ZKsync Announces 3.6 Billion ZK Airdrop — The Largest-Ever Among Major L2s

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The ZKsync Association announced the ZK token airdrop and general token distribution.

What’s the significance? This airdrop is the largest among major L2s, with no vesting or lock-up periods for the distributed tokens, Matter Labs said.

This initiative will allow token holders to directly influence protocol upgrades and maintain the network’s trustless and censorship-resistant nature. Users can claim here.

Read more: BIG List: 130+ Crypto Airdrops to Watch Out For in 2024 (Updated June 2024)


The numbers:

  • Total Supply: 21 billion ZK tokens
  • Community Allocation: 66.6% for community development
  • Airdrop: 17.5% to over 690,000 wallets, with a cap of 100,000 tokens per address
  • Investor and Team Allocation: 17.2% and 16.1%, respectively, with a lock-up period

Sybil detection: The airdrop focuses on identifying real users with a human-forward approach, avoiding traditional Sybil detection methods to ensure fair distribution and prevent large accumulations by whales.

  • “Sybil” refers to Sybil attacks, where one entity creates multiple fake identities to gain an unfair advantage in a network.
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Key quote:

  • Community is Everything. Two-thirds (~67%) of the ZK token supply will go to the community. Early users recognized ZKsync’s potential to expand personal freedom and dove in. That trust needs to be recognized.”
  • Mother of All Drops: A 17.5% airdrop to 695,232 wallets is the largest distribution of tokens to users amongst major rollups.”

How it works: Eligible users and contributors can claim their tokens starting next week.

  • Tokens are fully liquid on day one and can be used for governance activities, including voting on protocol upgrades.
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What’s next: Token holders will begin participating in governance decisions once the claim period starts. The industry should monitor the upcoming governance proposals and how the community shapes the future of ZKsync.

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