Prior to Stacks 2.0 mainnet launch, you may check the status of previously purchased Stacks tokens at the Stacks 1.0 Explorer
. Upon the launch of Stacks 2.0, you can check the status of Stacks tokens on the updated Stacks 2.0 Explorer (to be released upon launch, available at explorer.stacks.co). Additional wallet-related information is available here
The launch of Stacks 2.0 will port all of the data and information from Stacks 1.0 to Stacks 2.0, so there is no action required to translate your Stacks 1.0 purchases to Stacks 2.0. Your STX holdings will automatically move to the new network upon launch. Once Stacks 2.0 goes live, the Stacks 1.0 wallet will not work to send Stacks tokens, only to hold and receive them. You will need to download the new Stacks 2.0 wallet to send Stacks.
Upon downloading the new desktop wallet, STX holders will need to restore their holdings from their Stacks Wallet Secret Key, either a 24 word phrase or hardware wallet used to initially set up your wallet.
The current wallet and latest official release can always be found at Blockstack.org/wallet
. Until Stacks 2.0 launch on Jan. 14, this URL reflects Stacks 1.0. Post launch, it will redirect to the new version for Stacks 2.0.
The new Stacks 2.0 wallet for testing only
is available at Blockstack.org/testnet-wallet
Past token sale participants might have used a Trezor or Ledger hardware wallet in conjunction with the Stacks software wallet. Both hardware wallets are cross compatible, however, so the seed phrase you used when setting up your Trezor can be used to restore that same wallet on a Ledger. At the Stacks 2.0 launch, Ledger will be the first and only hardware wallet option. Trezor hardware wallets are no longer supported.
The Stacks software wallet offers a software wallet option, but hardware wallets are generally recommended for security. Several other entities in the Stacks ecosystem are working on wallets, like Secret Key Labs
, Cerebro Wallet
and the Boom Wallet
Trezor hardware wallet users will have 2 options:
- [Recommended, Low Risk] Purchase a Ledger (Nano S or X) device and restore it using the same seed phrase as on your Trezor. Then install the Stacks app from the Ledger Live app.
- [High Risk]: It is also possible to recover your Trezor funds by using a software wallet. Be warned: it is not a recommended security practice to enter your hardware wallet seed phrases to a software wallet. Only use this method if you have removed all other funds from your Trezor device first
Note that if you choose to do nothing, your Stacks will remain safe. You won't be able to send your Stacks until you upgrade to the new version of the wallet and recover your wallet from seed phrase OR transfer to Ledger.
In the past, users have needed both STX and BTC to transact on Stacks. Upon Stacks 2.0 launch, only STX will be required for transacting in the STX ecosystem.
Folks that held bitcoin in the Stacks 1.0 wallet can still access their Bitcoin
via the Stacks 1.0 wallet and are encouraged to send it elsewhere at their convenience.
We're thrilled to be so close to the launch of Stacks 2.0 and for the continued updates to follow. Reminder to sign up for the Stacks 2.0 launch event here
. For any additional questions, please see the Stacks Token FAQ