cross-chain bridge with a points program.
  • Puffer Finance - an ETH LST protocol expected to launch soon with a bond of only 2 ETH. Puffer just launched quests.
  • Rari Chain - NFT blockchain with embedded royalties that is running a Galxe campaign.
  • Tensor - NFT marketplace on Solana where you can earn points for activity.
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Liquid Restaking Protocols

  • ether.fi - the first native liquid restaking token for EigenLayer, offering an all-in-one design where one can earn ETH staking yield, restake in EigenLayer via EigenPods, and earn ether.fi loyalty points.
  • Renzo - Renzo is a Liquid Restaking Token (LRT) and Strategy Manager for EigenLayer and offers the second ever native LRT available for EigenLayer, ezETH.
  • Kelp DAO - the first ever liquid staking token which accepts existing ETH LSTs for EigenLayer (ETHx + stETH), launched in December 2023 and now a top 10 ETH staking derivative product.
  • Swell - Swell is a top 10 non-custodial liquid staking protocol that just launched its rswETH LRT.

Blockchains (L1/L2/L3) and Bridges

  • Base - A new Ethereum L2, incubated by Coinbase and built on the open-source OP Stack, that could potentially have a governance token in the future.
  • Mantle - A high performance Ethereum L2, currently governed by BitDAO, and likely to have an airdrop of tokens to Mantle users.
  • LayerZero - An omnichain interoperability protocol, powering popular dApps like Stargate and Radiant Capital. Check out our airdrop guide here. Token confirmed to launch in H1 2024.
  • LI.FI - A cross-chain bridge and DEX aggregator protocol.
  • Linea - zkEVM launched by ConsenSys
  • Scroll - Native zkEVM L2 for Ethereum that recently launched its mainnet.
  • Socket (formerly Movr) - their bridge aggregator Bungee moves assets between chains, finding the cheapest, fastest route.
  • StarkNet mainnet is live! STRK will launch on Feb. 20.
  • Venom Network - Participate in the testnet.
  • zkSync - zkSync Era, the first zkEVM, is live.

DeFi

  • Aevo - Decentralized perpetuals and options protocol with an airdrop expected in Q1.
  • Arch Finance - a protocol for comprehensive indices that provide access to differentiated sources of market risk.
  • Contango - Decentralized expirable futures on Arbitrum, token plans confirmed.
  • DeFi Saver - a one-stop dashboard for creating, managing and tracking DeFi positions across Aave, Compound, Maker, Liquity, and Reflexer.
  • Drift - Perpetuals protocol on Solana.
  • EigenLayer - Restaking protocol that leverages staked ETH as a shared security layer.
  • Gravita - a friendly fork of Liquity, optimized for CDPs backed by staked ETH
  • HyperLiquid - an order book DEX for perpetual futures, running a 6 month points program.
  • IntentX - Perps protocol on Base with a points program, that recently raised funding.
  • Levana - perpetuals protocol in the Cosmos ecosystem.
  • Opyn - one of the OG decentralized options protocols on Ethereum, with major investors that signal a token has to be in their future. Buy/sell puts or call options to earn a possible future airdrop.
  • Parcl - long or short real estate markets on Solana.
  • Polymarket - one of the strongest players in the DeFi prediction market vertical, bet on an outcome related to crypto, politics, sports and more or add liquidity.
  • Polynomial - A derivatives protocol built on Synthetix on Optimism, with a newly launched perps trading platform called Polynomial Trade.
  • zkLend - A new money market protocol currently on StarkNet Mainnet Alpha.

Other

  • Farcaster - a decentralized social network where users will have the freedom to move their social identity between applications.
  • Lens Protocol - A decentralized composable social graph, underpinning an emerging landscape of Web3 social media dApps including Lenster, Lenstube, and Orb.
  • Liquality - A cross-chain, non-custodial browser extension wallet, similar to MetaMask but with more integrations for swapping cross-chain.
  • Orb - leading mobile app for Lens social media.
  • Phaver - another app for Lens social media.
  • Zapper - participate in Zapper trading, lending, providing liquidity, or yield farming; given the Zapper Quests and NFT Rewards program, it can be surmised that if Zapper ever releases a token, this is one way they might do a retro airdrop.
  • Zerion - The same can be said about Zerion; if they ever release a token, they’re likely to reward those who interacted with their smart contracts swapping, lending, providing liquidity, or borrowing.

Passive Staking Strategies

Many projects tend to airdrop tokens to stakers securing their host network(s). A recent example is Celestia, which rewarded Cosmos stakers.

By staking a nominal amount of these tokens, you could qualify for future ecosystem airdrops.

  • Cosmos Ecosystem - ATOM, TIA, OSMO, INJ, KUJI, SEI
  • Solana Ecosystem - SOL, PYTH
  • Aptos Ecosystem - Stake APT on Amnis, Pontem and Everstake
  • Sui Ecosystem - Stake SUI on Sui Wallet and Volo

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