The Akash Network announced the launch of the Incentivized Testnet with the Akashian Challenge on April 30, 2020. The Akashian Challenge consists of a series of tasks that are of varying difficulty levels and enable participants to explore different aspects of the platform, from performing user operations to node operations. To stimulate participants in the Akashian Challenge, allocated 3,000,000 AKT tokens.
The Akashian Challenge will begin on Thursday, April 30th, 2020, and run for 8 weeks in three distinct phases:
Phase 1: Node Operations:
The participants earn tokens by solving different challenges related to operating and validating the Akash Blockchain. The challenges will range from setting up Akash node to Governing the network.
Phase 2: Provider Operations:
Phase 2 involves setting up a secure, production-ready, and scalable Datacenter operation as a provider and/or validator on the Akash network. The goal of this phase is to test various adversarial conditions, identify security loopholes and scalability limits of the Akash network. Beyond setting up the operations, participants are incentivized to stress test the limits of the Akash Network.
Phase 3: Developer Operations:
Phase 3 incentives developers to build on the Akash network. Developers earn tokens by deploying applications. The most creative applications will be selected every fortnight by committee and public in a live-streamed ceremony.
A total of 3 million AKT (3% of AKT) is allocated for rewards that include: