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Airdrops

Airdrops are available when bridging assets into Algorand using the Messina bridge.
To give some context, there are several conditions unique to Algorand:
  • The receiving wallet is required to opt-in to an asset before the asset can be received. The opt-in amount is fixed at 0.001 ALGO per transaction
  • The receiving wallet also has to maintain a minimum ALGO balance which increases proportionally to the number of assets held in the wallet e.g. if the wallet has not deployed any smart contracts, the minimum balance for holding 1 asset is 0.1 ALGO; 0.2 ALGO for 2 assets; 0.3 ALGO for 3 assets and so forth.
This hurts the bridging experience into Algorand especially for new users. So, we introduced an airdrop to make bridging seamless for everyone using the Messina bridge.
To be eligible for an airdrop, at least 1 of the following conditions must be satisfied:
  1. 1.
    The receiving wallet does not have enough ALGO to opt-in to a token.
  2. 2.
    The receiving wallet does not have enough ALGO to complete the claim transaction from the bridge.
  3. 3.
    The receiving wallet does not have enough ALGO to maintain the minimum balance after paying for the opt-in and claim transaction.
The maximum airdrop a user can receive through bridging is 0.212 ALGO and the minimum amount is 0.001 ALGO