Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

#138 Sergio Lerner: How RSK Will Bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin

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Security researcher and RSK co-founder Sergio Lerner joined us to discuss RSK (also Rootstock), the project to launch a turing-complete smart contract sidechain to Bitcoin. We talked about how he got into the industry, spending countless days analyzing Bitcoin for vulnerabilities and finding a few along the way. And, of course, RSK, the ambitious project to strenghten the Bitcoin ecosystem through adding smart contract capabilities.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • How Sergio initially got involved in the Bitcoin space
  • His early work on turing-complete cryptocurrencies going back to 2012
  • Why financial inclusion is the most important problem to solve
  • Merged mining and RSK’s security model
  • How RSK compares to Ethereum
  • RSK’s business model

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This episode was hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Sébastien Couture, and is availble on YouTube, SoundCloud, and our website.

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