Stacks (STX) wallet
Manage Stacks (STX) and all your Stacks tokens in one secure Stacks wallet, available for Chrome, Android, and iOS.Download
Xverse - The Best Stacks wallet
Xverse is the most user-friendly and secure Bitcoin wallet, developed for the growing Bitcoin Web3 ecosystem including Layer-2 protocols like Stacks.
With Xverse, users are able to seamlessly interact with Bitcoin DeFi applications, join Bitcoin DAOs, explore the world of layer-2 Bitcoin NFTs, and earn BTC rewards by locking up STX tokens in a process called stacking - all directly within the app.
What is Stacks?
Stacks is a Bitcoin layer-2 blockchain that extends the functionality of Bitcoin through the execution of smart contracts without the need for modifying or forking Bitcoin. This creates new opportunities for dApps and NFTs that take advantage of the decentralization and security of the Bitcoin network.
Originally founded as “Blockstack PBC” by Princeton alumni Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea, the development of Stacks started in 2017 when Blockstack raised $50 million in a token offering. In Q2 2018, the testnet went live, followed by the mainnet in Q4. In 2019, Stacks’ public sale became the first ever US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulated token sale, which was followed by listings of STX on numerous leading digital asset exchanges.
In 2020, Blockstack rebranded to Stacks to separate the open-source ecosystem from the development company that had launched it, which was renamed Hiro Systems PBC.
On January 14, 2021, the Stacks 2.0 blockchain went live, bringing with it smart contracts and a secure way for dApps to interact directly with Bitcoin.
Today, Stacks is establishing itself as a leading layer-2 protocol for Bitcoin builders, looking to bring Web3 to Bitcoin.
Stacks (STX) is the native cryptocurrency of the Stacks ecosystem. Built on the SIP-10 token standard, STX is used to reward miners on the Stacks layer, power Bitcoin smart contracts through Stacks’ smart contract language, Claritiy, and allow holders to earn Bitcoin (BTC) through a process called stacking. You can buy STX directly within the Xverse wallet.
Xverse is a non-custodial wallet that gives you complete control and ownership over your Bitcoin and Stacks assets. Your private keys are only known to you, and Xverse has no way to access your crypto assets, providing you with complete financial sovereignty.
Earn Bitcoin rewards for Stacking STX
Earn Bitcoin rewards directly within the app by locking your STX tokens into the Xverse non-custodial stacking pool. Stacking STX enables you to earn BTC by taking part in the protocol’s Proof-of-Transfer (PoX) consensus mechanism to help secure the Stacks blockchain.
Access Stacks DApps using Xverse wallet
The Stacks ecosystem has become the home of Web3 built on Bitcoin, enabling you to access a wide range of decentralized applications (dApps) from NFT marketplaces like Gamma or Tradeport. to decentralized finance protocols like ALEX or Arkadiko.
Using the Xverse dApp Browser, you can explore the entire Stacks ecosystem with just a few clicks.
Manage Bitcoin NFTs in your Stacks wallet
Stacks has become known for its bourgeoning Bitcoin NFT market, which has brought non-fungible tokens (NFTs) back to Bitcoin. From Crash Punks to Megapont Apes, Bitcoin NFTs on Stacks have established themselves as popular collectibles in the NFT community.
Using Xverse - arguably the most popular Bitcoin NFT wallet - you can seamlessly mint, buy, sell, and transfer layer-2 Bitcoin NFTs, allowing you to dive into the fast-growing universe of NFTs on Bitcoin.
Download Xverse for Chrome, Android, or iOS today to explore everything the Stacks ecosystem has to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Stacks wallet?
A Stacks wallet is a cryptocurrency wallet that enables you to store, send, receive, and swap Stacks (STX) and Stacks tokens. Additionally, a Stacks wallet may also allow you to manage Bitcoin NFTs built on Stacks and interact with various decentralized applications within the Stacks ecosystem.
Xverse, for instance, is a leading Stacks wallet that can be accessed via a mobile app for Android and iOS or a Chrome extension.
How can I set up a Stacks wallet?
Setting up a Stacks wallet works essentially in the same way as setting up any other crypto software wallet.
First, you download the application on your smartphone or computer. Next, you create a new wallet by noting down the recovery phrase (also known as the seed phrase). After securely stashing away your recovery phrase, you can fund your wallet by purchasing STX tokens directly within the wallet or sending STX tokens from an exchange or another wallet.
And that’s it! Using Xverse, this process only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any ID verification process.
Where can I download a Stacks wallet?
To download Xverse, you have the choice between accessing the Chrome extension wallet and enabling it on your browser or downloading the mobile wallet onto your Android or iOS device. In both instances, the process of downloading and setting up your Xverse Stacks wallet only takes a few minutes.
Where can I find my Stacks wallet address?
You can find your Stacks wallet address in your Xverse app by opening your Xverse app, selecting STX, and clicking on ‘Receive.’ There, you will find your STX wallet address as well as the QR code version of your wallet address.
How can I transfer BTC to my Stacks wallet?
You can easily transfer BTC to a Stacks wallet such as Xverse. To transfer BTC to your Xverse Stack wallet, you will either need to hold BTC on a crypto exchange or in a different wallet.
To make the transfer, you first need to open your Xverse app and click on BTC and ‘Receive’ to view your Bitcoin wallet address. Next, copy the wallet address and access the wallet holding your BTC. There, click on ‘Send,’ paste your Xverse Bitcoin wallet, and then confirm the transaction. Once the transaction is successful, you can view your bitcoin in your Xverse wallet.
Where can I find the seed phrase of my Xverse Stacks wallet?
The seed phrase of your wallet needs to be kept safe and secure. Without it, you could lose access to your wallet and the assets held therein. Alternatively, if anyone gains access to your seed phrase, they can gain access to your assets.
You can retrieve your seed phrase for your Xverse Stacks wallet by going to ‘Settings’ and ‘Backup Wallet.’ There, you will find your 12-word seed phrase. And that’s it! That’s how to find your seed phrase in your Xverse Stacks wallet.
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