Testnet 3

Earn $200,000 in Incentivized Rewards

March 7th, 2022 11:00 AM PST
March 20th, 2022 11:59 PM PST

What is a Testnet?

A testnet is where we stress-test recently released features, particularly focused on network performance, stability and validator behavior. Testnet 3 serves as a playground for anyone who wants to try Akash Network, whether you are a developer, crypto enthusiast, or someone looking to participate in the decentralized web.

What features are we testing in Testnet 3?

Persistent Storage

Persistent storage on Akash allows data to remain available through the lifetime of its lease. A deployment could drop, reinitialize, and move within a provider while retaining access to data stored. The provider allocates a volume on the host that is mounted within the deployment.

Fractional uAKT

Fractional uAKT removes the minimum cost of deployment. In the past, a deployment could not be cheaper than one uAKT per block. This means, extremely light workloads like a crypto wallet, or perhaps a personal blog could end up being more expensive than necessary.

Authorized Spend

Authorized Spend allows users to authorize their wallet to spend a set number of tokens by another source wallet on deployments. The authorized spend is restricted to Akash deployment activities and the recipient of the tokens would not have access to those tokens for other operations.

Inflation Decay Curve

Today the inflation curve is handled manually by proposal voting when it is deemed necessary. On occasion, this has led to AKT scaling incorrectly with inflation going out of ideal ranges. Not only is this bad for trust in the token but it hurts token stability.


Yes! We are offering $200,000+ USD paid in AKT as rewards for participation.
March 7th, 2022 at 10 am PST.
March 21th, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST.
Any challenge you participate in must be fully completed, and all participants must successfully complete KYC to be eligible to receive awards.
No, only completed tasks are eligible for rewards.
There are 20+ challenges both technical and content-driven.
Yes! We encourage anyone to participate. However, if you are a developer you have a head start. We suggest non-technical folks first review our docs before attempting any challenges for Testnet 3.
Tokens are available from a testnet faucet.
Testnet is a sandbox environment where participants can bug hunt and QA proposed features to Mainnet. The goal is to solidify the code and prepare it for mainnet launch where the new features will live on-chain.
Join our bi-weekly Testnet 3 office hours in [Discord](https://https://discord.com/channels/747885925232672829/950417814412480512) for updates and to get any additional questions answered.
All challenges work with macOS and Linux. You can emulate Linux in a VM on Windows, so that would also work. Lastly, you can use Akashlytics on Windows, but you can only complete 2 challenges with that. If you only have a mobile phone you can rent a VPS but it will be very annoying to write in all commands.
Yes, for the Authorized Spend feature, the deployment wallet needs a very small amount of funds to pay for the transactions used to create a new deployment. 0.25 AKT should be more than enough.
Timeout time on bids is 5 minutes. If you are getting a “bid not found” message on the lease creation step, you most likely ran over the timer. Try re-running the process from the create deployment step to get a new list of bids.
9 times out of 10 there is an issue with the SDL that is preventing you from getting bids. To test if this is the case please try the SDL file located here and see if the issue persists.
Once testnet is over, we will review completed tasks and follow up with individuals accordingly.

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