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Join The Akashian Challenge


Inspired by ecosystem projects from our partners and friends, such as Cosmos Game of Stakes, Solana Tour de Sol, and Kava Founder Rewards, The Akashian Challenge enables you to explore our decentralized cloud and help us strengthen and secure our platform.


With 500,000 Akash Token (AKT) in rewards, and validators and developers joining from around the world, The Akashian Challenge Phase 3: Developer Operations will test your technical and social cunning through a series of tasks and open-ended challenges
that get progressively more difficult.


Ready to get started?! Check out our challenges and token rewards overview below, and get started now!

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The Akashian Challenge

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    Challengers, we're grateful for your contributions to Phase 3 of The Akashian Challenge to help us pave the way for a strong Mainnet 2!

    Check out the complete rewards leaderboard for all challenges from Phase 3 Testnet.

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    Block Explorers

      Check out the following Phase 3 testnet block explorers from our partners Vitwit and Forbole:



    Phase 3: Developer Operations Overview


      Integrating performance enhancements from Cosmos SDK v0.40, The Akashian Challenge Testnet 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 participation, writing blog posts and how-to guides, and sharing novel uses of our platform.

      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.

      Goals

      • Test platform functionality for Mainnet 2
      • Distribute tokens to potential users for Mainnet 2
      • Build a catalog of applications (SDLs) to launch Mainnet 2

      Challenges

      • Guided Challenges
      • Open Ended Challenges

      Phase 3 will accelerate our vision for a decentralized and open cloud computing marketplace and serve as the launchpad for Mainnet 2. 



      Phase 3 Guided Challenges

      Guided challenges are meant to be used as step-by-step guides to deploying applications on our network.

      Each challenge will have accompanying instructions and example deployment configurations.


      Week 1

      In Week 1, challenges will focus on deploying stand-alone applications, from website deployments to single-node blockchain networks.



      Week 2

      In Week 2, challenges will focus on leveraging Akash to deploy various node types and components for a live blockchain network. We’ll provide connection details for a live Cosmos SDK-based network.



      Week 1 and Week 2: Bonus Rewards

      Following are bonus rewards that can be earned for participating in both weeks of Phase 3.



      Phase 3 Open Ended Challenges

      Open-Ended Deployment Challenge

      As a generic cloud platform, Akash DeCloud has the potential to be used in a wide variety of use cases. This open-ended challenge is meant to explore what kinds of applications can be deployed on DeCloud, and how.

      You’ll support the Akash DeCloud community by finding unique applications to deploy and sharing your deployment configuration via a pull request on Awesome Akash.


      Network Support Rewards

      While validators and other network components are not necessarily targeted in this testnet, they are of course essential to maintaining a healthy DeCloud. 

      Leverage this testnet to practice your operations, or try new ones.

      To earn rewards for this challenge, you should be actively participating — keep your component(s) up-to-date and respond to any network proposals that may come up.


      Community Content Rewards

      Drop your knowledge about Akash DeCloud to earn rewards. The community content challenges support community members who independently publish articles and guides related to the Akash Network. 


      Community Content Rewards Categories:

      1. Anything Goes: An open-ended category where "Anything Goes!" with community-generated content related to Akash. 
      2. DeCloud for DeFi: A category calling on our community to leverage Akash DeCloud as the infrastructure supporting DeFi applications. 

      1) Anything Goes

      For the first category, here are Anything Goes ideas for you to explore:

      • Discourse (Forum) - widely used crypto forums
      • Wiki JS (Wiki) - beautiful open source Wiki
      • Mattermost (Messaging) - Slack alternative
      • GitLab (CI / CD) - Github alternative
      • N8N ( Task Automation) - Zapier alternative
      • Ghost (Blogging) - Medium alternative
      • Jitsi (Private Video Conferencing) - running en ephemeral Jitsi server would be the gold standard of private video conferencing

      2) DeCloud for DeFi Rewards

      For the second category, Akash DeCloud's platform ensures DeFi protocols remain sovereign and more accessible

      In this bonus challenge, we’re asking the community to help us demonstrate Akash’s capabilities to support DeFi.


      DeFi List

      Each DeFi project is linked to a GitHub page to deploy.

      TaskStart Deadline
      UniswapNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      SerumNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      Yearn.FinanceNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      MakerNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      Uma ProtocolNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      Ren ProtocolNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      0XNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      Kyber NetworkNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      Sushi SwapNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      AaveNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      CurveNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      AugurNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      Pancake SwapNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      ChainLinkNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      KavaNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      SynthetixNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      TerraNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      ThorchainNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      Nexus MutualNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      BalancerNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM
      BancorNovember 30th, 2020, 5PM December 11, 2020 at 1AM


      As a final bonus challenge, we’ll be selecting the most thorough, impactful, interesting, or otherwise awesome guides, and awarding extra points to them per the following categories.

      *DeFi List subject to change

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