Stacks Snacks - Weekly Ecosystem News and Updates (Thread)

This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 05 May 2023

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We’re back this week with a few tasty articles about L2 and the growth of Bitcoin use cases, info on the latest Stacks release, updates from the ecosystem, a look at the past bullish month for STX, and more. Feel free to drop a tip if you have a story for next week!

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📅 Coming up quick: Bitcoin Builders conference in Miami - register now!

👋New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.

🛠️ Ecosystem Comms Working Group Updates

  • sBTC team: Ongoing persona research + amplification research repository actively begging added to

  • Comms team: Meeting the week of 5-8 to develop a thematic roadmap for content and outline topics for H2

  • PR team: Submitted outreach to public channels with new Stacks materials

Further updates and discussions available on the Working Group’s Github page.

This newsletter is curated by the Stacks Ecosystem Comms Working Group.



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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 12 May 2023

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This week’s roundup includes big news from ecosystem projects and artists, what you can expect at the upcoming Miami Bitcoin events, and more.

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

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📅 The Bitcoin Builders conference is next week!

👋New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.

🛠️ Ecosystem Comms Working Group Updates

  • sBTC team: Team members are working independently on their projects and will reconvene after Miami events.

  • Narrative team: The narrative team met today to flesh out a roadmap for 2023 H2 content. The initial quarterly themes are mapped out through Q2 2024, with next steps including content development based on sBTC use cases.

Further updates and discussions available on the Working Group’s Github page.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Sat, 20 May 2023

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This week’s Snacks are coming to you from sunny Miami, where the community has gathered for Building on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Miami, the Ordinals conference, and more! 🌴 Got a tip for next week’s issue? Submit a link here.

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.

🛠️ Ecosystem Comms Working Group Updates

No fresh updates this week, as everyone is in Miami! Stay tuned for more next week!

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 26 May 2023

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We’re back this week with more hits from a big week in Miami, the next Building on Bitcoin event, news from the Stacks art world, more Stacks milestones, and more.

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Mark your calendars: June 22nd Virtual Building on Bitcoin event!

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📝 Hiro Developer Survey

Twice a year, Hiro surveys the Stacks developer community to learn more about your experience using Hiro tools. Your insights help us prioritize new features and products. Let us know what you think. Please take this 10-minute survey and share your experience 👉 https://survey.hiro.so/


👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


This newsletter is curated by the Stacks Ecosystem Comms Working Group.



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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 02 Jun 2023

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This week we’re sharing out Messari’s latest report on all things Stacks (for Q1 2023), a bunch of BRC-20 news, updates from ALEX, Xverse, and more.

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Mark your calendars: June 22nd Virtual Building on Bitcoin event!

😋 Other tasty content


📝 Hiro Developer Survey

Twice a year, Hiro surveys the Stacks developer community to learn more about your experience using Hiro tools. Your insights help us prioritize new features and products. Let us know what you think. Please take this 10-minute survey and share your experience 👉 https://survey.hiro.so/


👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


This newsletter is curated by the Stacks Ecosystem Comms Working Group.



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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 09 Jun 2023

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💡Pro Tip: Be sure to re-stack your STX tokens to earn Bitcoin yield. The next Cycle (61) starts at Bitcoin block 794050 - early next week. More info here.

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DATE CHANGE: The Virtual Building on Bitcoin event is now taking place on July 13th

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 16 Jun 2023

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This week includes big updates for Gamma, ALEX, sBTC, a look at the impact layers have on Bitcoin, some fresh perspective into how the Foundation operates and why (check out the gardener series), and more.

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


This newsletter is curated by the Stacks Ecosystem Comms Working Group.



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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 23 Jun 2023

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Happy Friday, snackers! This week we bring you the latest news from Xverse, ALEX, the world of sBTC, and a roundup of thought leadership pieces spanning Bitcoin DeFi, rollups, Ordinals and NFTs, and more. Got a story for next week’s issue? Submit a link here.

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📅 Virtual Building on Bitcoin event: July 13th

Join us for a deep dive into the tech, culture, and community that’s giving Bitcoin new life. Register today.

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


This newsletter is curated by the Stacks Ecosystem Comms Working Group.



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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 30 Jun 2023

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This week: Stacks is featured in a Binance deep dive on 3 blockchains racing to become the top security provider. Also: recaps from the Stacks town hall and an L2 Twitter Spaces discussion, news from Velar, ALEX, Hiro wallet, and more.

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📅 July 28th: Bitcoin L2 sBTC pitch competition

Join us and pitch, connect with mentors and judges, and win prizes. Register today.

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


This newsletter is curated by the Stacks Ecosystem Comms Working Group.



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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 07 Jul 2023

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This week: check out upcoming events with great speakers and mentors, Bitcoin Startup Lab’s summer cohort kicks off, ALEX stableswap pool is live, Stacks company Velar hits 50,000+ unique wallets, and more.

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

📅 July 28th: Bitcoin L2 sBTC pitch competition

Join us and pitch, connect with mentors and judges, and win prizes. Register today.

😋 Other tasty content

👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 14 Jul 2023

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This week: wins from ecosystem teams including ALEX, Hermetica Finance, Project Indigo, and more. Plus, Stacks noted as a Layer 2 solution by Digital Asset News and LunarCrush.

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

📅 July 28th: Bitcoin L2 sBTC pitch competition

Join us and pitch, connect with mentors and judges, and win prizes. Register today.

😋 Other tasty content

👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 21 Jul 2023

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This week: new research paper on Stacks and sBTC, ALEX’s decentralized launchpad, a closer look at the Nakamoto release, and more.

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

📅 July 28th: Bitcoin L2 sBTC pitch competition

Join us and pitch, connect with mentors and judges, and win prizes. Register today.

😋 Other tasty content

👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 28 Jul 2023

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This week: Check out Messari’s Q2 Stacks report, which continues to point to Stacks as a solution positioned to meet the demand for Bitcoin programmability. More Q2 highlights below, news from Stacks companies, and more.

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📅 July 28th: Bitcoin L2 sBTC pitch competition

Join us and pitch, connect with mentors and judges, and win prizes. Register today.

😋 Other tasty content

👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 04 Aug 2023

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This week: News from Velar, Deep Lake, DLC Link, Magic Protocol, ALEX, and more. Plus: Allbridge releases a Stacks bridge connecting Stacks to 19 chains!

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📅 July 28th: Bitcoin L2 sBTC pitch competition

Join us and pitch, connect with mentors and judges, and win prizes. Register today.

😋 Other tasty content

👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


This newsletter is curated by the Stacks Ecosystem Comms Working Group



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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 11 Aug 2023

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This week: fundraising news from Xverse, Hiro’s Chainhook launches, spotlights on Stacks, and more ecosystem wins!

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

📅 August 18th: Bitcoin L2 sBTC pitch competition

Join us and pitch, connect with mentors and judges, and win prizes. Register today.

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 18 Aug 2023

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This week: You can now create a STX account in Ledger Live Desktop + Mobile to send and receive STX! Plus, spotlight on LNSwap, 5 innovative use cases for L2 smart contracts, & more.

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📅 October 19-12: Bitcoin Unleashed in London

Join us for live demos, technical workshops, keynote speeches, parties, panels, and discussions on everything from DeFi to decentralized gaming, NFTs, Ordinals, Regulation and more. Learn more + Register! 🎟️

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 25 Aug 2023

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This week: Between the Ready Layer 2 pitch competition and an in-person sBTC hackathon, builders have been busy! Check out winners below, sBTC updates, and more news.

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

📅 October 19-12: Bitcoin Unleashed in London

Join us for live demos, technical workshops, keynote speeches, parties, panels, and discussions on everything from DeFi to decentralized gaming, NFTs, Ordinals, Regulation and more. Learn more + Register! 🎟️

😋 Other tasty content

👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.


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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 01 Sep 2023

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This week: Bitcoin wallet providers & decentralized finance protocols have been working overtime with multiple integrations, announcements, and… a rebrand? Let’s dive into the tasty snacks of this week 👇

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

📅 September 6: Stacks Q3 Townhall

Join the Stacks Core Engineers & other guests during next week’s Stacks Townhall & receive the latest news around sBTC & the Stacks Nakamoto release. Get involved by submitting a question for the Core engineers here 👈

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 08 Sep 2023

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This week: New opportunities to become a bigger part of the Stacks community! Accelerate your Bitcoin project or take part in discussions around improving the Stacks network.

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

📅 Deadline in 10 days: Bitcoin Startup Lab

Entry to the Bitcoin Oympics, a hackathon initiated by the Bitcoin Startup Lab accelerator program, closes in 10 days. The Bitcoin Olympics marathon features prizes to build with Stacks. View Bitcoin Startup Lab’s tweet here.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Sat, 16 Sep 2023

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This week: Bitcoin DeFi entity ALEX once again shows what scaling the Bitcoin economy is about. Furthermore, as sBTC testnet is arriving soon, builder hackathons and developer focused events are thriving.

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🍿 Stacks Snacks

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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

Stacks is a Bitcoin layer for smart contracts; it enables smart contracts and decentralized applications to use Bitcoin as an asset and settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Stacks exists to unlock Bitcoin’s full potential as the largest, most valuable, durable, decentralized asset. Learn more here.



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