Though it's garnered little attention, "non-interactive proofs of proofs of work" may clear a roadblock for sidechains, a potential "altcoin killer."
RSK, a much-anticipated project designed to boost bitcoin's functionality, took a step toward becoming real Tuesday with a beta launch.
One of the developers behind the Drivechain project for bringing sidechains to bitcoin is seeking feedback on the project's code.
RSK's effort to bring ethereum-like smart contracts to the bitcoin blockchain could go live in 2017, its lead developer has told CoinDesk.
A new proposal considers how bitcoin sidechains might be secured using a system similar to those being discussed in experimental proof-of-stake…
One of the more theoretical attempts at scaling blockchain networks is taking steps toward launching it's own network for further testing.
The developers behind a sidechain project that has the potential to boost bitcoin's functionality just held their first major meeting.
Jimmy Song of Paxos discusses bitcoin's scaling debate, arguing that adding sidechains to the protocol could ultimately provide the best path forward.
Once seen as an experimental technology, sidechains are emerging as a scaling solution that could please all sides of the debate.
RSK Labs has received $3.5m in pre-Series A funding and opened up its production testnet to the public.