Atomic Swap


An Atomic Swap is a technology that enables the exchange of one crypto for another without the need for a trusted third party or centralized exchange. It uses smart contracts to ensure that the transaction occurs only if both parties fulfill their respective obligations simultaneously, hence the term "atomic" for indivisibility.


Atomic Swaps are crucial for facilitating decentralized trading across different blockchain networks, improving liquidity, and enabling a more interconnected cryptocurrency ecosystem. They offer users more control over their transactions, reduce counterparty risks, and eliminate the fees and points of failure associated with traditional exchanges. This technology represents a step towards achieving a fully decentralized financial system.