Switcheo launches cross-chain atomic swaps on Ethereum and NEO

Swticheo Network, the non-custodial blockchain asset exchange available for ERC20 and NEP5 tokens, today announced the official launch of Atomic Swap for the Ethereum and NEO blockchains.

Switcheo users are now able to make cross-chain swaps from SWTH to ETH, making Switcheo the first decentralized exchange to allow cross-chain trades between these two blockchains.

”A challenge with existing trustless exchanges is that trades are confined to individual blockchains, limiting the market combinations that can be offered to users,” says Ivan Poon, CEO of Switcheo. “With the launch of the new feature, users can now trade conveniently between ETH and NEO markets, while retaining full custody of their funds.”

Atomic Swap technology has been around for a few years now, but has not yet been widely adopted because the process to complete a swap is usually troublesome.

“We spent a large portion of development time simplifying the process for users,” says John Wong, VP of Engineering. “By combining Atomic Swaps with an algorithmic market making backend, we are able to provide consistent liquidity in a trustless and speedy fashion, regardless of users’ knowledge level.’’

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