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October 02, 2017, 10:36:47 PM
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people use air drops for all different reasons so definitely not all airdrops are ponzi schemes.
Some use it to reward their user base or some as advertisement, etc.

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October 02, 2017, 10:39:11 PM
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Scheme of Ponzi - Eng. Ponzi Scheme, is an investment scheme that provides the income of earlier investors at the expense of funds received from later investors. Initially, it may look legitimate, but the Ponzi scheme usually collapses as soon as the inflow of funds from new investors becomes insufficient to make payments to the old. In some cases, the Ponzi Scheme scheme is initially used without malicious intent, but in order to make a profit with the fulfillment of all obligations to investors.
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October 02, 2017, 10:43:02 PM
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Not a trully scam, but they are weird programs, i dont understand the real purpose of an altcoin that uses an airdrop in order to make publicity of it. Anyway, this is a good nickname for them, since they are only signature campaigns payed in their tokens, only that they say that it is an airdrop, and that you are getting it "free" but it is not like that.. But yes, maybe some of them are good ones, but the others are pure bs.
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October 02, 2017, 10:48:28 PM
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Not a trully scam, but they are weird programs, i dont understand the real purpose of an altcoin that uses an airdrop in order to make publicity of it. Anyway, this is a good nickname for them, since they are only signature campaigns payed in their tokens, only that they say that it is an airdrop, and that you are getting it "free" but it is not like that.. But yes, maybe some of them are good ones, but the others are pure bs.

The purpose is to grow a big community that get's involved, it's not difficult to understand? So you think it's better to have a coin instamined by a few "lucky" people or companies with huge hash power?

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October 02, 2017, 10:52:11 PM
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Airdrop can't be ponzi scheme, is another way of distributing coin which also help in marketing of the coin. Some Airdrop is to create awareness as well

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October 02, 2017, 11:36:06 PM
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it's not a ponzi scheme, but the way it gets distributed among people is kinda weird. But yeah, it's pretty fair and I approve.
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October 03, 2017, 12:01:59 AM
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You can't understand that the air dropped is a Ponzi scheme. After all, airdrop doesn't really cheat your money. It's just an air drop for propaganda. There is no real investment in the air drop. Instead, it is part of the source of funding. So don't generalize.

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October 03, 2017, 07:08:40 AM
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Not a trully scam, but they are weird programs, i dont understand the real purpose of an altcoin that uses an airdrop in order to make publicity of it. Anyway, this is a good nickname for them, since they are only signature campaigns payed in their tokens, only that they say that it is an airdrop, and that you are getting it "free" but it is not like that.. But yes, maybe some of them are good ones, but the others are pure bs.

The purpose is to grow a big community that get's involved, it's not difficult to understand? So you think it's better to have a coin instamined by a few "lucky" people or companies with huge hash power?

I got the point of growing community! If its a "real" airdrop, so no activity like signature caring so on is required then its seems legit. And I never said that I´m for none transparent pre-mining....

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October 03, 2017, 07:20:09 AM
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DON´T GET ME WRONG! I DON´T ACCUSE!

I want to know more about airdrops and why some people telling its ponzi scheme!

"people" are not telling airdrops are Ponzi scheme, you are! your topic is saying it. otherwise you would have asked whether they are or not with a "question mark" at the end!

in any case, having an airdrop doesn't make something a Ponzi scheme. having no usage and being absolute crap makes them a Ponzi scheme. and they usually don't do any airdrops. they just release some ICO.



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October 03, 2017, 07:23:28 AM
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Many airdrops are not scam. Don't accuse beacuse you've joined an airdrop that will obviously scam people who are joiing on it. Many people get some funds because of airdrops. My friend got $600 just becaus eof airdrops.

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October 03, 2017, 07:25:11 AM
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You can't understand that the air dropped is a Ponzi scheme. After all, airdrop doesn't really cheat your money. It's just an air drop for propaganda. There is no real investment in the air drop. Instead, it is part of the source of funding. So don't generalize.


The investment thing will be shown once the coin is been added on exchange and dev of that coin will do some manipulation and trap those people who bought when he hype his coins and many airdrop coins do this activity but we can't actually call all of them are scam since there are other coins who are doing a good run on these days.


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October 03, 2017, 07:27:02 AM
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At first i want to say that all airdrops is not a ponzi schemes. First time we know about ponzi schemes and what is ponzi schemes ? Ponzi Scheme is money movement system as like recycle system . when some member give a some money and those money got a new member that means old member got money and new member invest money .

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October 03, 2017, 07:57:29 AM
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Scheme of Ponzi - Eng. Ponzi Scheme, is an investment scheme that provides the income of earlier investors at the expense of funds received from later investors. Initially, it may look legitimate, but the Ponzi scheme usually collapses as soon as the inflow of funds from new investors becomes insufficient to make payments to the old. In some cases, the Ponzi Scheme scheme is initially used without malicious intent, but in order to make a profit with the fulfillment of all obligations to investors.
So it clearly defines an investment is opposite to airdrop which is no money from your own pocket will be invested so definitely airdrops are not related to ponzi schemes its just a free giveaways from devs its just an act of generosity nothing else. 

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October 03, 2017, 04:48:09 PM
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You can't understand that the air dropped is a Ponzi scheme. After all, airdrop doesn't really cheat your money. It's just an air drop for propaganda. There is no real investment in the air drop. Instead, it is part of the source of funding. So don't generalize.


The investment thing will be shown once the coin is been added on exchange and dev of that coin will do some manipulation and trap those people who bought when he hype his coins and many airdrop coins do this activity but we can't actually call all of them are scam since there are other coins who are doing a good run on these days.

Whats the best way to make an airdrop as transparent and fair as possible?

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October 03, 2017, 08:47:32 PM
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At first i want to say that all airdrops is not a ponzi schemes. First time we know about ponzi schemes and what is ponzi schemes ? Ponzi Scheme is money movement system as like recycle system . when some member give a some money and those money got a new member that means old member got money and new member invest money .

So airdrop is giving FREE money and other members might invest afterwards... and so on... hmmm, still not sure about it

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I personally never participated in any airdrop as there are voices around that ALL airdrops are ponzi schemes!

Whats your thought about this "statement"?

Can some1 give deeper insight and background info about the airdrop principle and why some people telling its a ponzi scheme or MLM technique?


We (Licensium Team) where thinking months back on airdrop but decided to go the ico way!



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Technically, all of the Altcoins that are doing the airdrops now a days are trying to get more people to purchase what they are distributing to all the partnered Bitcoin Exchanges. They will sell their coins once they get a huge amount of money from project.

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October 04, 2017, 04:01:22 PM
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Airdrop and Ponzi are miles apart! Airdrop create a community of loyal people who are committed to the purpose and ideals behind the coin airdropped! If those ideas behind airdrop are realized, such coin could become Billion Dollar cap. A case in point  is that of ebtc. I learnt 8000 people got  21million coin with Dev having 0.2% of total coin! That is a good example of fair distribution!

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October 04, 2017, 04:06:14 PM
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Some people say Bitcoin is a ponzi scheme. When some people do not understand an economic system, they say it is a ponzi scheme.

It is in economy like the Godwin point in politics.

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October 04, 2017, 04:40:00 PM
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I personally never participated in any airdrop as there are voices around that ALL airdrops are ponzi schemes!

Whats your thought about this "statement"?

Can some1 give deeper insight and background info about the airdrop principle and why some people telling its a ponzi scheme or MLM technique?


We (Licensium Team) where thinking months back on airdrop but decided to go the ico way!



Thx in advance!

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Technically, all of the Altcoins that are doing the airdrops now a days are trying to get more people to purchase what they are distributing to all the partnered Bitcoin Exchanges. They will sell their coins once they get a huge amount of money from project.


Well I started to seriously discuss it with the team to maybe make an airdrop for our projects after reading all the response to this thread here... Maybe its a good idea to strengthen the community... I just do not want to make this step until I´m convinced its the right thing to do and its not a scam sign or ponzi scheme...

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There are lot of them popping up lately. I think we might need another section dedicated just for Airdrops. I haven't personally participated in any of them due to no future development.

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