Our mission is to make Bitcoin as generalized as possible — usable for far more than just a currency. We want DeFi, AI, DAOs, NFTs, and gaming all on Bitcoin.
We maintain a flexible roadmap. Most of the time, we just work on the most important problem that comes up. But we always stay on course towards our mission.
✅ Bitcoin Virtual Machine #0: Add EVM to Bitcoin. March 2023. View update ↗
In this release, we shipped a full-featured EVM on Bitcoin. This is the first building block to make Bitcoin usable far more than just a currency because developers can now write smart contracts and build dapps for Bitcoin.
✅ $GM: Deploy the first smart contract on Bitcoin. March 2023. View update ↗
In this release, we shipped the first smart contract on Bitcoin. While the contract is simple, it is a historical milestone because, for the first time, smart contracts are possible on Bitcoin.
✅ New Bitcoin DEX: Deploy the first AMM DEX on Bitcoin. May 2023. View update ↗
In this release, we shipped a decentralized crypto trading protocol (based on the Uniswap v2 code base) on Bitcoin. This is important because it enables trustless trading between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also shows that we can build really complex dapps and protocols on Bitcoin.
✅ Bitcoin Virtual Machine #1: Deploy the first L2 on Bitcoin. June 2023. View update ↗
In this release, we shipped a low-cost and lightning-fast Bitcoin L2 (based on the Optimism code base). This is an important building block for scaling Bitcoin for mass adoption.
✅ CryptoGraffiti: Deploy the first fully onchain game on Bitcoin. July 2023. View update ↗
In this release, we shipped a multi-player, real-time, fully-onchain game on Bitcoin. This showed off the low latency and high throughput of Bitcoin Virtual Machine #1.
✅ L2aaS: Release Bitcoin L2 as a Service. Sep 2023. View update ↗
In this release, we shipped a no-code tool that lets anyone launch a Bitcoin L2 in one click. This is an important building block because it hyperscales Bitcoin with an infinite number of L2s and unlimited throughput.
▢ BTC option for paying gas fees (Q1 2024)
Enable payment of Bitcoin L2 gas fees in BTC, same to how Ethereum Rollup L2 solutions use ETH for transaction gas.
▢ Bitcoin L2 App Store (Q1 2024)
Install dApps like Uniswap, GMX, and Compound as default when creating a new Bitcoin L2.
▢ Hyperbridges for enhanced connectivity (Q2 2024)
Reduce liquidity fragmentation between Bitcoin L2 implementations by facilitating connectivity using Hyperbridges in the Bitcoin Virtual Machine, similar to how the web uses hyperlinks.
▢ Integration of ZK Rollups into Rollup Frameworks (Q3 2024)
Improve the Rollup protocol’s function in the Bitcoin L2 blockchain by including ZK rollups, which are recognized for their security, speed, and transparency, alongside Optimistic rollups.
▢ Parallel EVM Implementation for Execution Layers (Q4 2024)
Offer Bitcoin builders to use Parallel EVM, an upgraded engine capable of processing multiple transactions simultaneously, increasing the already impressive processing speed.