As I was reflecting on this milestone and Stacking in general, I wanted to zoom in a bit on a partner to Stacks (and Stacking) that deserves a lot of credit for the rise of these new entrants to the ecosystem: OKCoin. In future posts, I may cover others as well - it's certainly been an ecosystem-wide effort to get Stacking to this point.
If you're not familiar, OKCoin was the first exchange to list STX in the United States
and launched Stacking right alongside the release of the Stacks 2.0 mainnet. In doing so, they provided the opportunity for everyone to access Stacking right away, regardless of their size of holding or technical ability. I have no doubt that the ability for people to jump right into Stacking has played a critical role in the overall momentum around Stacking
- it's only been recently that other pools have come online and even those have clearly benefitted from OKCoin having taken the plunge to figure out what works and what doesn't.
I've been working with the OKCoin team since the middle of 2020 and I thought I could provide a little more insight into just how much they've taken on.
I hope this serves two purposes:
- Gives everyone a peak into how dedicated the OKCoin team is and helps us all to appreciate their role further
- Encourages a little more empathy, patience, and understanding when it comes to any issues you or others might face with Stacking via OKCoin