🚨 Alpha Alert: DYDX Retroactive Drop

What you need to know about the DYDX airdrop and how to participate in Epoch 0!
Ryan Sean Adams Ryan Sean Adams Aug 3, 20214 min read
🚨 Alpha Alert: DYDX Retroactive Drop

Dear Bankless Nation,

Derivatives protocol dYdX announced their $DYDX governance token today.

And par for course, there’s a retroactive airdrop for those of you who’ve used the protocol’s Starkware Layer 2 implementation.

That means if you did your homework and completed this Bankless tactic in April you might be eligible! There are tons of market opportunities with this launch so here’s what you need to know.

Let’s get to the Alpha. 🚀


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🚨 ALPHA ALERT: dYdX Governance Token

Market Opportunity: Claim your DYDX Airdrop

dYdX, the derivatives protocol known for its margin trading and perpetual contracts, released its highly anticipated governance token, DYDX.

The distribution will occur over the next 28 days, with the initial epoch ending on September 8th 15:00 UTC where the tokens will finally become transferable.

Within this launch, there’s a ton of market opportunities including retroactive rewards for past users, liquidity mining for traders and LPs, a DYDX Safety Pool (earn rewards for staking DYDX as protocol collateral), and trading discounts based on the amount of DYDX users hold.

We should note that U.S. citizens are disqualified from participating in this program given the regulatory environment and the nature of the dYdX protocol. Sad.

  • Alpha: dYdX airdrop + earning opportunities
  • Asset: DYDX
  • Eligibility: Used dYdX Layer 2 + not U.S. citizen (rip 💀)
  • Distribution: 7.5% of total supply
  • Details: Official Blog Post and Retroactive Rewards Docs
  • ROI: N/A until tokens are transferable on September 8th.

If you’re interested in learning more about some of the market opportunities with this token launch, you can read up on the official blog post.

Am I eligible for the airdrop?

Did you use Layer 2 dYdX? Did you pay fees? You may be eligible.

Below is the rewards retrospective formula. Full eligibility details here.

Fee paid and average open interest determines your airdrop rewards

How to get this Alpha:

  1. You can check the official dYdX page here to see if you qualify for DYDX rewards.

    Example of the a working interface with retroactive rewards 😎
What your airdrop claim experience looks like if you live in the U.S. 💀
  1. If you’re qualified, you can start trading on dYdX during Epoch 0 to unlock your allocation.

    More trading milestones = more token reward bonuses
  2. That’s it! All tokens will be made available on September 8th—until then they are lock and illiquid.



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