Stacks 2.0 brings apps and smart contracts to Bitcoin. The Stacks journey started at Y Combinator and Princeton University and after early R&D, the project has evolved from a handful of engineers and scientists to a thriving decentralized ecosystem. The global ecosystem has 33,000+ community members, 400+ decentralized apps, and 300,000+ Stacks (STX) cryptocurrency holders globally. Together, we're building a user-owned internet on Bitcoin. We've battle tested the infrastructure and are thrilled to announce the latest progress — Stacks 2.0 is launching today.
Today, the first consensus algorithm between two blockchains is launching that connects Stacks to Bitcoin.
Stacks 2.0 Launch Event Stacks
, which you may recognize as Blockstack, unlocks new use cases and functionality for the world's most secure blockchain, Bitcoin, without modifying Bitcoin itself. The Stacks 2.0 blockchain allows bitcoin to scale, while Clarity
Smart contract language designed by Stacks developers and Algorand makes Bitcoin programmable.
Developers can now build on the capital, security, and immutability of Bitcoin and explore a world of Bitcoin-based DeFi and Dapps, unlocking Bitcoin capital and building upon it as a base layer. Sign up to attend the ongoing Stacks 2.0 mainnet launch event to learn more about Stacks 2.0 including showcase apps, ecosystem partners, and further updates.