The new consensus algorithm, mining, and game theory is working as designed; the Stacks 2.0 chain is coming up on 550 blocks
, there have been 40+ miners on the network with 1,000+ observed Stacks nodes! Miners have been successfully winning blocks with top miners reporting upwards of 300% returns and Stacking rewards are currently trending toward 15%-20% yield in BTC when it automatically starts in the next reward cycle.
Overall, the Stacks blockchain is healthy, stable, and behaving as expected. You can keep an eye on the network with the new explorer at explorer.stacks.co
Stacks is a new blockchain with a unique consensus mechanism between Bitcoin and Stacks; it's expected that integrating the new blockchain will require some effort from the parties doing the integration and the integration work can take from several days to a week or more.