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Stacks 2.0 Testnet

Help build the user owned internet by testing the latest builds for Stacks nodes, Stacks mining, Clarity smart contracts, and more.
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A user owned internet, anchored in Bitcoin

Adding to Blockstack staples such as authentication and data storage, Stacks 2.0 introduces a new blockchain with an innovative consensus mechanism, a smart contracting language, and an incentive mechanism.

Stacks (STX) Mining
Live on Testnet
Stacks miners transfer testnet Bitcoin to process new blocks and mint new testnet Stacks Tokens. The Bitcoin they transfer is forwarded to holders of Stacks Token. The process requires no electricity or special hardware and makes the Stacks Blockchain inherit the same security as Bitcoin.
Proof of Transfer (PoX)
Coming soon
Proof of Transfer (PoX) is the consensus mechanism that leverages the security and stability of Bitcoin to create new blockchains, without modifying the Bitcoin protocol. PoX makes it possible to reward network participants with Bitcoin. An example of this is Stacking.
Clarity smart contracts
Live on Testnet
Clarity is the safest language for writing smart contracts, optimized for predictability and security. Clarity executes completely on the Stacks blockchain: No compiler errors or unpredictable behavior.
Stacking
Coming soon
Holders of Stacks Token (STX) can temporarily lock simulated STX and earn testnet Bitcoin as a reward. The locking transactions increase security of the Stacks Blockchain by anchoring it to the Bitcoin Blockchain. As a reward for this security boost these STX holders earn Bitcoin.
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FAQ

What is the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
What can I do on the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
What is the goal of the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
How can I get started with setting up the Stacks 2.0 Testnet? What are the prerequisites?
Will I need any special equipment to get started on the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
Who can participate in the Stacks 2.0 Testnet? What kind of background or skills are required to participate?
What are the phases of the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
I’m not a developer. What can I do to get involved and try out the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
Do we need Stacks tokens to participate? How can I obtain simulated Stacks to participate on Testnet?
How can I report bugs?
Are there any rewards or bounties for participating in the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
Will bounties be paid in Bitcoin or Stacks tokens?
Will Stacking be available on the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
How can I write smart contracts with the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
How much can I earn by reporting bugs with the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
I would like to become a miner on the Mainnet. Who can I contact about this?
What do I do if I have questions or am stuck on setting up the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
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