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Scaling blockchain: Sidechains explained in plain English

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Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world.

Blockchains are actually quite limited in their scope.

There are challenges of scalability and speed which make it challenging for some applications of the technology to work well.

Even so, the blockchain might be desirable to use for its immutability, security, and transparency.

One emerging technology that is trying to make the blockchain more efficient and scalable is “sidechains.”

This article will take a look at what sidechains are and explain them, in plain English.

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