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Stacks ‘22 in review
Whether you’re new here or you’ve been following us since the beginning, thank you for supporting us on our Web3 journey this last year. Let’s take a look at some of the major things that have happened in the Stacks ecosystem this year. 🎉
Stacks 2.1 approved
The next big upgrade for Stacks has been approved, which means we can expect big improvements very soon. Most notably, this upgrade strengthens the connection between Stacks and Bitcoin, allowing developers to link and trigger more interactions between the two networks. On top of this, Stacks 2.1 unlocks the ability to create better bridges, decentralize mining pools, transact Bitcoin-native assets, and so much more.
We’re especially excited for the ability to send NFTs directly to a Bitcoin wallet. 👀Learn all about the upgrade down below 👇
sBTC: Unlocking Bitcoin
Just recently, Stacks released the sBTC whitepaper, which details how sBTC will allow Bitcoin to become a secure Web3 foundation. In essence, sBTC is a trustless, decentralized asset pegged to Bitcoin that will enable a whole new era of Bitcoin Web3 applications. You can learn more about what sBTC unlocks in the whitepaper 👇
Hear more about Stacks2.1 and sBTC in the recorded spaces.
The Rise of BNS
Thanks to our Stacks community and Ethereum friends igniting the fire under BNS (and to our amazing builders at Gamma for their hard work on our BNS portal), .BTC names have grown exponentially popular. Because of the BNS rise, we’ve seen thousands of new community members begin trading Stacks NFTs and repping .BTC names all over social.
Haven’t jumped on the BNS train yet? Register yours now or explore the Gamma secondary marketplace for a new home.btc 🧡
Next week, we’ll take a look back at some of Gamma’s biggest updates and accomplishments from 2022. Have a favorite memory? Share it with us by responding to this email. Bonus: we’ll airdrop one of you a special NFT from a top collection.
Resources & Updates
The Art of Haiku
Curious about poetry? Our favorite dotwork artist Carole Levy just released a blog post on Gamma all about Haikus (and how they might connect to Web3 & NFTs). Read her post down below 👇
A big fat flake
Falling all alone
Jack Kerouac, Scattered Poems
New on Gamma
We’ve updated our feed algo — browse the top charts and you might see some of your favorite auction & 1/1 artists. 👇
Exciting upcoming collections & mints
Platinum award winning musician and artist Arno Carstens will be launching his genesis music NFT collection on Gamma! Arno’s genesis music mint will go live on Wednesday and will be a free, open editions claim for his track, Broken. Broken is a track on Arno’s 6th solo album, and although it was never dropped as a single, it remains one of Arno’s favorite live songs.
Tune into our recorded spaces below to hear from Arno. 👇
More music NFTs from Longstreet
One of our OG music NFT creators, Longstreet, just released a special Christmas collection on Gamma. This jazzy, vintage performance is definitely worth a listen — minting is now live. 👇🎄
Ataraxia from Nickole
Check out this new style from Nickole.btc. These unique 1/1 isometric and orthogonal voxelarts are now minting on Gamma.
NarcotiX from This is #1
Finally, explore the new Web3 game brought to you by This is #1. Enter NarcotiX…if you dare. 💊
That’s all for this week!
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