Mine To 1 Million STX
Be ready for the Stacks 2.0 mainnet launch, test the latest tech, and win big. 1M Stacks are up for grabs during upcoming mining challenges starting at 10pm Hong Kong Time on December 21st, 2020.

Registration for Part 1 has closed.

Registration for Part 2 will open shortly - Please check back soon!

STX Mining Challenge Series
STX prize brought to you by the Stacks Foundation
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
STX Mining Challenge Part 1
December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021
The first part of the STX Mining Challenge will test your ability to mine on the Krypton infrastructure of the Stacks 2.0 Testnet. The challenge will be a mad dash to win as many mining rewards as possible, while spending the least amount of BTC. Every participant who successfully mines a block will receive some amount of reward.

STX Mining is easy and doesn't require any special hardware. Miners simply spend testnet Bitcoin to compete to mine.
Coming Soon:
Part 2: Onboard to Mainnet
Dates TBD
The second part of the STX Mining Challenge will prepare you for the mainnet launch of Stacks 2.0. More information to come soon!

Coming Soon:
STX Mining Challenge Part 3
Dates TBD
The third part of the STX Mining Challenge will no longer be on testnet, but the Stacks 2.0 mainnet itself. Part 3 begins as soon as the Stacks 2.0 mainnet launches and the first block is mined, and last for the first month of the network. Miners will be able to receive rewards above and beyond the normal STX block reward and transaction fee incentives of the network.
Register for the contest
We need a few basic details so we can track your mining activity.
Set up Daemon's Mining Bot so you are ready to go for the contest.
Mine like crazy!
You'll have until December 30, 2020 to beat out other miners and earn prizes.
The total reward pool for Part 1 of the challenge is 200,000 STX tokens.
The total reward pool for Part 1 of the challenge is 200,000 STX tokens.
Email [email protected] if you don't see an answer you need!
Am I eligible?
You must fully register for the mining challenge. Lastly, participants need to be over 18 years of age and adhere to the official rules.
How do I generate a testnet BTC & STX address in order to register?
Check out this short video that will walk you through generating the address you need to register and use throughout the competition.
What are the rules?
The official rules will be found here.

  • The challenge is single entry. Don't register more than 1 testnet STX address and BTC address.
  • Entrants must only use the same testnet BTC and STX addresses submitted during registration for the duration of the challenge. Daemon Technologies will use these addresses to determine the ranking of participants during the Challenge.
  • Good Will rule: it will be at the discretion of Daemon Technologies if folks game the system. Payments will be sent in Stacks (STX) tokens.
How will the winners be determined?
Every participant that successfully spends tBTC to compete to a mine a block will receive a base reward of 100 STX tokens. In addition, participants will receive 100 additional STX tokens for every testnet Stacks block they win. Daemon will use each participant's testnet BTC address to determine eligibility.
How much can I win?
Every participant that successfully spends tBTC to compete to mine a block receives 100 STX, plus an additional 100 STX tokens for every block that was won.
How do I enter?
  1. Fill out and submit the registration form fully.
  2. Follow the instructions from Daemon's Alpha Mining Bot to set up a Stacks node and use it to start mining with the bot.