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ZkSync Airdrop Guide

ZkSync Airdrop Guide

Dylan Matthews
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Oct 23, 2022

ZkSync is one of the most highly anticipated Layer 2 networks on Ethereum that uses zero-knowledge proofs to scale transaction throughput. The platform is yet to release an official token, however, they have leaked information in their docs that they will airdrop tokens to users who start using the ZkSync Testnet.

In this guide, we will outline the best way for you to qualify for the upcoming airdrop by performing certain actions on the zkSync network.

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How to be Eligible for the ZkSync Airdrop

The strategies and steps below will put you in the best position to be eligible for the forthcoming ZkSync airdrop. The methods shown mean you will need to spend a small amount of money to interact with certain applications on the network to earn a spot in their airdrop whitelist.

We recommend completing as many as you can afford to qualify for the most amount of ZK tokens possible.

1. Bridge Funds to zkSync

The first recommendation is to bridge funds to the zkSync testnet with a native application like Orbiter Finance. This platform will allow you to move Ethereum (ETH), USDC and USDT from mainnet to zkSync for low fees.

We also recommend you use the native zkSync bridge if you want to get as many tokens as possible in the airdrop.

Orbiter Finance Bridge
Orbiter Finance Bridge.

2. Trade on the ZigZag DEX

The next step is to make a trade on the ZigZag DEX, which is the first decentralized exchange that was deployed on zkSync. The platform is a non-custodial order book exchange and operates in a similar way to a centralized exchange like Binance and FTX. Trades are very cheap so this should only cost you $1 or $2.

ZigZag DEX
ZigZag DEX.

3. Make a Gitcoin Donation on zkSync

Gitcoin is an application that enables you to make donations to open-source projects using digital assets. Their app allows investors to complete their donation with the zkSync network for cheaper transaction fees. We recommend completing a donation on zkSync because this was an eligibility requirement for the Optimism airdrop.

ZkSync Gitcoin
ZkSync Gitcoin.

4. Claim zkSync Faucet Tokens

Visit the zkSync2.0 Portal and claim testnet tokens from their faucet. This network is an EVM compatible rollup that uses zkSync's zero-knowledge technology. The faucet allows you to request up to 0.1 ETH worth of ZKS tokens for free every 24 hours.

Another step to complete is making a swap on SyncSwap once you claim your faucet tokens. This will likely result in a boosted airdrop reward for completing an extra action.

SyncSwap DEX
SyncSwap DEX.

5. Mint an NFT on MintSquare

The last step we recommend to claim as many zkSync airdrop tokens as possible is to visit MintSquare and mint a new NFT. To do this, you can upload any image and mint it as an NFT for less than a $1 fee.

MintSquare NFT
MintSquare NFT.

Final Thoughts

We hope this guide helped you learn how to be eligible for the forthcoming ZkSync airdrop. The best way to maximize your chance of receiving tokens is by completing all 5 steps.  The total cost to do all the actions should be less than $25, which is a small price to pay for the potential reward.

Please remember that this airdrop is not yet confirmed and there is always a risk that it might not happen. We will update this post if we receive any new information about the ZkSync airdrop.

As always, please do your own research (DYOR) before participating in any airdrops or sending funds to any wallets. We hope you found this guide helpful and good luck!

Dylan Matthews

I am the Founder & CEO of Buy Bitcoin Bank and was previously an engineer for a Prop trading firm in Crypto.

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