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Liquid Release Candidate Network Is Ready to Go

Liquid is a sidechain created by block chain company Blockstream, its production release is scheduled for May 2018 and the Liquid Release Candidate Network is a network for the participating exchanges aiming to use Liquid.

Last week, Blockstream launched the Liquid Release Candidate Network for participating Liquid exchanges. This new network marks the conclusion of the Liquid Beta program, and we are on the way to a production release in May 2018. The Liquid Release Candidate Network enables member exchanges to integrate their software with Liquid, to be ready at launch.

Drivechain Proposals for Bitcoin Sidechains

Paul Sztorc posted two proposals for sidechains including an implementation.

The drivechain idea was presented as two concepts. Quote:

1. The “hashrate escrow” which allows users to make their transactions vulnerable to reduced-security SPV proofs.

2. The “blind merged mining” idea which is basically a modern version of merged-mining that is specialized in order to make asymmetric sidechains as tame as possible.