Reddit airdrops free NFTs to its most loyal users

Users who have earned Karma scores based on their participation on the platform may receive a free ‘Collectible Avatar’ NFT.
August 29, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

Social forum platform Reddit is airdropping free Polygon NFTs to its most avid users. 


The news comes after the platform announced Reddit released its  ‘Collectible Avatars’ NFT collection based on its Snoo character in July. The collection is minted on Polygon and enables lower costs, faster and more energy-efficient transactions than Etherum. 


A Reddit administrator announced on the server: r/CollectibleAvatars that they’d be airdropping to their  top community builders for free. It will also reward its users who earned a minimum number of ‘Karma’ - scores that reflect your contributions to the Reddit community. Karma can be earned by commenting, posting, giving and receiving awards on the platform. 


Community members typically joke about Karma being ‘fake internet points’ but Reddit has now given utility for it through this NFT airdrop. 


The number of Karma required to qualify for the airdrop has yet to be revealed. However, Reddit mentioned that the digital collectibles will be airdropped on a user-by-user basis and have no restrictions on any community within Reddit.


They also mentioned four styles of Collectible Avatars that qualified users can choose from, including Aww Friends, Meme Team, The Singularity and Drip Squad. 


To request your free NFT:
1. Go to the Reddit homepage and login.
2. If you’re qualified, you’ll see a banner at the bottom of the page.
3. Click on the banner and you’ll be asked to select from the four styles of avatars.

In addition to the free airdrop, other NFT avatars are up for sale on Reddit, which range in price from $9.99 to $99.99 apiece, based on the current selection.


Reddit in NFTs


Reddit has been immersed in the NFT space for a considerable time. In late 2018, it first introduced tokenized ‘Community Points’.

In June 2022, the platform partnered with Gary Vaynerchuk’s VaynerNFT to develop ‘The ABCs of NFTs Playbook’, a guide book that teaches new users how to get into NFTs.

Earlier this year, the platform began experimenting with a feature that allows users to verify and make any Ethereum-based NFTs as their profile picture.

Recently, Reddit launched an NFT avatar marketplace in July, and launched Collectible Avatar NFT collection. Users can mint their avatars then store them on Reddit’s blockchain wallet, Vault. They can also use Vault to earn community points and spend them on features such as badges and animated emojis. 


Photo: Reddit


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