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  1. _ingsoc

    _ingsoc Hero Member

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    Hello everyone,

    The airdrop initiative has been finalised, and the project is now in a position to present a general overview of what has transpired and provide more information about the network distribution when mainnet is launched in the future.

    In total, 3,244 participants have successfully completed the airdrop confirmation process through the submission of a Decred address. The airdrop opened with the public announcement of Decred on December 15th, 2015 and closed on January 18th, 2016. The airdrop sign up was open for 34 days and participants joined the project from 99 different countries. The top fifteen countries based on the IP addresses of successful participants are as follows (in percentages):
    1. United States (27.0)
    2. United Kingdom (7.0)
    3. Brazil (5.7)
    4. Germany (5.3)
    5. Russia (4.4)
    6. Netherlands (4.0)
    7. France (4.0)
    8. Canada (3.8)
    9. Italy (2.9)
    10. Ukraine (2.4)
    11. Australia (2.3)
    12. Estonia (2.1)
    13. India (1.8)
    14. Switzerland (1.6)
    15. Japan (1.5)
    These 15 countries represent 75.9% of successful participant IP addresses based on geolocation, and serve as a crude overview of airdrop participants who completed the process. This means every successful participant will receive approximately 258.93958076 decred when they import the seed they generated (and saved) into a wallet in the future. The process of evaluation involved a combination of:
    1. Checking each entry individually for an online presence
    2. Asking the participant directly for more information where the evaluator was unsure about the entry, and/or
    3. Having a discussion with the participant about their interests, history, and proposed future contributions to the project
    Checks were also included to investigate similarity in IP addresses and e-mail addresses across entries - this process was performed manually as well. Whilst no evaluation system is perfect, every reasonable effort was made to pay each applicant as much time as possible and balance these responsibilities against the demands of software development and testing with as few delays as possible.

    However, in response to community concern, and as a show of good faith, the project has decided to conduct another (and final) sweep of the database to check its integrity and remove problematic entrants that are identified as fraudulent. The outcome of this may result in each successful participant receiving slightly more coins than stated - but no less than 258.93958076.

    Everyone can be proud of their efforts to help secure a very important first step: to decentralise the network with many early participants; a truly global distribution of the currency from the very beginning. The project welcomes you, and all others that join us now and in the future, to an exciting week marked by the release of a public testnet, miner binaries, and block header specifications!

    Sincerely,
    Decred Project

    Note: You can also visit your airdrop confirmation link to see the Decred address submitted to the database. Airdrop will go to this address.
     
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  2. anondran

    anondran Full Member
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    Nice to hear this update. Things are getting more exciting!! :p
     
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  3. 418Sec

    418Sec Member
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    3,244!! That's a ton of people.. :D
    Very Excited!
     
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  4. justfog

    justfog New Member

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    So, china is not in top 15
     
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  5. David

    David Sr. Member

    Jan 22, 2016
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    Woot!
     
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  6. zkott

    zkott New Member

    Jan 21, 2016
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    Excellent news and interesting stats! Keep up the good work!
     
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  7. shoshin

    shoshin Member

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    Congratulations on completing this stage... Dealing with over 3,000 applications must have been a daunting task. Thank you for all the hard work and the continued effort to keep us all informed every step of the way.
     
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  8. Freemind

    Freemind Member
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    Jan 17, 2016
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    Great news _ingsoc. I will translate the news right now.
     
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  9. jy-p

    jy-p Sr. Member
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    Keep in mind that we got many more than 3,244 signups - the 3,244 are the ones who completed the registration (submitted an address).
     
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  10. justfog

    justfog New Member

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    Everyone who received his Confirmation id will receive the airdrop.
    Probably there were many user who forgot to submit theyr addresses even after aidrop end and even after many reminders.
     
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  11. Dyrk

    Dyrk Sr. Member
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    Go go, Italy and Ukraine! I've actively lobbied for Decred in these two countries :)
     
  12. John Ennis

    John Ennis New Member
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    Jan 17, 2016
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    How many signed up in total?
     
  13. davecgh

    davecgh Hero Member
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  14. justfog

    justfog New Member

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    Wait, wait.....8793 entrants and only 3244 remembered to apply?
    I mean, after multiple decred dev reminders?

    Sounds like 60% forgot to check mail after aidrop request.
     
  15. shoshin

    shoshin Member

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    Impressive that there were 8,793 applicants. Kudos to those who were charged with sifting through the spammers and duplicates.
     
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  16. _ingsoc

    _ingsoc Hero Member

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    That number (8,793) includes spammers, scammers, and other problematic entries, etc. It's a raw count.
     
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  17. davecgh

    davecgh Hero Member
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    Indeed. I think that also helps shed some light on the delay.
     
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  18. techbytes

    techbytes New Member

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  19. justfog

    justfog New Member

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    Kudos to decred crew for having checked 8,793 one by one and accepted only 3,244.
    A lot of work has be done.
     
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  20. shoshin

    shoshin Member

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    I am inclined to believe it was likely more of the latter...
     
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