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The Akashian Challenge: Phase 3 Start Guide

  • Maly Ly
  • 4 min read

Anxious to flex your technical chops next Monday November 30, 2020 when The Akashian Challenge Phase 3 Testnet goes live?!

With 500,000 Akash Token (AKT) in rewards, and participants joining from around the world, The Akashian Challenge Phase 3 Incentivized Testnet is the final phase of one of the ecosystem’s most successful testnets, and includes a series of guided tasks and open-ended challenges. Akashian Challengers are able to explore different aspects of the world’s first decentralized cloud computing marketplace.

As a decentralized system, we’re leveraging The Akashian Challenge incentivized testnet to gather data, identify critical issues, and ensure our network’s scalability, security, and usability. 

Check out our Phase 3 Start Guide below to help you prepare for the beginning of Phase 3 set to launch next Monday, November 30th.


Phase 3: Week 1 Start Guide
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The Akashian Challenge Phase 3: Developer Operations will launch on Monday, November 30th at 1700 UTC / 9:00AM PST. Phase 3 will encompass two weeks of challenges.

Check out our Phase 3 Overview & Rewards Schedule to plan your strategy!

The Akashian Challenge Phase 3 will test and showcase Akash DeCloud’s deployment platform. Akashian Challengers will be incentivized to deploy applications using the Akash Network. 

Encompassing two weeks, Phase 3 will include guided challenges for deploying applications of increasing complexity — from simple single-page applications to blockchain network components, and open ended challenges where users can show off their Akash OPS skills by extending the guided examples to deploy any application they desire — from DeFi to CI.

There are additional rewards for participation outside of the deployment challenges, including contributions such as active validator and developer participation, writing blog posts and how-to guides, and sharing novel uses of our platform.


Qualification Criteria
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To start, please sign up here if you have not participated in Akash’s previous testnets.  Although we do not prohibit anyone from participating, to claim AKT rewards:

  • You must not be a resident of any of the OFAC sanctioned countries.
  • You must pass KYC/AML verification to collect the rewards (located during signup). The details for collecting the reward will be posted at a later time.


Guided Challenges
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*The linked instructions will be available on  9AM PST / 5PM UTC on Monday November 30th, 2020.*


Community Content
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For Anything Goes and DeCloud for DeFi, Content must be submitted, reviewed and verified to be considered for rewards. Please submit the following here:

  • First & Last name
  • Email
  • Link to blog (if applicable)
  • Link to guide (if applicable)
  • Your username github link
  • Discord username

Your content will be verified by following your guide to confirm deployment, and blogs will be weighed on quality of the content.

Limited to one submission per form, but participants are able to submit multiple submissions for different blogs and guides of different projects.


Phase 3 Rewards
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You can check out the Phase 3 Rewards Overview for a detailed schedule of reward opportunities. A total of 500,000 AKT is allocated for Phase 3 Rewards including:

  1. Guided Challenges
  2. Open Ended Challenges
  3. Network Support Challenges
  4. Community Content Challenges
  5. Bonus Challenges


Ready to Get Started?
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  1. Review the Phase 3 Rewards Overview
  2. Review this Phase 3 Start Guide
  3. Plan for launch next Monday, November 30th at 1700 UTC / 9:00AM PST


Don’t Miss Critical Updates
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Join our Telegram to get the latest Akash Network and AKT news, giveaways, and special invitations to events and AMAs! 

Join our Discord dev chat for Phase 3 and DeCloud technical support and information.


Join Akashian Challenge Phase 3 Next Monday, November 30th!

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