I haven't even learned how to use exchanges yet though, that's the next hurdle to overcome I guess. The airdrop process is an advantage for the company or startup involved because the more coins or tokens they can disperse the larger the overall capitalisation of the token by people all over the world, which in turn creates a market, and a price for the coin or token. Most of the tokens have been bought up by people who have invested real money in the token before the token was released onto the general market. The eBTC coins I received totalled 2457, but the early investors who actually paid for coins probably got 20,000 maybe more each. The entire process took some time for me to understand why startups give away free tokens, but it didn't take much for me to realize that If they didn't give away free tokens and just relied on people paying for tokens in an unknown and unproven company, then the startup would probably fail.