May 4, 2020, 5:04PM EDT
• 8 min read

Atomic swaps and CoinSwaps: safe and private asset exchange

Quick Take

  • Atomic swaps allow cryptocurrency users to exchange assets without risking the loss of funds
  • CoinSwaps expand on the concept of atomic swaps, making them more difficult to detect on-chain and are therefore suitable for privacy applications
  • CoinSwaps can be used for cross-chain trading, or for exchanging two sets of outputs on a single chain in order to improve their owners’ privacy

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