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How to qualify for the Scroll airdrop.

In this guide, let’s look at all the steps you need to take to qualify for Scroll’s long-awaited airdrop.

The layer 2 network, currently still in testing, will be launched in 2 months and could reward one’s community with gift tokens.

Full details below.

What is Scroll?

Scroll is an Ethereum-based layer 2 zkEVM, under development since 2021, that will most likely release an airdrop to early users in its ecosystem.

It is currently still in testnet, but it is estimated that in August there will finally be a mainnet launch, which will likely decree the need to launch a native network token, which is still absent. 

The team behind the new layer 2 has raised 80 million in funding from some Venture Capitalists such as PolyChain and Sequoia, so it seems feasible that some of this money could be used for various marketing strategies including an airdrop.

Usually investments from external companies in ecosystems where there is no token (and on which there would be a need) is a signal warning of potential cryptocurrency reward airdrops. 

Since February, Scroll has landed on the Test Goerli Ethereum network, attracting much attention from the users of Vitalik Buterin‘s blockchain.

Should a token actually be developed (it is very likely, but not 100% sure) those who will use the blockchain in its testing phase, performing various on-chain actions, could be rewarded with a 3-zero airdrop.

In terms of the technical features of this network, it is worth mentioning what Scroll focuses on.

First, the network focuses heavily on the scalability concept, processing much of the off-chain transitions thanks to the computational proofs inherent in zk.

High throughput plays a major role in ensuring much faster operations than those performed by the main Ethereum substrate.

In addition, the “EVM compatibility” factor means that all developers using solidity in the main DeFi industry network can easily deploy their work on Scroll.

Finally, the security feature covers a key role in the vision of the Layer 2, which is subjected to several third-party checks to avoid unpleasant mishaps such as hacks or exploits that are unfortunately commonplace in the Web3 world.

Airdrop Scroll: bridge from Ethereum

The first activity worth focusing on to try to get Scroll airdrop is to bridge funds from the Goerli Ethereum test network to the layer 2 network.

Of course, all of these steps are free, as the network has not yet landed on the mainnet, so why not give it a try?

First it is necessary to go to the official website dedicated to the alpha testnet of Scroll, and connect a MetaMask wallet to the decentralized application.

Once the wallet is connected, you will need to add Goerli Testnet and Scroll Testnet by simply clicking on the “add to metamask” items and approving transactions for free in the pop-up that will appear on your extension.

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Once you have performed this step it will be mandatory to get hold of some GETH tokens (Goerli ETH). 

The easiest way to obtain these test cryptocurrencies for free is to use the faucets on the web. 

We recently presented a guide to the Mantle airdrop where it was explained how to do this.

In any case, if you don’t want to waste your time, try the various links on this google document.

You will only need to get a few fractions of GETH to continue with the next steps.

Among these, a key step involves bridging tokens to the Scroll network, which has to be done in this section.

After bridging the tokens and obtaining the equivalent in ETH on the Scroll network, we will already be halfway done. 

It is worth noting how repeating these moves several times over the next two months will be critical to increasing your chances of getting the airdrop.

Sometimes crypto projects that aim to reward the community with tokens, assessing the repetition of actions over several days, discard casual users.

So don’t be lazy and do as many transactions as possible!

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How to become eligible for the Scroll airdrop: testing the protocols in the testnet

The last steps to perform, as in any self-respecting airdrop guide, involve exploring the decentralized protocols built on the Scroll network.

The layer 2 already hosts some very well-known dApps in the Web3 landscape, such as Aave, Orbiter Finance and Syncswap.

The goal is to perform as many transactions as possible between now and the next 2 months (as these are free) by going to prove from an on-chain activity point of view that they are regular users.

The first dApp to interact with is Syncswap, the DEX of reference for the ZkSync Era network, which has recently integrated the alpha testnet of Scroll.

Perform a few swaps between ETH, USDC, WETH and USDT remembering to always leave a few fractions of ETH in the wallet to pay the gas fee, or you will have to repeat the faucet procedure on the Goerli and bridging the tokens again.

The price feeds may be off as the network is still being tested, so do not be alarmed if you can swap 0.2 ETH with over 3 million USDC, as shown in the image

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The second dApp on which to play around a bit is Aave, the main borrowing/lending platform for the entire DeFi sector.

The first thing to do is to enable “testnet mode” in the settings in the upper right corner, and select the alpha Scroll network.

Next, to simplify the whole process, click on “faucet” and request all the tokens in the platform, approving the transaction from your wallet

The more types of tokens you have in your wallet the more transactions you can perform on the platform, maximizing the potential gain from the airdrop

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Once this is done you can perform a long series of transactions, such as providing tokens in liquidity, borrowing assets, repaying debt, etc.

The operation is quite simple: in order to borrow assets you must first have provided something in liquidity (supply). 

On Aave there is an interest rate to be paid in the case of borrowing or received in the case of providing liquidity, which varies according to the type of token.

After supplying one asset as liquidity and borrowing another, you can repay the debt by clicking on “repay,” thus taking back the funds put up as collateral.

Remember that in case you are trading on the mainnet, if you put a volatile asset into supply to take a debt, you risk being liquidated if the value of the collateral falls below the value of the amount borrowed.

Take advantage of the fact that the tokens are all test tokens in order to familiarize yourself with Aave if you have never used it, so that you will be ready to use it should you need it in reality

Finally, use Orbiter Finance (rinkeby version) to bridge more ETH from the Ethereum Goerli network to the Scroll Testnet, performing the same procedures listed in the previous paragraph.

Wait for the launch of the network mainnet to use real funds, increasing even more the likelihood of being eligible for the airdrop.

We do not yet know when tokens will actually be distributed as rewards for actions performed to the community, in the meantime, better not to waste time!

We look forward to more information from the Scroll team.

Alessandro Adami
Alessandro Adami
Graduated in "Information, Media and Advertising", for over 4 years interested in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Co-Founder of Tokenparty, community active in spreading crypto-enthusiasm. Co-founder of Legal Hackers Civitanova marche. Information technology consultant. Ethereum Fan Boy and supporter of Chainlink oracles, strongly believes that smart contracts will be central in the development of society.
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