Layer-1 blockchain firm Aptos Basis announced on Oct 18 that it had rewarded its early community members with free APT tokens.
1/ The Aptos Basis has offered early community members with APT tokens. In case you are eligible to say, you’ll obtain an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org within the subsequent few hours.
— Aptos (@AptosFoundation) October 18, 2022
The muse shared that it had allotted an estimated 20 million APT tokens, representing 2% of its preliminary complete provide of 1 billion APT, to about 110,235 eligible members. The airdropped tokens had an estimated worth of about $200–$260 million USD based mostly on the token’s market value on the time the drop happened.
Based on the blockchain firm, eligibility for the airdropped tokens was based mostly on two classes: “Customers who accomplished an software for an Aptos Incentivized Testnet” and customers who minted “an APTOS: ZERO testnet [nonfungible token, or] NFT.” Solely the unique minters of those NFTs have been eligible, not the present or secondary house owners of the NFTs.
The corporate shared that Aptos tokens might solely be claimed by way of the official Aptos Neighborhood web page with further info offered within the eligibility e-mail despatched out by the corporate. They cautioned customers to train excessive warning and solely belief official sources and channels to keep away from being defrauded.
Aptos Basis’s first airdrop to its neighborhood members comes at a time when the venture has been beneath a lot scrutiny by members of the crypto neighborhood on Twitter.
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Solana Blockchain developer Paul Fidika, who had allegedly labored on Aptos staking, claimed in a collection of tweets that the venture had “Dodgey tokenomics” and “Faux POS.”
1. Dodgey tokenomics. The FTX / Coinbase / Binance tokens occurring sale tomorrow are already owned by the exchanges and are already staked (I feel???) Nonetheless these exchanges are advertising as if these tokens are being bought by the neighborhood (which is unimaginable—there was no ICO)
— Paul Fidika | OpenRails.dev (@PaulFidika) October 18, 2022
Aptos was created by former Meta workers Mo Shaikh and Avery Ching, each of whom have been concerned in Mark Zuckerberg’s failed Diem blockchain venture. Diem wound down in February of this yr, with Meta promoting its mental property and different property.
In July, Aptos closed a $150 million funding spherical co-led by enterprise studios FTX Ventures and Bounce Crypto, with further participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Apollo, Franklin Templeton and Circle Ventures. Based on Bloomberg, the funding spherical greater than doubled the startup’s valuation, which was over $1 billion as of March.