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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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Testnet features
A complete stack of software, anchored in Bitcoin
Stacks (STX) Mining
Anyone can be a Stacks Miner. There are no special hardware or software requirements, all you need is Bitcoin. Instead of spending energy, Stacks miners transfer Bitcoin to holders of Stacks Token (STX) to mine a block. This mechanism is called Proof of Transfer (PoX).
Proof of Transfer (PoX)
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
A Smart Contract is code running on the Stacks Blockchain that executes autonomously. When your Smart Contract has no room for errors, Clarity is here to help. Clarity is the safest language for writing Smart Contracts, optimized for predictability and security.
Stacking
Stackers are Stacks (STX) Token holders who provide a valuable service to the network by locking up their STX for a certain period of time. As a reward, Stackers receive the Bitcoin that miners transfer as part of Proof of Transfer (PoX).
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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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I’m not a developer. What can I do to get involved and try out the Stacks 2.0 Testnet?
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