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What is an airdrop?

An airdrop means distributing tokens for free to a preferred audience. In the case of Aiur, we’re giving tokens to early-adopter scientists, researchers and students. In order to participate you need to have an Ethereum wallet (and if you don’t, no worries, we’ll help you to set it up).

This is not your average Airdrop campaign where people around the world with crypto wallets get spammed. Quite the opposite. We will only airdrop tokens for validated researchers or current students requesting the tokens after completion of simple tasks.

What is project Aiur about?

Project Aiur aims to democratize science through blockchain-enabled disintermediation.

There are a number of problems in the world of science today hampering global progress. In an almost monopolized industry with incentive misalignments, a radical change is needed. The only way to change this is with a grassroots movement – of researchers and scientists, librarians, scientific societies, R&D departments, universities, students, and innovators – coming together. We need to remove the powerful intermediaries, create new incentive structures, build commonly owned tools to validate all research and build a common Validated Repository of human knowledge. A combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence provides the technology framework, but as with all research, the scientist herself needs to be in the Center. We hope you’ll join us.

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Why distribute tokens for free?

Simply because we believe in building a solid foundation for our community and want to reward published researchers who have already made massive contributions to the world of science. It's only fair that the researchers are given a membership up front as part of the effort.

In order to validate who is eligible for Aiur airdrop, we’re asking the participants to a link to an OA research paper they’ve authored on Twitter, and then fill in a short form for formal registration.

What can I do with the tokens?

Intitially, get access to premium services at a solid discount. Eventually, a lot more. Learn more here.

Is there going to be a token sale?

Yes, the public token sale is scheduled to begin in June. Learn more here.

Who is the airdrop campaign for?

The campaign is for published researchers and students aiming to be. If you consider yourself as a researcher, but haven’t published yet, that's okay too. Go through with the 3 steps as outlined above!

Our team will be more than happy to help with any technical issues. Ping us whenever needed!

When will I see the tokens in my wallet?

In order to maintain a healthy and balanced ecosystem, we will be distributing the token airdrop tokens to our community after our public sale has been successfully done, and the token can be exchanged within our ecosystem.

How can I create an Ethereum wallet?

To participate in the Aiur Airdrop, you need to set up an Ethereum ERC20 compatible wallet where you hold its private keys. Your private keys are necessary for interaction with smart contracts to transfer and receive tokens.
There are a number of wallets that support Ethereum ERC20 tokens. One of the most popular ones is MyEtherWallet. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Go to
  2. Create a password.
    Use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols to make it as strong as possible. Then, click “Create New Wallet.”
  3. Download and store your keystore file.
    Store your keystore file in a secure location and click continue.
  4. Save your private key.
    It may look just like a string of symbols, but this is your private key and its safety is of critical importance. Note that there is no way to retrieve your forgotten or lost private key and password, therefore, take all necessary safety measures suggested by the page.
  5. Use your private key or keystore file to open your wallet.
  6. Congratulations, you’ve just opened your fully functional Ethereum wallet.
    Next time you want to access it, go to, click “View Wallet Info” in the top right corner and authorize yourself again.
  7. Send us the public Ethereum wallet ID to claim your tokens.
    To receive Aiur tokens, send your public Ethereum wallet address (the “0x45…” number) to us. We will send you the tokens upon completion of a successful main sale. By checking “View Wallet Info” you’ll be able to see your balance.

How many tokens will be given out in the airdrop?

We are distributing 10,000 tokens through the Airdrop; 5 AIUR tokens to students and researchers who have not yet published an Open Access article, and 15 AIUR tokens to anyone who has verifiably published Open Access!

Terms and conditions for the Airdrop:

  1. Aiur Airdrop provides researchers, who have published at least one research paper open access, or are planning to do so in the future, a possibility to get Aiur Tokens.
  2. In order to participate in the Aiur Airdrop campaign, the researcher needs to have a valid Ethereum Wallet.
  3. Tokens will be distributed after the Aiur public token sale has been successfully completed.
  4. may stop running the Aiur Airdrop campaign at anytime for any reason.
  5. The value of Aiur tokens depends on several factors. We currently expect the price of AIUR tokens to be initially set at ETH 0.01.
  6. The researcher participating in the token sale is responsible for providing all the necessary information to distribute the tokens.
  7. Due to regulatory uncertainty with regards to the treatment of utility token offerings, AIUR tokens will not be advertised or sold to US citizens or into the US.