Stacks Snacks - Weekly Ecosystem News and Updates (Thread)

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.

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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, 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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📅 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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📅 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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📅 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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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, 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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📅 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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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 - 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 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, 22 Sep 2023

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This Week: we’re at the start of exciting times for the Stacks community, with the sBTC Developer Release officially announced and submissions for the testnet program now open.

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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, 29 Sep 2023

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This Week: Decentralized Finance protocols on Bitcoin share exciting news and a recently released Bitcoin ecosystem map shows the impact the Stacks ecosystem has had on the Bitcoin economy.

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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, 06 Oct 2023

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This Week: Bitcoin startup and accelerator programs are gearing up for their next cohorts, while large developer communities are getting onboarded to building with Bitcoin on Layer 2 Stacks.

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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 - 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 💂🇬🇧

🟧🍿 Snacks Unleashed

🟧😋 More Bitcoin Unleashed

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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, 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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👋 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, 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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👋 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, 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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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 - 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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👋 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 - 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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👋 New here? New to Stacks? Welcome!

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