The cheapest, fastest, and easiest way to make airdrop on Solana blockchain.
My goal was to make an airdrop of Christmas Gifts for Danger Valley NFT holders. We have two collections: Danger Valley Ducks (7777 Ducks) and Birds Aren’t Real (2222 Pigeons). So 10k NFTs total.
The Christmas Gift is just a JPEG, which you’ll have to claim on the Quackpot website and receive your gift (SOL, BEAK, Duck, or Pigeon).
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The most obvious way to airdrop gifts is to mint them as NFT and send them one by one using some script. But it was pretty expensive. It costs around 0.015 SOL to mint and airdrop one Non-fungible token, so for 10k, that’s around 150 SOL. Even with the current SOL price of around $13, that’s quite expensive. So I had to find a better way.
And here it is.
I thought if we have the same JPEG for every gift, why can’t we mint 10k SPL tokens and airdrop them? Our holders will still be able to claim it on quackpot.io, and it should be much easier and cheaper to mint and send.
Here is a way to mint and airdrop SPL tokens on Solana with zero code skills.
I used Strata Protocol to mint 10k utility tokens, which cost me $0 and took a few minutes. BTW, Phantom shows such tokens in the Collectibles tab, so it’s even good-looking, just as usual NFTs.
And then, I just airdropped them using the Famous Foxes FoxyShare tool. It took a few minutes and cost around 5 SOL (transaction fees, I believe).
And that’s all. Easy? Hell yeah!
We also had to implement the webpage on Quackpot to claim these gifts and fund users with their prizes (SOL, BEAK, NFTs). But that’s another story 😂
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