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Jupiter's Token Airdrop and Meme Coin Launch: Exciting Updates from the Solana DeFi Aggregator

Jupiter, the Solana-based decentralized finance (DeFi) aggregator, has officially announced the launch date and time for its highly anticipated token airdrop. The platform will also introduce a new meme coin before the airdrop takes place. Here are the key details surrounding Jupiter's upcoming events:

Airdrop Details:

  • Date and Time: The token airdrop of one billion freshly minted JUP tokens will commence on January 31 at 10:00 am EST.
  • Eligible Wallets: Almost a million crypto wallets are eligible to receive funds through the airdrop, as stated by Jupiter.
  • Airdrop Allocation:
  • All Jupiter users will receive a minimum of 200 JUP.
  • Users who either held $10 worth of assets on the platform or made at least 10 transactions prior to March 2022 will receive an additional 500 JUP.
  • Factors determining a user's JUP allocation include trading volume on Jupiter and site usage consistency.

Community Airdrops:

  • The upcoming airdrop is just the first phase of Jupiter's extended giveaway roadmap.
  • Three additional community airdrops, each consisting of 1 billion JUP tokens, will follow at later dates.
  • An additional 1 billion tokens will be reserved for community contributors and grants.

Token Distribution:

  • In total, 5 billion JUP tokens, half of the total 10 billion JUP supply, will be distributed to the Jupiter community.
  • The rest of the tokens will be managed as follows:
  • 2 billion JUP for current team members.
  • 2 billion JUP as a strategic reserve.
  • 1 billion JUP for liquidity provision.

This announcement sets the stage for an exciting period ahead for Jupiter and its community as they prepare for the upcoming token airdrop and the launch of the new meme coin. Stay tuned for further updates from Jupiter as they continue to expand their decentralized finance offerings on the Solana blockchain.

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