Massive progress was made here as we launched Clarity Universe, hosted the initial Clarity Camp cohort, partnered with Codecademy, and saw a big push from NFT projects.
A new US listing as well as Coinbase Custody came online in the last quarter. And, thanks to efforts from Stacks Chapters, new listings arrived in key geographies.
This quarter saw a rise in high-quality grants, upgrades to the grant and payments portal, and saw through a hiring process that will place a new full-time grants PM in the first weeks of Q4.
Work quickly pivoted to addressing scalability solutions when demand for the Stacks blockchain when it started to hit congestion issues earlier than anticipated. Shout out to our incredible builders driving this growth and a thank you for your patience and contributions as everyone works to improve the network.
The Stacks Residents program will prove a major boon for future autonomy, extending the Grants program to enable an exciting new way for folks to contribute to Stacks while clearing the way for key community members to go full-time on major governance efforts going forward.
Patience and perseverance appear to be paying off as Bitcoin-forward messaging is catching on throughout the community and in crypto. We saw massive social growth and engagement increases in Q3 that seem to be accelerating thanks to new contributors and processes setup in early Q3.
✅ - Completed
➕ - 'Rolling over' into Q4 in some form
⏳ - Expected to complete very soon
⏹ - Paused until other priorities clear
The Ethics cab is still under formation. You can read and follow progress on the Code of Conduct here.