Stacks makes Bitcoin programmable, enabling decentralized apps and smart contracts that inherit all of Bitcoin’s powers.
Stacks connects to Bitcoin, enabling you to build apps, smart contracts, and digital assets that are integrated with Bitcoin’s security, capital, and network. Apps built on Stacks inherit all of Bitcoin’s powers. They run their logic on the blockchain with smart contracts, are controlled by code instead of companies, and are accessible to anyone. This enables decentralized apps to do things that regular apps can’t. This has led to an increase in STX price.
Lock your STX temporarily to support the network’s security and consensus. As a reward, you’ll earn Bitcoin that miners transfer as part of Proof of Transfer.
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Stacks makes no modification to the Bitcoin design. It uses Bitcoin to settle transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain every block. This makes all Stacks transactions inherit Bitcoin’s finality and settlement, because Stacks transactions can be verified on the Bitcoin blockchain.
Stacks uses the Bitcoin blockchain as its base layer. As a Proof of Work (PoW)-based blockchain, Bitcoin uses the combined efforts of thousands of miners and nodes to protect the network against attacks by making it computationally and economically unfeasible to subvert the network. On top of this, Stacks introduces its own consensus model, known as proof-of-transfer (PoX), which is a novel mining mechanism that sees users transfer the base currency (BTC) to mine STX — effectively bootstrapping the security of the Stacks blockchain using BTC.
Before Stacks, building new features on Bitcoin was a paradox. Bitcoin is secure because it’s stable and resistant to change. It’s secure because it has a very limited scripting language with a small attack surface, and limited space for transactions. Introducing new features to the Bitcoin core protocol is hard and not desirable as these features add complexity.
Scaling Independently of Bitcoin
The Bitcoin block time is too slow to support decentralized apps. To work around Bitcoin’s limited speed, Stacks uses microblocks that result in near-instant confirmation on the Stacks blockchain. At the rate of the Bitcoin block time, these blocks will settle from Stacks to Bitcoin to provide the finality and security of Bitcoin.
Mining with Proof of Transfer
Proof of Transfer is an upgrade to Proof of Work. With PoX, miners are not converting electricity and computing power to earn block rewards and transaction fees. Instead, they transfer Bitcoin, a proof-of-work currency, to holders of Stacks Token. This enables holders of Stacks Token to earn Bitcoin from consensus. This process is called Stacking. Leader election happens on Bitcoin and new blocks are written on the Stacks blockchain.
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STX Price Prediction
STX is currently trading above the support zone at $0.89. If it can stay above this support zone, we could start seeing a move towards $1.25, $1.36 and $1.49. If it can flip the resistance at $1.49 to support, we could start seeing a higher move towards $1.72, $2.29 and $3.22. Failure to hold the support at $0.89 could lead to a drop towards $0.79, $0.70 and $0.58.
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