Stacks is an open-source network of decentralized apps and smart contracts built on Bitcoin. Stacks unleashes Bitcoin’s full potential as a programmable base layer.
Stacks is built on Bitcoin because it has all the properties that decentralized apps and smart contracts need: the security, the settlement assurances, the capital, and the network effects.
Like Bitcoin, Stacks is a decentralized network. There’s no one company or person that controls it — people from all over the world contribute to Stacks.