- The Krypton testnet was overwhelmed by the number of active miners. To solve the issues this caused we are adding more capacity and doing a chain reset of Krypton. As a result, we will lose access to some data from the first 24 hours needed to rank contest participants.
- Given the overwhelming demand, we’ve decided to restart the competition with a new start date: 10pm HKT on Monday, December 21st. See here in your timezone.
- Everyone who successfully participated in the contest prior to the chain reset will receive a 300 STX token reward. List of eligible participants by testnet addresses.
- The remaining STX tokens will still be used for the final prize pool for Part 1 of the contest.
To start Daemon Technologies wants to say thank you to the overwhelming number of folks who registered and participated in Part 1 of the Mine to 1 Million STX Challenge so far.
When we held the very first testnet mining contest back in October, the network saw up to 40 miners competing online at any given time. Those numbers have now been completely blown away by Part 1 of the Mine to 1 Million STX Challenge: we’ve seen over 700 registrations, and more than 200 miners active on the testnet competing for blocks in the first 24 hours!
We’re thrilled to see this type of turnout, but it has also caused some unforeseen technical issues. Specifically, we were forced to do an unplanned chain reset roughly 16 hours into the contest due to the number of participants using the same infrastructure. Please note: these capacity limitations apply specifically to the setup for this particular mining competition only, and do not apply to Stacks mining on mainnet.
As a result, Daemon will restart the contest so we can upgrade the Krypton infrastructure to handle a larger number of network participants. We will reward everyone who successfully tried to mine prior to the chain reset with 300 STX tokens. Those individuals will also be emailed separately, but you can check if you are part of that group by looking up your testnet STX or BTC address in this sheet.
We will restart the contest with a blank slate for all participants at 10pm Hong Kong Time on Monday, December 21st. This will give Daemon enough time to plan for increased capacity, and for participants to make sure they are set up properly before the contest starts again.
Daemon is excited to see the level of participation mentioned above, but we apologize for the unforeseen technical issues this caused. We very much appreciate your understanding, and, after all, this is exactly the purpose of testnet and these competitions: to identify issues and bugs before we get to the mainnet launch of Stacks 2.0. We are also planning to add technical support for the contest during nighttime Hong Kong Time (US day time) going forward.
For any further questions or concerns, please reply to this email or reach out to [email protected].
All the best,