UPDATE FEB 11, 2021 @ 8:30 PM EST: Blocto’s messaging made it sound as if there were 2 Airdrops, but there is only 1 Airdrop — the one that has not happened yet. Everything below is correct, however you needed to have teleported USDT to tUSDT in Blocto Swap before January 23, 2021. If you didn’t do that, you are NOT eligible for 100 $FLOW.
Sadly, this post is not for USA or Canadian residents. Someday, you can feel the $FLOW, but that day is not today. However, I was informed by a user (in regards to how a USA resident might get their hands on purchasing some $FLOW) that Blocto is “essentially a DEX, there will be no KYC or country blacklisting,” so hopefully I might be able to get my hands on some $FLOW sooner than waiting for a listing on Coinbase/etc. This user also informed me in regards to trying to get $FLOW from others in some way… “Don’t trust anyone.”
Step 1: Hit play on the video above for some great background music as you go through this exercise.
Step 2: Listen up…
If you’re reading this, you likely already know about NBA Top Shot. NBA Top Shot was developed by Dapper Labs, who also has developed a blockchain called Flow. Flow has a token that can be found in some exchanges as $FLOW.
If you’re in the USA or Canada, sadly, you can not buy/sell $FLOW. Someday you will be able to, but no one knows when. As of this writing, $FLOW appears go be on Kraken, Coinlist, and Huobi Global. However, soon it will also be available on a new exchanged called Blocto.
The current market price of $FLOW is $11.35 per token, thus 100 * $11.35 = $1,135.
CoinGecko has a decent summary about $FLOW:
Flow by Dapper Labs (The company which created CryptoKitties) is a blockchain network that aims to be fast, secure, and developer friendly.
The idea for a new blockchain targeting games and social networks was conceived after Ethereum faced large scalability issues as seen with the high transaction fees during the CryptoKitties hype. The Flow team deduced shards and sidechains were not long term solutions for apps that strive for performance.
Investors include large backers such as Andreessen Horowitz, Warner Music Group, Union Square Ventures, Digital Currency Group, and more.
FLOW token is the native currency for the network. All applications and network transactions in the blockchain will require the FLOW currency. The token is also used by validators, developers, and users to participate in the FLOW network and earn rewards. It is also used for fees and to participate in future protocol governance.
Blocto is giving away 100 locked $FLOW token. Here are the details:
Thank you for your patience, we have an update to the 100 locked FLOW token airdrop detailed below. Check your eligibility, sign up for a Dapper account and pass the Dapper KYC to complete your airdrop submission.
- Check your airdrop eligibility at https://swap-airdrop.blocto.app/
- Between Feb 22nd - Feb 28th 7AM PT, You need to sign up for a Dapper account at http://accounts.meetdapper.com/
- Use the EXACT SAME email address you signed up for BloctoSwap wallet account.
- You will receive an email notification to start KYC process on a rolling basis. You'll have 1 week upon receiving the KYC email to submit all required info and documents.
- Failure to meet any of the above deadlines will disqualify the user from participating in the token drop.
- It will take anywhere between 1-3 months to complete all KYCs, at the end of which token will be distributed to all eligible users who successfully passed KYC (US/CA users are not eligible for this airdrop)
- Token distribution timeline will not affect the one year lockup period, which officially started on Jan 24th 2021.
-FLOW Token distribution is processed by the Dapper team. The Blocto team does not handle the KYC process & locked token distributions.
We strongly believe in building a community centric platform and are thankful for all early supporters who believed in us.
What if you already have an NBA Top Shot account and what if your KYC is already completed? It appears you can still take advantage of this great opportunity:
Hsuan Lee also confirmed that US/Canada citizens are no eligible for this airdrop of 100 $FLOW.
Note: Blocto is on Discord.
When you create an account on Blocto, you’re likely going to see a “You’re NOT QUALIFIED for the airdrop” message, which I believe is actually in regards to a separate airdrop that Blocto was running back in January. Ignore this message and now sign up for NBA Top Shot and start the KYC process at Dapper.
How do you start the KYC process at Dapper? If you make large enough purchases, you will run into them demanding this be done in their website to you. Outside of that, my presumption is you can begin it on the Security page of your Dapper account? If not, then worst case you will email email@example.com to request KYC.
If you actually end up with some $FLOW, found this article helpful, and wish to help me get my first $FLOW(!!!), then feel free to transfer one/some over to me (wallet address: 0xe948c6610b441518 ). I’d appreciate you!
Good luck to everyone that is eligible!