Seed Funding

This guide will walk you through funding an account on an Akash network. Funding your network account is, of course, crucial to using the network - all messages charge a transaction fee, and if you are deploying applications then the leases for that deployment are paid out of your account. There are a number of different ways to fund your account.

Seed Funding

Developers can qualify for a small amount of tokens paid in AKT for the sole purpose of running their first app on Akash. To qualify for seed funding, please follow these steps:

  1. Write a detailed post on forum.akash.network about your project including answers to the following questions:

    • Problem Statement: What is the problem you will solve?

    • Impact: What impact will this project have?

    • Goals: What are you aiming to accomplish?

    • Methodology: How will this task be accomplished?

    • Timeline: What is the timeline for accomplishing this task?

    • Team: Are you looking for additional team members?

    • Reporting: How will you report your progress to the community (e.g. weekly calls, reports)?

    • Design: Do you have any screenshots?

  2. Join the Akash Discord server discord.akash.network to introduce yourself to verify you are not a Cylon.

  3. Provide your wallet address in the #deployments channel and we will send up to $100 to support your first deployment.

Gitcoin Bounties

We have three bounties on Gitcoin offering up to $100,000 in funding:

Grant Funding

Developers can qualify for a long-term Akash Credits as tokens, up to $100,000 paid in AKT. The Akash grant funding process is coming soon. Check back on June 17th, 2021.

Purchasing Tokens

Tokens may currently be purchased on exchanges listed here. From there you can withdraw tokens to your account address.