This blog is now an archive. Find content from Hiro here and Stacks news and announcements here.

Blockdaemon to Provide Robust Node Tools for the Stacks 2.0 Network

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Blockdaemon to provide a seamless path to running a Stacks 2.0 node. Institutions, other corporate entities, or individuals that wish to participate in STX Mining and Stacking on the upcoming Stacks 2.0 network, but don’t want to manage their own infrastructure, can use Blockdaemon’s tools to spin up nodes easily, while benefiting from customer support and ongoing updates.

“Node management can be costly and burdensome, and our solution frees up developers to do what they do best: innovate and create,” states Konstantin Richter, CEO of Blockdaemon. “With easy to use integrations and interoperability at the core of what we do, we take the hassle out of building and configuring infrastructure. Our integration with Blockstack represents a collective first step towards furthering the industry, and we are aligned with Blockstack’s vision of building Web 3.0, with Bitcoin as the backbone.”

We are aligned with Blockstack’s vision of building Web 3.0, with Bitcoin as the backbone.

By removing much of the complexity and knowledge required to setup a given blockchain node, Blockdaemon makes it possible for users to directly launch Stacks 2.0 nodes with just a few clicks via their marketplace and quickly begin working and experimenting. Blockdaemon’s configuration and monitoring tools further bolster the network and regular security and protocol related updates ensure those using Blockdaemon services don’t have to manage them.

→ Check out Blockdaemon CEO, Konstantin Richter’s, presentation on “The Role Of Early Network Custodians (& Why Decentralization Matters)” this past weekend at our FuturePROOF Summit.

Blockstack PBC and Blockdaemon share a belief that blockchains are a critical foundation for innovation, growth, and human progress. This partnership will ensure smooth network operation, provide powerful node management services, offer developers professional support, and make it easier than ever to become a node operator as we look to enable Web 3.0 on Bitcoin with the launch of the Stacks 2.0 blockchain.

Specifically, Blockdaemon will be adding support for Stacks 2.0 on their platform:

  • BPM package for Stacks 2.0: BPM is a “blockchain package manager” that allows easy installation, configuration and upgrades of different blockchain nodes.
  • Launch Stacks 2.0 nodes via Blockdaemon Marketplace: push-button deploys
  • Ubiquity support for Stacks 2.0: Ubiquity is a universal API to access blockchain data

Blockdaemon, which recently raised a strategic round of funding from new and existing investors such as Comcast Ventures, Hashkey, CoinShares, Ventures, Kenetic, SPiCE VC, and Fenbushi Capital, has already proven their ability to provide infrastructure for other major blockchain players including Algorand, Celo, Ethereum, Polkadot, and more.

Blockstack Co-Founder, Muneeb Ali, says, “Working with Blockdaemon follows our pattern of trying to mature the industry wherever possible. Whether partnering with Algorand to design a more secure smart contract language or anchoring Stacks 2.0 to Bitcoin itself, we are always seeking to build on the most solid ground possible. Blockdaemon further strengthens that foundation by providing robust, professional grade services, and proven infrastructure to developers and to the network, which includes over 400 apps and a growing number of Clarity smart contracts.”

If you’re interested in running a Stacks 2.0 node or want to help test Blockdaemon’s Stacks-related tools as they become available, please signup for Stacks 2.0 email updates.


Forward-looking statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words: “will,” “expect,” “would,” “intend,” “believe,” or other comparable terminology. These statements involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different. We cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. We disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Muneeb Ali

Mitchell Cuevas

Mitchell is Blockstack PBC’s Head of Growth. He previously led Marketing at UP Global (Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Week) before joining the Product team at Techstars. He curates the Martech Digest, advises at Cove Group, and runs ScreenChecker.