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The Stellar Development Foundation and messaging service Keybase announced Monday a 2 billion XLM airdrop, the largest in Stellar’s five-year history, worth roughly $120 million. Over the next 20 months, Keybase users can expect monthly airdrops of 100 million XLM.
Keybase currently has 300,000 active users across its various services, according to the company.
“All you have to do is have an authenticated Keybase account, and your XLM will appear in your wallet – automatically, every month, for as long as the airdrop continues,” according to a draft blog post shared with CoinDesk.
Three months of airdrops are guaranteed, the company says, with the program’s continuation beyond that dependent on hitting “basic success metrics.”
The Stellar way
Stellar Development Foundation CEO Denelle Dixon tells CoinDesk that Keybase is a key part of its larger adoption strategy:
“The foundation’s mandate is to deliver lumens [XLM] into the world. This is part of that plan. The up to 2 billion is a really great way. And we will have checks along the way.”
Stellar and Keybase have worked together for quite some time, beginning with a March 2018 investment from Stellar large enough to close Keybase’s Series B funding round.
Dixon said the airdrop is an investment not only in Keybase users but the kind of projects the company says upholds its vision. Keybase’s 300,000-strong user base shares a lot in common with crypto, Dixon said.
“The number seems much more rational when looked at over a 20-month period,” Dixon said of the airdrop.