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Desmos Airdrop FAQs

All you need to know in order to successfully claim your DSM allocation

Since the airdrop was claimable, a lot of questions have been raised by the users. In this article we try answering the most common ones.

NOTE: We will continue to update the article as new questions come up.

📄 Summary 📄

Following you can find a summary of all the questions. Once you identified the one you are interested in, search for its identifier (#) inside the page to see the related answer.

ℹ️ General information about the airdrop ℹ️
#G1 — How can I know if I’m eligible for the airdrop?
#G2 — Where can I see how many DSM I am eligible for?
#G3 — I’ve staked some of the tokens in the list but I’m eligible for 0 DSM, why?
#G4 — Why did I get so little DSM?
#G5 — Am I eligible for the airdrop if I was staking $CRO inside the Crypto.com card or in the mobile app?
#G6 — When is the last day to claim airdrop?
#G7 — What will happen after the 25th of February?

🪂 Claiming procedure 🪂
#P1 — What should I do to claim the airdrop?
#P2 — Can I use my 12 or 24 words recovery seed phrase to create my Desmos wallet?
#P3 — I’ve heard that in order to create a Desmos Profile I need to have some DSM: how do I get them?
#P4 — I’m creating a profile and I don’t understand one thing: what is a DTag?
#P5 — Can I create my profile without a DTag?
#P6 — Why do you ask for the seed phrase of my accounts to connect all the different chains?

🧰 Claiming tools 🧰
#T1 — Can I claim my airdrop without using any seed phrase?
#T2 — Can I claim the airdrop using my Ledger device?
#T3 — What is Forbole X? Is it safe?
#T4 — Can I claim the airdrop using Keplr?
#T5 — What is Go-Find.me? Is it safe?
#T6 — Why doesn’t Go-Find.me support Keplr + Ledger?
#T7 — I couldn’t find my recovery phrase on Keplr, what should I do ?
#T8 — Can I claim my airdrop using my mobile phone?
#T9 — What is the Desmos Profile Manager app? Is it safe?
#T10 — Can I claim the airdrop using Terra Station?
#T11 — I’m trying to claim the airdrop for my Terra wallet using Keplr and it returns me an error. What should I do?
#T12 — I just claimed part of my airdrop and it tells me I’m eligible for more. What should I do?
#T13 — I’m trying using the SmartNodes Telegram bot to get some DSM but I get an error. What should I do?
#T14 — I’m trying to claim my airdrop but I see the error “You’ve already been granted for claiming the airdrop with address: …”. What should I do?
#T15 — How do I claim the airdrop using Cosmostation?
#T16 — How do I claim the airdrop using Atomic Wallet/…?

🪙 About the DSM tokens 🪙
#D1 — I have claimed my DSM. What can I do with them?
#D2 — How can I stake my claimed DSM ?
#D3 — Can I buy/sell/trade DSM somewhere? When will you list?
#D4 — Does DSM have a price yet?
#D5 — I claimed my tokens using Keplr. Can I stake them with the same wallet?

ℹ️ General information about the airdrop ℹ️

#G1 — How can I know if I'm eligible for the airdrop?

In order to be eligible for the airdrop you must have been a staker of one of the following tokens using a non-custodial wallet or some custodial wallet which you have full control of the private keys (e.g AuthCore for some Likecoin users): $ATOM, $OSMO, $JUNO, $LUNA, $CRO, $AKT, $BAND, $LIKE, $REGEN, $KAVA, $NGM.

#G2 — Where can I see how many DSM I am eligible for?

You can visit the following website: airdrop.desmos.network.
Remember to check for all of the addresses that you've generated with different seed phrases or for chains with different Ledger apps (eg. Terra, Crypto.org, etc).

#G3 — I've staked some of the tokens in the list but I'm eligible for 0 DSM, why?

This can happen for multiple reasons:

  • you've staked your token after the snapshots dates (you can check the snapshots' dates here);
  • you've staked all of your tokens using a custodial wallet;
  • you've staked all of your tokens to 0% commissions validators;
  • you've staked all of your tokens to CEX validators.

#G4 — Why did I get so little DSM?

Probably because:

  • you’ve staked most of your tokens to 0% commissions validators, and/or
  • you’ve staked most of your tokens to CEX validators.

#G5 — Am I eligible for the airdrop if I was staking $CRO inside the Crypto.com card or in the mobile app?

No, you’re eligible for the airdrop only if you staked $CRO using the DeFi Wallet app or another non-custodial wallet (eg. Legder, Keplr, etc).

#G6 — When is the last day to claim airdrop?

The airdrop will be claimable until February 25th 2022.

#G7 — What will happen after the 25th of February?

You can get a glimpse of what will happen once the airdrop ends by reading at the airdrop announcement post here.

🪂 Claiming procedure 🪂

#P1 — What should I do to claim the airdrop?

In order to claim the airdrop allocation that has been allocated to you, you will need to:

  1. Create a Desmos wallet
  2. Create a Desmos profile
  3. Connect your eligible account(s) to your Desmos profile

All of this can be easily done using any of the following:

#P2 — Can I use my 12 or 24 words recovery seed phrase to create my Desmos wallet?

Yes you can.

#P3 — I’ve heard that in order to create a Desmos Profile I need to have some DSM: how do I get them?

All of the platforms that allow you to claim your airdrop (Forbole X, DPM and Go-Find.me) will automatically send you some DSM to pay for the fees when claiming your airdrop. You don’t need to get them elsewhere as it will all be automatic.

#P4 — I’m creating a profile and I don’t understand one thing: what is a DTag?

The DTag is just like a Twitter handle, but for Desmos: it’s the name that other users will use to find/tag you inside social networks build on top of Desmos.
A DTag will be displayed using the @ symbol, and can only contains letters, numbers and the underscore (_). DTag must be at least 6 characters long and at most 30.

#P5 — Can I create my profile without a DTag?

No, you can’t. The DTag is the only mandatory field of the Desmos profile.

#P6 — Why do you ask for the seed phrase of my accounts to connect all the different chains?

First of all we have to say something that we have never pointed out: Desmos is, by its nature, a project that tries to connect to as many chains as possible. The first feature of Desmos, in fact, is called profile and it allows you to have your own decentralized identity on Desmos that you can link to your external chain accounts (e.g. Terra, Osmosis, etc). This identity is intended to provide you with the ability to remain completely anonymous on all of these chains but, at the same time, to ensure that there are no scammers trying to impersonate you. If you can prove that you own those accounts and connect them to Desmos, no one will be able to steal your identity because you only have to look at Desmos to know that the account is controlled by you (because it is connected to your profile).

Because of the interconnected nature of the project, we decided to airdrop to 11 different chains. However, unlike any other Cosmos airdrop, our has a problem: how can we automatically send tokens to the accounts of 11 different chains, each of which possibly generates its own accounts with a different derivation path? Well, this is not feasible.

Usually Cosmos-based airdrop works like the following: the project takes a snapshot of a past height of the Cosmos Hub state. Then, that state is read and, with the help of a script, for each Cosmos Hub address a new address (with just a different prefix) is derived. This is what Osmosis, Juno and many others have done. However, this has a problem: the new project (Osmosis, Juno, etc) need to use the same derivation path that the Cosmos Hub uses. Even though this might seem handy, it can cause some complications in terms of privacy: if someone knows your Cosmos address they can easily derive the Juno and Osmosis one getting a glimpse of how many tokens you have.

Inside Desmos, however, we decided to use a different derivation path.
This makes it impossible to derive a Desmos address from a Cosmos Hub address, even if they have been generated using the same mnemonic phrase. For this reason, we cannot allocate your airdrop amount to a generic Desmos address: there is no way for us to know beforehand what your Desmos address will look like.

The same also applies to other chains we have decided to target for the airdrop: Terra, Crypto.org and Kava are just some examples.

For this reason, we have thought of something: we ask users to connect their external accounts to a Desmos Profile and we use the profile feature to do this. Once you have created your profile and connected your addresses we will know the Desmos address to send the airdrop tokens to.

The only problem is that in order to link the two your Profile and your external accounts we need to prove to everyone that you actually own both. To do this the procedure is the following:

  1. sign your Desmos address with the private key of your Cosmos Hub (or any other) address to create a proof of ownership;
  2. insert that proof into a Desmos transaction signed with your Desmos private key.

With this, you prove that you have both private keys and are therefore the owner of both accounts.

Unfortunately, to be able to do what is required in step 1 you need temporary access your private key. This is only possible with an existing wallet (e.g. Ledger or Keplr) or, in the case of DPM which does not support Ledger yet,
by entering your mnemonic.

What happens is that we generate the private key from the mnemonic, use it to complete step 1 and then delete it. It is never even saved to disk (in fact, if you try to reconnect to the same address, it asks for it again).

If you're a dev, or if you are able to understand or read source code, you can check by yourself the DPM code inside the Github Repository.

🧰 Claiming methods 🧰

#T1 — Can I claim my airdrop without using any seed phrase?

This is only possible if you have a Ledger device. If you don’t, there is not other way then to input your mnemonic phrase inside either Keplr, Forbole X or DPM.

#T2 — Can I claim the airdrop using my Ledger device?

Yes you can claim your airdrop using your Ledger Nano and Forbole X.
You can check how to do it by watching this video or by following this guide.
Both of these contents are made by one of our validator: SmartNodes.

#T3 — What is Forbole X? Is it safe?

Forbole X is an all-in-one non-custodial crypto wallet developed by Forbole, the well-know validator of Cosmos-Hub and many other networks. For the moment Forbole X supports only DSM, but in the future it will support multiple assets. To start with Forbole X, you can take a look at this guide here.

The Forbole X platform is completely safe and totally open-source. IF you don’t trust us (which you should never do) you can check out the code by yourself inside the GitHub repository. Also, by using Forbole X with your Ledger device you will increase your security even more.

#T4 — Can I claim the airdrop using Keplr?

In order to claim your airdrop using Keplr you can use:

  1. Forbole X (guide here);
  2. the Go-find.me website (video tutorial here).

#T5 — What is Go-Find.me? Is it safe?

Go-Find.me is a decentralized application made by one of our validators: GStake. With it you can manage your Desmos profile and connect it to all the different Cosmos-based accounts you have by using Keplr.
It's also possible to look for other profiles by searching them using their DTag.
Here you can see an example of a Desmos profile displayed by Go-Find.me: https://go-find.me/gstake.

Go-Find.me is totally safe. The code is completely open sourced and if you don’t trust us (which you should never do) you can check it out by visiting the GitHub repository here. Also, if you use Go-Find.me with Keplr your private keys will never leave Keplr itself making it even safer to use.

#T6 — Why doesn’t Go-Find.me support Keplr + Ledger?

Currently we can’t support Keplr + Ledger due to the fact that the Keplr extension only allows to use a single Ledger app: the Cosmos (ATOM) one.

At Desmos we decided to use a different derivation path from the one used by the Cosmos Hub for security and privacy reasons. This means that if we allowed you to use the Cosmos (ATOM) app with our systems, you would end up having a Desmos address that is not the one you should have and might be later incompatible with DPM, Forbole X and Go-Find.me.

For this reason, until Keplr enables custom Ledger applications other than the Cosmos (ATOM) one, we will not be able to support this option.

#T7 — I couldn’t find my recovery phrase on Keplr, what should I do ?

Since Keplr stores your mnemonic phrase, you can view it by following these steps:

  1. Click on the accounts menu on the top right corner of the extension
  2. Click the context menu on the account row you want to view the mnemonic for
  3. Click on “View Mnemonic Seed”

If you don’t see this option, it means you cannot view the mnemonic phrase. This means that you are either using a Ledger device (in this case just use Forbole X to claim the airdrop), or you have create a Keplr account using Tor.us and the Google sign-in option.

#T8 — Can I claim my airdrop using my mobile phone?

Yes, you can do this by using our Desmos Profile Manager (DPM) mobile app. It is available for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded here. Please note that currently it requires you to input for eligible account mnemonic phrase to claim the airdrop. If you don’t feel confident in doing so, please rely on other ways to claim it.

#T9 — What is the Desmos Profile Manager app? Is it safe?

The Desmos Profile Manager application is an all-in-one mobile app that allows you to create and manage your Desmos Wallet and Profile easily.
The application is available for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded here.

The application has been developed by the Desmos team and is completely safe to use. If you don’t trust us (which you should never do), you can checkout the entire codebase on GitHub on this repo.

#T10 — Can I claim the airdrop using Terra Station?

If you are staking $LUNA in Terra Station you can claim their airdrop using Forbole X.

#T11 — I’m trying to claim the airdrop for my Terra wallet using Keplr and it returns me an error. What should I do?

First of all, make sure you have added the Terra network inside Keplr.
To do this:

  1. Open up the Osmosis app
  2. Log in using your Keplr account
  3. Go inside the “Assets” page and click “Deposit” next to the Luna row

This will prompt Keplr to ask you if you want to add the Terra/Luna network to your Keplr account. Allow this addition and then go back to Go-Find.me.

#T12 — I just claimed part of my airdrop and it tells me I’m eligible for more. What should I do?

In order to fully claim your allocation you just need to keep connecting all the eligible accounts to your Desmos Profile and then simply claim the amounts related to those accounts.

#T13— I’m trying using the SmartNodes Telegram bot to get some DSM but I get an error. What should I do?

With our latest changes to the airdrop procedure, it is not required anymore for you to ask for tokens using that bot. Instead, now you can simply start the claiming procedure using Forbole X, DPM or Go-Find.me and a small DSM amount will be sent to you automatically. Due to this, the bot has been deactivated by the SmartNodes team (whom we really thank for the help).

#T14 — I’m trying to claim my airdrop but I see the error “You’ve already been granted for claiming the airdrop with address: …”. What should I do?

This happens when you start the claiming procedure on a platform using one Desmos wallet, and then you want to continue on another platform with a different Desmos wallet. We’ve seen this happening a lot to people that started on DPM and then switched to Forbole X or Go-Find.me to avoid having to input the mnemonic phrase. The error is due to the fact that, in order to prevent sibyls attacks, we restrict the amount of DSM we are going to send to start the procedure. To solve this, simply send the DSM you have received from your initial platform (eg. DPM) to the address you are using on the new platform (eg. Forbole X) if they are different. Once you have sent your DSM there, you will be able to continue the procedure properly.

#T15 — How do I claim the airdrop using Cosmostation?

Thanks to the amazing Cosmostation team, you are able to claim your airdrop directly from within the Cosmostation Mobile Wallet application. For more information, check this tweet.

#T15 — How do I claim the airdrop using Atomic Wallet/…?

Currently we don’t support Atomic Wallet or any other custodial wallet different from Keplr. For this reason, in order yo claim your allocation you will have to use Keplr by creating an account with the same mnemonic phrase of your Atomic Wallet/…. Once you have done so, you can use Go-Find.me with your new Keplr account to claim your allocation.

🪙 About the DSM tokens 🪙

#D1 — I have claimed my DSM. What can I do with them?

Currently you can use your DSM to stake: you will provide security to the Desmos chain and earn with an APR of ~75%. In the future, the DSM token will be the main token of the Desmos ecosystem that will host different social networks inside it.

#D2 — How can I stake my claimed DSM ?

You can stake your DSM using Forbole X. If you want to know how, you can check this guide to learn how to do it.

#D3 — Can I buy/sell/trade DSM somewhere? When will you list?

We have listed DSM on Osmosis on January 13th. You can now buy and sell it here.

#D4 — Does DSM have a price yet?

Yes, you can see it live on the Osmosis Info website.

#D5 — I claimed my tokens using Keplr. Can I stake them with the same wallet?

Currently, staking with Keplr is not supported. However, what you can do is using Forbole X and importing your wallet using the same mnemonic phrase as Keplr. This will allow you to stake your tokens without any problem. To know how, please refer to #D2.

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