Blockchain Glossary

Decentralized Exchange

Published on August 30th, 2021

A decentralized exchange is an exchange market that does not rely on a third-party service to hold the customer’s funds. Instead, trades occur directly between users (peer-to-peer) through an automated process.

Such a system can be established by creating proxy tokens (crypto assets that represent a certain fiat or cryptocurrency) or assets (that can represent shares in a company for example) or through a decentralized multi-signature escrow system, among other solutions.