The Stellar Development Foundation announced today that it is distributing 2 billion XLM (~$120 million) through its Keybase platform, which is described as a free, secure alternative to Slack, WhatsApp, Telegram and other chat apps.
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According to the announcement, Stellar is planning to distribute 100 million XLM each month for the next 20 months, with payouts happening on the 15th of each month. To receive a share of next month’s airdrop, which is currently around 10,000 XLM per person, interested parties must create Keybase accounts.
“The foundation’s mandate is to deliver lumens [XLM] into the world. This is part of that plan. The up to 2 billion is a really great way. And we will have checks along the way,” Stellar Development Foundation CEO Denelle Dixon told CoinDesk in a recent interview.
To kick off the giveaway, Keybase conducted a surprise airdrop to its 300,000 users, each of which received just under $20 in XLM.
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