With sBTC, the world will be introduced to powerful, programmable Bitcoin
. sBTC will be the first Bitcoin-backed asset that allows developers and users to take their bitcoin and leverage it within a powerful, expressive, and decentralized layer (complete with smart contracts)!
This process relies on an economically incentivized group of open membership ‘signers’ to validate sBTC transactions. If and when sBTC is released on the Stacks mainnet, what are Stackers today, take on this extra responsibility to ‘sign’ sBTC transactions, and become ‘signers’ in addition to Stackers (and of course, still earn BTC for their efforts).
Being an ecosystem that’s ever-committed to decentralization, it's important that there are numerous options for Stacking such that this signing activity remains as decentralized as possible.Enter: Decentralized Stacking Pools
Decentralized Stacking Pools will be an exciting addition to a lineup of Stacking options that already include various forms of centralized Stacking pools, non-custodial pools, and fully decentralized self-Stacking options.