On its website, Altcoin.io advertises itself as “a truly decentralized exchange. Built by traders, for traders.” Recently, the company released an updated version of its atomic swap wallet. As CEO Andrew Gazdecki told The Merkle, “it’s basically a decentralized version of www.shapeshift.io via atomic swaps.” The concept piqued our interest, so we decided to write up this exclusive covering the specs of this nascent platform. Here’s what we found. A New Era of Decentralized Trading For those new to atomic swaps, they’re exactly what the name implies. It’s a method of swapping currencies across blockchains without needing to go through an exchange.
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