Upcoming EOS Airdrops in June
June is proving to be a busy month for EOS. First came their much anticipated mainnet launch and the 20% market growth which accompanied it. Then the mainnet launch stalled, and this was accompanied by the sudden global market dip of ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’; which saw EOS lose 30% of its value.
The mainnet launch attracted a lot of attention over the course of the last month, with much of it being positive. But now the headlines have soured, and questions are being raised about the team’s ability to clean up the hundreds of bugs still plaguing the platform; as well as the failure to reach a consensus among the platform’s block producers.
Regardless of the furore of the last couple of weeks, EOS remains a much hyped blockchain operating system, and it has a host of projects looking to launch themselves to success by starting on the EOS launchpad.
EOS is host to 18 projects who have announced airdrops for the month of June alone. Some of these have already passed, while some have gone relatively unnoticed. But there’s still plenty to come, so let’s take a look at some of the tokens are going to be airdropping to EOS holders before the month is out.
Lab Ledger (LAB)
Lab Ledger aims to corner a very specific market – the scientific journal industry.
According to Lab Ledger’s problem-statement, they are seeking to redress the imbalances of the peer-review journal industry, which have seen subscription prices rise 251% in under twenty years. At the same time, leading scientific journals have become unbelievably money-makers, and can afford to charge what are unreachable prices for many scientific researchers. This oligopoly which has emerged threatens to shut out serious scientific voices, simply because they can’t stump up the bribe required to have their research seen.
At least this is the picture painted by Ledger Labs, who aim to circumvent the ridiculous pricing of journal industry by moving the process over to the blockchain – in this case, the EOS blockchain.
While the idea may seem incredibly niche, this is one of the few attempts to transfer an industry onto the blockchain that actually seems to have some merit. The main obstacle for Lab Ledger will be adoption. How many scientists will publish their papers on a platform which no one knows exists? But that’s the same problem which faces many blockchain services, so Lab Ledger isn’t alone on that front.
LAB airdrop date: June 21st
Atidium are airdropping 900,000,000 ATD tokens on a 1:1 ratio for EOS holders.This amounts to 60% of their total token allocation, with the rest being split among the team and the marketing department.
Atidium aims to provide a cryptocurrency that will help users keep track of their finances, and includes a few unique features to help with general financial management.
One example is the proposed ability to ‘color’ coins – that is, to mark them as being for a very specific use. At the same time, Atidium proposes a shared wallet system, where you could allocate your son a token amount which could only be spent in a certain place.
The Atidium roadmap is still a long way from completion, and their level of ambition would require untold amounts of work; both technical and social. For Atidium’s application to be worth anything, it would need to secure adoption by hundreds, if not thousands of real world vendors. It’s not impossible, but certainly ambitious.
ATD airdrop date: June 28th
HorusPay is an upcoming EOS project which aims to provide a platform for payroll services. According to HorusPay’s website, typical payroll vendors charge up to 40% for their services, and HorusPay wants to cut out the middle-man and provide an automated system for the management of payrolls.
Users would presumably benefit from the core blockchain values of security and decentralization, and while the transfer of financial services to the blockchain is a viable idea, there are also many crypto projects looking to invade this space.
Blockchain platforms which focus on purely financial services tend to miss out on much of the typical cryptocurrency hype. The average crypto investor can’t tell the difference between the hundreds of ‘decentralized payment and remittance platforms’ which pop up every year. For HorusPay to make an impact, one would think they’d have to either show up with some kick-ass technology in tow, or ramp up the hype train with some partnerships or similarly promising announcements.
HORUS airdrop date: June 30th
Prospectors is what’s known as a Massive Multiplayer Online Real Time Economic Strategy (MMORTES) – a game which focuses resource management and economic strategy.
The gameworld models the economic situation of the late 19th / early 20th century, and players must compete in the process of mining for gold.
The game has been alpha-tested for a while now and the team recently announced the transition to beta-testing towards the end of May. Gameplay videos can be found on YouTube, and Prospectors seems like it may have the potential to do well, even among the currently saturated blockchain-gaming ICO market.
By all accounts, Prospectors appears to have more going for it than the many CryptoKitties knock-offs that appear on a daily basis. While the game does involve buying assets and selling them on (the entirety of CryptoKitties), it also involves the extra layers of strategy afforded by the requirement that you actually set up a prospecting business.
This means that before you get to the gold mines, you’ll need to get your tools, resources and team all in order.
PGL tokens represent said gold and fuel the in-game economy. The marketing materials for the game claim that it operates on free-market principles; with in-game prices being reflective of the supply and demand of its user base.
If previous blockchain games are anything to go by, this probably means that game items will be priced exorbitantly upon launch, when there are too few players to make up the economy. However this is speculation, and Prospectors could yet prove to be the blockchain game that bucks the trend.
PGL airdrop date: 30th June
And a few more…
Many EOS airdrops are scheduled for the month of June, but some of them have undefined dates.
CETOS, for example, is a blockchain project which aims to become a facilitator for day-to-day healthcare services. They’ve set an airdrop date of ‘June/July’.
EOS Cafe aims to airdrop its BEANS tokens to users some time around June, but no clear date has been set. EOS Cafe has the long term goal of setting up EOS-focused coffee-shops and hack-spaces.
Another undefined airdrop date in June belongs to EOX – a proposed global crypto commerce platform where everything can be bought with cryptocurrency.
While the ONO Social Network rounds off those airdrops listed for unspecified dates in June, and will release their tokens in a 1:1 ratio against EOS tokens.
Going, Going… Gone!
Many tokens have already dropped this month, with projects such as Tokena, Evolution, EOS Sports Bets, EOS Classic, and EON releasing tokens to registered EOS holders.
Several are launching right now, or are due to launch in the next few hours, such as Chaince, Everpedia, KEOS and Scatter.
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