zkSync launched the Era mainnet and introduced an ecosystem consisting of a large number of dApps compared to Lite. Let’s look into some apps on Era and position ourselves for the zkSync airdrop.
Apps to Use on zkSync Era
zkSync is a zkEVM network designed to accelerate the widespread adoption of blockchain technology by making decentralized applications more accessible and affordable at any scale.
In late 2022, I published a checklist for the zkSync airdrop which includes the zkSync Lite mainnet (previously alpha 1.0) and Alpha 2.0 testnet. You can find it below though the links might be outdated/irrelevant.
We have used the Lite network for the past 1-2 years. I’m not sure if it’s still relevant and useful to use the Lite network, but it might be worth it to make some transactions if you’re new to zkSync.
If you wish to withdraw your assets to Ethereum to transfer to Era, you can use one of the following bridges:
✅ Bridge tokens to zkSync Era
✅ Trade/Swap Regularly
✅ Lend/Provide Liquidity
✅ Trade NFTs & Play Games
✅ Complete zkSync Quests on Layer3
zkSync Era Mainnet
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zkSync Era Testnet
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Apps to Use on zkSync
Unlike the Lite network, several bridges are integrating zkSync. I’m only mentioning those that do not have their own tokens:
Besides the wallets supporting the Lite network which are also supporting Era, a number of other well-known wallets will be supporting zkSync Era, including:
These apps are live on Era mainnet. Trade, provide liquidity, and collect their OATs and NFTs if there are any.
The following apps are still not live on the zkSync Era mainnet. Follow their announcements. Once they integrate zkSync, you may consider using them as they also do not have their own tokens.
Mint and trade NFTs on these marketplaces.
Layer3*: Complete zkSync quests on L3.
Thirdweb*: Use Thirdweb to create custom NFT contracts on Era.
Galxe: Claim Galxe NFTs/OATs from the projects on zkSync such as SyncSwap
Gitcoin: Use the zkSync payment gateway when donating on Gitcoin.
This is not financial advice.
Do not connect to any app. Always do your own research.
Use Revoke.cash to revoke approvals, even for trusted apps.
Airdrop is not guaranteed for any of the mentioned projects. It’s all speculation based on our experience and previous airdrops.
More apps and daily tasks will be shared on our Discord server
Explore more apps in the zkSync ecosystem here
* Potential airdrops. These projects do not have their own token and may reward their early users once they release their token.
** Token confirmed.
Collect only if you wish to support Alpha Drops