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Merged mining offers bitcoin miners an additional revenue stream at no additional cost by using the same mining infrastructure and work to secure the Rootstock sidechain.

02.Do the math

Calculate your profits

Rootstock is the #1 Bitcoin Merged Mined platform in terms of rewards paid to miners.

Rewards are paid in Bitcoin and come from the transaction fees of the network. Miners earn ~80% of the fees for every competing block submitted to the network (yes, even uncles are rewarded!).

Rewards are paid in Bitcoin and come from the transaction fees of the network. Miners earn ~80% of the fees for every competing block submitted to the network (yes, even uncles are rewarded!).



Why Rootstock?

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We boost the network by executing more complex transactions that can be paid using Bitcoin. Thus, helping the ecosystem grow and contributing to its long-term sustainability.

The most securesmart contractplatform02

Thanks to Merged mining, Rootstock is the most secure Smart Contract Platform and one of the most secure blockchains in the world.

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There is no need for new or better hardware. The same mining infrastructure you use for Bitcoin can be used to mine Rootstock.
04.Start mining

Participate in the
Merged Mining Economy

If you are a miner, ask your mining pool to start doing merged mining with Rootstock!

If you are a mining pool, follow the steps below:

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  1. Download the node.
  2. Specify your own config file.
  3. Configure your node to have mining capabilities.

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Use the out-of-the-box merged mining pools. Said pools are the most popular ones, with their functionality extended to do merged mining.

We developed the plugins and, after extensive testing, can guarantee that Bitcoin operation is not affected by merged mining in any means.

BTCPOOL Eloipool Stratum-mining CKPOOL

Or follow the Merged mining implementation guide and extend your pool.

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That’s all, folks!

Begin the merged mining process and start collecting rewards.

05.Earn more

Rewards that speak for themselves

BlockchainNative Coin Avg. Block Reward(native coin)Block Time(seconds)Mth. Reward(native coin)Native Coin(USD)Mth. Reward(USD)

* Statistics correspond to October 2022.

** Coin prices used in calculations are from the October 4th 2022

*** YTD Bitcoin average price

The information displayed in the table above is the result of an analysis done by Rootstock experts.

If you believe that something is not correct, please

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Support Bitcoin leadership


Rootstock platform boosts the Bitcoin network thanks to its smart contract capabilities. Smart contracts enable much more complex use cases like off chain transactions.

These transactions significantly increase the revenue of the network and are the key to provide scalability to the Bitcoin ecosystem.


Bitcoin network is leveraged by Rootstock platform since it allows to host multiple use cases focused on Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Stable Assets, Digital Identities (reputation), Loyalty Programs, Traceability, Social Impact and many more.


Different domain specific blockchains can be connected by bridges. Rootstock built the first productive bridge to be connected with Bitcoin, allowing the use of bitcoins to pay for the execution of smart contracts.

By providing cutting-edge technology to build bridges between different blockchains and Bitcoin, Rootstock expands the possible uses of bitcoin.

Your Questions Answered

  1. 01.

    What are the hard technical details of Rootstock merged mining?

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  2. 02.

    How are the fees paid?

    Fees are paid by a Smart Contract called REMASC

  3. 03.

    Why block reward smoothing?

    Fees are paid by a Smart Contract called REMASC

    Learn more
  4. 04.

    How many Bitcoin miners are doing merged mining with Rootstock?

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