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The nuts and bolts beneath LocalCryptos. Here's where we discuss non-custodial technology, plus our insights into the future of P2P crypto.

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How LocalCryptos’ Non-Custodial Bitcoin Escrow Works
In November 2019, LocalCryptos launched Bitcoin escrows. We copied our Ethereum-based concept and translated the code to a Bitcoin-compatible script. This setup is non-custodial from start to finish. LocalCryptos' servers only store encrypted blobs which it can't differentiate from gibberish. Our servers don't generate any transactions described here—it's all your browser's JavaScript.
18 November 2019
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Concept: Preventing Identity Theft with Optional Identity Verification
30 July 2019
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How QuadrigaCX’s Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented
05 March 2019
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Technical Whitepaper Released
30 August 2018
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Centralised Exchanges Are Terrible At Holding Your Money: A Timeline of Catastrophes
13 November 2017
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How Our Ethereum Escrow Smart Contract Works
25 October 2017
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Part Two: A Cryptographic Marketplace on the Web
06 July 2017
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Part One: The Frustration of Buying and Selling Ether
04 June 2017