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Airdrop Alert: Presearch

Airdrop Alert: Presearch
By Vin Narayanan
Date March 19, 2019

Before we get to today’s airdrop pick, we need to talk about social media. More specifically, we need to talk about social media’s role in airdrops.

We know there are a lot of you out there who don’t like social media. You don’t like the data social media platforms collect. You don’t like participating in social media. You have serious security and privacy concerns regarding social media. You want nothing to do with it. And you really don’t like it when airdrops require social media participation.

I share your concerns. I haven’t logged in to Facebook since mid-January. I’ve been off Instagram for even longer. And quite frankly, I think my life is better because of it. I’m more present in my everyday life now. And I’m enjoying that life without distraction.

Do I miss the social interaction and keeping track of my friends? Yes. But I’m starting to find other ways to do that. And it’s a trade-off I’m willing to make – at least for now.

So I get it. It’s why I searched high and low to find you an airdrop this week that didn’t include social media requirements. I want you to know that we feel your pain.

But this airdrop is a true rarity. Remember, businesses use airdrops as a marketing tool. They need to spread the word that their coin – and project – is open for business. They’re trying to recruit customers and build brand awareness. They’re trying to build a crypto ecosystem with traction in the market.

So they give away “free” coins. These coins are indeed free. And in the future, they could be extremely valuable. That’s why we want to collect them. It’s a chance to collect crypto that could generate significant returns with no risk.

But there are strings attached. And those strings usually involve social media participation. They want you to tell the world that you’re interested in the company and have picked up some free coins. The hope is the social media chatter will increase awareness and adoption.

So there’s your trade-off. Generally speaking, if you want the free crypto (and the rewards that could come with it), you’ll have to perform some social media tasks.

We’ll keep looking for airdrops that don’t require them. But we won’t always be able to find one like we did this week with Presearch.


The basic premise behind Presearch is simple: Google has too much power. Depending on who you ask, Google’s search engine market share ranges anywhere from 68% to 90%. Yes, that’s a wide range. But that’s not the point.

Google is the unquestioned dominant player in search. It’s not even close. And Google isn’t the most transparent company when it comes to search and advertising guidelines.

Presearch looks at this as a recipe for disaster. And it has a point.

Right now, the world has to trust Google. There’s no other choice.

That’s where Presearch comes in. It wants to build a better, more transparent, more private and more decentralized search system. It wants its users and advertisers to understand exactly how the system works. And it wants its community to work together to create a fair – and efficient – system for everyone. It’s a worthy goal. And it’s worth your support.

How to Claim the Airdrop

Presearch rewards users with PRE coins. You get 25 just for signing up. You get an additional 0.25 PRE for each search you do using Presearch. You can earn up to eight PRE a day through these searches.

You can then sell your PRE to advertisers and sponsors who are looking to gain placement on the site.

That’s it. Just sign up to get started. has all the details you’ll need. But it really is that simple. And 25 PRE is worth about $1.

Important Notes

Never give anyone your password or private keys. No legitimate airdrop will ask for that stuff.

Never reuse your email or exchange passwords. Always use unique, random passwords. Write them down and store them somewhere safe. We also recommend setting up a separate email account for airdrops.

Good investing,

Vin Narayanan

Senior Managing Editor, First Stage Investor

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