Testnet [Beta] Week 6: New Release is LIVE!

:mega: New Testnet Release ‘SOMETHING SNARKY’ is LIVE! :mega:

Testnet Findings and Improvements
@everyone Looking for details on testnet progress and the new releases? Check out our weekly blog! Read the latest blog about last week’s findings and improvements here: http://bit.ly/TestnetRetro5

New Testnet Release
This week, we’re launching a new testnet release, called ‘Something Snarky’, along with a new challenge where we involve you to create zk-SNARKs and experiment with the economics on the testnet, read on for the challenge details.

Challenges

Challenge #15 ‘Something Snarky’
[UPDATED] This week's challenge is to earn testnet tokens by performing SNARK work. Node operators that produce at least one SNARK will get 1000 pts* .

BONUS : [UPDATED] Top 3 node operators who are able to earn the most tokens with their SNARKs on the snarketplace will win an additional +3000 pts* , +2000 pts* , and +1000 pts* respectively. Hint — your SNARKs are more likely to be bought if the fees are lower, so feel free to experiment with the economics! :wink:

:small_blue_diamond: Goodbye Challenge #3 Community Helper :wave:
Many members became leaders in the community, and are actively helping each other - nice work! The bar to earn Testnet Points* is getting higher. Instead of earning pts* with challenge #3, the community awards will be given to the Community Gold and Silver MVPs - keep helping each other, but expect to step it up to get your points* !

:small_blue_diamond: Active challenges
To summarize, we have 10 active challenges for you to earn Testnet Points* - #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #10, #11, #15. Did you complete them all yet? :wink:
Check out where you rank and the brand new design of the leaderboard.

Community MVP Winners
@here Please join us in congratulating the winners of last week.

:medal: Challenge #12 ‘CLI FYI’
We had 24 submissions for CLI feature requests, and many of them are great ideas that we’re adding to the roadmap to implement in the near future. The top 5 ideas were:

1st — 3000 pts* : @ilya-genesis-lab see thread
2nd — 2500 pts* : @Alexander see thread
3rd — 2000 pts* : @whataday2day see thread
4th — 1500 pts* : @novy see thread
5th — 1000 pts* : @pkrasam see thread

:medal: Challenge #7 ‘You Complete Me’
1000 pts* @garethtdavies for his contribtions to the documentation and his extensive blog on Coda GraphQL API, which allows the development of future tools such as block explorers, wallets, etc. A link to his blog is added to the resources thread , check out the blog here.

:medal: Challenge #5 Bug Bounties
200 pts* minor bug bounty: @garethtdavies see github

:medal: Challenge #14 ‘Leonardo da Coda’ (GIFs)
300 pts* 1st place: @Alexander
200 pts* 2st place: @pkrasam and @Alexander (shared)
100 pts* 3rd place: @onemoretime

*Testnet Points (abbreviated ‘pts’) are designed solely to track contributions to the Testnet and Testnet Points have no cash or other monetary value. Testnet Points are not transferable and are not redeemable or exchangeable for any cryptocurrency or digital assets. We may at any time amend or eliminate Testnet Points.

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@everyone
:warning: NOTE: There was an error in the testnet communication yesterday, which is now corrected above. This week’s challenge #15 ‘Something Snarky’ is to earn the most testnet tokens by performing SNARK work , see the updated challenge description above. Sorry for the miscommunication and thanks for your understanding! :pray: If you have any questions on this, feel free to send me a DM! Good luck on the challenge!