About my thoughts on the second Starknet airdrop

Dear Professor Sasson, I am a cairo developer and Starknet user from China. I think I have some personal opinions about your question. I spent 3 hours looking through various materials and websites, hoping to be read by you and receive your comments.

Let’s start with the first part: what should we make of this anger? How much of this anger comes from agriculture teams who are trying to rationally influence the standards of this and other rounds (Starknet and other projects)? How many of these represent a broad group of people (" farmers “or” non-farmers ") who, under different distribution methods, would contribute to Starknet’s long-term success?

As for how I view this anger, I think it needs to be analyzed from multiple perspectives:

We will not discuss the failure to meet expectations. This is due to the excessive consumption of gas costs caused by the abnormal use of Starknet network by the farmer team. They got the airdrop but were not satisfied, or they took the Starknet airdrop as an investment. Expect returns of tens and hundreds of times.

Let’s talk about the cost to individuals who have invested time and gas costs but not received airdrops, leading them to feel that their contribution to Starknet is not being treated fairly, which may cause them to be angry, causing them to rationally influence airdrop distribution on Twitter, discord, etc.

Let’s look at the active users of Starknet airdrop. I saw through Starkscans.co that the daily active users almost doubled between August 2023 and November 2023, peaking at 200,000 users in a single day, and then the news of the November snapshot was released. This is also a point that makes many members of the community angry, Starknet’s snapshot time is even likely to be leaked or internal witch activities, when they know the rules, they will leave 0.005eth, so it is very unfair for community members.

Next we talk about Starknet’s broad population, which we can understand as users, developers, farmers, investors, community members, partners, and so on, since this will include farmers. I think the best plan Starknet has done in this airdrop is for Github developers, ECMP, DP, Ethereum contributors, but there is not a good plan for Starknet users and early adopters, and for Straknet users, this is very broad. There are multiple groups of farmers, investors, users, and so on, but Starknet uses multiple scores for a different number of token airdrops, only to be denied a token airdrop because some real people in this broad group don’t meet one of the requirements, which is quite contradictory, to be honest.

At this time, let us refer to Arbitrum’s airdrop, their airdrop is very successful, has won the support of a wide range of people, they will not because of the balance and thus do not allow the standard crowd to receive airdrop, this is only a deduction item, because the need to consider should be the correlation and homogenization of wallet address, not because of the lack of balance and no airdrop.

That’s all I have to say, and I move on to the professor’s second part: “Are today’s STRK holders a broad and diverse group who will stay to improve, operate, and protect Starknet?”

This is a question that I think requires us to analyze the current holders of STRK tokens. What we know is that ordinary users use STRK tokens because they get some equity or use the Starknet network. Community members such as developers, technical teams, governance participants, etc. wish to participate in the governance of the Starknet community by voting with STRK tokens, maintaining the community and participating in proposals for community development. But farmers and liquidity providers, who use STRK tokens to mine liquidity or make investments for income.

At present, STRk airdrop has been completed, and the coin price will fall, which will increase the turnover rate and reduce the holding rate of farmers. Therefore, STRK holders should all want to invest in STRK or use STRK to pledge to participate in voting and other groups, and they need STRK tokens. Because we don’t need to know why they are buying and selling, they could be users, developers, governance participants, whatever it is, and I personally think that when this person owns STRK, he is part of the community, he may be bullish on STRK’s price or technology, or he may be involved in governance, so I think, Today’s STRK holders are broad, but they all protect Starknet in one direction or another.

Next is my opinion on the second airdrop of the remaining 400 million STRK. I think the classification of STARK early adopters and Ethereum contributors can be eliminated, because early adopters can be classified as Starknet users, and Ethereum contributors should not get a second airdrop on Starknet.

I think there are three groups that need to be distinguished: ECMP, Starknet developer members, and Starknet on-chain users.

Of course, if there is a need for specific rules, I think ECMP and Starknet developers do not need to question, still follow the rules corresponding to the first round of airdrops.

As for Starknet users, I don’t think one rule should be used to determine whether a user can get an airdrop, but rather a multidimensional decision, and I personally developed a solution: the data should be after the first airdrop snapshot and before the second airdrop snapshot.

Cumulative bonus points:

Daily active use: 30/60/120/180, 1 point for each completed item

Monthly active use: 5/9/12/15, get 1 point for each completed item

Tx Active: 30/60/120/180, 1 point for each completed item

Different contract interactions: 10/30/60/90, 1 point for each completed item

Single bonus points:

Use STRK tokens as gas to interact Tx >= 10 strokes and get 1 point

Pledge the number of vSTRK tokens >= 500 STRK tokens for 1 point

Hold STRK different NFT sets >= 5 sets for 1 point

Deduction items:

LP value + balance <= 0.03 eth, minus 2 points

Transaction volume <= $1,000, deduct 2 points



Tx interaction >= 20 for the same contract in one day is not counted as Tx activity

Different NFT collections Those parts of mint whose NFT number >= 2 are created by the NFT platform are not counted as different NFT collections

The total score is 19 points, the total score is less than 5 points will not get the airdrop, divided into 5/9/13/16/19 points five grades to get different numbers of STRK airdrops.

The exact number will be further confirmed by Professor Sasson.

Thank you Professor Sasson for watching and looking forward to your reply.

@elibensasson pls check it.