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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, […]

RSK’s Gas Station Network first version deployed to Testnet
21 October, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we’ve deployed the first version of RSK’s Gas Station Network (GSN for short) to Testnet. This solution enables Dapp creators to pay for gas instead of forcing their users to do so. In doing this, user onboarding is greatly leveraged due to some technical barriers being removed. Namely, users […]

A Study on Profitability of Bitcoin Merged Mined Blockchains
11 October, 2019

In this blogpost we will analyze different blockchains doing merged mining with bitcoin. The focus will be on comparing the profits of the miners and how sidechains pay rewards to them. First, we will review merged mining and some related concepts. Merged mining is the act of using work done on a blockchain (in our […]

Wasabi Release v1.1.0 Is Here
10 October, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that a new RSK Wasabi release has been published in our Github repo. This a minor release mostly focused on improvements at the JSON-RPC API interface: we’ve added support to previously unsupported methods and parameters, and we’ve made some minor changes to make JSON-RPC responses compliant with the Ethereum RPC API standard. […]

Personal Data & Blockchain Technology: Rewarding Users’ Preferences on A Tokenized Economy
29 August, 2019

Have you ever asked yourself if there’s a way on which you can directly monetize your preference for a service, product, social media network or just by sharing your personal information when browsing the web? We are used to sharing our personal information as well as content on social media channels and disclosing personal information […]

Ruben Altman AMA Session
26 August, 2019

On this post, RSK´s Head of Adoption Ruben Altman, provides the answers to his AMA session.

Blockchain Technology & Personal Data: Self-Sovereing Identities
24 August, 2019

The identity management system that we’ve used for decades has some important problems. Paper based systems are always subject to the possibility of loss, destruction and fraud. Centralized digital systems on the other hand, are digital gold for hackers as they can access huge amounts of private information when they find a security breach. Addresses, […]

On RSK’s Block Reward Smoothing
23 August, 2019

By Sergio Demian Lerner, RSK Chief Scientist On RSK’s Block Reward Smoothing The security of Bitcoin relies on the economic incentives that exist for miners to extend the chain with most accumulated difficulty (usually the longest). Currently those incentives are provided by the block reward, which consists of the block subsidy and transaction fees. But […]