RSK “Iris” Network Upgrade is Coming
RSK Iris Network Upgrade is Coming

The Iris network upgrade is coming to RSK in the near future. The RSKIPs that will be included have been discussed by the RSK community and, apart from one RSKIP whose addition still depends on code readiness, no further change will occur ...

Sergio Demian Lerner
Sergio Demian Lerner
Jan 22, 2021 • 8 min read
RIF Enveloping: sponsored transactions
RIF Enveloping: sponsored transactions

With the advent of DeFi, several fiat-pegged tokens have become a preferred means of payment and savings for both users and miners. Most blockchains rely on a single native token to pay for transaction fees. This results in ...

Raul Laprida
Raul Laprida
Jan 13, 2021 • 9 min read
Similarities and Differences between RSK and Ethereum
Similarities and Differences between RSK and Ethereum

The RSK project started as a fork of an Ethereum codebase in 2016 and it was developed for 2 years until it was finally launched in 2018. During those years, crucial data structures were upgraded, and precompiled contracts and new opcodes were added ...

Sergio Demian Lerner
Sergio Demian Lerner
Jan 11, 2021 • 18 min read
Elliptic Curve PKC and Key Sizes
Elliptic Curve PKC and Key Sizes

RSK’s 2-way peg protocol, called “the Powpeg”, has matured from its inception in 2018 as a federation to now include many decentralized qualities. The new RSK Powpeg protects private keys stored in special purpose PowHSMs based on tamper-proof secure elements (SE) ...

Sebastian Linder
sebastian linder
Jan 8, 2021 • 5 min read
Building the Most Secure, Permissionless and Uncensorable Bitcoin Peg
Crypto Lotteries, Entropy and RSK

RSK’s 2-way peg protocol, called “the Powpeg”, has matured from its inception in 2018 as a federation to now include many decentralized qualities. The new RSK Powpeg protects private keys stored in special purpose PowHSMs based on tamper-proof secure elements (SE)....

Sergio Lerner
sergio Lerner
Dec 2, 2020 • 18 min read
Crypto Lotteries, Entropy and RSK
Crypto Lotteries, Entropy and RSK

Many decentralized applications require the generation of random numbers with a certain amount of entropy. This requirement occurs in simple lotteries and in complex smart-contracts that verify proofs interactively using challenge-response protocols...

Sergio Lerner
sergio Lerner
Oct 30, 2020 • 9 min read
Why enveloping
Why enveloping

Most blockchains have a preferred cryptocurrency to pay for transaction fees. This simple design has many benefits. First, to bootstrap an economy, the native token model creates an initial demand for a new token. Second, it ...

Sergio Lerner
sergio Lerner
Jul 13, 2020 • 30 min read
The Dark Side of Ethereum 1/6t4th CALL Gas Reduction
The Dark Side of Ethereum 1/6t4th CALL Gas Reduction

In this article we argue that the 1/64 CALL gas reduction in EIP150 is problematic and we suggest Ethereum 2.0 should revert this change. That’s why RSK ...

Sergio Lerner
Sergio Lerner
15 min read
Aspirations and challenges in De-Fi
Aspirations and challenges in De-Fi

In the United States, my bank charges $3 for an electronic funds transfer to someone else’s account, a process that takes 2-3 business days. Next day ...

SHREEMOY MISHRA
SHREEMOY MISHRA
5 min read