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Founded Year

2013

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

About Blockstack

Blockstack is an enterprise blockchain infrastructure to enable financial institutions and other enterprises to build sophisticated blockchain applications on their own private blockchain.

Blockstack Headquarter Location

25 New Chardon Street P.O. Box 8098

Boston, Massachusetts, 02114,

United States

Latest Blockstack News

Blockstack Upgrade Introduces Smart Contracts for Bitcoin

Jan 13, 2021

by Shutterstock cover by takasu Get daily crypto briefings and weekly Bitcoin market reports delivered right to your inbox. Sign Up Key Takeaways Blockstack will roll out its new blockchain, Stacks 2.0, on Jan. 14 and bring smart contracts to Bitcoin. With Stacks 2.0 mainnet, STX holders can participate in network consensus and earn BTC. Due to a change in the token’s security status, STX will be listed on crypto exchanges. Share this article Blockstack’s soon-to-be-launched blockchain offers developers smart contracts anchored to Bitcoin and investors new ways to earn BTC. Delegate Tokens, Earn Bitcoin Stacks 2.0 is a Layer-1 blockchain based on the Proof-of-Transfer (PoX) mining consensus and uses Bitcoin as the base layer for providing security to decentralized apps (dApps). The team behind Stacks 2.0, Blockstack , has developed a custom set of tools and a novel programming language called Clarity for the new blockchain. The custom tools will allow developers to build smart contracts anchored to the Bitcoin blockchain. According to Blockstack, smart contracts could unlock a new age of DeFi apps for the largest crypto asset. STX is the native token for Stacks 2.0 blockchain, allowing holders to participate in the consensus through a staking-like mechanism called “Stacking.”  Stacking participants delegate their STX to participate in blockchain governance and are paid in BTC rewards. This means that Stacks 2.0 gives users a new alternative to earn Bitcoin without spending money on expensive mining equipment. Exchanges Set to List STX Blockstack first issued STX during the first-ever SEC-regulated security token offering. The token was issued as a security asset and used in the Stacks 1.0 blockchain’s governance. However, the security token was not eligible to be listed on cryptocurrency exchanges. The core team later released a memo that clarified that STX was no longer considered security in the Stacks 2.0 chain as the network became decentralized and outside the control of Blockstack. Due to a recent change in the token’s legal status, STX is set to be listed on cryptocurrency exchanges soon after Stacks 2.0 mainnet goes live. OKCoin , a leading crypto exchange, has committed to listing STX upon the launch. OKCoin will also conduct the biggest airdrop to date for its customers, worth $1 million in STX tokens. Share this article DisclaimerRead MoreRead Less The information on or accessed through this website is obtained from independent sources we believe to be accurate and reliable, but Decentral Media, Inc. makes no representation or warranty as to the timeliness, completeness, or accuracy of any information on or accessed through this website. Decentral Media, Inc. is not an investment advisor. We do not give personalized investment advice or other financial advice. The information on this website is subject to change without notice. Some or all of the information on this website may become outdated, or it may be or become incomplete or inaccurate. We may, but are not obligated to, update any outdated, incomplete, or inaccurate information. You should never make an investment decision on an ICO, IEO, or other investment based on the information on this website, and you should never interpret or otherwise rely on any of the information on this website as investment advice. We strongly recommend that you consult a licensed investment advisor or other qualified financial professional if you are seeking investment advice on an ICO, IEO, or other investment. We do not accept compensation in any form for analyzing or reporting on any ICO, IEO, cryptocurrency, currency, tokenized sales, securities, or commodities.

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Blockstack in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Mar 3, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Blockstack

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Blockstack is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Blockchain.

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Blockstack Patents

Blockstack has filed 8 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Blockchains
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptographic hash functions
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