We are bitcoin sidechain paper authors Adam Back, Greg Maxwell and others
Adam Back I am the inventor of hashcash the proof of work function in bitcoin and co-inventor of sidechains with Greg Maxwell. Joined by co-authors Greg Maxwell, Pieter Wuille, Matt Corallo, Mark Friedenbach, Jorge Timon, Luke Dashjr, Andrew Poelstra, Andrew Miller; bitcoin protocol developers.
sidechains paper: http://blockstream.com/sidechains.pdf
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