Specification

Original Post and Specfication

To this, only three modifications have since been made:

  • Introduction of blind merged mining.
  • Forcing deposits to select the sidechain-UTXO as an input, such that all of the sidechain’s money is always in a single UTXO.
  • Lengthening the withdrawal period from a configurable “two weeks” to mandatory/standardized three months (13,150 ACKs), and removing the waiting period.

Blog Posts

Theory

Response to Criticism (re: “Miner Centralization”)

Presentations

Overview and Misconceptions – January 2018

This is the best presentation to watch, if you can only watch one. It has all the facts and almost all of the “criticisms”.

Slides

Construct – January 2017

“Overview / Teaser / Demo”

Slides

Milan Presentation - October 2016 Sidechain Scaling

“Better Strategy Can Improve TX-Throughput, Even if it Can’t Improve TX-Physics”

Slides

Video

Risk Analysis – September 2016

  1. Intro
  2. The Docile Miner
  3. Bandwidth Paradox
  4. Eq. Tx Fees in an Unconstrained Future
  5. Orphaning and Conclusions

Slides

Playlist

Sidechain Privatization – May 2016

  • “Smart Contract Ecology”
  • “Why it isn’t bad, that miners can rob a sidechain”.
  1. Intro, Problem, and Outline
  2. When Contracts Attack - Oracles
  3. When Contracts Attack II - Stealing Bitcoin
  4. The Benefits of Running Any Program (are Nonexistant)
  5. Why do we allow Contracts to “Censor” our “Freedom”?

Slides