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Why To Bring Your Dapp To The Most Secure Blockchain?
7 February, 2019

January 3rd marked the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin’s genesis block and the 1st anniversary of RSK, the first Smart Contract Network powered by the Bitcoin infrastructure. Bitcoin has proved to be the non-turing complete safest settlement network for more than 5 years until Ethereum got into the space bringing smart contracts to life. One […]

Orchid v0.6.0 Network Upgrade
3 January, 2019

The RSK network will be undergoing a planned network upgrade at block number 1,052,700. This is expected to happen on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. RSK Testnet network upgrade will happen at block number 233,000, expected on the same date. What is a network upgrade ? A network upgrade is a change or group of changes to […]

Upcoming RSKj release: Solidity 0.5.0 compatibility upgrade
24 December, 2018

It’s among our best interests to provide compatibility with Ethereum smart contracts, and we work hard everyday to accomplish this goal. Our partners play a key role discovering and reporting misalignments between platforms. Thanks to the latter, we’ve recently discovered some incompatibilities between RSK VM and contracts written in Solidity versions 0.5.0 and higher. We’re […]

One step closer to the Internet of Value realization!
18 November, 2018

To our beloved RSK community, As we continue to work on the development of the RSK Smart Contract Network (RSKSmart), we wanted to provide an exciting update about RSK Labs. The RSK Labs founders and other executives and advisors have been working on a new off-chain infrastructure layer called RIF OS that uses RSK Smart […]

Orchid Release v0.5.3 Is Here
17 November, 2018

A new RSK Orchid release has been published in our Github repo. This release is mainly focused on bug fixing and security improvements. This is a summary of the changes included in this version: Consider gas price for accepting tx pool replacements (#662) Add v, r and s EC values to JSON-RPC tx outputs (#661) […]

Orchid Release v0.5.2 Is Here (Testnet Reset related)
10 October, 2018

A few days ago we announced a fresh restart of our RSK Testnet. Having successfully completed the process of updating our nodes (at the moment of writing this post the Bridge contract is still being synced and so faucet is still not available), we’ve made a new Orchid release available. Please note this release is […]

Announcement >> Upcoming Testnet Reset
5 October, 2018

UPDATE – October 10th 2018: we have successfully completed Testnet reset. See this blog post for more details. On Tuesday, October 9th 2018, RSK Testnet will be reset and network servers updated with a new and enhanced version of the RSK client node. What does a Testnet reset mean? A reset is a fresh start […]

Orchid Release v0.5.1 Is Here
1 October, 2018

A new RSK Orchid release has been published in our Github repo.This release is mainly focused on bug fixing and security improvements. This is a summary of the changes included in this version: Collect NodeHandler reputation when purging (#641) Consider gasPrice in miner transactions selection algorithm (#651) Bug fixing and code clean up (#640, #642, #643, #644, #650, #653) You […]

Orchid Network Upgrade Announcement
4 September, 2018

The RSK network will be undergoing a planned network upgrade at block number 729,000. This is expected to happen on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. RSK Testnet network upgrade will happen at block number 802,000, expected on Friday, September 7th, 2018. What is a network upgrade ? A network upgrade is a change or group of changes […]

Digital or FIAT: 5 Reasons to Understand Why Digital Currencies Could Become Legal Tender in Many Countries
2 August, 2018

On September 29, 2017 during a conference at the Bank of England, Christine Lagarde (IMF’s Managing Director) mentioned the following on her presentation: “I think it may not be wise to dismiss virtual currencies. Why might citizens hold virtual currencies rather than physical dollars, euros, or sterling?  Because it may one day, be easier and safer than obtaining paper […]