Featured Discussion: How Stacks 2.1 Will Strengthen Stacks’ Connection to Bitcoin
"Stacks 2.1 is a really exciting upgrade, especially for builders. It focuses on building better connections into Bitcoin. That includes things like better writing in with Taproot, better bridges, more functionality, better UX for any people who are holding Stacks or building with Stacks. One of the things we've heard a lot of Stacks holders excited about is continuous stacking. So if you're already a Stacker, you're already earning maybe a 9% annual yield in Bitcoin for locking in your Stacks, but you often have these cool down periods where you kind of have to wait a cycle, you miss those rewards. So with continuous stacking, this will be a better experience and also just mean more APY for your Bitcoin."
"A lot of people are looking at the network performance and how many transactions are happening and what are the scalability of things. 2.1 helps with that as well in the sense that there's new Clarity features that are going live, people can write more optimized smart contracts that can actually package more information in existing blocks. You've seen some improvements to how much transactions are getting packed on existing blocks, even with the recent upgrades that happened, and 2.1 also helps there. It's not like everyone's waiting for subnets or the next major improvement that happens. A lot of stuff can be done even before that and 2.1 is going to help move the needle along these dimensions."
How Marketplaces Will Help NFTs Evolve
"Your core community really becomes kind of solidified in a bear market, I would say. I've found a lot of high level great conversations with my community basically saying, 'We're still here and we're really excited about the future and everything.' So that's really encouraging for us because it is tough to work when the kind of hype is gone and you think, "Oh no, we've got to make it out with us." So yeah, you just stick with it, stick with your community and keep going, keep building."
"We're in a cycle where we take out the speculative premium of the NFTs and attach it to what we call an establish full floor value. And that established floor value will come on a Web3 brand. When I think about digital collectibles, it's all about changing the relationship between consumer and the product owners.
So now you can actually build the subsequent experiences in order to build a brand for us and brand value on what you're creating."
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