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The Protocol: Bitcoin's Call for Volunteers, Ethena's USDe, Blast's Blast-Off
In this week's issue of CoinDesk's newsletter on blockchain technology, we've got an exclusive interview with Stacks co-creator Muneeb Ali. PLUS: More than $200 million of blo...
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Muneeb Ali, co-creator of Stacks and CEO of Trust Machines (CoinDesk TV)
Stacks Creator Ali Calls Bitcoin 'Apex Predator' as Development Flourishes on OG Blockchain
Muneeb Ali, the co-creator of Stacks and Princeton-educated computer scientist who's now CEO of the Bitcoin-focused development firm Trust Machines, spoke with CoinDesk's Jenn...
Muneeb Ali, co-creator of Stacks and CEO of Trust Machines (CoinDesk TV)

Why Stacks' Muneeb Ali Wouldn't Buy Bitcoin at $100
Why Stacks' Muneeb Ali Wouldn't Buy Bitcoin at $100
Muneeb Ali, co-creator of Stacks and CEO at Trust Machines, answers five rapid-fire questions from CoinDesk including the most exciting development in the Bitcoin ecosystem, a...
Why Stacks' Muneeb Ali Wouldn't Buy Bitcoin at $100

Bitcoin Is the 'Apex Predator': Stacks Co-Creator
Bitcoin Is the 'Apex Predator': Stacks Co-Creator
Stacks' co-creator and Trust Machines CEO Muneeb Ali joins "First Mover" to discuss the excitement around the Bitcoin ecosystem and the significance of Stacks' upcoming upgrad...
Bitcoin Is the 'Apex Predator': Stacks Co-Creator

Crypto startup Velar plans perpetual swaps exchange for Bitcoin DeFi after raising $3.5M. (Jonathan Borba/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
Crypto Startup Velar Plans Perpetual Swaps Exchange for Bitcoin DeFi After Raising $3.5M
"Bitcoin DeFi is just too nascent right now," CEO Mithil Thakore said. But that's beginning to change.
Crypto startup Velar plans perpetual swaps exchange for Bitcoin DeFi after raising $3.5M. (Jonathan Borba/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

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Bitcoin Could See Growth in Layer-2 Ecosystem, Drawing on Ethereum's Experience: Report
The report by Singapore-based blockchain investment Spartan Group and Kyle Ellicott details how these auxiliary networks have drawn a page from the Ethereum blockchain's playb...
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Stacks' STX Soars 27% on Positive Comments From Tim Draper
The venture capitalist believes applications built on bitcoin will perform similarly to how Microsoft applications did in the internet boom.
Venture Capitalist Tim Draper (CoinDesk TV)

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Polygon Emerges as Suitor for Celo’s New Layer-2 Blockchain, Competing With OP Stack
Celo, which is ditching its standalone blockchain in favor of a new "layer-2" network atop Ethereum, had originally signaled plans to rely on Optimism's OP Stack, a similar cu...
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Polygon Releases 'Chain Development Kit' for ZK-Powered Networks on Ethereum
The new software toolkit will allow developers to build their own customizable chains, and connect to each other through a ZK-powered bridge to form a “Value Layer.”
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StarkWare co-founders CEO Uri Kolodny and President Eli Ben-Sasson. (Natalie Schor/StarkWare)
StarkWare’s ‘Starknet Stacks’ Could Add to Growing Field of Blockchain-in-a-Box Offerings
The announcement is part of a growing trend in Ethereum’s layer-2 ecosystem, where developers can create application-specific chains using the blockchain’s native software sta...
StarkWare co-founders CEO Uri Kolodny and President Eli Ben-Sasson. (Natalie Schor/StarkWare)