Minexcoin/Bitcoin Atomic Swap
Under the hood, our today’s cross-chain exchange uses two blockchains — MNX and BTC — in Testnet mode. These are alternative chains that are separate and distinct from actual blockchains named Mainnets. Coins in Testnet does not have any value and allows developers or testers to test new technologies (like Atomic Swap) without worrying about breaking the main chain or risk their assets. In the video below we demonstrate how atomic exchange works in a console. It is the first official video of this process)
At the moment Minexcoin team is working on a user-friendly GUI for the Atomic protocol. Since it will be published on our site, a greater number of people will be able to test and feel the convenience of decentralised exchange. These developments will become the basis for the first version of the trustless exchange. We count to release an Alpha version of the GUI in the first part of April. Also during public tests, we will add new exchange pairs like LTC to MNX or DCR to MNX. As soon as the testing period completed, we will focus on the transfer of the necessary modifications to the MNX Mainnet from the Testnet, as well as conduct a SegWit.