RIF Labs — owner of bitcoin-based smart contract sidechain Rootstock (RSK) developer RSK Labs — has launched a third-layer scalability solution capable of processing up to 5,000 transactions per second. The news was revealed in a press release from RIF News on May 14.
As reported, RSK Labs and its decentralized app (DApp) infrastructure protocols RIF OS began as a spin-off from Rootstock, having been initially launched by several senior executives from the latter’s creator — the startup RSK Labs. The two structures became fully integrated when RIF Labs acquired RSK Labs in November 2018. As blockchain engineer Albert Szmigielski outlined during the project’s early days:
“Essentially Rootstock aims to be what Ethereum is, a decentralized, Turing-complete smart contract platform. However, Rootstock aims to utilize the Bitcoin ecosystem rather than creating a new one from scratch.”
RIF Labs’ new offering is a third-layer scalability solution dubbed Lumino, now officially live, which supports processing 5,000 TPS on the RSK sidechain.
With Rootstock reportedly capable of processing up to 100 transactions per second, Lumino aims to provide an off-chain solution that will facilitate near-instant transaction processing levels regardless of the increasing weight of the bitcoin blockchain.
As revealed earlier this week, RIF Labs will now soon be rebranding as IOV Labs, in a bid to differentiate the organization from both the open-source RSK and RIF OS protocols.