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Blockstream Releases ‘Friendly’ Liquid Sidechain Wallet For End Users

Bitcoin infrastructure developer Blockstream has rolled out a user-geared wallet for its Liquid sidechain asset, Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC), the company confirmed on March 11.  Liquid Core Goes Live Liquid Core, which Blockstream describes as a “friendly alternative” for controlling L-BTC funds and executing other operations,…

Sidechains: A technical and historical overview of what works where we’re going

A Historical Overview of Sidechains Sidechain experiments have been around for years, dating back to 2012 and 2013-era experiments proposed on BitcoinTalk to enable “BTC-backed alternative cryptocurrencies” or ideas like Fidelity-bonded ledgers proposed by Peter Todd on the bitcoin-development mailing list. The post Sidechains: A…

RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

On Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network…

Ethereum sidechain solution SKALE Labs releases DevNet

SKALE Labs Inc today announced the launch of SKALE DevNet, a production quality sidechain test network that will act as a secure, developer friendly testing environment leading up to the SKALE Mainnet launch in Q3 2019. Following the launch, developers at this week’s ETHDenver Hackathon…

Japan: Regulators Approve Startup’s Bitcoin Sidechain Trial for Exchanges

Crypto Garage’s Settlenet system, which will be trialled within Japan’s regulatory sandbox, aims to provide easier liquidity solutions for exchanges. Japanese blockchain development company Crypto Garage announced it had gained regulatory permission to trial its settlement system using Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain, Cointelegraph Japan reported Jan.…

Bitcoin’s Liquid Sidechain is Being Adopted by Swiss Finance Industry

Swiss IT consulting firm Inacta AG has become an official partner of Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain for Bitcoin, the company confirmed December 17. Tokengate Meets Liquid Sidechain Inacta, one of many Blockchain-focused companies headquartered in Switzerland’s Crypto Valley in the town of Zug, also became the…

Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain for the Bitcoin Network Goes Live

More than a year after its conceptual introduction at the Blockchain Association of Canada’s Government Forum in Ottawa, Blockstream’s bitcoin scaling solution made its public debut on October 10, 2018, after going live among its partners on September 27. Described as “an inter-exchange settlement network,”…

Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain Solution for Bitcoin Network Goes Live

The Liquid Network sidechain, started by Blockstream’s Samson Mow, has gone live. The Liquid Network sidechain for the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain went live on Sept. 27, according to an Oct. 10 post from Blockstream. Blockstream is a blockchain development company founded in 2014, with Samson…