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Stacks Chapters Lead International Growth, OKEx Brings Stacking to 100 Million Users, New STX Listings

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Stackers,
It’s yet another week with plenty to celebrate! Thank you all for your work and support. This week, we want to offer a special shout out to the Stacks Turkey chapter for their efforts in getting listed on Bitexen with five new market pairs!
Elsewhere, to celebrate OKEx’s new support for Stacking, we’re welcoming their community to the fun with double BTC rewards on OKEx in cycles 8 and 9. In other Stacking-related news, the Xverse Stacking Pool is now free with a 500 STX minimum.
On Wednesday, Freehold announced their investors which include Anthony Pompliano, Amanda Cassat, Balaji Srinivasan, and Ryan Hoover. They also revealed three exciting full-time positions, so be sure to check them out and share! Remember, you can always find opportunities in the ecosystem, including full-time roles at Stacks entities at stacks.org/contribute.
For miners or those curious about STX mining, Daemon Technologies released their STX Mining Monitor, where you can observe key mining stats.
On the events side of things, Jenny Mith and Muneeb Ali represented the Stacks Ecosystem at Decrypt’s Ethereal Summit, while plenty of new entries were made on the community calendar for next week!
But that’s not all, check out further stories and highlights below, and remember that you can add something to the next edition here.
See you next week, Stackers!

Ecosystem News
OKEx Brings Stacking To 100 Million Users
Starting with the listing in March, we’ve been working with OKEx to further expand access to STX. We’re excited to share that we’ve continued building on that, with OKEx now offering a seamless Stacking experience to their over 100 million users. To celebrate, Stackers on OKEx will earn double rewards in cycles 8 and 9. → Learn more
OKEx
Let's keep on stacking @Stacks: Earn double $BTC rewards in May 🎁

📣 Start stacking with @OKEx this Cycle 8 or Cycle 9!

🗓️ Cycle 8️⃣ approx. from May 10 to May 24
🗓️ Cycle 9️⃣ approx. from May 25 to June 8

Details: https://t.co/Lkzuv6ywV3 https://t.co/hicBvJv5Br
New STX Listing Pairs On Bitexen
We really appreciate Stacks Turkey’s efforts in growing the Stacks community, which has led to local Turkish exchange, Bitexen, listing STX with five new market pairs. Now STX is more accessible to people through the following listings: STX/TRY, STX/USDT, STX/BUSD, STX/ETH, and STX/BTC.
2.0.11 Release 2.0.11 Release
The most recent blockchain release, 2.0.11, has added features such as re-activating microblock mining and new prometheus metrics for mempool transaction processing times. The update has also improved chainstate directory layout, improved node boot up time, and more.
Stacking Climbs The Charts on DeFi Llama
Stacks Community Updates & Developments
Freehold Stakeholders
Freehold have announced their fantastic group of investors, who will support Freehold in building a sustainable platform and community:
  • Anthony Pompliano (Pomp Investments)
  • Amanda Cassat (Founder of Serotonin, previous CMO at Consensys)
  • Balaji Srinivasan (Angel investor, ex-a16z GP, ex-Coinbase CTO, founder of Earn.com, co-founder of Counsyl)
  • Ryan Hoover (Founder of Product Hunt and investor at Weekend Fund)
Open Positions In The Stacks Ecosystem
Daemon technologies are hiring a Clarity Smart Contract Engineer, so apply if you are looking to join a fun and fast paced global team. It offers options of remote working or Hong Kong based work, and they are open to full time or project-based contractors (https://daemontechnologies.co/careers).
Freehold are also hiring for three roles (Community Growth Lead, Chief of Staff, and Editor in Chief), so check them out if you want to contribute to spreading the Stacks mission. You can find out more about these positions and others at https://stacks.org/contribute#fte.
Xverse Stacking Pool Now Free
Secret Key Lab’s Xverse wallet beta v0.3.0 has been released with the ability to send and receive STX and Bitcoin. Also, the Xverse Stacking pool is now free to use with a low minimum of 500 STX and pays out in BTC!
Robust STX Mining Stats Now Available
Daemon’s STX Mining Monitor was released in March, and a new version of it will come out this quarter. You can find key mining stats, such as the number of blocks per miner, on the site.
A Sustainable Governance Model For Stacks
Our Governance Working Group are creating a sustainable governance model for Stacks, which will allow autonomy in how entities are governed. If their official proposal is accepted, it will be enforced by the Stacks Foundation.
Stacks Continues Global Expansion With Three New Chapters
Three exciting new Stacks Chapters joined the fold, spinning up dedicated and tailored growth to their region of focus. Please welcome Stacks China, Stacks Korea and Stacks Turkey!
The Stacks Foundation
We're excited to introduce the newest Chapters joining the ecosystem: Stacks Korea, Stacks China, and Stacks Turkey! 🇰🇷🇨🇳🇹🇷

Learn more about the Chapter leads and how they plan to spread our mission of building a user-owned internet on #Bitcoin: https://t.co/JFOEgX8r1y https://t.co/W00qjG3JBM
Upcoming Events
There are so many events coming up next week that you don’t want to miss! Stay updated with the Stacks ecosystem through attending talks and launches about DIDs, dApps, Stacking and more.
Stacks Ecosystem
Big events in May:

7th: DIDs: Community Call with @GETJolocom
7th: Build dApps on Bitcoin with Stacks
10th: Cycle 8 cutoff - earn double BTC rewards with @OKEx
11th: @ArkadikoFinance Testnet Launch
12th: @Risidio1- NFTs on Bitcoin Launch

Learn more:

https://t.co/nnmlGDw1cL https://t.co/0Zej4NrSIk
Stacks Grants Program
Latest Grantees Innovate on DeFi and DIDs
The latest Stacks grantees tackle DeFi, new applications for Stacking, and decentralized identity on Stacks.
New Resources for the Grants Program
Since the year began, the Grants Program has awarded $300,000 to over 30 new projects, two new members have joined the Grants Review Committee, and several resources have been added to the program.
To accommodate the program’s growth, the Grants team has put together updated policies to improve the Grants experience and make it as fair and seamless for the Stacks community as possible.
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