Hydro Protocol
2 min readJan 17, 2024


What is it?

Early Access Farming is the biggest reward event in Hydro’s Launch plans! We are calling it the Early Access Farm, but really it’s just a Phase 3 Airdrop: You do something, and we reward you for executing the action. So Simple.

Unlike the Phase 1 (Testnet airdrop) and the Phase 2 (INJ Staking Airdrop), the Early Access Farming is a no max-cap, opened-to-every-one participation reward scheme. So make sure you have your $INJ ready to maximize on Injective’s most exciting project’s airdrop.

How does it work?

From the mainnet launch (Date: Jan 31st, 2024) for 4 weeks, we will be offering the farming feature as part of our initial liquidity strategy.

The key here is: the earlier you come in, the greater the rewards. The more you stake, the greater the rewards!

The Hydro Team has allocated up a significant amount of the total Tokenomics for the purpose of the EAF Airdrop. These will be represented by a points system, which the points can be converted to an entitlement of $HDRO after TGE.

What are the eligibility requirements?

The eligibility requirements is quite simple:

Stake your INJ, mint your hINJ, stake your hINJ on the farm.

OK, so what do I do?

  1. Stake your INJ with Hydro, receive/mint hINJ
  2. Stake that hINJ onto the Farming Feature
  3. Watch your entitlement grow with points
  4. Convert your points to HDRO, and claim your HDRO after TGE

*At the end of the E.A.F, the farm will return to yielding regular yields until the expiration of the farm after a year.