In what has been a highly anticipated view into the progress of Rootstock’s (RSK) technology, the official testnet called Turmeric was released earlier this month at the Labitconf in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the RSK team is headquartered.
RSK’s Turmeric testnet will allow turning-complete smart contracts to be run on a virtual machine that bridges the Bitcoin Network. Miners will be able to mine both blockchains at the same time with a series of plugins provided by RSK, ensuring network stability and security. The testnet was launched with 35 nodes and is being tested by a limited number of partners before being opened to the entire community in early 2017.
As the Ethereum virtual machine has been the primary smart-contract processing network, with RSK and Lisk being developed as well, the solidity programming language which is used