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Adrian Eidelman: RSK – The Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform


Bitcoin just got smarter. This episode is brought to you by RSK, the Bitcoin-based smart contract platform leading the DeFi for Bitcoin revolution. Be part of the future while building your personal wealth with the Bitcoin you already have.

RSK is a secure smart-contract platform that enables decentralized applications secured by the Bitcoin Network to empower people and improve the quality of life of millions. The platform incorporates a Turing Complete Virtual Machine to Bitcoin. RSK believes that new use cases are necessary in order for Bitcoin to become the leading global cryptocurrency, and that adding smart-contract capabilities is key to secure that future. It also provides other enhancements to the network such as faster transactions and better scalability, features that they also believe will enable new usage scenarios.

We chatted to Adrian Eidelman, Co-founder of RSK, about the vision they have for the project, how it works on a technical level, and how you can become involved.

Visit rsk.co/openfinance to find out how you can put your Bitcoin to work.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • The journey of RSK since they were last on the show 5 years ago
  • The vision they have for RSK
  • The building blocks of the project
  • RSK's 2-way peg
  • How merged mining works
  • RSK's compatibility with EVM
  • Projects being built on RSK
  • How you can get involved

Episode links:

  • Website
  • Developers Portal
  • Public Slack Workspace
  • Github
  • Public community discussions
  • RSK on Twitter
  • Adrian on Twitter

This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/B005


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 2021-04-19  1h9m