BANANO Airdrop to Nano Holders

Feb 15, 2021 4 min read

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Yesterday, there was a BANANO airdrop to Nano holders. There has been both excitement and confusion so the here’s some clarification originally published by our community manager Oops in The Daily Peel. He will cover these questions:

  • Did I qualify for this airdrop?
  • How do I claim it?
  • What does this even mean?
  • What is a representative, and why did the BANANO team airdrop this way?

Check it out below.

BANANO Airdrop to Nano holders — what does this even mean?

BANANO has airdropped coins to Nano holders who had their representative set to the following address: nano_1bananobjcrqugm87e8p3kxkhy7d1bzkty53n889iyunm83cp14rb9fin78p

Here is the original announcement from Banano Cofounder/Dictator Renesq:

What is a Rep?

The way BANANO and Nano reach consensus is through a process known as Open Representative Voting. This is different than the Proof of Work and Proof of Stake methods of most blockchains and cryptocurrencies. This is what allows BANANO/Nano to be instant and feeless, and is also why there is no mining or staking required. Instead, people run nodes for the network, and others delegate their voting weight to those node runners (also known as representatives). Basically summarized, everyone picks someone running a node (a rep) to speak to the blockchain on their behalf. You can select/change that representative at any time for free. When you create a wallet you are assigned a default rep associated with that wallet. If you have not changed it yourself, you will still be on that default rep.

So why did BANANO choose to Airdrop this way?

More Nodes/Reps with more diversified voting weight equals more decentralization (which is what we all want after all right? that’s the goal). The BANANO team runs a Nano node and back in April of 2019 there was an airdrop to Nano holders as both an educational tool, and to encourage people to branch out from the default wallet reps to the BANANO one, further helping decentralize the network. It turns out there was still a considerable amount of people to this day faithfully delegating to the BANANO Rep for their Nano Wallets (over a year and a half) so the BANANO team wanted to reward their support. This was not about incentivizing to switch to a BANANO representative, which is why it was not announced. But it certainly encourages people to be aware of the possibility of switching reps in general.

Did I Qualify for the Airdrop?

If the Representative of your Nano wallet was set to nano_1bananobjcrqugm87e8p3kxkhy7d1bzkty53n889iyunm83cp14rb9fin78p, on February 12th, 2021, then yes (edit: even a zero balance would make your account qualify)! Chances are, most people who are reading this would not have qualified, as this BANANO rep has not really been in the forefront of conversation for well over a year. Congratulations to the faithful few who are around and were able to receive that! If you did not qualify, it never hurts to learn how to change your rep and take the next step in taking control of your currency, the way crypto is supposed to be. There is never a better time than now.

I Qualified, how do I claim the Airdrop?

The steps to claim are quite simple. If your wallet was indeed holding Nano and had the above address as their rep on Feb 12th — these are the steps to follow:

  1. Retrieve the Mnemonic Phrase or Seed from your Nano wallet
  2. Import the Nano wallet’s mnemonic/seed into a Banano wallet (Kalium, Vault)
  3. please make sure you’ve backed up any wallets before logging out of them!
  4. If you qualified, the ban_versionofyouraddress will be holding the Banano from your airdrop. Simply withdraw them to a wallet of your choosing. They will be there automatically, there is no manual claiming process required. This also means you can claim this airdrop anytime in the future, it’s in your wallet already and just safely waiting for you.
  5. Congratulations to those OG’s who received the airdrop and thank you for helping contribute to a decentralized future.

Will there be future airdrops this way?

You never know :) In any case it’s recommended to choose a non-default representative. And if you had your Nano on an exchange, make sure to withdraw today. You will miss out on future airdrops if you keep your Nano/BANANO on an exchange, that’s for sure.

What the Fork is BANANO?

For those of you who don’t know BANANO yet, it’s obviously perfect to just read our animated, meme-rich and interactive Yellowpaper! BANANO is a cryptocurrency (forked from NANO in April 2018) powered by DAG technology — here to distrupt the meme economy. Yes, BANANO has memes! And also feeless and near-instant transactions, a highly active community, and active technical development! The BANANO community doesn’t take themselves too seriously, but we’re here for the long run and we enjoy what we do. On top of this, BANANO is super easy to use and puts an emphasis on free and fair distribution, gamification and crypto education.

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