XRP holders: Get ready for the Spark airdrop by Flare Networks. On Dec 12 at 00:00 UTC time, a snapshot of your XRP balance will be taken, IF you have got your XRP on the right place or have claimed Spark already.
The Spark airdrop is highly anticipated by the XRP community and obviously a major reason why XRP has seen an incredible run lately as well as a surge of new XRP accounts. According to a Flare Networks' retweet, a whopping 67.264 accounts have been set up recently. And over 295 million XRP have been recorded for the airdrop.
Now there is two ways on how to claim Spark, and the easiest is to just leave it on one of the exchanges that have agreed to support the Spark airdrop. And that includes almost all major crypto exchanges, excluding Coinbase at time of writing:
AltCoinTrader AnchorU$D Aprobit BigONE BiKi Binance B4Y BityBay bitbns Bitfinex bithumb bitkub bitrue Bitso Bitstamp Bittrex BKEX btc markets BTSE Celsius Coinbit CoinEx CoinField Coinmerce Coinone CoinSpot Colodax crypto.com etoro etoroX Foblgate gate.io Gatehub Gopax Indodax iTrustCapital korbit Kucoin Liquid MiraiEx NDAX IOI nexo Poloniex Probit swyftx tokens UPBit uphold VEBITCOIN wazirx Youhodler ZB.com OKEx VALR Young Kraken
And in the past hours (at time of writing) OKEx and Kraken have confirmed that they also will support the airdrop.
Keep an eye on this list of supporting exchanges which is updated by Flare Networks. (Link)
The exchanges will take care of the claiming. "The amount of Spark you can claim depends ONLY on your XRP balance at the time of the snapshot". So just make sure your XRP are deposited there and don't do it too late, but rather deposit 2 days in advance. And you will see your Spark tokens in a 1:1 ratio to XRP:
The distribution date is expected to be at Q1-Q2 2021. The Flare Network is not live yet!
The second method to claim is who those folks who don't trust exchanges with their XRP and have it on their self-custody wallets.
1) For Ledger devises users a tutorial for claiming Spark with MetaMask have been published by XRP Tookit (Link).
2) Use those wallets for your XRP: cobo, Exodus, Guarda Wallet, Ledger and XUMM, DECENT, Ellipal, Gatehub, SafePal, MetaMask (In case of Exodus you just have simply to tap on button to get Spark ready)
3) Claim Spark if your XRPL account holder or XUMM users with the tool by Wietse Wind (Link)
And the Spark token itself? Let's see how this works out, Flare promises to bring "real DeFi" projects with XRP, a huge boost with smart contracts and utility for the XRP community. And the native Spark token fuels the smart contracting on the Flare Network.
More info at flare.xyz