Bitcoin is the perfect settlement layer to build apps on top of: Hiro CEO

While the Bitcoin network isn’t programmable, it serves as an excellent settlement layer to build robust applications on top of, says Hiro CEO Alex Miller. Hiro provides Bitcoin development tools for developers to build on the Stacks blockchain. Miller said Stacks inherits the Bitcoin network’s security through a consensus mechanism called proof-of-transfer (although this is […]

CityCoins expanding services via 11 new incubated projects

The Stacks Ventures project incubator has accepted 11 projects to help make CityCoins more appealing to global mayors who want to utilize a digital asset to receive rewards and bolster their economies. Stacks Ventures is a $4 million incubator for projects on the Stacks (STX) Bitcoin layer-2 smart contract solution. CityCoins is a project that […]

Allbridge to become the first token bridge for the Stacks token

Multi-chain token bridge Allbridge will become the first to offer Stacks (STX) transfers as part of a partnership with Bitcoin software developer Daemon Technologies. STX is the native token for the Stacks Layer-1 blockchain which settles transactions on the Bitcoin (BTC) network. It currently has a market cap of $1.7 billion. Allbridge currently serves 12 […]

‘Philly is ready’ for CityCoins says city council

Philadelphia is on the cusp of following in the footsteps of Miami, Austin and New York City by partnering with CityCoins to develop a crypto for the city of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has endorsed the concept and told government news media site Statescoop that his office is “enthusiastic about the potential of […]

Lindsay Lohan offering ‘experiential NFTs’ on Superfandom

Lindsay Lohan will issue “experiential nonfungible tokens” on the Superfandom platform.  The Hollywood star will also act as an advisor to the platform to help it attract more artists and entertainment figures. “Experiential NFTs” give fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite entertainers in real life by meeting them virtually or in person. In […]

Stacks ecosystem becomes #1 Web3 project on Bitcoin

On the first anniversary of the launch of Stacks blockchain (STX), which seeks to make Bitcoin (BTC) programmable, the network achieved over 350 million monthly API requests, 40,000 Hiro (development tool for Stacks to build applications on Bitcoin) wallet downloads, and 2,500 Clarity smart contracts. According to a report by Electric Capital, a venture capital […]

Stacks’ Mitchell Cuevas talks building integrated DeFi bridges for Bitcoin users

The Stacks ecosystem is a collection of independent entities, developers and community members working to build a user-owned internet on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. Stacks’ STX cryptocurrency was distributed to the general public through the first-ever Securities and Exchange Commission-qualified token offering in the United States. Mitchell Cuevas, head of growth for the Stacks Foundation, […]