In this section we will go over the steps of converting t-BTC to tRBTC, and vice versa on the Bitcoin and RSK Testnets.
Note: The minimum amount of Bitcoin to convert is 0.01 BTC for Testnet.
Instructions on how to do a Testnet peg-in.
1 Connect a wallet to Bitcoin Testnet
We recommend to use Electrum BTC wallet for connecting to Bitcoin Testnet.
Note: The Bitcoin wallet needs to be legacy (not Segwit) whose public key starts with either
n, and private key starting with
2 Get test Bitcoin from Testnet Faucet
There are a few options to get Bitcoin on Testnet. We use https://testnet-faucet.mempool.co/
3 Send Bitcoin to RSK Federation address
The RSK Federation address is retrieved by making a Smart Contract call on RSK Testnet. In order to make the call, you will need to have MyCrypto installed, select RSK Testnet in “More Networks”, and Navigate to “MyCrypto -> Contracts -> Select Existing Contracts -> “Bridge” -> “getFederationAddress” to execute the call. It should look like the screenshot below.
Once you have the RSK Federation address, you can send Bitcoin to it from your Bitcoin address.
Note: You need to send a minimum amount of 0.01 BTC for conversion.
4 Get tRBTC address with tBTC private key
Note: when entering Bitcoin private key do not include p2pkh: in the front.
5 Check tRBTC balance on Testnet
You can check balance of above tRBTC address on Metamask, MyCrypto or any RSK Testnet compatible wallets.
Note: You have to wait a minimum of 100 confirmations + a minimum of 5 minutes for checking your RBTC balance
Instructions on how to do a Testnet peg-out.
1 Get tBTC address with tRBTC private key
2 Send tRBTC to RSK Bridge Contract
RSK Bridge Contract address:
Important note: The minimum amount to send must be greater than 0.005 tRBTC for Testnet (sending the exact amount fails and funds get lost)
Gas Limit of the transaction needs to be manually set at 100,000 gas; otherwise the transaction will fail. Gas Price can be set to 0.06 gwei.
3 Check balance of tBTC address on Bitcoin Testnet
You can either use Electrum wallet downloaded earlier or from any Bitcoin explorer to check the balance.
Note: The release process on Bitcoin network takes 4000 RSK block confirmations and at least 10 more minutes.
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