Are there other blockchains similar to Stacks?

There are several Bitcoin-based DeFi and smart contract platforms, but in general Bitcoin layers are underexplored as compared to other crypto industry advances. Liquid, RSK, Lightning, and Stacks all enable various connections to Bitcoin. With the Nakamoto release, Stacks uniquely offers a) global state for expressive smart contracts, b) contribution to Bitcoin’s security budget via mining, c) decentralized movement of Bitcoin in and out of Bitcoin layers. The chain that Stacks is most comparable to is Bitcoin, as it has a similar Nakamoto style consensus and open membership.

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