As you may have already noticed, the Asgardian Residents' counter on the main page has been updated. As a result, the number of residents has dropped. Why did this happen?
On November 11, 2019 (Sagittarius 07, 0003), preferential (unpaid) Residency has expired for a number of categories of Asgardians, including the 'Golden Hundred Thousand'.
Last year, Directive No. 1 awarded the following privileged categories exemptions from paying the Residence (Citizenship) Fee in 2018-2019: the mentioned 'Golden Hundred Thousand' — the first 100,000 people who signed up on asgardia.space, accepted the constitution, and filled out the required personal information; all those who made voluntary donations to Asgardia before November 1, 2018 (Ophiuchus 25, 0002), and select others.
Starting from November 11, only one criteria provides Resident status — paying the annual Residence Fee, with Euro, your country's local currency, or Solars. This ensures a unified approach to every Asgardian and equal opportunities for everyone who decides to become a Resident of the Space Nation.
We hope this will consolidate the people who share Asgardian values and believe in its goals.