Liquid Release Candidate Network is Ready To Go
March 13, 2018

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.

Liquid offers traders the opportunity to rapidly, securely, and confidentially move bitcoins between member exchanges, with a transaction finality of less than two minutes. The following demonstration video shows how this might look to a trader who wishes to move funds between two exchanges, explaining many of the concepts underlying the Liquid sidechain functionality.

We made several enhancements to Liquid for the Release Candidate Network:

Liquid will be a great step forward in the maturity of the exchange ecosystem in terms of transaction privacy, security, and speed. We look forward to seeing exchanges integrate with Liquid over the coming weeks, to prepare for the production launch. If your exchange is interested in joining the Liquid Network, please contact