Browsing the "Sidechains" Tag

Blockchain Startup Horizen Labs Doubles Target to Raise $4 Million

| Yogita Khatri

Just-launched sidechains startup Horizen Labs has raised $4 million in a seed funding round – twice what it had initially planned.

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Bitcoin Smart Contract Startup RSK Unveils New Infrastructure Project

| Christine Kim

RSK Labs is operating under a new banner, with an emphasis on creating a range of open-source protocols for blockchain infrastructure.

Liquid Goes Live: Blockstream’s First Bitcoin Sidechain Has Finally Arrived

| Alyssa Hertig

Three years in the making, bitcoin's first sidechain "Liquid" is now live, but it's not as decentralized as you might think.

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Sidechains Are Bringing ICOs to Bitcoin And That Might Change Crypto Funding

| Christine Kim

By the end of the year, an initial coin offering will be launched on bitcoin. thanks to sidechains tech.

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Bitcoin Takes a Step Toward Becoming a ‘Multi-Network’ Cryptocurrency

| Pete Rizzo

A long-in-the-works proposal heralded as the best way to bring sidechains to bitcoin has released its first code after three years in development.

Ethereum’s First Production Scaling Project Is Here – But With a Catch

| Alyssa Hertig

Little-known startup Loom Network claims it's ready to take on ethereum's thorny scaling problems with a centralized version of sidechains.

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The Sidechains Breakthrough Almost Everyone in Bitcoin Missed

| Alyssa Hertig

Though it's garnered little attention, "non-interactive proofs of proofs of work" may clear a roadblock for sidechains, a potential "altcoin killer."

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RSK Beta Brings Ethereum-Style Smart Contracts Closer to Bitcoin

| Alyssa Hertig

RSK, a much-anticipated project designed to boost bitcoin's functionality, took a step toward becoming real Tuesday with a beta launch.

Sidechains Project Pushes Ahead with Bitcoin BIP Submission

| Stan Higgins

One of the developers behind the Drivechain project for bringing sidechains to bitcoin is seeking feedback on the project's code.

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Bitcoin Startup RSK to Launch Smart Contracts Sidechain in 2017

| Alyssa Hertig

RSK's effort to bring ethereum-like smart contracts to the bitcoin blockchain could go live in 2017, its lead developer has told CoinDesk.