Stacks Snacks - Weekly Ecosystem News and Updates (Thread)

This Week’s News & Stories - Tue, 24 Oct 2023

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This Week: a special edition of the Stacks Snacks newsletter where we’re looking back at what you’ve missed during Bitcoin Unleashed London 💂🇬🇧

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 27 Oct 2023

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This Week: Bitcoin Decentralized Finance protocols on the L2 share exciting news for the Stacks community. Meanwhile, EasyA shares incredible results for onboarding more developers to Bitcoin 👇️

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 03 Nov 2023

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Big news! Decentralized finance protocol Hermetica is the first to integrate sBTC with the sBTC Developer Release. This is a huge milestone for building on Bitcoin, with many DeFi protocols to follow. Now, users in the sBTC Testnet Program will be able to try Hermetica’s DeFi experience in a safe test environment.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 10 Nov 2023

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This Week: the sBTC Testnet Program is in full motion with users currently testing different sBTC functions and soon trying out sBTC in DeFi applications for the first time. Meanwhile, sBTC Resident Andre Serrano highlights a major milestone for the Nakamoto Release.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Tue, 28 Nov 2023

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As the community prepares for the Nakamoto release, builders are ramping up their efforts to release sBTC on testnet. This is all happening while Hiro Hacks and the Decentralized Grants program keep the builders building. Let’s dive into this week’s Stacks snacks!

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

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After Decentralized Finance protocol Hermetica, Bitflow follows with another integration of sBTC on testnet. Meanwhile, other protocols confirmed that their sBTC integration will be ready on testnet soon, giving the testnet program participants an opportunity to improve the user experience with sBTC.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Sat, 09 Dec 2023

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With North Rock Digital & Portal Ventures publishing theses on Bitcoin L2 Stacks and major entities announcing support for Stacks, excitement is ramping up as we are approaching voting for the Nakamoto Release. Let’s dive in!

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 15 Dec 2023

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The Stacks core engineers proudly share that the Nakamoto Release Testnet (branded as Neon) is now code complete! Moreover, an in-depth article on the technical milestones and release strategy for Nakamoto & sBTC was released, as the Stacks community prepares for an exciting end of 2023!

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 22 Dec 2023

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This weekend, a group of self-described ‘Degens’ put the Stacks layer to the test by unleashing their vibrant community to mint with their new ‘STX20’ protocol, bringing an Ordinals-like model to the Stacks L2. Meanwhile, VC Tim Draper believes applications built on bitcoin will perform similarly to how Microsoft applications did in the internet boom, and is “pretty excited about Stacks”. Let’s look a this week’s Stacks snacks.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 29 Dec 2023

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Exciting news! Nakamoto’s ‘Controlled Testnet’ has arrived! Core developers promised an end-of-December delivery for v.2 (aka Neon) and have come through with another critical milestone.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 05 Jan 2024

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Paul Veradittakit calls it “the resurgence of Bitcoin, Bitcoin DeFi summer”, Coinbase says it’s “new smart contract superpowers for Bitcoin”, Messari thinks “Bitcoin is back”, and Tim Draper is just “pretty excited about Stacks”. All we can say, is that within the Stacks community, the naka•mojo is strong as we keep contributing to the growth of the Bitcoin economy 🟧

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 12 Jan 2024

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During Bitcoin Unleashed 2023 in London, Zest Founder Tycho Onnasch shared three things that excited him for the next six months regarding Bitcoin: 1. ETF Approval 2. Bitcoin Halving and 3. the Stacks Nakamoto Upgrade. With the SEC officially approving Bitcoin ETFs, we can celebrate the first victory for Bitcoin this year. However, this is just the beginning, as builders are gearing up for an amazing 2024.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 19 Jan 2024

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Another big week for the Stacks community! This week’s Stacks Snacks highlights the Spartan Group Bitcoin L2 report, diving deep into the layers of Bitcoin's blossoming ecosystem, and Electric Capitals highly anticipated yearly crypto developers report, showing more experienced crypto developers taking an interest in Stacks.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Sun, 28 Jan 2024

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Big news for Bitcoin builders! This week highlights the launch of N21, a go-to-market prep program supporting startups with everything from technology to fundraising. Meanwhile, other builders celebrate successful pre-seed funding rounds, TVL milestones, and technical improvements.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 02 Feb 2024

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The Nakamoto Release has an official time window: April 15 - 29, 2024 🚀

Earlier, we watched StackingDAO launch on mainnet and reporting on $20M TVL in liquid staking. Then, we saw Bitflow going Mainnet, raising $1.3M, and now reporting on $10M TVL. Now, Velar raises $3.5M. The Stacks ecosystem is thriving! Are you a startup Founder looking for support? Check out N21.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 09 Feb 2024

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The Stacks community is gearing up for another milestone. There’s about one day left until voting starts for the Nakamoto Release! This vote will decide whether Stacks Improvement Proposal (SIP) 21, also known as the Nakamoto Release, will get approved and implemented for Stacks by the core engineers. Let’s dive into this week’s ecosystem highlights.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Mon, 19 Feb 2024

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The Stacks community celebrates an all time high in total value locked in applications, as well as a top 25 entry in market cap on CoinMarketCap. It seems like the world is waking up to Bitcoin L2s. Or, as Stacks creator Muneeb Ali put it: “all roads lead to Bitcoin. All roads in Bitcoin lead to Bitcoin L2s.”

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 23 Feb 2024

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With Bloomberg discussing Bitcoin Layers as part of optimism in crypto, and Pantera Capital, one of the largest digital assets funds in the world, stating that Bitcoin L2 Stacks has a competitive edge for quite some time against any new competition that emerges, the Stacks ecosystem seems to be in a good place. Meanwhile, the builders do what they do best. Building apps to activate the Bitcoin economy.

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This Week’s News & Stories - Sun, 10 Mar 2024

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Voting window for the Nakamoto Release SIP has officially ended, with the final results getting published in 4 days. Meanwhile, several efforts to onboard more developers to Bitcoin L2s have kicked-off. Exciting times for the Stacks ecosystem. Let’s dive into this week’s Stacks snacks! 🟧

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This Week’s News & Stories - Fri, 15 Mar 2024

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This week, the Stacks community marked a significant milestone with the Pre-Launch Testnet, bringing us closer to the anticipated Nakamoto Release.

Developers can now choose to either immerse themselves in the Pre-Launch environment, or wait for the official Nakamoto Testnet, expected on March 25th, with an improved and smooth experience.

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