Are you wondering how to enter airdrops? It can be a little bit confusing for beginners, and some airdrops can be a real pain in the ass to participate in. This page will serve as a guide to entering airdrops, and will teach you about all of the various participation requirements that most airdrops enforce.
Still not sure what an airdrop is? Take a look at our what is an airdrop guide first, and then come back to this page once you’re ready to learn how to enter airdrops. Are you back? Great! Let’s move on to the important stuff.
How To Enter Airdrops
The average airdrop is quite straightforward, and will only require your Ethereum wallet address and your email address, for example. However, some airdrops are much more difficult to participate in, and will require you to submit more pieces of information before you qualify.
Let’s go through each of the common airdrop participation requirements, in the order of most often required to least often required:
Ethereum Wallet Address
By my count, around 90% of all airdrops require an Ethereum wallet address. This is because most airdrops develop their tokens on top of the Ethereum blockchain, meaning their tokens can only be held in an Ethereum wallet.
If you’re unsure how to create an Ethereum wallet, you can read a great guide that explains exactly how to do so by clicking here.
Most airdrops will require a valid email address. This is so they can contact you regarding the airdrop and their project, and also so they can sell your information to advertising agencies and data brokers (half serious, half joking).
If you’re worried about your email address being misused, create a new email address that’s only used for airdrops. Hotmail and Gmail email addresses are recommended, as some airdrops don’t like university or business email addresses (for unknown reasons).
Most airdrops will also require a Telegram account. This is another way that they will contact you. There are typically 2 steps involved when an airdrop requires a Telegram account. The first step is to join the Telegram channel, and stay there until the airdrop is over.
The second step is to enter your Telegram username into the submission box so they can confirm you are actually in the channel. If you don’t have a Telegram account, you can create one on the Telegram website by clicking here.
Some airdrops may require you to own a Twitter account. The common actions you may be required to perform are to follow their Twitter account, retweet something from their Twitter account, and then enter your Twitter username for verification.
It’s recommended to create a new Twitter account for airdrops if you have any privacy concerns.
Some airdrops may require you to own a Facebook account. The common actions that you may be required to perform are to like their page on Facebook, to share something that they have posted, and to enter your Facebook profile URL for verification.
It’s recommended to create a new Facebook account for airdrops if you have any privacy concerns.
This is quite rare, but some airdrops will require you to own a Reddit account. The common actions that you may be required to perform are to follow their subreddit, mention their airdrop in various other subreddits, and then enter your Reddit username for verification.
It’s recommended to create a new Reddit account for airdrops if you have any privacy concerns.
This is very rare, but some airdrops will require a cell phone number. I personally avoid any airdrop that wants a phone number (why do they want it?), but if you’re willing to risk it, make sure the airdrop looks legitimate!
Other Invasive Requirements
Some airdrops will ask you for your full name. I’ve found that, more often than not, you can enter a fake name and still receive the airdrop tokens. If you’re against giving out your full name, try using a fake name instead.
Even more invasive; some airdrops will require a scanned copy of a driver’s license or passport. I refuse to send that information to any airdrops (and encourage you to do the same), but if you’re willing to risk it, make sure the airdrop looks legitimate!
Now that you know how to enter airdrops, you should begin to think about storing your crypto securely after receiving airdrops. To learn more about keeping your crypto safe, take a look at our how to keep your crypto safe guide.