Announcing Sidechain Elements:
Open source code and developer sidechains for advancing Bitcoin.

Blockstream’s core area of innovation is sidechains, a technology focused on extending capabilities of Bitcoin, the most powerful public utility for distributed trust systems.

Sidechains are blockchains that are interoperable with each other and with Bitcoin, avoiding liquidity shortages, market fluctuations, fragmentation, security breaches and outright fraud associated with alternative crypto-currencies.

How Sidechains Work