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Wasabi Release v1.3.0 Is Here
18 February, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that a new RSK Wasabi release has been published in our Github repo. This release introduces the new JSON-RPC trace module, supporting methods that provide users with transaction processing details.  Please refer to RSK developers portal to understand how to configure your node to enable RPC modules. Also please note that these new methods are not […]

Gitcoin Web3 World Hackathon: 90% of RSK Bounties Fulfilled with IOV Labs as Main Sponsor
13 February, 2020

RSK participated as a sponsor of the Web3 World hackathon, organised by Gitcoin, a platform that provides a double-sided market that connects coders to funding in a decentralised peer-to-peer manner. After the hackathon we were pleased to find out that we were the biggest sponsor for the event. We had the most bounties available for […]

HawkClient: Building a Fully Decentralized Bridge Between RSK and Ethereum
6 February, 2020

By Sergio Demian Lerner, RSK Chief Innovation Scientist Bridging blockchains in a fully decentralized and trustless manner is one of the holy grails of blockchain research. At IOV Labs we created the first solid federated bridge in 2016 that has been powering the 1:1 peg between RSK and Bitcoin for 3 years. Now, we are […]

Token Bridge between RSK and Ethereum Blockchains
28 January, 2020

The token bridge between RSK and Ethereum allows to cross ERC20 tokens back and forth between both networks. This way the user or the contract creator can chose to cross tokens to another network. Allowing to take advantage of lower fees a more secure network or different consensus when he sees fit.   How it […]

Wasabi Release v1.2.1 Is Here
27 January, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that a new RSK Wasabi release has been published in our Github repo. This release improves block validation logic and enforces Armadillo checks by making this security feature part of the consensus rules. Armadillo adds additional information to RSK merge-mining tags so that users or automated systems can make informed decisions about […]

Wasabi Release v 1.2.0 Is Here
8 January, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that a new RSK Wasabi release has been published in our Github repo. This release contains performance improvements, Ethereum compatibility fixes and security improvements. Since rskj v1.2.0 includes security improvements, it’s strongly recommended that all users updated to this new version to avoid interruptions in their node’s operations. In line with this, […]

DeFi On Bitcoin: Financial Inclusion & Services Through RSK Technology
2 January, 2020

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is the movement that leverages decentralized networks to transform old financial products into trustless and transparent protocols that run without intermediaries. DeFi systems will enable a wide range of people (both technical and non-technical) to access financial products without intermediation costs.  Money On Chain, the first BTC-backed stable coin,  has recently announced […]

2019 RSK/RIF Ecosystem Evolution
3 December, 2019

2019 came with  a wave of global expansion for IOV Labs including the acquisition of Latin America’s largest social network Taringa, as well as the announcement of several acceleration programs around the world such as the RSK Ecosystem Fund based in San Francisco,  Latin America´s acceleration program with NXTP and partnerships with Bynarystar (Japan’s largest […]

RSK Grants Program: Announcing 200K USD Funding for Blockchain Developers
29 November, 2019

We are pleased to announce the RSK Grants Program. RSK, a Bitcoin sidechain that enables developers to import, create and deploy their EVM based dApps, invites developers from all around the world to participate and submit their ideas.

IOV Labs & RSK to participate in the Gitcoin Web3 World Hackathon
25 October, 2019

By Sergio Lerner, Head of Innovation at IOV Labs. IOV Labs is thrilled to participate in the Gitcoin Web3 World hackathon. This is our first time, and hopefully we’ll continue participating in both standard bounties and themed hackathons. IOV Labs is a for-purpose organization that seeks financial inclusion through the use of blockchain technology, smart-contracts, […]