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A curated list of papers ordered by number of citations. Last updated 2019-05-13

1.Enabling blockchain innovations with pegged sidechains Back, A and Corallo, M and Dashjr, L. 2014
2.Plasma: Scalable Autonomous Smart Contracts Poon, Joseph and Buterin, Vitalik. 2017
3.Enhancing Bitcoin transactions with covenants O’Connor, Russell and Piekarska, Marta. 2017
4.Proof-of-Work Sidechains Kiayias, Aggelos and Zindros, Dionysis. 2018
5.Retrofitting a two-way peg between blockchains Teutsch, Jason and Straka, Michael and Boneh, Dan. 2018