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    A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.

    RSK is the first open-source smart contract platform with a 2-way peg to Bitcoin that also rewards the Bitcoin miners via merge-mining, allowing them to actively participate in the Smart Contract revolution. RSK goal is to add value and functionality to the Bitcoin ecosystem by enabling smart-contracts, near instant payments and higher-scalability.


    The project has been conceived with the following principles in mind:

    Bitcoin Friendly

    We believe in Bitcoin. We support the Bitcoin community and we want to continue the legacy of Bitcoin´s pioneers. The lack of turing-complete smart-contracts capabilities may become an obstacle to Bitcoin´s growth to it´s full potential. RSK provides the missing technical needs, as a blockchain with a 2way peg to Bitcoin. As RSK does not mint, nor has pre-mined coins, then it has no speculative value and does not compete with Bitcoin.


    The security of RSK is our main priority. RSK´s blockchain is secured by merge-mining, which means that we can achieve the same security as Bitcoin in terms of double-spend prevention and settlement finality. The 2way peg security will first rely in a federation holding custody of bitcoins, and later switch to an automatic peg, when the community accepts the security trade-offs of the automatic peg.


    RSK can scale far beyond Bitcoin in its current state. RSK scales to 100 transaction per second (same level as Paypal) without sacrificing decentralization and reducing storage and bandwidth usage using probabilistic verification and fraud proofs, as well as blockchain sharding techniques.

    Instant Payments

    Since the creation of Bitcoin there has been a race for faster transaction confirmations. Instant payments allow new use cases, such as retail store payments, and transactions in online games. RSK carefully chosen parameters and new theoretical protocols (such as DECOR+GHOST) allow creating blocks at 10 seconds average interval, with low stale block rate, and no additional centralization incentives.


  • If you want to test your applications over RSK testnet, contact us through our contact form

  • Meet the team

    RSK Founders, aka the original rootstockers

    Sergio Demián Lerner

    Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

    Rubén Ariel Altman

    Adrián Eidelman


    Adrián Garelik

  • Our partners

  • Media

    What media is saying about RSK

    Nick Szabo

    "Best of Bitcoin (currency and settlement system) + best of Ethereum (smart contract programming environment)"

    By Michael del Castillo


    Bitcoin Smart Contract ‘Federation’ to Launch With 25 Startups

    By Kyle Torpey


    Here’s Rootstock’s Spin on the Bitcoin Sidechains Concept

    By Arthur Falls


    Smart Contracts are coming to Bitcoin

    By Stan Higgins


    Rootstock Raises $1 Million to Bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin Blockchain

    By Albert Szmigielski


    Rootstock is one of those ideas that once it is proposed it is obvious that it is a great idea.

    By CNN.LA


    Coinsilium Invests in Smart-Contract Sidechain Platform Rootstock

    By Luke Parker


    Rootstock Is Coming, Are Ethereum’s Days Numbered, Or Will The $18 Million Dollar Idea Survive

    By Ian Allison


    Jeff Garzik touches on Bitcoin in self-optimising markets, Ethereum and Rootstock

    By Marc Dominic


    Smart contracts are coming to sidechains

    By Jamie Redman


    The Rootstock Sidechain Aiming To Help The Unbanked

    By Ian Allison


    Rootstock merges Bitcoin and Ethereum to help the World Bank drive financial inclusion

  • Contact us

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  • Resources

    RSK original white paper

    A view on 2way peg designs

    Press Kit

    RSK Logos

    Our YouTube channel