In today’s guide, I’m showing you exactly how to qualify for the StarkWare airdrop. It will be one of the biggest airdrops in 2023 where you can earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars—with just a hour's work!
If you’re new here, Welcome! This guide is one of a five part airdrop tutorial series, so if you’re interested in airdrops like, Arbitrum, zkSync, Sui, and Layerzero, definitely check out those tutorials too to get more free money.
I mean what’s there to lose? Not much…that’s the beauty of airdrops.
Alright enough chit chat, let’s get into it!
StarkWare is one of the premier layer 2 scaling solutions for Ethereum, and many are anticipating an airdrop that falls in line with the previous layer 2 airdrops we saw in 2022.
Now lets go through all the tasks you need to complete in order to qualify for the starkware airdrop
Step 1: Setup a MetaMask wallet and fund it with some ETH
We will assume you have this step covered. If you don't know how, check out my YouTube channel for a full guide
Step 2: Setup a StarkNet wallet: the best choice is Argent X
Since StarkNet is not compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine or EVM, you cannot use MetaMask with the network. So head on over to this site to get the Argent X wallet specifically made for StarkNet. This is a browser extension just like MetaMask.
Step 3: Use the StarkGate bridge to transfer ETH from Ethereum to StarkNet Mainnet
Go to the official bridge made by StarkNet: https://starkgate.starknet.io
Connect both your Ethereum wallet and your StarkNet wallet. In our case it's Metamask and Argent X.
Then bridge some Ether from your Ethereum wallet to the StarkNet wallet
Step 4: Try the top Decentralized Exchanges on StarkNet
As usual, the easiest dapps to try are the decentralized exchanges on StarkNet. Currently there are 3 major exchanges:
Go to each decentralized exchange then trade some Ethereum for USDC. Then go to the pool page and add some liquidity with the ETH and USDC. You can withdraw the liquidity right after, and trade the USDC back for ETH. This way you don't actually have to spend any money.
Step 5: Try the NFT marketplaces on StarkNet
The two main NFT marketplaces are Mint Square and Aspect.co.
Make sure to choose the StarkNet version of Mint Square instead of StarkNet Testnet or zkSync.
You can mint an NFT on each of these marketplaces, then buy some of the super cheap NFTs for fractions of a cent.
Step 6: Try the StarkNet.ID app
StarkNet.id is a identity and domains issuer on StarkNet.
First go to the website and mint a StarkNet Identity NFT. Then connect your twitter and discord accounts to the identity by clicking on the small icons below the identity. If you have a Github account, you can also connect it.
Then go to the domains tab and choose a domain name that you like, for example I have VirtualBacon.stark. This is very similar to ENS on Ethereum.
So now you’re ready to qualify for the StarkWare Airdrop. As you can see, its not a lot of work to make yourself eligible, and you don’t have to put your money on the line with a risky investment.
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