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RSK Hop 4.2.0 Is Here
27 January, 2023

We are excited to announce the release of a new version of RSK Hop in the RSKj GitHub repository. This release includes support for running RSKj on ARM processors, compatibility with Java 17, and fixes for JSON-RPC issues, among other things. Additionally, some features, such as Peer Scoring and RocksDB storage library support, are now […]

Announcing an upcoming Rootstock PowPeg composition change
20 January, 2023

Update Jan 25th, 2023: The Rootstock network’s PowPeg composition change was successfully activated on block #4,998,799.   Summary: The Rootstock network will undergo a PowPeg change on block 4,998,799. Since the Bitcoin deposit address will change, it is strongly recommended that users verify the address before initiating any conversions from BTC to RBTC on the […]

RSK Hop 4.0.1 and 4.1.1 Are Here (Mainnet versions)
26 December, 2022

UPDATE Jan 17th, 2023: The patch network upgrade was successfully activated on block #4,976,300. The Core Development team, in partnership with the Rootstock community, is currently in the final phase of the peg-out service remediation process and will be sharing updates soon. Summary: The RSK network will undergo a patch network upgrade on block #4,976,300. This […]

Self-Sovereign Identity for Everyday DeFi
26 December, 2022

Mainstream adoption of decentralized financial tools and financial independence for every individual in the world — this is the original vision of Bitcoin and the objective of Everyday DeFi. It is a huge goal with even bigger implications for society, but how will it actually be achieved? The notion of self-sovereign identity (SSI) has been […]

RSK Hop Testnet 4.0.1 and 4.1.1 Are Here (Testnet-only versions)
16 November, 2022

UPDATE Nov 23rd, 2022: The patch network upgrade was successfully activated on block #3,362,200. We expect the RSK Community to agree on the next steps for the Mainnet patch release. Summary: The RSK Testnet network will undergo a patch network upgrade on block #3,362,200. This is a mandatory upgrade exclusively for Testnet; users must update […]

Incident report: Rootstock peg-out service outage (Fixed)
6 October, 2022

Prepared by the RSK Core Development Team. FINAL UPDATE Jan 28th, 2023: The Rootstock network’s peg-out service is now fully operational with the activation of the new PowPeg composition and the successful migration of Bitcoin funds. Users can now resume their peg-out operations. We deeply appreciate the support from the Bitcoin mining community that enabled […]

RSK PowHSM is Now Open Source
5 October, 2022

TL; DR. RSK’s PowHSM firmware has been open-sourced and is available at the following GitHub repo:  Since the RSK network launched in early 2018, the RSK’s 2-way peg protocol has evolved from a federated model to what we call a PowPeg. One of the most distinctive characteristics of the PowPeg is the introduction of […]

Quantum Computing & Bitcoin: Myths & Misconceptions
23 September, 2022

When we talk about quantum computing, we tend to associate it with extremely high-performance computer systems that can take down any network in the world through rapid calculation processing speed. While this holds true to a degree, such doomsday narratives do not fit the actual functionality of quantum computing.  The term quantum computing refers to […]

RSK and the Ethereum Merge
22 September, 2022

“The Merge” is an upgrade to the Ethereum network that transitions from the existing Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism to a Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism. As an EVM-compatible chain, this transition affects the RSK network. Most notably, the RSK-ETH token bridge. The RSK-ETH token Bridge allows users to easily move ERC20 tokens between […]

RSK Hop 4.1.0 Is Here
7 September, 2022

We’re pleased to announce that a new RSK Hop release has been published in the RSKj GitHub repository. This release brings new JSON-RPC tracing methods, support for the latest versions of Hardhat development environment, the introduction of a peer reputation system, and support for RocksDb storage library, among other things. While this is a non-mandatory […]