Bitcoin Smart Contract Protocol Rootstock Acquired by Spin-off Project RIF Labs

Bitcoin-based smart contract protocol Rootstock (RSK) is integrating with spin-off project RIF OS to expand its scope of operations, the parties confirmed in two separate blog posts Nov. 18. As part of the deal, RIF Labs, the structure behind off-chain infrastructure layer RIF OS, will acquire RSK’s counterpart RSK Labs. RIF started out as a side project from the same executives who held senior positions at RSK. Together, they plan to enable the RSK protocol to go beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum network support and include various P2P functions. “The three…

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