Sidechains are extensions to existing blockchains, enhancing their privacy and functionality by adding features like smart contracts and confidential transactions.
Blockstream is collaborating with industry leaders to create a Bitcoin micropayment system that supports high volumes of tiny payments using proportional transaction fees and that operates lightning fast. We are now developing Bitcoin Lightning prototypes and creating consensus on interoperability.Join the Mailing List
Blockstream believes that to be secure, blockchain systems must be built with open source technology. Towards that goal, we've created the Elements Project, a community of people extending and improving the Bitcoin codebase.
Elements, the flagship community effort, serves as the open-source kernel for all of the sidechains we build. Some features have even been adopted by the Bitcoin community!More About Elements Project
We're building a community of developers eager to solve problems using new kinds of tools. Technologists and initiatives from all corners of the globe can benefit from the advances made available by the Elements Project, and contribute back to Bitcoin in the process.Join the Sidechains Slack!
Bitcoin doesn't live in a vacuum. Sharing code across all users allows everyone to mutually benefit from new work, building better solutions as a result. Each new feature becomes an Element, a building block for your blockchain.Browse the GitHub Repo