Stacks Improvement Proposals (SIPs)
Stacks improvement proposals (SIPs) are aimed at describing the implementation of the Stacks blockchain, as well as proposing improvements.
The SIP process (SIP-000) describes how to make a SIP and get it ratified.
They should contain concise technical specifications of features or standards and the rationale behind it. SIPs are intended to be the primary medium for proposing new features, for collecting community input on a system-wide issue, and for documenting design decisions.
Anyone in the Stacks community can submit a SIP.
- SIP 001: Burn Election
- SIP 002: Clarity, a language for predictable smart contracts
- SIP 003: Peer Network
- SIP 004: Cryptographic Commitment to Materialized Views
- SIP 005: Blocks, Transactions, and Accounts
- SIP 006: Clarity Execution Cost Assessment
- SIP 007: Stacking Consensus
- SIP 008: Clarity Parsing and Analysis Cost Assessment
- SIP 009: Standard Trait Definition for Non-Fungible Tokens
- SIP 010: Standard Trait Definition for Fungible Tokens
- SIP 012: Burn Height Selection for a Network Upgrade to Introduce New Cost-Limits
- SIP-015: Stacks Upgrade of Proof-of-Transfer and Clarity
- SIP-016: Metadata for Tokens
- SIP-018: Signed Structured Data
- SIP-020: Bitwise Operations in Clarity
How to Get Involved
There are several ways you can get involved with the SIP process:
Join the weekly SIP Meeting call listed here.
SIP Editor. SIP editors help SIP authors make sure their SIPs are well-formed and follow the right process. They help get SIPs ready for deep review by advancing it them from Draft to Accepted status. If you want to become a SIP editor, open an issue with your name and email to ask to be added to the list of SIP editors.
Join a CAB (Consideration Advisory Board). SIPs fall under the purview of one or more considerations. A full list is in this github directory. Currently they are: Diversity, Economics, Ethics, Governance and Technical. Members of SIP consideration advisory boards use their domain expertise to give Accepted SIPs a deep read, and give the authors any/all feedback to help make the SIP workable. If you want to join a board, reach out to the board's chairperson via the listed contact information.
Steering Committee. The Steering Committee organizes the consideration advisory boards and votes to advance Recommended SIPs to Activation-in-Progress status, and then to either Ratified or Rejected status. Once they are in the process of being activated, they use a SIP's Activation section to determine whether or not the Stacks ecosystem has ratified or rejected the SIP. Joining this committee requires the consent of the Stacks Foundation board.