EOS Airdrop Tools
EOS Airdrops should accessible for the entire community. This includes allowing dApp developers the ability to Airdrop their tokens to EOS token holders without the need for huge amounts of capital.
- takeNames: This allows users to get all the name accounts in the entire EOS network and export it out into a .csv file
- takeSnapshot: Using the names from the takeNames feature users will now be able to retrieve more detailed information for EOS accounts holders. These will include the amount of EOS staked and unstaked, whether they have voted or elected to proxy vote and any airgrab registration they have participated in. This information will be presented in a .csv file
- paySnapshot: using the snapshot created users are now able to issue token distributions and payment
EOS New Yorks Snapshot tool takes a daily snapshot of the EOS Blockchain saving into an easy to find directory for developers to leverage fast and accurately.To ensure the accuracy of each daily account snapshot .csv, the EOS New York team wrote two separate applications in two different coding languages: Python & .NET. Both applications were run against the same nodeos instance and the outputs were confirmed to be identical.
How do these tools affect the future of EOS Airdrops
Up to date EOS token holders have been receiving numerous Airdrops based off the initial genesis snapshot. This means, if EOS token holders held an EOS token balance in a registered account when the snapshot was taken then they would still be receiving airdrops to that account even after they have moved their tokens out of that account. Likewise, thousands of new EOS accounts have been created since mainnet launch and users have moved their tokens from exchanges into those privately controlled accounts.
With the implementation of Airdrop tools it will allow dApp developers to issue tokens to EOS token holders based off a live or more recent snapshot of their EOS token holdings. This will help to to reward the current EOS token holders within the community. Furthermore, it will provide dApp developers with more flexibility on how their tokens are distributed. For example, they will now be able to choose whether they would like to Airdrop only to EOS token holders who have voted for a certain number of BPs. There are many combinations that can be tested used.