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The recent Arbitrum airdrop has ignited a whole new wave of airdrop hunters after users claimed anywhere from $1,000 right up to the tens of thousands, as people hunt for the next big airdrop there has been one, in particular, making some noise and could very well be the next big airdrop to catch.

To quickly put into perspective the potential size of the ZKSync airdrop the team recently secured $458 million in investment, meanwhile Arbitrum, on the other hand, secured $120 million. This stat alone says that ZKSync could be a larger airdrop than Arbitrum, and Arbitrum was a relatively large one.

The ZKSync Airdrop

What is ZKSync?

ZKSync is a blockchain that recently launched its main net and has caused quite a stir in the crypto community. Built as a layer 2 to help Ethereum with its scalability and congestion issues, ZKSync aims to offer fast, cheap, and secure transactions.

As you may have figured out by its name, it uses zero-knowledge proofs to secure transactions enabling it to process transactions more efficiently and at a lower cost as it can verify transactions without revealing the underlying data.

Being a layer 2 for Ethereum it can accommodate all ERC-20 tokens as well as support Ethereum native smart contracts, essentially ZKSynce like many of the other layer 2 solutions is designed to help improve the usability and scalability of Ethereum, making it more accessible by more users.

What we know so far

While an airdrop has not officially been confirmed there have been a lot of convincing rumors and wording used by the team that indicates it may be a possibility.

While Matter Labs the team behind ZKSync has stated that at this time a token is not necessary for the network to operate, they do state that in a year’s time to further the decentralized manner the blockchain a token would have more purpose.

While again this is not a confirmation is does give us a general idea of when they may look at launching a token, while a year may seem like a long time away this does give you ample time to farm the network to become eligible and to increase your allocated airdrop size.

How to be eligible for the ZKSync airdrop

While there are no guarantees when airdrop farming we can base eligibility of previous airdrops and the actions that make sense. The biggest thing that is going to make you eligible for any airdrop generally is simple, just interact with the network.

  1. Bridge to the ZKSync mainnet
  2. Interact with the ecosystem

Bridging to the ZKSync network is one of the first things you should do if you want to qualify for the airdrop, it also enables you to start participating in other platforms within the ecosystem. ZKSync themselves have built a bridge for this which makes it super easy and safe.

You can use the bridge here: bridge.zksync.io

You will need ETH to bridge across, now that you have some funds ready on the blockchain you can go ahead and start participating in different protocols within the ecosystem. While bridging to ZKsync alone may not be enough to qualify (it may be) it is definitely a good start and shows that your wallet address has been on the network.

Some protocols for you to interact with

SyncSwap

Sync Swap is one of the most prominent DEXs on ZKSync and its a great start to begin interacting with the ecosystem. Perform a few swaps and participate in the liquidity pools. This can be done fairly cheaply as you can swap between stables and other assets such as ETH.

ZKns

What better way to show you are participating in the network than minting your domain? While the network is young now can be great to nab up a bunch of unique domain names on the network. Not only could this help you with the airdrop eligibility but it could also be a great investment.

Mute

Mute is another DEX on ZKSync and is worth doing some swaps on and providing liquidity.

While these are just three of the projects currently built on ZKSync there are dozens more that you can interact with, the more the merrier. As the network gains more traction there are more and more projects being built and deployed every day so it is a space worth keeping an eye on.

Focusing on bridges and providing liquidity has in the past been a good way to be eligible for airdrops.

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