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Explaining Payout for Cycle #17
What happened? During cycle #17, we decided to make a first payout of 1 BTC. The rate was 2758 sats/stx, resulting in 36,258.158085 STX as rewards (=1/0.00002758). As usual, we ran our payout script. However, we missed a manual update of a new part of the script. The result was that some stackers o...
Games Of PoX
Role play for 7 persons or more about blockchains Background Bitcoin has become more and more popular and it is mentioned in main stream media. The Bitcoin blockchain uses Proof-of-Work (PoW) and is mainly used to transfer of Bitcoins from one user to the other. Ethereum is another blockchain that a...
Wrapped BTC rewards for Friedger Pool members (cycle #14)
Please note that this is only for users that do NOT use a hardware wallet for their account until the Hiro Wallet for web supports Ledger and/or the Hiro Wallet for Desktop support contract calls. After all the testing and auditing of Friedger pool rewards for cycle #13 and #14, it is now time to ma...
On-chain Auditing Friedger Pool (cycle #13, cycle #14)
Friedger Pool is one of the larger Stacking Pools creating Bitcoin yields for more than 10m stacked STX. Friedger Pool does the payout in STX instead of BTC to reduce costs and more importantly to take advantage of Stack's smart contracts. For cycle #13, Friedger Pool received 1.82519341 BTC. This c...
Instructions for Testing AFP
Introduction The autonomous Friedger Pool (AFP) is a project that tries to automate the operation of a Stacking Pool as much as possible. The Proof of Transfer contract (pox) allows users to join a pool via simple smart contract calls. However, they have to trust pool operators that these manage the...
Trustless Swap on Stacks chain: NFT vs $BTC
When Boom launched Boomboxes, I minted number #82 of 1st Edition. Boombox NFTs come with an intrinsic value because these NFTs earn stacking rewards. (Read the details in my previous post.) I participate in the consensus algorithm (PoX) of the Stacks chain by locking my Stacks. I locked 16,999 STX f...
Boomboxes and Friedger Pool
TDLR : Boombox pool rules are Delegation through contract SP497E7RX3233ATBS2AB9G4WTHB63X5PBSP5VGAQ.boomboxes-cycle-12 Immediate locking when delegating Locking period: 1 cycle Bitcoin reward address: Friedger Pool's address NFT ownerships at block height #24,000 determines reward receivers Introduct...
An Application of Clarity Bitcoin Library
The Clarity Bitcoin Library initially created by Jude Nelson is a Clarity contract that allows to handle information from the Bitcoin blockchain. In particular, it allows to verify whether a transaction was actually mined on the Bitcoin blockchain. This is possible because the hash values of Bitcoin...
Join Stacking Pool with Stacks Wallet Web
Stacking is part of the consensus algorithm of the Stacks blockchain. To reduce high trafic on the bitcoin blockchain, a minimum amount of Stacks token is required for Stacking. Part of the stacking protocol is that users can pool their stacks to reach the minimum and benefit as a group. With the re...
Bringing Hugo and Stacks together
Hugo is a static site generator framework. It is open source and fast. The site for Friedger Pool is using it. We wanted to add a more personalized experience to that site and therefore, the site should become a Stacks app. That means that the app uses the Stacks authentication provided by the @stac...
Owning my Stacks data on Threefold Grid
The ThreeFold Grid is a global, neutral, and sustainable network of autonomous storage and compute internet capacity created by ThreeFold Farmers. It happened that I became a ThreeFold Farmer. I will explain what that means and how I finally could deploy a Gaia storage hub independently of big tech ...
Stacking Cycle data
Updated when necessary. Cycle #17 STX block start: 30832 BTC block start: 701650 Cycle #16 STX block start: 29008 BTC block start: 699550 Cycle #15 STX block start: 27244 BTC block start: 697450 Cycle #14 STX block start: 25474 BTC block start: 695350 Cycle #13 STX block start: 23656 BTC block start...
Overview of Pools from stacking.club - Cycle #6
14y4Z27pvL6Fyo4WawkYGRBmwtg3rzTGrq 15,404,165.00 STX 154 - reward slots Direct stacking towards same btc address - InfStones 1AJm7XWhbPTFqgtJT6oS9wQ3XThk7rA2yF 1,121,033.672063 STX - 11 reward slots Friedger Pool 1E8LoASSENiyYJDUD1QH7edKXdiSDA4DeP 1,725,968.329199 STX - 17 reward slots staked.us - S...
Beeple NFT on Bitcoin
Recently, the artist known as Beeple auctioned his work EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS as a non-fungible token (NFT) at Christie's. The NFT changed ownership for $65 million USD. This started discussions about the value of NFTs. NFTs are like certificates on paper but written to a blockchain. Like c...
April Updates on Community Stacking Pool
Below you find a transcript of the Stacks April Town Hall where I updated on the activities around Friedger Pool: We see, there are different opportunities for delegated stacking and we created a pool registry smart contract on testnet. It uses BNS names and we would like to get feedback in the corr...
How to run a Stacking Pool? (updated July 2021)
What is a Stacking Pool? The Stacks blockchain uses the proof of transfer (PoX) consensus algorithm. It requires that Stack miners send Bitcoins to two randomly selected Bitcoin addresses each Bitcoin block. The more a miner sends, the higher the probability to win the Stacks block reward. The recei...
Working with Non-Fungible Tokens on Stacks
While working with non-fungible tokens on the Stacks blockchain I came across various names and terms that should be explained here: Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are defined in Clarity contracts, smart contracts using the Clarity language. The language provides the function define-non-fungible-token pr...
Bitcoin Oracles on Stacks
Introduction In September, it was announced that Chainlink will come to the Stacks ecosystem. Chainlink is described as decentralized oracle network that provides reliable, tamper-proof inputs and outputs for smart contracts on any blockchain. From the view point of a smart contract developer this i...
Worth Owning - Three Decentralized Crypto Projects
The big tech companies try to own and control as many data as possible. They have the resources to provide convenience to end users in exchange for their data and loss of control. The crypto space brings some hopes and projects that enable end users to take back control and take on ownership of thei...
Hans in Luck Living in Stacksland
Edit 16.12.2020: Updated for Stacks 2.0 Feature Completness (removed "User Support for Miners") Hans in Luck is a famous German story that was recorded by the Brothers Grimm back in the 18th century (video, text). The story is about an apprentice who receives a piece of gold after working hard for h...
The Fairy With a Sweet Tooth
Once upon a time, there was a fairy who came to a kingdom. The king liked to cook and bake but he was mean and didn't want to give any of his deserts to his people. He gave them mush to eat. The men and women ate it and didn't know about all the delicious desserts the king had. The fairy saw this an...
App Curation
Six months after the app mining program has stopped, it is time to review which applications survived the period of no mining money. There are a few apps where the domain or the certificate expired, others stopped operation or switched from Blockstack auth to a different identity provider. Data abou...
Index Based Data Exchange Protocol
This document describes how users can exchange data object in a decentralized, secure way using an indexer Alice encrypts data object with a key for Alice and Bob Alice publishes location of data object on the indexer Bob fetches locations from indexer Bob retrieves data object and d...
Decentralized App Reviews - For Developers
OI App Center OI App Center is a user interface for app reviews. It is build in a way that any website, app or location can be reviewed, however, for now the focus is on Blockstack app. How to add a Rate App link? Developers can now add a link for app review to the decentralized review platform buil...
Blockstack apps with Gatsby
"Gatsby is a free and open source framework based on React that helps developers build blazing fast websites and apps" (from gatsbyjs.org). As a Blockstack app developer, Gatsby got my attention because the framework focuses on static site generation and integrating data source easily. There are ple...
Comparing Blockstack blogging apps
I am looking for a convenient way to publish observations about Blockstack and the ecosystem. Therefore, I am starting here with my personal review for blogging apps that make use of Blockstack. Sigle Sigle is a blogging app that comes with a nice, artistic design. Using the app is a pleasure for th...
How to replace Google Calendar
After using Google Calendar for years, it is time to change. I don't want to host and maintain my own calDav server, but still have control over my data. Blockstack is a good solution and OI Calendar the new interface to my calendar in the cloud. There was a bigger campaign back in 2015 to De-Google...
Getting Rid of Passwords
Having contributed to the Android app of Matrix.org back in 2015 (adding basic support for Android Auto) it feels great to get involved again. Today, we launched OI Chat, a Matrix service dedicated to Blockstack users. As explained in the post Giving Internet Permission, Blockstack is a platform for...