I will say, early users weather test-net users or main-net user or both should be treated equally. everyone is making thier contribution. aptos didnt filter anyone they just came outta blue. so filtering doesn’t really makes sense.
The current issue is the lack of ecological projects on the main network, and it’s challenging to determine which accounts with multiple transactions are not illegal. Reliance on transaction numbers and balance is not a reliable way to determine legitimacy. Airdrops should attract more users rather than eliminate existing ones, and even if there are some illegal users, they should not compromise the airdrop’s validity. A suggestion is to divide airdrops into batches and not filter out too many illegal addresses initially. It will symbolically compensate for the illegitimate users and encourage others to stay. Airdrops are essentially advertising, and competition in L2 is intense, so it is essential to attract users to the Starknet network.
It is necessary to weed out, but not those who do not keep funds in the balance. Security of storage of funds should be in the first place. It’s the same if the exchanges say “we block users who do not keep money on the spot.” Crypto is when “started, made a transaction, withdrawn”. So it’s not fair to force people to store funds in an unsafe place!!!
I fully agree with your fourth point. Node runners are some of the first to enter projects and support them with their own resources and time for a long period. In this case, I have been running a node for more than 10 months, paying for it out of my own pocket, and spending time ensuring the node’s functionality and maintenance (updates), but often such participants are not included in incentive programs. The StarkNet team openly stated in their Discord that we NODE RUNNERS make an invaluable contribution to the development of the project and help other project participants. Therefore, I believe that node runners should not be left out and should be included in the incentive program. Thank you.
My vision for a possible distribution for early adopters
I think the airdrop should be divided into several parts, Ethereum wallets and Starknet wallets, past actions and future actions
Ethereum addresses (all items are desirable to complete)
Starknet Bridge users
0.05 ethereum holders in the main network (I understand that even active users may not have such a number at a certain moment, so some average value over the period is needed)
At least 50 transactions on the Ethereum main network
The first transaction on the Ethereum network was made before the launch of the Starknet mainnet
Gitcoin donators (Gitcoin passport gives an advantage)
Immutable bridge users (Ethereum mainnet)
There may be some kind of reward for burned gas in the Ethereum network
Early developers of projects for Starknet (I think we need to distribute tokens with locks for early projects)
Users with more than 100 $ equivalent on wallets with more than 10-20 transactions.
Transactions of various types (Mint NFT, Swap, Adding liquidity, buying and selling NFT)
Transactions on the Starknet network in at least 5 different weeks and 3 different months
More than 0.01 Ether spent on gas in the Starknet network (perhaps a bonus)
Future Actions on Starknet
Following the example of Optimism is a good option for network growth. I would focus on bonuses for users who are not whales and can operate in amounts from 100 to 10,000 dollars. For example, so that there is no situation when almost all bonuses for providing liquidity are taken by a couple of whales with several million dollars.
I only have $10 worth of ETH, but I am a real person. If moderators want to prevent witchcraft, they can create tasks such as enabling camera verification. The verification data can be hosted by facial recognition systems, which do not violate privacy.
I agree with most of what you said. Also have a little point of my own at 2 and 3.
In my opinion, real users should use starknet’s dApp (more than once), instead of using $50 as a threshold. Because the starknet network already has the highest gas cost in L2, the cost of interaction is greater than the cost of depositing $50. We need some pioneers to use the network and participate in defi, nft, etc. They are more real users, at least rewards for exploration.
Provide specific details on the number of mainnet users and their activity levels. This information could be gathered by tracking how many times users accessed the mainnet over different timeframes, as well as their active days or weeks. This could help in identifying potential airdrop recipients who are currently active on the network.
Consider the activity and behavior of the StarkNet community users. These users are likely to be early adopters of the StarkNet protocol and could also serve as potential airdrop recipients. By monitoring their engagement levels, you can identify those who are most committed to the project and are likely to take action with their airdropped tokens.
Set specific and achievable participation goals. In addition to overall participation conditions, it may be useful to set specific goals or requirements for participation, such as a minimum number of transactions or a certain amount of tokens held. This could help incentivize users to take more actions on the network and provide additional benefits to the project.
By including these additional details and specific goals in the plan, the proposed airdrop could be more successful in achieving its intended goals and driving engagement within the StarkNet community.
The StarkNet airdrop is a way to distribute the native token, STARK, to the community and incentivize users to participate in the network. However, the distribution of the token should be fair and transparent to avoid centralization and manipulation of the system.
To ensure the fairness and transparency of the StarkNet airdrop, the governance should be decentralized and community-driven. The community should have a say in the allocation of tokens and the decision-making process.
One way to achieve this is through a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) where token holders can vote on proposals and participate in the governance of the project. The DAO should be open to anyone to join, and the voting process should be transparent and secure.
Furthermore, the governance should prioritize the long-term sustainability of the project rather than short-term gains. The token allocation should be based on the contribution to the network, such as staking, providing liquidity, or building on the platform, rather than the size of the wallet.
Overall, I believe that the governance of the StarkNet airdrop is crucial for the success of the project. By ensuring fairness, transparency, and sustainability, the community can build a strong and decentralized network that benefits all stakeholders.