RSK enables a new global economy
built on Bitcoin

RSK adds value and functionality to the
Bitcoin ecosystem
by enabling smart contracts, near instant payments, and higher-scalability.

How is RSK connected to Bitcoin?

Merged mining with Bitcoin

RSK is secured by Bitcoin hashing power through the process of merged mining. This means both networks are secured by the same computing power of Bitcoin miners.

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A permissionless 2-way peg between Bitcoin and RSK

Powpeg is a proof-of-work secured two-way peg used to interact between RSK and Bitcoin. Peg-in your BTC to unlock RBTC, and peg-out your RBTC to convert back to BTC.

Using the Powpeg

To peg-in, simply send BTC to the correct specified address where they are locked on the Bitcoin network. In the same address on the RSK network, RBTC is released to be used on RSK.

To peg-out, send your RBTC to the specified address on RSK to get your BTC back on the Bitcoin network.

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Powpeg is the first Bitcoin peg to provide security assurances based on Bitcoin's proof-of-work, making it the most secure and permissionless peg available today.

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Bitcoin on RSK

RBTC is the token used to pay for the execution of transactions on RSK.
You can convert BTC to RBTC by sending BTC through the 2 way peg (both in Testnet and Mainnet)
or by using the faucet in Testnet or exchanges in Mainnet.

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