Atomic Swaps

A Beginner’s Guide to Atomic Swaps

Atomic swaps are often regarded as being one of the few truly peer-to-peer methods for trading crypto tokens.

Tech  ·  20 August 2021

ConsenSys-Incubated Startup Releases In-Browser Atomic Swap Wallet for DeFi

ConsenSys-incubated startup Liquality’s new wallet lets you atomically swap digital assets directly from your browser.

Tech  ·  24 September 2020

Blockstream Launches Atomic Swaps on Liquid Bitcoin Sidechain

Blockstream has created an "experimental" tool making it easier for users to trade "trustlessly" between tokens on its Liquid sidechain.

Tech  ·  3 July 2019

Crypto Startup Wants You to Trade on Exchanges Without Trusting Them

The Arwen protocol, launched on testnet Monday, aims to let centralized exchange users self-custody their private keys and conduct transactions off-chain.

Tech  ·  28 January 2019

This Tech Lets You Send Any Cryptocurrency to the Lightning Network

A new type of lightning tech for swapping different types of transactions is seeing new tests with real money on the line.

Tech  ·  8 September 2018
Hard Forks

A Fight Is Breaking Out Over Bitcoin Cash – And It Just Might Split the Code

Bitcoin cash devs are fighting over what code changes to make next. If no one compromises, hard-forked coin could itself split into two.

Tech  ·  24 August 2018

Into the Dark Pool: $30 Million ICO Could Pave Way for Huge Crypto Trades

Whales rejoice – a new project called Republic Protocol could enable large trades between ether, bitcoin and other cryptos that aren't possible today.

Markets  ·  12 February 2018

What the Data Tells Us About Bitcoin in 2017

Statistics show bitcoin is at the forefront of an increasingly complex ecosystem that continues to grow in a variety of ways. And it refuses to die.

Tech  ·  13 January 2018

Atomic Action: Will 2018 Be the Year of the Cross-Blockchain Swap?

Atomic swaps herald a way to greatly expand the capabilities of blockchain – but how soon will users be tapping the tech for trading?

Tech  ·  11 January 2018

Bitcoin-Ethereum Atomic Swap Code Now Open Source

Developers have directly traded bitcoin for ethereum using an in-progress technology that aims to replace cryptocurrency exchanges with code.

Tech  ·  11 October 2017

Bitcoin Meets Zcash: Developers Test Tool for Trustless Trades

A new tool showcases how the future of cryptocurrency trading might look with the introduction of cross-blockchain atomic swaps.

Tech  ·  29 August 2017

Gambling on a Hard Fork: Will Roger Ver Take up a High-Stakes Bitcoin Wager?

Will controversial bitcoin investor Roger Ver take this high-stakes wager on a possible hard fork now there's a technical solution?

Tech  ·  12 July 2017
Lightning Network

Life After Coinbase: Can Charlie Lee Keep Litecoin’s Revival Alive?

Having left his job at cryptocurrency startup Coinbase, Charlie Lee has big plans to popularize his cryptocurrency creation, litecoin.

Tech  ·  7 July 2017

Cross Blockchain Trades? Lightning Gives New Life to Atomic Swaps

Opening the doors to a new form of decentralized trading, atomic swaps could replace centralized exchanges almost entirely.

Tech  ·  27 May 2017

SegWit Activation Complete, Litecoin Charts a Course for the Future

A new roadmap unveiled this week showcases that the team developing the litecoin blockchain has big plans ahead.

Tech  ·  19 May 2017