- Jupiter, a Solana DEX aggregator, gears up for the launch of its native token JUP, expected in the last week of January, following an extensive preparatory phase in “Jupuary.”
- The token launch is part of a series of airdrops in the Solana ecosystem, with Jupiter planning to distribute 4 billion JUP tokens across four phases, earmarking 40% of the total supply.
Anticipating Jupiter’s JUP Token Launch
As token airdrops continue to populate the crypto landscape, one stands out for Solana enthusiasts: the impending launch of JUP, the decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator’s native token, Jupiter.
Tracking multiple upcoming token distributions can be overwhelming, but Jupiter’s JUP token launch is of particular interest within the Solana community. Initial plans hinted at a January launch, and now a more specific timeframe has been provided for eager users to mark their calendars.
According to the pseudonymous founder, Meow, the token airdrop is slated for the last week of the month, following substantial preparations under the campaign moniker “Jupuary.”
The Roadmap to JUP Launch
Meow’s recent tweet hinted at the expected launch during Jupuary’s fourth week, emphasizing the extensive groundwork undertaken by the team. Their focus remains on further communications about the launch, setting up essential infrastructure like liquidity pools and minting functionality, and ensuring seamless access for all eligible users to claim their JUP tokens. The impending launch date concludes three weeks of finalizing details through community engagement.
Jupuary Kickoff: Let's launch JUP together!
Long essay ahead, no TLDR. If you can trade you can read*
The month of Jupuary will be a month of learning. We will learn how to launch JUP together as a community, learn how to improve the infra for high stress events, and be a great… pic.twitter.com/fGYEmz8Yvb
— meow 🥧 (@weremeow) January 2, 2024
In a candid statement, Meow acknowledged the experimental nature of this phase and expressed the team’s commitment to owning up to any missteps and evolving from the experiences. This philosophy aligns with the approach that led Jupiter to its current standing, reflecting a determination to learn, adapt, and progress.
Airdrop Details and Pre-launch Preparations
Jupiter had previously disclosed that nearly a million Solana wallets could qualify for the JUP airdrop. While an allocation verification website was unveiled in early December, users are yet unable to claim tokens until the official airdrop initiation later this month.
The airdrop strategy encompasses four drops, allocating a total of 4 billion JUP tokens, equivalent to 40% of the total supply. The first wave will see a billion tokens distributed based on users’ activities on the aggregator, including their trading volumes and frequency of platform use.
— SolanaFloor | Powered by Step Finance (@SolanaFloor) January 2, 2024
December marked a milestone for Jupiter, with trading volume reaching a significant high of approximately $16.65 billion, according to data from Solana Floor and Step Finance. This surge in activity surpassed the platform’s previous peak in May 2022 by over threefold.
Airdrop Trends in the Solana Ecosystem
Jupiter’s impending airdrop joins a series of recent token distributions within the Solana network, following releases for Jito and Pyth Network. Moreover, the announcement of another airdrop for Solana users, Dymension, surfaced on Tuesday, underscoring the dynamic nature of token distributions within the Solana DeFi community.