February 19, 2019, 11:00AM EST
• 14 min read

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

Quick Take

  • Sidechains simply enable users to send bitcoins to other blockchains to use and return them when finished
  • Sidechains can address trade-offs between cost and security, allow for experimentation on public blockchains, and open up use-cases for new audiences like enterprise customers
  • While there are dozens of different sidechain projects in development and many that were historically launched (and abandoned), we detail some of the most compelling offerings

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