Stacks 2.05 has successfully been activated on Bitcoin block 713,000.
In the past few months, we have seen the Stacks ecosystem boom. Projects like Arkadiko
, new NFT
collections, and more are leading the charge for Bitcoin-based products and services built via Stacks. Every indication is that this trend will continue, so to make sure the Stacks network can handle the growth, core developers and the community have rallied to introduce Stacks 2.05, a Stacks release that will provide the network a 2x-10x increase in capacity.
Growth can certainly come with growing pains and in recent months, the community has experienced the effects of intermittent network congestion. Delayed transactions and long waiting times are no fun for anyone. With plenty more projects on the way, this release will provide some immediate relief for congestion and give the community more time to build out additional speed and scalability solutions for the Stacks network.
If you’re interested in those efforts, we detailed the next era for scaling Stacks
. This current upgrade removes some artificially low constraints applied at the launch of the network. This was done out of an abundance of caution and with new data available, these constraints are being safely removed. Other optimizations related to Clarity and more are also being made, you can read about the technical details here