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(Update) Eigenlayer Airdrop Confirmed

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Updated on April 30, 2024. (View the updated section here.)

For developers, decentralized applications (dApps) built on top of the Ethereum blockchain require a trust network that will secure their systems. 

This is what EigenLayer claims to solve—enabling services, EVM-compatible or not, to tap into the pooled security of Ethereum’s stakers, “creating an environment for permissionless innovation and free-market governance.”

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EigenLayer Introduction

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EigenLayer (https://www.eigenlayer.xyz/) is an Ethereum-based protocol that is known for introducing restaking, a concept that allows Ether, and other tokens, to be reused on the consensus layer. 

Technically, EigenLayer is a set of smart contracts that allows consensus layer $ETH stakers to opt in to validating new software modules built on top of the Ethereum ecosystem. Stakers can then choose to grant the protocol to add slashing conditions on their staked ETH, as explained by its developers: 

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“By opting into EigenLayer, stakers can validate for many types of modules including consensus protocols, data availability layers, virtual machines, keeper networks, oracle networks, bridges, threshold cryptography schemes, and trusted execution environments. Instead of fragmenting security between modules, EigenLayer aggregates ETH security across all of them. This increases the security of the decentralized applications (DApps) that rely on the modules.”

Moreover, the team also emphasized that restaking $ETH to provide security among the Ethereum network and the dApps in the ecosystem will reduce capital costs. 

“Users that stake ETH natively or with a liquid staking token (LST) can opt-in to EigenLayer smart contracts to restake their ETH or LST and extend cryptoeconomic security to additional applications on the network to earn additional rewards,” its whitepaper read.

EigenLayer Features

EigenLeyer allows its users to restake $ETH. Users have two options: liquid restaking, and native restaking. 

What is Liquid Restaking?

Liquid restaking is the process of depositing liquid staking tokens (LSTs). As of this writing, EigenLayer supports the following LSTs:

  • $stETH (Lido)
  • $rETH (Rocket Pool)
  • $cbETH (Coinbase)
  • $wBETH (Binance)
  • $osETH (Stakewise)
  • $swETH (Swell)
  • $AnkrETH (Ankr)
  • $EthX (Stader)
  • $OETH (Origin ETH)

To restake LSTs: 

  • Step 1: Go to https://app.eigenlayer.xyz/.
  • Step 2: Connect a web3 wallet. The accepted wallets are MetaMask (https://metamask.io), Coinbase Wallet (https://www.coinbase.com/wallet), and WalletConnect (https://walletconnect.com). 
  • Step 3: Under the “Liquid Restaking” section, choose an LST. 
  • Step 4: Type in the desired amount of token to be restaked. 
  • Step 5: Click the “Next” button. 
  • Step 6: Approve the token spending button. 
  • Step 7: Set a spending cap. 
  • Step 8: Click the “Next” button.
  • Step 9: Click the “Approve” button. 
  • Step 10: Confirm the transaction.
  • Step 11: Monitor the staking rewards and restaked ratio on https://goerli.eigenlayer.xyz/

Meanwhile, native restaking is a process of setting a validator to withdraw credentials to the protocol. It is only available to Ethereum validators. Validators who are interested can follow this guide

EigenLayer Airdrop Guide – How to be eligible

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EigenLayer has announced the release of its native token, EIGEN, which will be governed and distributed by the independent non-profit Eigen Foundation.

The launch is scheduled for May 10, 2024, with a total supply of 1.67 billion tokens. The foundation has earmarked 45% of the tokens for community initiatives, subdivided into stakedrops, community initiatives, and ecosystem development, each accounting for 15%.

Eigen Token Airdrop Allocation

  • Investors and early contributors to EigenLayer will receive 29.5% and 25.5% of the token supply, respectively.
  • These allocations are subject to a three-year lockup period, with the first year featuring a complete lock and a subsequent release rate of 4% per month over the next two years.

Where to Claim Eigen Token Airdrop

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The first season of the token airdrop, referred to as a “stakedrop,” will allocate 5% of the EIGEN supply to eligible stakers based on their activity as of March 15, 2024.

Ninety percent of these tokens will be claimable starting May 10, with a 120-day claim window, while the remaining 10% will be available a month later.

You can check the claim portal here: https://claims.eigenfoundation.org/

Token Usage

Upon release, the EIGEN token will initially be non-transferable to allow for community consensus building around its utility and governance.

The token can eventually be staked to secure EigenLayer’s data availability layer, EigenDA, and other Actively Validated Services (AVS).

List of Countries Banned From Claiming Eigenlayer Airdrop

Here is the list of countries that are banned from claiming the EigenLayer airdrop, referred to as “Prohibited Jurisdictions”:

  1. People’s Republic of China
  2. Republic of Cuba
  3. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  4. Kingdom of Cambodia
  5. Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma)
  6. Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos)
  7. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  8. Republic of Mali
  9. Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  10. Republic of Albania
  11. Republic of Angola
  12. Republic of Botswana
  13. Republic of Chad
  14. Central African Republic
  15. State of Eritrea
  16. Republic of Guinea
  17. Russian Federation
  18. Federal Republic of Somalia
  19. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  20. Republic of the Congo
  21. Republic of Malawi
  22. Republic of Mozambique
  23. Republic of Kyrgyzstan
  24. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  25. Republic of Uzbekistan
  26. Turkmenistan
  27. Republic of Burundi
  28. Republic of Sudan
  29. Republic of South Sudan
  30. Republic of Nicaragua
  31. Republic of Vanuatu
  32. Republic of Macedonia (North Macedonia)
  33. Lebanese Republic (Lebanon)
  34. Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  35. Republic of Kosovo
  36. Islamic Republic of Iran
  37. Republic of Iraq
  38. Republic of Liberia
  39. State of Libya
  40. Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)
  41. Republic of Tajikistan
  42. Republic of Yemen
  43. Republic of Belarus
  44. Plurinational State of Bolivia
  45. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  46. Regions of Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk
  47. United States of America
  48. Canada

Additionally, the organization has implemented proxy and VPN detection and blocking controls to prevent claims from these jurisdictions.

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