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October 25, 2014, 06:31:30 AM
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Sidechains could unleash even more innovation from bitcoin’s blockchain, in turn making bitcoin more valuable too.

A side chain is basically an altcoin, but with a key difference: the ledger units can be pegged to some amount of Bitcoin. This means that the altcoin would essentially be using BTC instead of a different currency. That eliminates the currency exchange risk that one must incur when switching between altcoins, opening up all cryptocurrency innovations to bitcoin users.
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