Increased capacity on the Stacks network could be right around the corner!
As discussed in our previous overview of Stacks scalability options
, Stacks core developers indicated possible short-term changes that could help increase the capacity of the network (thereby reducing congestion)
in a matter of weeks. While longer-term solutions are still in the works, this post summarizes how we can collectively achieve the most immediate relief for current congestion.
Estimates indicate that adjusting conservatively set cost functions from the Stacks 2.0 launch, along with other small tweaks, can give the network between a 2x and 10x capacity boost, depending on workload. Given the number of launches and the ongoing growth of the network, this would be a significant win for many Stacks builders.
Stacks core developers have bundled these possible adjustments into SIP-012
and are tentatively targeting an activation block
falling on November 29th or 30th
. The community now needs to vote for or against this upgrade by sending a dust amount of BTC from their Stacking reward address to either the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ address. Voting is open and will remain open until the deadline block is reached (the deadline block has not yet been determined).
Thanks to community developers including 0xAsteria
, voting is further explained and transparently tracked at https://sip012.xyz/
. Opening the voting now is done with the hopes of giving everyone ample opportunity to signal their preferences so that as soon as the core developers have finished the required work, it can be activated by miners with clear support from the community.