TEA Project Launches Testnet Contest

Tea Project Blog
3 min readDec 1, 2022

What: TEA Project, which brings decentralized computing to the Ethereum blockchain, is launching its Epoch 12 testnet. Contestants will compete for their share of $1,000 worth of mainnet TEA tokens.

Why it’s important: Did you know that blockchains like Ethereum aren’t fully decentralized because of their reliance on centralized hosting? Or that blockchains are generally limited to running smart contracts and not full, rich applications? The TEA Project is able to deliver fully-featured cloud computing apps while remaining completely decentralized. Our layer-2 runs on Ethereum (currently Goerli testnet) and we forecast that our mainnet will launch in 2023.

How anyone can benefit from participating: End-users like you help us see how our applications hold up under stress testing. Although it’s a testnet, you’ll be able to do the same things you’d be able to do when the mainnet is launched: run a node, use our apps (known as TApps), and invest in the various tokens in our ecosystem. Because you’re helping us test our product before it launches, we’re rewarding testers like you with $1000 worth of mainnet TEA token vouchers. All you need is a browser with MetaMask installed before visiting our main entry point for selecting an app host at wallet.teaproject.org.

You can find out more on how to participate by consulting our Epoch 12 guide as well as visiting our Telegram group.

Important Articles for Understanding the TEA Project

The following are a selection of articles to help you understand the design and function of the TEA Project.

One of the major reasons why we have epochs is to allow users to run test nodes on our network, aka mining.

TEA Project allows web3 to move beyond smart contracts into fully decentralized cloud computing, which you can read more about here:

The TEA Project can act as a layer-2 compute layer for multiple layer-1 blockchains:

If you’re interested in learning more about the TEA Project’s tech stack:

And for those who want to delve into the the philosophical underpinnings of the TEA Project architecture: