Definition of federated sidechains
Parallel ledgers on the XRPL that support developers’ experimentation and specialized interests, for any use case they envision.
More information about Federated Sidechains
A sidechain acts as its own blockchain, it is an independent ledger, next to the XRPL, with its own consensus algorithm and transaction rules. Using a federated sidechain enables developers to use the foundation of XRPL technology to launch new features and applications in what is essentially a developer sandbox. While it is possible to transfer assets back and forth between the sidechain and mainnet of the XRPL, the sidechain essentially runs as its own blockchain.