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How Does A Federated Sidechain Work?

Sidechains are one of the most fascinating and ambitious innovations in the Bitcoin space. At their core, sidechains are a parallel blockchain that enable interoperability via a two-way peg. They function in a state of cooperation and complementarity with the main chain they support. As opposed to an altcoin blockchain, the sidechain doesn’t mine or […]

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What Is a Liquid Asset?

The Liquid Network is a federated sidechain of Bitcoin that allows anyone to issue digital assets and take advantage of its many features including faster settlement, Confidential Transactions, and trading with reduced counterparty risk. Liquid enables increased functionality via the familiar Bitcoin blockchain architecture, while not compromising on base-layer security. A variety of different assets […]

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Confidential Transactions on The Liquid Network

The Liquid Network, a federated sidechain of Bitcoin, boasts a number of attractive features. One such feature is Confidential Transactions. In the context of Liquid, what are Confidential Transactions and how do they work? What Is Confidential in Confidential Transactions? In the Liquid sidechain, transactions are publicly viewable, but key information is obfuscated by default. […]

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What Is The Liquid Network?

The Liquid Network is a Bitcoin sidechain-based settlement network that facilitates fast and confidential transactions among users and trading platforms Who Is It For? While open to anyone, the Liquid Network is especially useful for traders and exchanges as it allows for fast Bitcoin transactions and the issuance of digital assets. Liquid’s one-minute block times […]

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How to Use Liquid Bitcoin on BTSE

Bitcoin is the undisputed king of the cryptocurrency industry, boasting over 157 billion dollars in market cap and 22 billion dollars in trading volume at the time of writing. On the immutability, censorship-resistance and decentralization fronts, no competitor even comes close. On the 11th of October, 2018, sidechain-based settlement network Liquid was launched to enable […]

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How to Use Liquid USDt on BTSE

Tether (USDt) is by far the largest stablecoin in the cryptocurrency industry, with over four billion dollars in market cap and 24 billion dollars in daily trading volume at the time of writing. It is pegged against the U.S. Dollar with a 1:1 ratio. Tether was recently issued on Liquid, Blockstream’s sidechain-based settlement network for […]