Using Rootstock in the Browser

As Rootstock is a blockchain with smart contract capabilities, it is possible to build decentralised applications (dApps) with it. Most dApps are web applications that you access with a regular Internet browser, such as Chrome. However, the blockchain interactions require some additional software, which comes in the form of browser extensions. These browser extensions insert a web3 provider object, with the Javascript parts of the web application used to interact with the blockchain, forming an integral part of dApp architecture.

Note that these browser extensions store your private keys, and use them to sign transactions. So keep them secure.

There are currently two well known browser extensions that you can use to interact with the Rootstock blockchain: MetaMask, and Liquality. Since this is a quick start, we will not go through all of them - just MetaMask.

There are some hidden complexity that we've glossed over in the content above so you can set up and get running as quickly as possible. If you would like to delve deeper, here are some resources that we recommend.

Further Reading

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