Move-to-earn protocol STEPN announces $30M airdrop for users


Move-to-earn lifestyle app STEPN, built on the Solana blockchain, is airdropping 100 million FSL points worth approximately $30 million to its users.

According to the April 10 announcement, the FSL points are redeemable at a 1:1 ratio for STEPN’s GMT token and can also be used in upcoming STEPN nonfungible token (NFT) mints alongside obtaining exclusive prizes. “We have decided to launch this huge airdrop campaign as a token of gratitude to our most loyal community members,” said Shiti Manghani, CEO of STEPN. 

“The first airdrop of this week, for our Badge Holders, was dedicated to our core players,” STEPN developers wrote, continuing: “Those who are truly playing the hard way. For them, we airdropped an FSL Points allocation based on the complexity of their in-app achievements.”

To claim the points, users must sign up for an FSL ID, which is created by the namesake developer that also manages the STEPN ecosystem. From there, users can also spend the FSL points in the ecosystem’s NFT marketplace MOOAR and strategy game Gas Hero. The $30 million airdrop will be ongoing until the end of April.

Created by FSL in 2021, STEPN allows users to earn rewards for walking, jogging, or running. Rewards are available after users purchase a virtual Sneaker NFT and link their smartphones. Rewards are issued in the form of GMT tokens, which have an inflationary mechanism, a supply cap of 6 billion and a current diluted market capitalization of $1.57 billion.

GMT tokens earned by players can then be used to mint new sneakers or level up in the game. On the in-app marketplace, players can lease or sell their NFT sneakers, and their GMT revenues are saved in the in-app wallet, which features a built-in swap function. The lifestyle app currently has more than 5 million users. 

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