Airdrops

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Airdrops, within the world of cryptocurrencies, refer to the distribution of free tokens or coins to individuals who hold a specific cryptocurrency or participate in a particular blockchain network. This practice is often employed by companies, protocols, and crypto exchanges to promote their projects, attract new users, and foster community engagement.

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Ethereum Rollup Optimism Launches DAO, Announces Long-Awaited Airdrop
Crypto Twitter has lit up with users excited to learn they will be eligible to claim Optimism’s OP tokens in an upcoming “season of airdrops.”
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Multiple Indian Official Twitter Accounts Hacked, NFT Content Posted
Accounts of a high-profile state chief minister, political parties and government institutions were compromised.
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APE Token Tied to Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs Sinks 80% in Opening Hours
The ApeCoin token airdropped to Bored Ape NFT owners is off to a rough start, falling from $39.40 to as low as $6.48.
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Ukraine Fundraisers Bring Out the Best, and Worst, in Crypto
If you tried to make money off Ukraine’s fundraising efforts, your soul is just as broken as your brain.
"A Saint Triumphant Over the Devil," by an unknown 18th century German artist. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Ukraine and the War Airdrop That Didn’t Come
What the country’s crypto fundraising tells us about the future.
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Ukraine Government Cancels Airdrop Ahead of Scheduled Snapshot
The minister of digital transformation announced the cancellation on his Twitter account.
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Apparent Ukraine WORLD Airdrop Might Be Spoof
The peaceful world tokens that appeared to be sent by Ukraine's crypto addresses could have been spoofed, blockchain analysts said.
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No, the 'Peaceful World' Token Is Not Ukraine's Secret Airdrop
Data from Etherscan appeared to show Ukraine's official crypto donation wallet was testing airdrops and seeding a Uniswap liquidity pool. It was not the real thing.
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Ukraine's Airdrop Tease Spurs Influx of Microdonations
Thousands of small donations ranging from 0.0001 to 0.01 ETH are flooding the Ethereum blockchain ahead of an announced giveaway.
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Evmos Looks to Jump-Start Ethereum–Cosmos Interoperability With Airdrop, Mainnet Launch
A buzzy airdrop and a novel tokenomic structure highlight the latest EVM-compatible launch on Cosmos.
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