Rootstock

http://www.rootstock.io/#what-is-rootstock
rootstock
(rüt-ˌstäk)

A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.

What is Rootstock?

RootStock is a smart-contract peer-to-peer platform built on top of the Bitcoin Blockchain. It goal is to add Value and Functionality to the core Bitcoin network by the implementation of sophisticated smart contracts as a Sidechain.

The project has been conceived with the following principles in mind:
Reliability
Be as secure as Bitcoin, adding value to its network by the implementation of new functionalities on sidechains.
Scalability
Develop a fuel system payable in Roots, an asset convertible to Bitcoins that lives only on Rootstock´s blockchain and has no speculative value, allowing reasonable execution prices on the smallest transactions (as if on micro-lending) and logical prices for securing the most valuable operations (international commerce)
Usability
Contracts can be paid-by-author, allowing the final user to have an accesible enviroment and an easy way to adopt those new and often complicated technologies.
RootStock implements an improved version of the Ethereum Virtual Machine as a Bitcoin sidechain. We have removed the need for “ether”, using a token convertible to bitcoins as the smart-contract “fuel”. Roots exists only in exchange of collateral bitcoins and have no other real-world use nor value. We have also added new primitives to the sidechain protocol to make it simple to create and use common contracts (e.g. crypto-assets management and actives securitization)
Main Features

Smart contracts fully compatible to Ethereums´
Paid-By-Author

Author can decide fuel price and who pays for that fuel (author or user)
Fast!

Fast transactions on the sidechain (20 seconds) with same level of security as Bitcoin
Native Operations

Common financial operations supported natively by the protocol
Not another altcoin

Fixed exchange rate between sidechain’s fuel (Roots) and Bitcoin
Our Team
Meet the rootstockers!
Sergio Demián Lerner

Worldwide-known Security Consultant

Cryptocurrency designer (Designed more than 50 improvements to Bitcoin)

Security adviser for the Bitcoin Foundation

Found critical vulnerabilities in Bitcoin Core, Bitcoinj, and Ethereum among others
Rubén Altman

M.Sc. in Computer Science

Founder and managing partner of Kinetica Solutions, a software development firm specialized on highly scalable web and mobile applications

Founder and board member of ANDA Responsible Travel

Software development professor at ORT school

Previous work experence includes MIVA software development manager (London) and Lead Development at Discovirtual

Adrián Eidelman

Software Engineer

Founder and managing partner of Kinetica Solutions, a software development firm specialized on highly scalable web and mobile applications

15 years of software development experience

Member of the Agiles organization committee
Diego Gutierrez Saldivar

Co-Founder & President of the ONGs Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin LATAM

CEO of Koibanx

Organizer of LaBitConf – First Regional Bitcoin Conference (www.LaBitConf.com)

20 years of web development experience
Gabriel Kurman

Executive member of the ONGs Bitcoin Argentina and Bitcoin LATAM

COO of Koibanx

10 years of M&A and Corporate Finance Experience

Raised LAPEF V, a $1.6Bn Private Equity Fund
Adrián Garelik
Founder and CEO of DYZO deploying video platforms on internet since 1998

Founder of the MintFlix Fund, financing movies with BitCoin

TV and Cinema scriptwriter and producer

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