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Announcing Our Third Founding Member Challenge!

Congratulations to those of you who completed the first two challenges of the Akash Founding Member Rewards Program! Today, we’re excited to announce the third and final challenge. The Akash Founding Member Rewards Program is for contributors to Akash’s testnet, and is a warm thank you to our community. As a reminder, the program is […]

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Congratulations to those of you who completed the first two challenges of the Akash Founding Member Rewards Program! Today, we’re excited to announce the third and final challenge.

The Akash Founding Member Rewards Program is for contributors to Akash’s testnet, and is a warm thank you to our community. As a reminder, the program is limited to the top 100 members and involves 3 challenges. Each challenge has a corresponding reward, for a total of 3,500 Akash Tokens (AKT), with bonuses of up to 2000 AKT.  

If you have not participated yet, you can still do so, as all three challenges are still open and instructions for all three challenges are listed below. Challenges must be completed sequentially. Check out our Founding Member Rewards First Challenge article to learn more about the program. Following is our updated challenge schedule:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 6th:  Akash Founder Level 1, First Challenge is worth 500 AKTs.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12th:  Akash Founder Level 2, Second Challenge is worth 1,000 AKTs.
  • Thursday, Nov. 21st:  Akash Founder Level 3, Third Challenge is worth 2,000 AKTs.
  • The deadline to complete our three challenges is Friday, December 13th at 5PM PST.
  • Tuesday, Dec 17th:  Winners Announced!

Founding Member Challenge Results

Since the launch of our Founding Member challenges, we’ve had incredible participation from around the world, and gained Founding Member hopefuls from the U.S., Korea, Japan, China, Europe, India, and South America.

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Introducing Akash Founder Level 3 Third Challenge

This week, we present the Third Challenge, our most difficult, which qualifies you to earn 2,000 Akash Tokens (AKT). This is our hardest challenge yet, and it will require greater resourcefulness and collaboration in the community. 

Akash is a marketplace for cloud compute that’s encrypted, private, and decentralized, and an important benefit of deployment on Akash is private communications for your community or team. 

Last week we enabled you to deploy your own private matrix server with complete sovereignty over your communications. This week you’re tasked with offering computing on the Akash network as a provider. 

Akash Founder Level 3 Third Challenge Instructions:

Reward: 2,000 AKT

Bonus Reward: +2,000 AKT

Challenge: Offer your spare capacity on the Akash marketplace.

Winners: Submissions are measured by the timestamp of the git commit — that passes the qualification criteria. 

Instructions: Follow the Founder Level 3 challenge in this guide.

Akash Founder Level 1, 2, and 3 Bonus (25 AKT)

Bonus AKTs will be awarded to the community members that help us spread our vision for creating a truly open-source cloud. Sharing your experience on twitter and tagging us will earn you an additional 25 AKT. Please note, this bonus is available only upon completion of the main challenge.

Akash Founder Level 1 First Challenge

Reward: 500 AKT

Challenge: Deploy an end-to-end encrypted chat client on Akash and attach a custom domain.

Winners: First 100 submissions — measured by the timestamp of the git commit — that pass the qualification criteria. 

Instructions: Follow the steps in this guide.

Akash Founder Level 2 Second Challenge

Reward: 1,000 AKT

Challenge: Deploy a secure, decentralized, real-time messaging service on Akash.

Winners: Submissions are measured by the timestamp of the git commit — that pass the qualification criteria. 

Instructions: Follow the Founder Level 2 challenge in this guide.

Qualification Criteria

Although we do not limit 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 when collecting the reward. The details for which will be posted at a later time.

The top 100 to participate and complete all three challenges will be qualified to become an Akash Founding Member.

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