March 26, 2021 - Testnet Portal, KYC/AML, and Challenge Tasks

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Happy Friday 🎉 Important Update: The KYC/AML process is now closed. There are exceptions for those that received an email from us to resubmit documentation or to start your KYC/AML. Please make sure to check for emails being sent by (check spam!)

How to access the Testnet Portal

The official Agoric incentivized testnet portal is now live! Here's how to access it:

  1. Head to the Testnet Portal
  2. Click 'Forgot Password' to reset your password and enter your email address that you used to complete KYC/AML. This is to confirm that the email address is yours.
  3. Make sure to change your password
  4. Whenever you complete a task, submit it in the Testnet Portal - That's it!

**If you're having issues logging in or changing your password, please let us know via email to

Update on Phase 1 Challenge

Many of you asked about the specifics of how many winners, points, and categories we intend to include for this challenge. The challenge task for phase 1 is intentionally left more open as this phase is dedicated to getting all our validators up to speed. Here are the specifics: Total points available: 10,000 Maximum points rewarded per participant: 1,500 The goal of this challenge is to generate useful tools for participants by the community, for the community. Since we want various types of tools submitted, categories will be defined based on submissions, and points will be allocated to the best in a defined category as well as runner up submissions, which can be rewarded with fewer points (e.g. 200, 500, 800) Current submission criteria:

  1. Does it improve the validating experience?
  2. Does it help diversify the validator base and keep the chain decentralized?
  3. Is it attractive in presentation?
  4. Does it reflect well on the Agoric validating community?

On adding teammates to Discord

If you have a teammate who is helping you run your validator, please share it with our team. They will be given a testnet-teammate role with more limited channel access. Adding a teammate to the incentivized testnet discord channel does not mean that they will receive points. They will ONLY be there to support their teammates who completed KYC/AML.