A new type of airdrop was very popular in the final quarter of 2021 as quickly assembled Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) distributed a lot of value to existing crypto users. Just recently, Opendao gave Opensea users an airdrop and many people raised thousands of dollars in SOS tokens. Now another project called Gas is putting DAO tokens in every wallet that paid more than $ 1,559 in ether gas fees prior to December 26th.
Gas DAO Airdrops Token to users who spent $ 1,559 in Ether fees prior to the snapshot
Many projects this year have developed Airdrops to create a system of governance and people who have used these protocols at least once are usually rewarded with these Airdrop governance tokens. Recently, Bitcoin.com News reported on Shapeshift’s dissolution into a DAO, and the project has dropped FOX tokens on Shapeshift users. In the first week of November, our news desk also reported on the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) airdrop when the project became a DAO.
In addition, crypto advocates have been discussing the Opendao airdrop for the past week as anyone who used Opensea before December 23 was rewarded with SOS tokens. Opendao (SOS) tokens today have a market value of $ 167 million and ENS has a market capitalization of approximately $ 885 million. Now a project called Gas DAO is the latest Airdrop DAO buzz as the project rewards GAS tokens every Web3 wallet user for spending $ 1,559 in Ethereum fees before December 26th for the person who is responsible for the GAS token claim is “not entitled”.
On December 29th, the Gas DAO team tweeted:
There are over 143 million unique addresses that have made a transaction on the Ethereum network. Gas DAO was created to be the voice and heartbeat of the most active 643,000 users within those 143 million, connecting communities spanning across Defi, Dapps, and NFTs.
Crypto Advocates review the Gas DAO code and Airdrop claims process
Of course, many people are concerned about these airdrops and the security of connecting to the application through a Web3 wallet. The application gets access to a view of the applicant’s address and processed transactions to verify the $ 1,559 spent on Ethereum fees. Twitter user Technoartoria (@artoriamaster) wrote a review of the Gas DAO contract, and Adam Eisenman (@ 0xdigitaloil) also wrote a summary on “how safe and how fair it is”.
Eisenman highlighted some differences between the Gas DAO airdrop and the SOS airdrop. “It’s worth noting that there is a sweep feature that allows the contract holder (dev) to claim any unclaimed tokens after the claim period (May 1, 2022),” Eisenman wrote. “This implies a potential for the developer to receive the majority of the token supply. Huge red flag. ”Eisenman’s summary continued:
Structurally and spiritually, this contract is very different from SOS, as the developer can receive the majority of the token delivery. Unexpectedly. IMHO, definitely not a move that reflects fairness or inspires a grassroots movement to build on GAS.
At the time of writing, Gas DAO’s official Twitter page has 22.5K followers to date, as well as tens of thousands of token holders. Gas DAO celebrated how fast it was going on Wednesday with a statement on Twitter. “When you consider that it’s only 12 hours and we already have 20,000 followers and 26,000 owners,” said Gas’s DAO team. “We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our journey to become the largest and most powerful community on Ethereum. We’re just getting started here. “
According to the review by Technoartoria, the “Merkle Tree Claim cannot be manipulated” and the Gas DAO is “100% safe to claim and trade”. In addition to the criticisms, Eisenman also claims in his summary that the claims process is secure. “Well, to get to the part you’ve all been waiting for. Is it safe to claim? “Eisenman’s tweetstorm has ended.” Yes, the claim function is simple … [It] only checks the Merkle evidence (to make sure you are eligible for the amount you want to claim); and then transfers the tokens to your address. “
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Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a Florida-based financial tech journalist. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for bitcoin, open source code and decentralized applications. As of September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News on the disruptive protocols emerging today.
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