Hey everyone, excited to share an early draft of the Stacks 2.0 whitepaper. It’s meant to be light read that gives an overview and references the technical details. There is a need for a simplified place to point people that are looking to understand the big, important parts of the ecosystem, but don’t necessarily have the time or background to do a deeper technical dive.
It’s amazing how quickly our project evolved. Our earlier published research papers, the 2017 whitepaper, and the token economics paper are already outdated. The Stacks 2.0 whitepaper is meant to give you the most up-to-date information. We plan to redirect the earlier papers to this whitepaper after it’s released. The PoX consensus, first of its kind between two blockchains, is a unique concept and can be a bit challenging for people to understand. It’d be great to simplify the description as much as possible. I’m looking for feedback on the paper, especially on PoX and stacking. Your comments can help polish the paper, and simplify these concepts. Please point out any information that you think is important and is not currently covered in the draft.
A few community members have already offered to translate the whitepaper into other languages. Such translations help a lot! We can make a list of various translation efforts below in the thread. Feel free to add suggestions for languages we should cover or volunteers who can help. Your input can help our mission of building a user-owned internet on Bitcoin — thank you!
To provide feedback, you can open the paper on Dropbox and use the comment feature or you can leave your comments in reply to this thread below. –> Open the Stacks 2.0 Whitepaper