Unlocking $MOTOKO: A Comprehensive Guide to the Motoko NFT Airdrop

2 min readJan 30, 2024


In a celebration of digital artistry and blockchain innovation, the DFINITY Foundation released the iconic MOTOKO NFTs two years ago. If you are a proud owner of a MOTOKO NFT, you’re in for an exclusive treat — a $MOTOKO token airdrop. In this detailed guide, we’ll walk you through the entire process.

Snapshot and Airdrop Details

To kick off the $MOTOKO airdrop, a canister snapshot of MOTOKO GHOST NFT will be taken on January 30 at 3:00 PM UTC. This snapshot captures the details of holders, paving the way for an exciting token distribution. However, due to the limitations of the EXT NFT standard, fetching principals of all NFT holders may not be possible. Don’t worry; we’ve got a solution.

Claim Portal for Missing Wallets

For MOTOKO NFT owners who did not receive tokens through the initial airdrop, a claim portal is here to assist. This portal allows you to claim your $MOTOKO tokens by connecting your holding wallet. Before diving in, here are a few essential notes to consider.

  1. The process relies entirely on the snapshot captured on January 30th, 2024, at 3 PM UTC.
  2. Only holders with missing principal wallets in the snapshot can utilize this portal. Please check your wallet status before proceeding.
  3. Verify your MOTOKO token balance using the provided canister ID: 2tlvc-vqaaa-aaaah-adwxa-cai in your wallet or through the asset page in Sonic or other supporting DEX.
  4. The airdrop follows a 1:1 ratio — 1 $MOTOKO token for 1 NFT.
  5. It’s tradable! You can trade your $MOTOKO on Sonic DEX or other supporting DEX platforms.

The MOTOKO NFT airdrop is not just an event; it’s an opportunity for every MOTOKO NFT owner to claim their $MOTOKO tokens. Follow the steps carefully, explore the claim portal, and get ready to trade your tokens on Sonic DEX. The world of blockchain innovation awaits your next move!