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Guide to Claim Base NFTs and the Potential Base Airdrop

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Base is a Layer 2 solution built by Coinbase on Ethereum using the OP stack in collaboration with Optimism, providing a foundation for Coinbase's 100 million users to enter DeFi. It is becoming part of Optimism's Superchain vision, where the Superchain is an interoperable network of chains built using the OP Stack. As these chains are built from the same open-source standardized technology stack, they share the same communication and security layer, which means no more bridging and network switching.  

As it's built on the OP Stack, Base taps into Ethereum's security layer, which is one of the strongest given the stake weight. Base also promises lower fees, which can be up to 10x lower than Ethereum according to the 90 days average. 

Now that Coinbase's Base is live and with the highly anticipated mainnet launch of Base having gone smoothly, there have been discussions about the likelihood of the project releasing an airdrop. Although the likelihood of a Base airdrop seems low, with Jesse Pollak, creator of Base stating that "we have no plans to have a token on Base or a token for Base," it's still a great opportunity to explore the Layer 2 and its offerings, while netting some nice NFTs. 

Note that all below actions are not guaranteed to result in receiving an airdrop, as Base has stated on official channels that "(they) currently do not plan to issue a new network token."

Use the Official Bridge

Step 1: Go to https://bridge.base.org/

Step 2: Click on Connect wallet

Connect Wallet Bridge to Base

Step 3: Click on Bridge assets

Bridge Assets Base

Step 4: Key in bridging details

You can specify the type of asset to bridge, and specify the quantity.

Enter Bridging details Base

Step 5: Click on Deposit ETH

Deposit ETH on Base

Step 6: Click on Transactions to check transaction history.

Check Transactions on Base

 

Mint Onchain Summer NFT

Step 1: Go to https://onchainsummer.xyz/

Step 2: Click on Connect wallet

Onchain Summer Connect Wallet

Step 3: Click on Bridge and mint for free

Mint for free Base

Step 4: Mint NFT

Select the number of NFTs you want to mint and click Mint (0 ETH)

Mint on Base

Mint a Base Bridge Pass on Mint.fun

Through this task, you will be able to mint a Base Bridge Pass, which will allow you to receive 0.001 ETH on the Base Network. It may take up to 2 minutes for your funds to show.

Step 1: Go to https://mint.fun/base/0x00008453E27e8e88F305F13CF27c30D724fDd055

Step 2: Click on Connect wallet

Base Bridge Pass

Step 3: Click on Mint for 0.001 ETH

Mint Bridge Pass

Step 4: You can check out more ongoing mints here.

Mint An Early Builder NFT

This one is more complex, as to earn a commemorative early builder NFT, you'll have to deploy a smart contract on the Base testnet. By following the steps below, you'll experience creating your own smart contract for a mintable NFT. 

Step 1: Go to https://chainlist.org/chain/84531 to connect your wallet to the Base Goerli Testnet.

Click on Connect Wallet

Connect Wallet to Chainlist

Click on Add to Metamask

Add Goerli Base to MetaMask

Step 2: Go to https://goerlifaucet.com/

Sign up for an Alchemy account, which allows you to receive testnet Goerli ETH which will be useful for future airdrop farming.

Collect Goerli ETH

Enter address and click Send Me ETH

Collect Goerli ETH for Base

Step 3: Go to https://bridge.base.org/deposit

Change to the Goerli chain

Change to Goerli Chain

Enter the amount to transfer from Ethereum Goerli to Base Goerli, and click on Deposit ETH

Bridge Goerli ETH to Base Goerli

Step 4: Go to https://docs.openzeppelin.com/contracts/4.x/wizard

Click on ERC721

Create NFT

Enter details for Name and Symbol, and check Mintable

Enter NFT details

Click on Open in Remix

Open in Remix

Click on Solidity compiler and Compile contract

Compile Contract

Click on Deploy & run transactions

Deploy and run transactions

Under Environment, click on Injected Provider - MetaMask

Click on Deploy

Deploy Contract

Click on the copy icon under Deployed Contracts to copy your contract address

Copy deployed contract

Step 5: Go to https://quests.base.org/

Click on ‘Start Quest’

Start Building on Base quest

Click on Continue, as funding your wallet has been done in the above task.

Continue after funding wallet

Enter the smart contract address copied and click Verify Transaction

Enter your smart contract address

Conclusion

To summarize, Base has a unique standing in the L2 space thanks to its strategic synergy of Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges, and Optimism, one of the top L2 technology stacks. By leveraging an existing user base and offering them unparalleled technology, Base is positioning itself as an attractive platform for developers and users alike. 

At the moment, the Base team has announced that they have no intentions on releasing a token. However, following the steps above will earn you some unique NFTs, while improving your familiarity with the Base ecosystem. That said, speculations on a future airdrop are still rife, and will likely result in the Base network continuing to gain traction and grow its ecosystem, similar to the Arbitrum airdrop speculation resulting in an influx of users and developers.

As mentioned above, there is no guarantee that following the above steps will result in an airdrop, but you will earn some NFTs!

 

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