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Here is one counter-argument. A side chain needs resources, namely block producers, voters, and incentives for all of them to act. A block producer that's voted in for the main chain might not be interested to support a side chain. The majority of voters might not care for a side chain. If, on the other hand, the side chain is supposed to run with only ...


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No easy documentation exist yet. You can use the documentation for the bios boot sequence. I'm working on a project to simplify this and explain the economics of a private blockchain based on EOSIO, it is called eosinabox soon there will be a step by step guide to create a private blockchain there.


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No official side chains yet. This is still being developed. Some challenges are technical and others are economical or governance related. On the technical side, IBC (inter blockchain communication) is being developed in such a way that you will be able to transfer tokens from one chain to another with no need for a third party to coordinate and of course ...


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Yes they will need their own Block Producers to run the sidechain, however, should be able to perform cross chain communication one day so in theory, the side chain can communicate with the main chain.


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Sidechaining is any mechanism that allows tokens from one blockchain to be securely used within a completely separate blockchain but still moved back to the original chain if necessary. By convention the original chain is normally referred to as the "main chain", while any additional blockchains which allow users to transact within them in the tokens of the ...


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Scalability is the main problem that any blockchain project aim to resolve. Some separate the process of produce new block of mainchain and sidechain while some does not. EOS has 21 active BPs to do that at one timestamp and both sidechain and mainchan are processed by them.


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No, they dont need to have the same BPs than mainnet.


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You can create your own sidechain with your own private EOS blockchain,for that you must have chain running on different chainId from Mainnet and you can select the block producer from 21 mainnet block producers or you can validate transaction by yourself however, should be able to perform cross chain communication one day so in theory, the side chain can ...


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This video by EOS BlockSmith helped clear somethings up for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADNG7smI8w


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