Gearing up for Testnet ⚙️

Hello Stackers!

We hope you survived the market turbulence of the past few weeks. We sure did and went heads down into the preparation of Arkadiko testnet. As promised, here are some details on our upcoming testnet launch.

Arkadiko is going live on testnet on the 16th of June, so mark that date in your calendars! Since this will all be on testnet, no real money is used yet and you can experiment in whichever way you like.

Testnet will run for approximately 8 weeks until mid August. There will be two testnet releases:

  • 16th of June: Arkadiko Testnet Release Candidate 1 (RC 1)

What’s on?

The first product we launch is a crypto-collateralised stablecoin (xUSD), and we’d love your help to test and break it. Keep the following in mind while testing Arkadiko:

  • Make sure you have the Stacks Web Wallet installed as Arkadiko uses this wallet heavily to authenticate and sign/send transactions (see You can request STX testnet tokens from the Testnet faucet.

All of the above will be exactly the same on mainnet, meaning the earlier you get acquainted with Arkadiko, the better! Get that unfair advantage as a power user today ;)

I broke Testnet

Congratulations! Send us an email at with a detailed explanation on how you broke a certain piece of functionality. The top 3 of most severe smart contract bug will be rewarded with 100 STX tokens. There will be other incentives for early testnet users as well.

Last but not least: we will be tweeting the URL for testnet later in June, so keep an eye on our Twitter account @ArkadikoFinance. If you want to learn more about Arkadiko, read our previous blog post. See you soon!

Get In Touch

🌐 Visit us at 🌐

💬 Chat with us on Discord (#arkadiko channel) 💬

📚 Read our documentation on Gitbook 📚

🐦 Find us on Twitter — @ArkadikoFinance 🐦

Arkadiko Protocol is a stablecoin (USDA) built on Stacks to bring DeFi to Bitcoin.