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When we first started working on Bytabit there were few options for privacy maximized non-custodial peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading. Since then we have watched as Bisq and HodlHodl have risen to the challenge of providing what we had hoped to provide with Bytabit; we still think there is a place for a mobile-first and Bitcoin only solution though. As more people realize that custodial Bitcoin exchanges are a trap we expect to see even more options developed.

While implementing the Bytabit app a constant pain point was creating a full-featured cross-platform Bitcoin light-client wallet based on well supported and open-source libraries…

2019 FATF Recommendations

This week the G7 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced new virtual currency “recommendations” that lay the groundwork for an extensive new worldwide regulatory regime for cryptocurrency exchanges. Once enacted into law by member countries these laws will require bitcoin exchanges, and even individual traders, to collect invasive KYC/AML information on their clients. They will also require that this information be shared with national regulators and other regulated exchanges. These sorts of rules put every bitcoin trader’s privacy at risk and lay the groundwork for attacking Bitcoin’s role as a fungible permission-less global store of value.


The Bytabit team is…

Sometime on or after January 3rd, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto created the genesis block. Six days later he mined the first block and released the open source Bitcoin client software. And on the seventh day (we hope) he rested.

To mark the ten year anniversary of Satoshi’s gift to mankind, the Bytabit team has decided to also release the source code to our mobile bitcoin exchange app today (January 9, 2019). For those of you who are technically inclined the Git repository is here (please note we are still in early development so the app is only meant to be used…

The mission of the Bytabit team is to provide one of the most secure, private, and convenient ways to buy and sell bitcoin. In this post I demonstrate (via video clips) the first version of our mobile bitcoin/fiat exchange app. The Bytabit app currently runs on Android phones and this alpha version demonstrates the “happy path” for exchanging bitcoin for national fiat currency without using an intermediate custodian for any part of the trade. This demo was performed on the public Bitcoin testnet3 network.

In place of a fully custodial, centralized exchange the Bytabit app holds the bitcoin (BTC) for…


A Mobile, Non-Custodial Bitcoin Exchange

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