While writing this, I want to emphasize that I am completely expressing myself as a Astar enthusiast and ambassador;
We have achieved great things so far, and with the Astar Zk Evm launch, I hope we’ll witness Astar’s presence in strong communities and major projects.
As you know, the biggest hype on the ZkEvm side comes from the struggle for AirDrop by users, significant grants for projects, and the awards they receive. As a user and developer, I’ve always opposed the AirDrop system because it creates an artificial environment, luring users with the reward-gain system, akin to Ivan Pavlov’s theory in psychology. Essentially, it results in acquiring a fake active user base.
Despite this ongoing process, blockchain communities are rapidly growing due to this AirDrop, reaching a certain user count. As Astar Network, having ASTR tokens, conducting an AirDrop currently seems challenging. How will we compete with our strong rivals in ZkEvm?
I have some ideas regarding these, and I’d like to list them:
- Introduce many web2 companies to Astar ZkEvm through Startale.
- Reach millions by accessing the everyday users of web2 companies.
- Incorporate projects into our ecosystem with a new dApp staking system, promoting fairness even without AirDrops.
- Carefully select new projects, focusing on contributing to the Astar ecosystem rather than just farming.
- Add a certain amount of tokens from potential future projects to the Astar pool for AirDrops.
- Utilize our new Ambassador system to focus ambassadors on local communities, encouraging more interaction with users.
- Conduct live events like weekly TAB for Polkadot OpenGov on Astar Forum.
- Encourage more usage of the Astar Forum by users.
- Integrate Astar ZkEvm with NFT marketplaces like opensea and blur to attract global NFT communities.
- Build the future.
These are some examples that came to mind. While I believe in the strong work of the Astar team, I have academic experience in community building. If you have any ideas, feel free to share them in the comments; perhaps the Astar Core team could benefit from them.
Let’s build the future.