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SORA Kusama Parachain Crowdloan

Related Medium article: https://medium.com/sora-xor/the-sora-network-kusama-parachain-auction-5a6fe3a5f35f
Crowdloan details:
SORA Parachain ID: 2011
Contributions Open: January 20, 2022
Parachain auction won: February 6, 2022

SORA Network successfully secured a parachain slot on Kusama Network on February 6th, 2022.

SORA Kusama Crowdloan Rewards

To reward contributors, 5000 XOR have been minted and will be distributed as follows:
  • 9,363,480 PSWAP; these rewards will be vested
  • 676,393 VAL; these rewards are also vested
  • 77,050 XSTUSD; these rewards are vested as well
  • 500 XOR will be distributed proportionally to contributors, with full distribution occurring at the start of rewards vesting
The PSWAP, VAL, and XSTUSD tokens bought will be vested and subsequently distributed as rewards to crowdloan contributors, while the remaining 500 XOR will be distributed unvested. Total rewards distributed will depend on the amount raised and will be divided proportionally, based on contributions; a hard cap of 100,000 KSM is anticipated.
Vesting of rewards will be done linearly, every day, starting from the update of the SORA network that begins reward vesting, and ending at approximately the expiration time of the SORA Kusama parachain lease. Reward claiming will be available via the Rewards tab in Polkaswap.io. You can also use your crowdloan contribution rewards as they are released to get even more rewards on Polkaswap, such as the strategic bonus Liquidity provision, TBC, and Market Maker rewards!
RMRK will reward the top 100 crowdloan contributors with a special yumi and ya item that can be equipped onto one's Kanaria bird and give the owner platform bonuses all across the SORA Network.
Ceres will provide an additional prize of 10,000 DEO (Demeter) tokens in total, with two DEO (Demeter) tokens per KSM for the first 5000 KSM contributed to the SORA crowdloan. More info here.
NOIR will reward the top 7 crowdloan contributors with one of their 77 NOIRIKO SORAMOTO NFTs from their Genesis drop on Singular. Holders of this NFT will gain access to upcoming benefits including exclusive entry to future events and promotions. You can check the NFTs here. Cheers!
Bifrost will reveal their SORA crowdloan NFT soon! Listen to the recent AMA with Makoto for new insights about upcoming features of the SORA Network and the Bifrost x SORA crowdloan collaboration
Please note that contributors from exchanges will not be eligible for NFTs and DEO tokens.
Contributors from Bifrost SALP are eligible for base rewards and Bifrost NFT, but won't be able to receive the NOIR and RMRK NFTs and Ceres tokens

How to access the SORA Kusama Crowdloan

The following wallets and exchanges announced support for the SORA crowdloan:

FAQ

What is a Parachain? Why is it useful for SORA?

This question has been answered in detail in a Medium article that you can find here.

How can I contribute through Polkadot.js?

Please refer to this official tutorial.

How Can I Contribute Through Fearless Wallet?

Please follow this tutorial from the Fearless Wallet Wiki

How can I support SORA in the parachain auctions?

SORA won the 24th Kusama parachain auction for the 25th lease (February 22nd, 2022 - Jan 31st, 2023) on the 6th of February, 2022. The details can be found here.
After the slot on the Kusama Network is secured, users can support the funding of the auctions in the following years by buying XOR with DOT and KSM from the token bonding curve. By doing so, you'll increase the reserves of the token bonding curve and they will be used to make a bid in the auctions. Furthermore, there is a special reward in PSWAP when buying with DOT and KSM, this reward is higher when there are fewer reserves, and will decrease as they accumulate. You can read the full article about the incentive program here.
In the coming months, there are no more auctions planned. Shortly, KSM tokens will be available on Polkaswap and users can support future auctions using them to buy newly minted XOR from the token bonding curve. By doing so, you'll increase the reserves of the token bonding curve, which will be used to place a bid in the auctions. Furthermore, there is a special reward in PSWAP when buying with DOT and KSM, this reward is higher when there are fewer reserves, and will decrease as they accumulate. You can read the full article about the incentive program

What is Bifrost SALP?

Bifrost SALP aims to provide parachain KSM/DOT voters with the vsKSM/vsDOT and vsBond derivatives assets. vsKSM/vsDOT can be traded in an AMM at any time during the period that KSM/DOT is used for parachain lock-in, and also for DeFi applications such as Liquidity Farming.
You can read more information here.

I still have questions, who can I ask?

Please join the official Telegram group. Always be careful of scammers and people sending you private messages offering support or help.