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Market Cap $2,645,921,816
24H Volume $127,933,197
Circulating Supply 1,279,369,686 STX
Total Supply 1,352,464,600 STX
1H +0.18%
24H +6.18%
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1Y -94%
All-Time High $2.73518
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ATH Date Aug 25, 2017

What is Stacks?

This post was last updated on January 31st, 2021 at 10:47 am

Stacks (formerly Blockstack) connects to Bitcoin, enabling you to build apps, smart contracts, and digital assets that are integrated with Bitcoin’s security, capital, and network.

The Stacks 2.0 blockchain extends the design of Bitcoin to enable secure apps and predictable Clarity smart contracts without modifying Bitcoin itself, opening innovation on the network for the first time.

The Stacks cryptocurrency (STX) is used as fuel for networking activity and contract execution and can be locked by STX holders via โ€˜Stackingโ€™ to earn Bitcoin (BTC) rewards for supporting blockchain consensus. Stacks cryptocurrency was distributed to the general public through the first-ever SEC qualified token offering in US history. The Stacks ecosystem is a collection of independent entities, developers, and community members working to build a user-owned internet on Bitcoin.

Stacks Features

  • Developer tools – Comprehensive programming libraries are available for a wide range of environments such as web, iOS, and Android. Our libraries are designed to require no additional language or protocol knowledge โ€” any Javascript developer can build a Blockstack app in one hour.
  • Stacks blockchain – Designed with security, scalability, and speed in mind. We use tunable proof-of-work to allow developers to strike the right balance between speed and reliability. For app builders, we abstract all blockchain complexity into simple Javascript APIs.
  • Authentication – Easily include user registration and authentication with Blockstack IDs. Profile security is enforced by the Stacks Blockchain and Blockstack Naming Service (BNS), leaving credentials and identity management in userโ€™s hands.
  • Data storage – Users assume responsibility of their data โ€” itโ€™s stored in a location of their choice and not on your servers. As a developer, you do not need to pay for database maintenance costs, so you can focus on what you do best: improving the functionality of your app.
  • Clarity Smart contracts – Clarity is a decidable, interpreted smart contract language that optimizes for predictability and security. It empowers you to be certain of how your code behaves prior to pushing it into production, so you donโ€™t have to worry about security issues, side effects, or unexpected fees.
  • Build an app and get paid instantly with App Mining – Every month we pay out $200,000 to the best apps built on Blockstack. The better your app, the more you earn.

Blockstack for Dapp builders

  • Authentication – Blockstack provides authentication that is created and managed independently from your app; completely avoid liability for user identity and activity.
  • Data storage – Blockstack provides flexible, free, encrypted storage for each user. Never mess with servers, scaling costs, or personal data liability again.
  • App funding – Get paid the month you launch with App Mining. Bootstrap your app development without compromising your users digital rights.
  • Users – Reach new users who are seeking privacy and data ownership โ€” and are abandoning platforms such as Facebook and Google.
  • Community – Join thousands of open-source developers and app builders dedicated to building a better, decentralized internet.

Blockstack for users

  • User-owned identity – With the old internet, big companies own your login. With Blockstack, you own your login. Under the hood, Blockstack uses blockchain to keep everything secure and private.
  • True data ownership – With the old internet, big companies own your data. With Blockstack, relax knowing your data is 100% private, and only you can grant access to apps or other users. Never worry about privacy breaches again.
  • One ID, 100s of apps – Discover a universe of new apps where your digital rights are respected. Share, swap, and connect data between apps however you want.

STX Network & Signals

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ICO Details

ICO Start Date Nov 16, 2017
ICO End Date Dec 1, 2017
Total Raised $52,800,000 USD
Contributors +800
Contribution Size Min: $3,000
Investor Supply 440,000,000 STX
ICO Conversion

1 STX = $0.10-$0.20

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