Genomes DAO $GENE Token

Today is the day that Ether Cards holders can claim their $GENE token drop from Genomes DAO! Here are the details.

Genomes DAO $GENE Token

Due to some fantastic work between the Ether Cards and Genomes DAO dev teams - the claim of GENE tokens is done on the polygon network - even though the NFTs live on the Ethereum mainnet, the claim and tokens are on Polygon!

This means you will need MATIC in your wallet on Polygon. If you don’t have any MATIC in your wallet, you can visit the faucet at for enough to conduct one or two transactions.

This enables you to make use of your GENE in a much more gas efficient way. If you haven't used Polygon yet. It’s very cheap to transact (<0.01c)

Things you can do with your GENE:

  • Stake it to earn 150% APY and become a GenomesDAO Governance member!
  • If you stake GENE/ETH you will  receive 150% APY in our governance token GNOME, as well as WMATIC (the native polygon token) and iFARM (the native harvest finance token). Follow the steps here once you have claimed your $GENE.

Get your genome sequenced

That’s right, if you hold your $GENE, you will be able to use it to pay for a Genome Sequencing Kit. We send you a kit, you swab your cheek, send the sample back to us  and we put your genome in a secure AMD SEV-ES vault, that you and only you control. You can then earn money by allowing people to query little pieces of your genome - or you can run the built in ancestry or carrier status reports to learn about yourself.

We help you to genuinely unlock the value of your genes.

How to claim your $GENE

If you are an Ether Cards holder - head over to

Connect your wallet and you will see the amount of tokens you are eligible to claim. Click claim all GENE.

You can now claim tokens to your wallet, or automatically donate them to GenomesDonation.eth

Claim or Donate?

You can claim the tokens and they will be deposited to your Polygon wallet.

Or, you can donate your tokens to a good cause. There is still a lot to discover about our genes because so far, most people who have given permission for their DNA to be used for research are from European ancestry, making many populations from across the globe underrepresented in genomics research.

By donating your tokens, we will use them to purchase genomic sequencing kits for underrepresented populations.

The people who receive them will have:

  1. The cutting edge of medical information available about themselves
  2. The ability to earn cool financial benefits, forever

This is truly groundbreaking technology being used for public good.

If you have any questions about this or anything else — jump in the discord —

Token Addresses on the Polygon Blockchain

GNOME Polygon Address — 0x6E8a8726639d12935b3219892155520bdC57366B

GENE Polygon Address — 0x34667ED7C36cBBbF2d5d5c5c8d6Eb76a094EDb9F




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