Blockstack Upgrade Introduces Smart Contracts for Bitcoin | Crypto Briefing

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Blockstack will roll out its new blockchain, Stacks 2.0, on Jan. 14 and bring smart contracts to Bitcoin.
With Stacks 2.0 mainnet, STX holders can participate in network consensus and earn BTC. 
Due to a change in the token’s security status, STX will be listed on crypto exchanges.

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Cosmos and Blockstack hackathons offer glimpse into DeFi’s future

On Friday, blockchain projects Cosmos and Blockstack both announced winners of their respective HackAtom V and HackDeFi hackathons, each offering a glimpse into the coming wave of DeFi development — a vision including marked advances in tooling, interoperability, and composability.

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Real-world use cases for Nexo, Elrond and Blockstack lure in investors

The ideas of privacy and decentralization have always been the heart of the crypto community. Therefore, when Blockstack announced that it would transition from being a security token to a utility token by launching its new Stacks Blockchain 2.0 on Jan. 14, 2021, it was bound to cause a stir.

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Blockstack STX Token Will Be Publicly Tradable Following New Blockchain Launch – BeInCrypto

Blockstack’s STACK 2.0 launch will coincide with public trading of the STX asset. CEO Muneeb Ali spoke to Reuters about the company’s plans.
Reuters reported on Dec. 7 that Blockstack PBC’s Stacks token could be a tradable asset in the U.S. next year.

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