As we enter the final stretch of 2023, the Web3 space is still looking for a positive shift in sentiment following a tumultuous 8 months which saw increased regulation, a plethora of exploits and residual consequences from the previous year’s collapses (think FTX).
Many in the space are calling for a renewed focus on the bread and butter of Web3: infrastructure, particularly infrastructure in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Stacks, a Bitcoin layer that enables smart contracts, is responding to that call with, building a new ecosystem powered by Bitcoin.
Here are some of the top dapps on Stacks to keep an eye on:
Alex is a decentralized launchpad that focuses on building DeFi primitives targeting developers looking to build in the Bitcoin ecosystem, enabled by Stacks. Alex also maintains several other products necessary for the integration of DeFi on Ethereum with the Bitcoin/Stack ecosystem, including:
ALEX Bridge - a solution that connects Stacks and Ethereum, allowing users to move crypto assets between the two blockchains.
Orderbook - a scaling solution that brings instant trade confirmation to the security of Bitcoin.
Alex is supported by heavyweights in the Stacks ecosystem, including Trust Machines, Cultur3 and OKEx.
Read more on Alex here.
BlockSurvey is a privacy-focused online survey and data collection platform that utilizes blockchain technology to enhance security and anonymity for survey participants.
The platform aims to provide users with the ability to create and distribute surveys while ensuring that respondents' data is kept private and secure. By utilizing blockchain, BlockSurvey aims to prevent unauthorized access, tampering, or manipulation of survey data.
Read more on BlockSurvey here.
Gamma is a creator launchpad and open marketplace for Bitcoin NFTs on Stacks and Ordinal Inscriptions. Its objective is to be the go-to place for ordinal collectors and creators alike, facilitating the creation, publication, curation, listings and aggregation of all ordinal artworks.
Recently, Gamma announced the launch of Prints, Gamma's fresh take on editions, enabling partner artists to create low-cost, recursive editions from a single high-resolution original.
Read more on Gamma here.
Xverse, is a versatile, non-custodial Bitcoin wallet that supports Bitcoin and layers built on top of Bitcoin such as Stacks, Lightning, Ordinals, and more. Xverse supports all Oordinals and BRC20 tokens and integrates seamlessly between Bitcoin and the STX ecosystem. Xverse users can even use stacking to earn Bitcoin, all in one place.
Read more on Xverse here.
Sigle is a secured and open-source writing platform for Web3 content creators, NFT projects, crypto analysts and more. Sigle describes itself as the Web3 alternative to the likes of Substack and Medium, providing authors with the ability to store their content on IPFS or lock them immutably on the Bitcoin blockchain using Inscriptions.
Central to Sigle’s offering is that it enables content creators to have complete ownership of their content, its publication, its readership and its monetization, as well as providing transparency and protection for content creator data.
Read more on Sigle here.
STX:LDN is a London-based, community-led group, working to educate community members and all interested parties about the Stacks, as well as expand the wider Stacks community and Bitcoin ecosystem.
STX:LDN hosts a series of events in and around London, UK, on topics related to both Stacks and Bitcoin in addition to organizing workshops & courses that focus on building on Bitcoin using Stacks.
The community also provides consultancy services for both individual founders and developer organizations looking to launch a new product within the Stacks ecosystem.
To learn more about what STX:LDN provides or to get involved in the community, visit the STX:LDN website below.
Stacks is a Layer 1 blockchain solution, that recycles Bitcoin's POW algorithm, without the consumption of extra energy.
Centric on the original vision of Bitcoin, Stacks provides the capability to build dApps, NFTs and DeFi applications utilising the unique decentralization and security of the Bitcoin blockchain. -- Learn More