UPDATE: Stacks 2.0 was successfully launched by independent miners on Jan 14th, 2021.
What is Stacks 2.0?
Stacks 2.0 is a new layer-1 blockchain that uses Proof-of-Transfer (PoX) to connect to Bitcoin. Stacks 2.0 brings apps and predictable smart contracts to Bitcoin. Assets and contracts are secured by Bitcoin, and STX holders can earn BTC by participating in consensus. See an earnings calculator and a community intro video).
When is Stacks 2.0 mainnet launching?
We're in the home stretch. Stacks 2.0 is on track to reach code completion by Dec 15th. Mainnet launch is set for Jan 14th 2021. Xenon the Stacks 2.0 Phase 4 is currently in the implementation phase. Microblocks is one feature that will be implemented in Phase 4 in addition to testing. Here is a status visual from testnet.blockstack.org (as of Nov 19th):
What is the status of the final Phase 4 of testnet (Xenon)?
Phase 4 (Xenon) is currently in the implementation stage.
You can see the status of the currently deployed Phase 3 (Krypton) here.
Thank you again to all those contributing to Stacks 2.0 and for your patience as we diligently work together toward a quantum leap for the ecosystem.
Where do I ask questions?
You can join the Stacks Telegram group to ask any further questions!