Bitcoin Exchanges are more Centralised than Traditional Exchanges.
Imagine you were an equity trader and used a Stock Exchange to trade between equities and cash and back.
What would happen if they unexpectedly filed for bankruptcy? How much money would you stand to lose? The answer is zero.
You would lose nothing. Your equities would be safe at your custodian bank and your cash would be wherever
you left it.
However, if you were a Bitcoin trader and your Bitcoin exchange went bankrupt, you could have lost everything – as users of Mt.Gox discovered to their cost last week.
How can this be? Isn't Bitcoin supposed to be the ultimate decentralized financial system? Well, yes&hellip the Bitcoin
network is decentralized but many of the major players are not. And, worse, exchanges like Mt.Gox as more
than just exchanges: they are also the Bitcoin custodian, clearing& house and bank.
The diagram below shows the problem. From the time a buyer deposits cash or a seller deposits Bitcoins, they are
utterly dependent on the solvency of that exchange until they withdraw their funds at some later date. You have
counterparty exposure to the exchange for all this time.
- Building a Clone App like LocalBitcoins - Cost & Features to Integrate
- Working and Business Benefits of P2P Crypto Exchange Script
- Launch Your Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform Within 7 Days!
- How to overcome difficulties while building bitcoin exchange website?
- How much does it cost to build a P2P Exchange like Localbitcoins?
Follow us on Facebook
ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR CRYPTOCURRENCY SOLUTIONS
We assure you that all information received will always remain secured and 100% confidential.
Copyright © 2020 Coinjoker | All Rights Reserved.