Bitcoin Developer Workshop: Exploring Bitcoin Dapps With Rootstock (RSK)
Get tickets here Bitcoin development is growing at an unprecedented rate! Everything from NFTs, to Ordinals and Bitcoin DeFi has come a massively long way since the 2020/21 bull cycle. Now Bitcoin ecosystem development is set to be the driver for the next bull run,…
Bitcoin development is growing at an unprecedented rate! Everything from NFTs, to Ordinals and Bitcoin DeFi has come a massively long way since the 2020/21 bull cycle. Now Bitcoin ecosystem development is set to be the driver for the next bull run, as we fast approach the halving of 2024. Who are the innovators building on the world’s most secure blockchain?
In this edition of Coinscrum, we are joined by Rootstock and a group of developers building successful dapps on Bitcoin via RSK.
Rootstock is a smart contract platform that is secured by the Bitcoin network. It is a sidechain of Bitcoin, which means that it is connected to the Bitcoin blockchain through a consensus mechanism known as merge-mined proof of work (PoW). Over 50% of Bitcoin’s hash power currently mines Rootstock. This means that Rootstock is mined by more hashpower than any other chain, except Bitcoin itself.
Using RIF (Rootstock Infrastructure Framework) developers are able to build smart contracts, DeFi protocols and more, whilst leveraging the security and finality of the world’s most secure blockchain, Bitcoin!
The network has rapidly become known as ‘the home of DeFi on Bitcoin’ due to the growing number of users around the world using the network to access a range of apps, tokens and financial services all secured by Bitcoin. This includes decentralized exchange Sovryn, lending and borrowing platform Tropykus and Bitcoin collateralized stablecoin protocol, Money on Chain.
During the session, the CEO of IOV Labs will also share details on their $2.5m grant programme designed to drive innovation on Rootstock as part of their work to build a more decentralized world, for a freer and fairer future.
Continuing on from our May event, we explore how Bitcoin development has never ceased, and how recent developments have brought more and more developers back to the Bitcoin ecosystem, along with a peaking interest from newer developers wanting to explore cryptocurrency and blockchain.
With tickets constantly being sold out for our event series’ be sure to get your tickets fast to guarantee entry and avoid missing out!
The very accomplished speakers presenting on the night will be:
Raúl Laprida, Head of Architecture at IOVLabs & Rootstock Core contributor.
Raúl spent 15 years at IBM as a Software Engineer, where I worked on a range of projects including as part of the IBM Blockchain team working on the Hyperledger Fabric open-source initiative.
Daniel Fogg – CEO at IOV Labs and former Rootstock President & COO
Daniel is a good friend of Coinscrum and if you are a regular, you may have seen him earlier this year at our Exploring Bitcoin Layer 2’s event. Daniel has a long history of overseeing and managing operations with experience in both Finance and Renewable energy.
Exploring Bitcoin Dapps with Rootstock
Topics up for discussion and debate include:
- Why Bitcoin?
- Why Rootstock?
- How does RIF work?
- Developing BItcoin dapps with RSK
- Exploring dapps built with RSK
- RSK Grants Program
Rootstock is designed to expand the functionality of the Bitcoin blockchain to address limitations such as its slow transaction speed and high fees. It makes it possible to develop and deploy smart contracts on Bitcoin using an advanced version of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) known as the Rootstock Virtual Machine (RVM). Given Rootstock’s compatibility with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), Developers experienced in building on Ethereum can easily start building decentralised applications (dApps) and integrations on the network. Developers can use the same Solidity tools and libraries they are accustomed to when building on Ethereum, including Hardhat, Truffle, web3.js, and ethers.js.
Join us at the UK’s longest-running Bitcoin and Crypto event, in the heart of the City with food, drinks and classic Coinscrum intelligent debate on Wednesday the 27th of September at 6 pm.
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