In the second quarter of 2024, Rootstock, Bitcoin's (CRYPTO:BTC) first and most enduring sidechain, achieved remarkable growth with over 13 million total transactions and an average of 45,000 monthly transactions.

The sidechain boasts over 60% of Bitcoin's hash rate for network security and has maintained 100% uptime since its 2018 launch.

More than 25 new dApps and protocols, including Artoshi, Bitget, SushiSwap, and Uniswap (CRYPTO:UNI), have joined the Rootstock ecosystem, enhancing its appeal to developers and users.

Rootstock's ambitious roadmap for the next 12 months aims to reduce transaction confirmation times to 5 seconds and enable non-custodial swaps between Lightning Network and Rootstock.

The roadmap also includes several Rootstock Improvement Proposals (RSKIPs) focusing on network speed, security, and decentralisation.

Rootstock is set to further consolidate its position as a leading Bitcoin sidechain with continued functionality and accessibility improvements.