COMIT Network has launched an atomic swap for Monero and Bitcoin on its mainnet. Users can now trade Monero and Bitcoin in trustless peer-to-peer trades.
To clarify, atomic swaps allow cross-chain trades without needing a trusted intermediary or a trustworthy partner. As such, atomic swaps help eliminate the risk associated with using centralized exchanges (CEX). This is important because it is not uncommon for crypto exchanges to fall victim to hackings.
In an official report, COMIT disclosed that the network beat several rivals to be the first to bring atomic swaps to mainnet. Notably, Farcaster and Haveno are both at varying stages of developing alternative atomic swap projects. What comes next is the implementation of the atomic swap to various wallets. To this end, Justin Ehrenhofer, a Monero Space organizer, noted,The decentralized Monero exchange technology is here, so now it’s a race for wallets to provide the best user experience. With such high user demand for easy and private peer-to-peer exchanges, it’s only a matter of time before wallets widely implement them.
In fact, Samourai and Monerujo Monero wallets have already tested the atomic swap while Cake wallet expressed interest.
Of note, Monero is a leading privacy coin that hides the sender, receiver, and amount details of a transfer. As such, using atomic swaps will help enhance the privacy of transactions on both trading ends. In addition, COMIT atomic swaps are fast and support trades globally.
Also, atomic swaps enhance cross-chain interoperability as they enable coins on different networks to interact.
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