You need an EOS stake in order to claim Carmel Tokens – Airdrop Solution

“Last week I was browsing YouTube and watched a video about the Carmel ICO and realized they were holding an airdrop. However, as fate would have it I followed instructions, only to get this message:

“You need an EOS stake in order to claim Carmel Tokens”

Actually, I got another error regarding MetaMask, but we’ll get into that shortly.

So now I can safely say that I was able to claim my 100 Carmel (Carmel XP) tokens. Take a look at my screenshot below:

You need an EOS stake in order to claim Carmel Tokens

If you have no clue what I’m referring to our what Carmel is, read my quick description at the bottom of the post. Also, let’s quickly look at how the airdrop works, what you can get and it’s worth: Airdrop statistics

For a limited effort, you can get 100 tokens which are equal to $100 in fiat value. If you are able to refer 5 friends, that would mean adding an additional 250 tokens or $250 value to your account. That’s not bad for less than 10 minutes of work, even if you only get the free tokens without referring anyone.

Check it out here (referral link included): 

Solving the “You need an EOS stake in order to claim Carmel Tokens” issue: my step by step process of claiming your airdrop tokens

Step 1: Sign up with Carmel at

Step 2:  If you don’t already have a MetaMask wallet, you’ll need to get one in order to house the tokens. This is a browser-based wallet and the setup process is very quick and easy –

Step 3: Make sure you are logged into your Carmel account, visit your profile in the top right corner and click the  “Claim tokens” button.

Unless you have any EOS tokens in your MetaMask wallet, this is where you’ll struggle.

Step 4: Add EOS as a token to MetaMask.

This is where it gets a bit more complicated. You’ll have to add the token to your MetaMask wallet before sending it over from whatever wallet or exchange you have it on.

-In MetaMask click the “Add Token” button.

-Next, you’ll need to add the EOS details and click “Add”.

Field name: 0x86fa049857e0209aa7d9e616f7eb3b3b78ecfdb0

Token symbol: EOS

Decimals: 18


-This is how it looks in my MetaMask wallet before adding the token:

Step 5: Transfer EOS to your MetaMask wallet. Luckily I did own some EOS which is kept in my Exodus wallet. To get your wallet address open MetaMask again and do the following:

Click on the three dots and click “Copy Address To Clipboard”.

Next, as you would normally transfer any cryptocurrency between accounts, transfer 1 EOS to MetaMask. Yes, I only transferred 1 EOS.

By the way, if you don’t have EOS as part of your portfolio, it’s a great coin to have. Just today, 13 April 2018, it made some crazy pumps on the exchanges.

Step 6: Claim your tokens finally. Now go back to your Carmel account and refresh the page. Now when you click the “Claim tokens” button you should have no more EOS claim issues and receive your free tokens!

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What is Carmel all about?

which is basically a decentralized education platform to strengthen the software developing community’s skills to deliver exceptional blockchain applications. Through the use of the Carmel token they will be motivated to complete tasks, track performance, compete etc. It’s not a completely new idea, and I might have discovered a similar ICO during March 2018 (Adacemia), but it’s a cool idea none the less.

The Decentralized Open Source Tech Education Platform that helps aspiring and seasoned Software Developers grow their skill set and track their growth through tokenized peer challenges.