What is Stacks (STX)?
Stacks was launched in 2013 by Blockstack PBC, now called Hiro PBC. The founders of Blockstack are computer scientist Muneeb Ali and engineer Ryan Shea. The company rebranded from Blockstacks to simply “Stacks” in 2020.
To pair with the Stacks blockchain solution, Blockstack PBC developed a new smart contract programming language called Clarity. Clarity is designed to be as secure as other languages, with the advantage of having an unambiguous syntax making it easy to build with.