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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 […]

How Can Blockchain Technologies Transform the Digital Advertising Landscape?
24 July, 2018

Billions of dollars are spent each year on digital advertising platforms. However, there are two major problems that advertisers have been struggling with for a very long period: fake bot traffic and brand safety issues. According to the ANA (Association of National Advertisers), bot-fraud was estimated at 6.5 billion USD globally for 2017 so this […]

RSK integrates with, one of the largest mining pool companies, to secure the Bitcoin’s smart contract platform
16 July, 2018

We are pleased to announce that completed its merged-mining integration on the RSK MainNet Network, meaning that one of the largest mining pool companies is now providing its hashing power to validate and secure RSK sidechain’s transactions. With most of the relevant Bitcoin mining pools implementing and testing the merged-mining plugin, this integration represents one more […]

How Can Blockchain Technology Transform the Electricity Production Industry?
13 July, 2018

One of the typical market inefficiencies that green energy producers have to constantly deal with is the cost of project financing. There are hundreds of green-energy producers around the world that are not able to fund their projects because of the high financing costs. This situation is a great example of how Blockchain technology is […]

RSK releases a public infrastructure service to achieve a hassle-free dApp development experience
11 July, 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of a public infrastructure service to let the dApp developers focus on their blockchain applications development without worrying about the infrastructure while achieving a zero infrastructure installation process. Without the need of installing any infrastructure component and having an on-demand scalable architecture, blockchain developers and third-party companies can […]

Bamboo Release v0.4.4 Is Here
11 July, 2018

RSK Bamboo v0.4.4 is now available in our Github repo. This release is mainly focused on performance improvements, reducing block processing and blockchain synchronization times. This is a summary of the changes included in this version: Bridge performance improvements (#585) Added onBestBlock event (#587) Remove tx execution on tx pool addition (#596) Consider networkId parameter in […]

How Can RSK and The Smart Contracts Revolution Mitigate Market Inefficiencies?
6 July, 2018

One of the main goals of Blockchain technologies is to eliminate many of the typical market inefficiencies. So which are these typical market inefficiencies? 1 – High Costs of Intermediation Traditional intermediation costs are in many cases ridiculously expensive. In order to clarify, let’s think about a couple of examples: Stock Brokerage Fees Bank Wires […]