March of the Beras, Mantle (not Manta) and Gameified Future
Level 2 - Value Investor
Welcome Avatar! Today is another *free* airdrop tutorial. We put the chances at getting nothing for this at near zero. Just like other airdrops, the real money is for people who put their money at risk. That said, people want more of these free ones so we’ll explain the process here.
Warning Before Starting: When you are dealing with brand new free airdrops make sure you are using a wallet that doesn’t have significant amounts of money. This means you should not be using a farming address or a major address to connect and create new wallets. This reduces risk associated with any new project. Metamask is perfectly fine for these products since you can spin up an address for free in less than 5 seconds (by the time you read this sentence you should be done).
Berachain - Simple Step by Step
At this point you should at least be familiar with creating new wallets and connecting to new chains. If not, we suggest going on youtube to figure it all out and don’t have the time to go back and re-explain stuff from 2020-2021.
Quick Run Through
Go to Galxe and begin the March of the Beras tasks (source)
You will need to add the Berachain network, follow the Berachain on X app and of course re-tweet the standard disclaimer
Go the artio faucet and grab some Bera Tokens (source)
As with many test nets there is a waiting period, so we suggest doing this today/tomorrow and then checking on it the following day
Once you have your tokens you can then utilize the Testnet by using: 1) the Bex - bera dex, 2) acquire honey via native stable coin app and 3) go to Bend to supply
If you have more time you can click once a day to get more bera coins, begin voting on governance and hop on the discord
At this point you should have done enough to do a baseline qualification, however, you should continue to monitor the galxe update and of course follow the X handle for updates. If you’re smart you know that none of this takes significant time, you should be on a rotational 48-72 hour loop where you check on all the new chains, airdrop qualifications etc.
Mantle Guide $1K USDC - from Anon234
Below is a copy pasta comment from Anon234 as part of the paid stack. Since this got sent around anyway we’re going to let everyone read it if they like.
We mentioned another few ways to juice airdrop returns on the paid stack but this will get a novice started. If $1,000 is too much to risk, it’s best to go back to the drawing board and get on that WiFi money or obtain a second W-2 ASAP. No hate, everyone starts somewhere. That said, expecting to make millions with $0 at risk is just not logical.
Below is a copy pasta from Anon234 and uses his ref links since he wrote it all.
Use This (source)
Deposit ~$1,000 USDC or USDT or ETH
After you bridge you will receive a small amount of $MNT to get started with transactions in your wallet which is gas on Mantle.
Next create your mantle profile here (referral - from anon234): Source
This will record your activity on Mantle and give you points that will likely be needed/be part of some airdrop down the line.
Next I would go to Minterest: Source and supply whatever you bridged into Mantle to earn MNT and MINTY (minterest gov token).
After this you can explore the ecoystem, I worked on completing the galxe.com quests for Mantle/Minterest to do some easy transactions and likely add to airdrop down the line. You can check these every few days, and if you've followed the other steps you'll have made some progress on some of them.
All this probably takes an hour to complete in total, can do it while you watch something else easily. Goal is basically just show some activity on network so you get picked up in airdrop down the line, then convert those tokens back to eth.
Gameified Airdrops in the Future
For every single L2/new project trying to get deposits expect all of them to be gameified. This will be with NFTs, “Journeys” and constant leaderboard competition. In a few years, these will become actual video games but for now expect a big focus on NFT linked drops with leaderboards.
Mantle/Berachain: So there is no confusion, we expect both of these to incentivize NFTs. If you look around you’ll find them over the coming weeks/months. The trick is getting in early or selling into high expectation.
If you are on the mint, simply hold them and wait for a few weeks
As soon as an NFT linked airdrop is announced usually around 1 week the expected airdrop value will be far lower than the NFT trading price
Sell the NFT or simply hold if you don’t have the time to monitor the marketplace
As usual, each project is different. Each NFT will have varying levels of hype. This is why we run a newsletter and if we find discrepenacies it can lead to 40%+ mis pricings (looking at you L2 modular selling at 1ETH at peak!).
On that note. Back to the tent.
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