The holiday season saw several crypto projects create airdrops as a way to develop governance systems and to reward those who might have used the protocols. Some of the top projects to have already dropped their airdrops include; Shapeshift that released FOX tokens to its users when it dissolved into a DAO and Ethereum Name Service (ENS) that provided an airdrop after transitioning to a DAO.
The latest project to release its airdrop is Fees WTF, a site that allows you to see how much you’ve spent on Ethereum transaction fees over the lifetime of your wallet.
All Ethereum addresses who have spent less than 0.05 ETH in gas fees by January 1, 2022 (block 1391450) are eligible to receive the WTF token airdrop.
What you need to know about Fees WTF
Fees WTF was launched in 2019. It allows users to connect either with their WalletConnect wallet or MetaMask wallet and allows them to see information such as how much gas they used, the average price for those transactions, and how many of those transactions failed and the cost of those failures.
The white paper has a crucial piece of information that is not clear on the homepage. To reward the developers for their work on the project, users must pay a 0.01 ETH service fee, which is approximately $45 AUD.
The service fee will not generate any financial returns or other benefits for token holders, airdrop claimants, or users of the Fees WTF platform. Instead, it will go directly to the development department and any referrer if applicable. The team doesn’t seem to be too concerned about how the token will perform upon launch, as millions of people will be eligible. This will generate a nice income stream for the Fees WTF Team.
It could still be a win-win scenario. This is how you can check your eligibility for the airdrop.
How to claim WTF tokens
- Go to https://fees.wtf/
- You will find the connect wallet in the top right. Click it
- You can connect to the site using your MetaMask wallet or WalletConnect wallet
- You can check both wallets for eligibility if you transact frequently through them.
- The site will immediately tell you how much gas was used once you have connected your wallet
- Click the button at the bottom of the page (“unlock”) to claim your airdrop.
The claimant above is entitled 5421.12 WTF tokens in this instance. The token can be used for staking and an array of other features the WTF has up their sleeve. Eligible users will need to consider the 0.01 ETH service fee and any gas fees associated with claiming the token to decide whether it is worth claiming.
Organisations can use airdrops to increase interest in their services and get more people involved. Traditional marketing is about convincing people to take part. In crypto, they can reward them and make them active. Users need to do their research thoroughly and carefully review each airdrop before claiming. It’s a great time to be in crypto, and appears it’s airdrop season.