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Release Roundup - July 2023

We kicked off the second half of the year with a new feature in the Stacks Explorer: pages for fungible tokens. These pages provide high-level details about specific fungible tokens in the Stacks ecosystem. Additionally, the Ordinals API added new features to help tag and detect recursive inscriptions and give developers the ability to sort by inscription number.

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Release roundups are organized into primary themes which we use to track our progress and that better reflect the developer experience. Let’s take a closer look at what we shipped in July. 


  • Following their mainnet readiness, subnets saw a few fixes and feature adds in July, in particular the updated block handling for the new mining model. This update ensures that miners will only submit one block commit per burn block. 
  • Our blockchain team has also been collaborating with the ecosystem working groups on the upcoming Nakamoto release.

Visibility, Verification, & Insights

  • We shipped a new fungible token page on the Stacks Explorer. This page provides token details such as circulating supply, price, market cap, trading volume, and more. Here's a link to the ALEX token page as an example. There is also a section set aside for transactions involving the specified token, source code, available functions, and developer information. 
  • The team shipped a number of fixes to the Ordinals Explorer, including new filters and better rendering time.

Smart Contracts 

  • We added subnet support and will continue to add full-fledged support for automatic deposits in a later release. We also improved our docs and fixed some known bugs


API Infrastructure 

  • We added a few new features to the Ordinals API this month, including two entries to inscription responses, <code-rich-text>recursive<code-rich-text> and <code-rich-text>recursion_refs<code-rich-text>, to help detect and tag recursive inscriptions. The first is a boolean which indicates if an inscription is recursive or not, while the second is an array of inscription IDs referenced by this inscription. 
  • The ability to sort by inscription number has been added to the Ordinals API. 
  • We optimized transfer replay capability by saving inscription transfer to the database even if the original inscription is missing, giving the option to backfill inscription gaps easily. This update will also move the satoshi information (ordinal number, rarity, coinbase) to the <code-rich-text>inscriptions<code-rich-text> table in an effort to avoid redundancy. 
  • We added a <code-rich-text>contract_principal<code-rich-text> value to the fungible token responses in our Token Metadata API, which shares the token’s contract info. 

Hosted Developer Experience 

  • The Hiro Platform team worked on a number of behind the scenes improvements and updates this past month. They have also been hard at work to bring another great feature to life in August. Stay tuned to the Hiro blog for the announcement soon.

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