Sidechain Operator Nodes here to connect the world's biggest blockchains to Peerplays, enabling a fully integrated experience.

In a world where Bitcoin and Ethereum are paving the path for cryptocurrencies, there are undeniable challenges that we must confront.
While these pioneers have set the stage, they also unveiled critical issues:

scalability high transaction costs limited transaction

Why connect with other chains?

At Peerplays, we believe in the power of public, open, decentralized blockchains.

We are firm advocates that this is the path to a fairer, more inclusive decision- making systems. Hence, we are committed to making sure everything we create adheres to these principles.

We don't want just to be part of the future; we are actively building it.

How do SONs work? SONs read data from a “root”, or “parent” chain.
This could be Bitcoin, or Ethereum.
This data is then used to map transactions to the Peerplays
blockchain, thus enabling the capabilities of Peerplays with
the trust and security of the world’s most used blockchains.
The great advantage of SONs is that they allow you to keep
your tokens in the parent chain, and benefit from all of its
features without ever compromising security.
They are also versatile, and can be built to communicate with
far more just one specific type of blockchain.

SONs get paid out from a daily reward pool for signing transactions and the weight of voting. Both the transactions they approve and reject are counted in. Bitcoin transactions in Peerplays blockchain get validated to ensure they originated from the SONs. How do I become a SON witness? Anyone can enable a Sidechain Operating Node. However, that is not enough to run a SON. You must be an ‘active participant’ in the Peerplays community and receive votes in order to qualify to become a SON. Since Peerplays blockchain is Gamified Proof of Stake, this incentivizes voting for those who run SONs. How do I become a SON witness? Once a SON finds a particular transaction which is signed by 2/3rd of other SONs, that SON will post the transaction to the Peerplays blockchain. Upon receiving the transaction, the SON will verify the transaction details with the appropriate blockchain. If the data on the source blockchain sidechain seems to be intact, the SON will sign the transaction and publish it. This helps prevent any SON from malicious transactions. How do I become a SON witness?

If you would like to learn more about SONs, how to get setup and how they work, you can visit our documentation. Learn More