Stacks is a project that aims to create a layer on top of Bitcoin similar to the Lightning Network. The project is developing open-source software that enables developers to create smart contracts and data storage. It has also developed an open-source wallet. Stacks is not yet widely adopted, but it is expected to gain traction in the coming years.
The Stacks blockchain stores transactional metadata and user identity information. It is connected to the Bitcoin network to verify transactions and smart contracts. Stacks users do not need passwords to access the network, and they can easily store their data anywhere. The Stacks blockchain has its own smart contract language, called Clarity, which allows users to create rules and conditions for transactions. The company also has backing from the US government and has recently received millions of dollars for development.
The platform also offers the ability to purchase Stacks via various exchanges. It is also possible to stack STX with BTC and receive Bitcoin rewards. Users can purchase Stacks on various exchanges, including Okcoin. While it is not yet widely available in the U.S., it is available for individuals outside of the U.S.
The Stacks blockchain uses an in-built failure recovery mechanism. Because it uses a consensus algorithm, it automatically recovers from network partitions and block loss. Without this protocol, the network would have crashed in the event of a bug in the network.