If you’ve been following these weekly updates, you know we’ve been uncovering and fixing issues on the Stacks 2.0 Testnet as they come up — especially reliability and performance issues. This is exactly what we hoped to accomplish with Neon and we thank everyone for testing, providing feedback, submitting bug reports, etc.!
Last week, testnet STX Mining was made available and more functionality is expected soon as part of Phase 2 (Argon). Stay tuned for more on that!
In the meantime, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the Clarity Hackathon. Submissions for the first phase of the hackathon can be submitted up until May 29th , so if you’ve been meaning to try out Clarity, now is a great time. You can submit up to 3 smart contracts, with a top prize of $1,000 up for grabs.
The Clarity Smart Contract language is one of the core pieces of the Stacks 2.0 upgrade, so it will be exciting to see what you build. If you’re not too familiar with Clarity yet, check out this introductory post or jump into the docs. There are also a number of workshops and new resources created for the hackathon that should be helpful whether you enter or not.
Jump into the Discord channel (#hackathons) or reply to this email if you have any questions.
See you in there!