One of the big use-cases for EOS is airdrops - having a frictionless (zero-fee) platform that is scalable and also has a huge amount of capital (liquidity) in it’s network allows for airdrops to become a reality. Airdrops themselves appear to be a way to get around securities regulations (for the moment anyway).
What is an airdrop? (Link to wikipedia - definition from wikipedia below)
An airdrop for a cryptocurrency is a procedure of distributing tokens by awarding them to existing holders of a particular blockchain currency, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. It can also be considered a marketing strategy, since its goal is usually to spread the word about a certain product, coin or exchange in the world of cryptocurrencies. Lately this strategy has become increasingly important due to various social networks, most notably Facebook, refusing to allow adds promoting various virtual coins. In the United States, the practice has raised questions about tax liabilities and whether they amount to income or capital gains. There are two ways creators distribute their tokens: selecting random wallets or publishing the event in airdrop lists.
One key aspect of airdrops that is left out of that definition is the fact that the issuers keep a percentage of tokens and, once a market is established for the tokens (listed on an exchange and people are trading them), then the issuers can sell their remaining tokens as required to raise the funds they need for their project.
So I am curious about the possibility of doing airdrops on the Safe Network in the future. Given the anonymity of users on the Safe Network I think it would be a really great thing. I don’t know however if it would even be possible - those doing the airdrop would have to know the account numbers of users - but is that information even available generally?
Perhaps a Safe Airdrop registry would have to be created?
I also found this thread while looking into this, but didn’t find any conclusive info:
So my general question for this thread is: What are the limitations/problems/difficulties involved with doing airdrops on the Safe Network down the track? And, is anyone thinking of working on this - i.e. creating an app to manage airdrops?