More Validation for Bitcoin Builders: Industry Leading Signers Join Stacks
by Stacks Foundation team on March 5, 2024
Hey Stackers, as we continue to prepare for the upcoming Nakamoto rollout, we're thrilled to announce that 8 new Signers have committed to support the Stacks layer. These new Signers represent industry leaders including Blockdaemon, NEAR Foundation, DeSpread, Luxor, Chorus One, Kiln, Restake, and ALUM LABS.

These new Signers bring a wealth of experience and resources to the table. With billions of dollars in assets collectively, their support for Stacks speaks volumes about the leading layer 2’s potential to revolutionize Bitcoin scalability.

Stacks, being a non-federated network, has an open Signer set that includes thousands of Stackers like you contributing to consensus. And as we approach the Nakamoto rollout, your role in validating Stacks blocks becomes even more crucial.

Alongside the existing community, bringing these industry leaders on board further enhances network security and fosters greater decentralization, solidifying Stacks as a leading layer 2 solution with the needs of Bitcoin builders front and center.
“These Signers add yet another layer of decentralization and bring industry leading infrastructure to the leading Bitcoin L2 as the ecosystem seeks to unlock the Bitcoin economy and bring Bitcoin to billions of users. Together, we are poised to unlock exciting new use cases for Bitcoin.”
Andre Serrano, sBTC Resident at The Stacks Foundation

Let's meet the newest Signers

Blockdaemon: Blockdaemon is an industry-leading infrastructure solutions provider and ISO-27001 certified partner with extensive protocol coverage, offering technical depth, industry-leading SLAs, 70+ global points of presence through 10+ cloud and bare metal providers, and 24/7 support for an unmatched institutional-grade experience.

NEAR Foundation: NEAR Protocol is a fully sharded, proof-of-stake blockchain built for mainstream adoption. Performant, scalable, and secure, NEAR is designed to scale the Open Web to a billion users.

DeSpread: DeSpread, the leading blockchain consulting firm based in South Korea, provides GTM strategy for web3 initiatives seeking into the APAC market. And its dev arm, DeSpread Labs, operates PoS validators to secure the network and participate in on-chain governance.

Luxor: Luxor is a US-based compute power company focused on Proof-of-Work Bitcoin mining and compute. We believe that compute power will become an increasingly valuable commodity and are building traditional markets & derivatives to support it.

Chorus One: Chorus One is one of the biggest institutional staking providers globally operating infrastructure for 50+ Proof-of-Stake networks and managing over $3B in staked assets. Since 2018, they have been at the forefront of the PoS industry and now offer easy enterprise-grade staking solutions, industry-leading research, and also invest in some of the most cutting-edge protocols through Chorus Ventures.

Kiln: Kiln, the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, facilitates asset staking and white-label staking integration for institutional clients. With over $5 billion in crypto assets being programmatically staked, Kiln boasts a particularly strong track record on Ethereum, managing approximately 4% of the network as its largest independent node operator

Restake: Restake stands as the institutional architect for blockchain ecosystems, driving project growth through robust infrastructure and impactful partnerships.

Alum Labs: ALUM LABS represents a group of seasoned blockchain professionals and institutions that have partnered up to help secure and scale innovative blockchain networks. Having built several blockchains from scratch, ALUM LABS confidently commits to the highest level of node performance, openly shares their expertise with the community and grants engineering resources to further strengthen the ecosystem.

Stay up to date as Nakamoto approaches

We recently released a hub for all things Nakamoto to make resources easy to find. On the page, you can find key materials and sections built for everyone from Developers to Exchanges on how you can get started today.

As always, stay up to date with the latest Stacks events listed on our community calendar: