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Bitcoin Upper Layers Explained: Types, Origins, & Future
21 November, 2023

By Sergio Demian Lerner, Chief of Innovation, IOV Labs Bitcoin is on the path to becoming a world store of value. However, as it currently stands, it has bandwidth and privacy limitations that hinder its adoption by the billions of users who desperately need it. Even with the Lightning Network, fewer than a hundred million […]

Meet the Winners of the First Waves of Rootstock Grants Program
13 November, 2023

From DAOs using Ordinals to self-custodial payment products, exciting crypto projects are being built on Bitcoin with Rootstock right now. Let’s take a look at just some recent winners.  A selection of winners from the first two waves of Rootstock’s grants program have been announced — and now, developers and projects are being invited to […]

Smart Bitcoin: 3 Easy Ways to Get RBTC
6 October, 2023

Moving Bitcoin into Rootstock has never been easier.  Rootstock enables you to use your bitcoins to interact with a range of DeFi protocols and services including Sovryn, Tropykus, Money on Chain, Babelfish, and more. To do so requires you to move your BTC from the Bitcoin Mainchain to the Rootstock sidechain where it takes the […]

RSK Fingerroot 5.3.0 is Here
5 October, 2023

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the RSKj Fingerroot client, now accessible in the RSKj GitHub repository. This update introduces several enhancements to the client’s JSON-RPC interface, along with notable improvements in performance and the resolution of a few non-critical bugs. While this upgrade is optional, we strongly encourage […]

Safe Multisig Wallet Now Available on Rootstock 
3 October, 2023

Exciting news for Rootstock users and developers: the latest version of the highly regarded “Safe” multi-signature wallet, formerly known as Gnosis Safe, is now accessible on Rootstock at  Originally launched in 2018, Safe wallets secure billions of US dollars in value in a wide range of EVM-compatible blockchains, like Rootstock. Safe is the most […]

New Stablecoin Protocol Launched on Rootstock: Introducing USDRIF
28 September, 2023

A new stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar, RIF US Dollar (USDRIF) has been launched on Rootstock mainnet.  USDRIF aims to tackle real problems faced by people in countries across the world such as hyperinflation, local currency volatility, and the high cost of sending money overseas.  Accessible via the RIF on Chain dApp or through […]

Building on Bitcoin: 5 Big Takeaways From The Exodus Wallet & IOV Labs Twitter Space
21 September, 2023

  Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and blockchain visionaries JP Richardson, CEO of Exodus Wallet, and Daniel Fogg, CEO of IOV Labs recently came together for a discussion on X Space to discuss a range of topics from across the world of Web3 including how UX is holding up mass adoption, why Exodus chose to add Rootstock to […]

Blind Signatures: Top Privacy-Preserving Use Cases & Applications
8 September, 2023

In a world where our lives are online, privacy has never been more important.   Despite the decentralized nature of Web3 and crypto ecosystem, blockchain-based transactions may not be as anonymous as they seem. Because blockchains are public ledgers, every transaction is duly recorded on a database that anyone can access — with on-chain sleuths […]

RSK Fingerroot 5.2.0 is Here
5 September, 2023

We are excited to unveil the latest version of the RSKj Fingerroot client, now available in the RSKj GitHub repository. This update establishes RocksDB as the default storage library, delivering relevant performance enhancements for database operations. Although this upgrade is not mandatory, we always recommend that users upgrade their nodes to the latest version available. […]

Announcing The Winners of Bitcoin Scaling Hackathon
24 August, 2023

The winners of Rootstock’s Bitcoin scaling hackathon have been unveiled — with some of the industry’s brightest minds battling it out to build the next generation of dApps and infrastructure for Everyday DeFi.   Over 800 people registered for the Bitcoin Scaling Hackathon, which was a part of the first wave of the Rootstock Grants […]