There was more buzz this week around Bitcoin DeFi, or as some say, #BitFi. The one and only @jack
told us Square is creating a new business focused solely on “non-custodial, permissionless, and decentralized financial services” with a primary focus on Bitcoin.
Naturally, the Stacks ecosystem tuned in, looking to collaborate and remind him that Stacks is the current leader in Bitcoin DeFi—having pushed the movement forward through Stacking
(closing in on $500M TVL), incredible startups
, Bitcoin NFTs
, and of course, improvements to Clarity and Proof-of-Transfer which make it all work.
In a timely release, Dan Held (Head of Growth, Kraken) covered Stacks and Bitcoin DeFi
if you’re in need of a great simple primer to send to the uninitiated. The TL;DR? It’s a great time to get involved with the next evolution of decentralized finance.
To help you along the way, the Stacks Foundation has something special of its own to share: Clarity Universe
, a portal and learning experience that brings together everything a developer, project, or company needs to be successful with the Clarity smart contract language. Among other novel benefits, Clarity provides direct access to Bitcoin state and has been proving a linchpin for the teams already working on Bitcoin DeFi projects
Clarity Universe includes 3 main components: Clarity Camp offers smart contract and Clarity education, Clarity Starters are ready-to-use audited smart contract templates, and Clarity Talent is a job and talent marketplace.
If you’ve been thinking about diving into smart contracts, there’s never been a better time. Clarity Universe will take developers from wherever they are today, to proficient and effective Clarity builders just in time to keep pushing the Bitcoin DeFi wave. Join the waitlist and we’ll invite you to a cohort kicking off soon—we can’t wait to see you!