2022 will go down as the year of ‘Building on Bitcoin’, but it’s the work that’s happened throughout 2021 that set the stage. Just one year ago, the Stacks mainnet launched and brought builders the tools to unleash over $1T in capital on the Bitcoin network.
It’s wild to reflect and realize that so many important projects and programs we now consider staples didn’t exist at this time last year. The Stacks Accelerator wasn’t announced until April 2021 and now they’re already closing in on the deadline for their second cohort!
There was no CityCoins, no Syvita Guild, no Stacks Residents, no agencies auditing Clarity, no institutional custody options, there was just one wallet, the first Stacks Chapter was just one month old in Pakistan, and projects we all know and love like Arkadiko, ALEX, Stackswap (and so many more! ❤️), were little more than ideas! And that’s to say nothing of NFTs, new standards and tools, listings, integrations, and continued improvements driven by Stacks core developers. Wow.
As you return to what you’re building, give yourself a moment to appreciate how far we’ve come and how fast it has happened. The day-to-day doesn’t always feel monumental, but this community is doing something special. The fruits of our labor have only just begun to bloom!
To another year of unleashing Bitcoin,
Mitchell Cuevas and the Stacks Foundation Team
We’ve lined up the best of Stacks 2021 sorted by theme below.
🎉 Stacks Anniversary
⛓️ Stacks Infrastructure
💸 Bitcoin DeFi
🦄 Bitcoin NFTs
🚀 Stacks Accelerator
You can also browse the archive
for more detailed updates from previous bi-weekly editions published throughout the year.