In a strategic move to improve inclusion for its users, Starknet, a layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, announced a significant expansion in eligibility for its first round of Starknet airdrops. This update comes as a direct response to concerns raised by pre-Merge ETH stakers and Immutable X users, who faced initial challenges in claiming STRK tokens.

The Starknet Foundation, responsible for the Starknet network, identified and corrected issues regarding eligibility for the airdrop scheduled for February after careful analysis. This revision directly benefits two subcategories of users: those associated with the Immutable X platform and pooled stakers, granting them the right to participate in the airdrop.

According to information reported by Cointelegraph, the expanded group of now eligible users can expect to begin claiming their STRK tokens as early as April. The action was taken after Starknet recognized errors in a list provided by Immutable, which incorrectly categorized several Immutable X users as belonging to the VeVe group.

Correctly distinguishing between users of the VeVe non-fungible token (NFT) platform and other users was essential, as VeVe manages its users’ private keys. With the fix implemented, Immutable X users who made eight or more transactions before June 1, 2022 are now eligible to receive the airdrop.

The dialogue between Starknet and the VeVe team is still ongoing, aiming to clarify the criteria for VeVe users. Additionally, ETH stakers participating in group staking protocols have also had difficulty accessing their STRK, but some platforms have already started sending lists of eligible users to Starknet, with the airdrop expected to begin in April.

Starknet’s February revision of the token unlock schedule reflects an effort to promote a fairer distribution of tokens, extending over three years. This decision came after feedback from the Starknet community, which felt overlooked by the initial plan that seemed to disproportionately benefit early investors.

At the time of publication, the price of STRK was quoted at US$1.98 with a drop of 4% in the last 24 hours.


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