[bitcoin-dev] Two Drivechain BIPs

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Tue Dec 5 07:41:59 UTC 2017

On Sunday 03 December 2017 9:32:15 PM Matt Corallo wrote:
> Given the lack of convincing evidence of that "Risk of centralisation of
> mining" drawback in section 4.3 of the sidechains paper has been
> meaningfully addressed, I'd say its pretty important that new sidechains be
> an incredibly rare event.

This is impossible to guarantee. Federated sidechains are already possible 
with simple multisig (and they could very well be merge-mined chains instead 
of simply signed). At the same time, the value of permissionless sidechain 
innovation is potentially huge.


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