Introduction to Iris 3.0.0 network upgrades, powpeg security and flyover protocol.

RSK Community Call — July 2021

On 16th July 2021, The RSK Ecosystem held its second community call. The aim of these community calls is to discuss the RSK Improvement Proposals — RSKIPs, get the community involved, gather feedback, discuss the RSK consensus protocol, the formal process for proposing improvements, and the upcoming network upgrades. For more info, read the RSKIP Purpose and Guidelines.

It was live-streamed on several platforms, and we received quite a lot of questions and feedback from everyone who participated! …

What is a Digital Asset?

In broad terms, a digital asset is a non-tangible asset that is created, traded, and stored in a digital format. Using this definition In the context of blockchains, digital assets include cryptocurrency and crypto tokens.

The blockchain terms; token and cryptocurrency are often used interchangeably, as these are both digital assets on blockchains. The biggest difference between a cryptocurrency and a token is that cryptocurrencies are the native asset of a

RIF Enveloping

The Research and Innovation team led by Diego Masini held a webinar on 26th April 2021 to introduce the RIF Enveloping Project to the RSK community.

The RIF Enveloping team comprises of;

  • Diego Masini
  • Raul Laprida
  • Julian Len

The main motivation for the Enveloping Project is to allow users to pay for transaction fees using their preferred tokens, driving down the barriers to DeFi adoption by simplifying the UX. RIF Enveloping makes it easier to onboard new users by removing the need to get blockchain native currency to operate, allowing users to work only with the tokens they prefer.


  • Users…

Smart Contracts Monitoring Platform Tenderly has added support for RSK! Developers working with RSK can now make use of Tenderly’s seamless tools to enhance their development processes.

Tenderly helps developers build, monitor, and improve smart contracts by providing a set of tools to boost productivity, time-save, and make sure smart contracts are working as expected.

Why use Tenderly?

  • Track errors in your smart contract:

Instantly find the line your transaction reverted on

  • Make Use of a visual debugger:

Inspect the transaction execution with a couple of clicks

  • Inspect the state of your smart contract:

See the state of your contract at any point…

RSK ❤️ Gitcoin

We recently announced the RSK hackathon on Gitcoin — which kicks off on 15/04/2021, so save the date.

Unlike our first Gitcoin hackathon, this time around you will be interacting directly with the RSK network… which we’re excited about!

The Bounties

The hackathon rules state that we should only release the bounties on the start date — after all we want it to be fair to everyone. However, since you’re reading this, here’s a sneak peek at what the bounties will be focused on:


The software is run by nodes on the RSK network. This is what performs transaction processing, mining…

How to get started on RSKj for your dApp project

RSK is a secured smart contract platform, thanks to merged mining with the Bitcoin network, merged mining allows Bitcoin miners to mine RSK’s sidechain using the same work for both. This is the basis for RSK’s extremely high hash rate, which is approximately 63% of the Bitcoin network’s hash rate as at time of writing this guide; and therefore the reason that RSK is the most secure smart contract platform.

RSKj is the software used to run nodes on the RSK network. You can find it on Github: rsksmart/rskj.

Interact with the RSK network


An in-depth introduction to the RSK Ecosystem

RSK Ecosystem

A comprehensive guide on how to get started interacting with and building on the RSK Ecosystem.

Special thanks to john-light for the inspiration. You can check out RSK Resources on Github compiled by him.

RSK Blockchain

RSK is the Smart Contract platform of Bitcoin. The Smart Bitcoin (R-BTC) is the native currency in RSK, and it is used to pay for the gas required for the execution of transactions. It is pegged 1:1 with Bitcoin, which means in RSK there are exactly 21M R-BTC.

RSK Whitepaper

To learn more about RSK architecture, please refer to the Original

An introduction to RSK DeFi Apps

RSK DeFi Ecosystem

With the fast adoption of cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain by financial institutions and nations all over the world, there’s a need to build decentralized applications that showcase the true power of the Blockchain’s ability to boycott the middlemen, giving people everywhere the power to create digital identities, build reputations, establish and enforce agreements, and engage in commercial transactions — all without any intermediaries.

“What is needed is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transact directly with each other without the need for a…

A step-by-step guide on how to protect the master and staging branch during first time setup to prevent unwanted changes to the official branch.

Photo by Erica Nilsson on Unsplash


  • Github Account
  • Knowledge of Git and GitHub

Note: This guide was created using only the GitHub interface, No usage Git from the Command-Line.

Getting Started

1. Create a GitHub Repository

To create a GitHub repository, navigate to your GitHub Profile, read this article on how to set up a Github account if you don’t have one.

On your GitHub profile, click on the new button to create a new GitHub repository

A step-by-step guide


  1. How to use the Terminal aka Bash

System Requirements

  1. MacOS Mojave 10.14.2

2. Terminal (>= 3.2.25 for bash 3 or >= 4.2 otherwise)

To locate the Terminal, open Finder on your MacOS, click on Applications, locate the Utilities folder as shown in the image below, open the folder you would see the Terminal among other things inside, click on the terminal to launch it.

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