Sidechain (ledger)

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A sidechain is a designation for a blockchain ledger that runs in parallel to a primary blockchain. Entries from the primary blockchain can be linked to and from the sidechain; this allows the sidechain to otherwise operate independently of the primary blockchain (e.g., by using an alternate means of record keeping).[1][2]

One sidechain model is a drive chain [3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Sidechains Breakthrough Almost Everyone in Bitcoin Missed". CoinDesk. 17 Jan 2018. Retrieved 8 Mar 2018.
  2. ^ "Sidechain article on Bitcoin wiki".
  3. ^ "It's 2019, Where Are Bitcoin's Sidechains?".
  4. ^ "Drivechain Software site".