What is Bisq?

Bisq is a safe, private and decentralized way to exchange bitcoin for national currencies and other digital assets. Bisq uses peer-to-peer networking and multi-signature escrow to facilitate trading without a third party. Bisq is non-custodial and incorporates a human arbitration system to resolve disputes.

 

Why does it matter that ArQmA is listed there?

Traditional crypto exchanges are run on a centralized server which can be hacked and monitored. With ArQmA being available on Bisq now you can trade from their peer to peer network via the TOR network.

Getting started with Bisq

Download & install

To run Bisq, download and install it from the Bisq downloads page.

Why do I need to download software? Why can’t I just trade on your website?

Unlike most exchanges, Bisq doesn’t run a centralized server for making and taking offers, so trading on a website isn’t possible.

Instead, Bisq manages offers to trade using a peer-to-peer network—a global network of people who are also running Bisq on their own computers.

This is good news for users, because centralized services are easy to monitor, block and shut down, while peer-to-peer networks like BitTorrent, Bitcoin and Bisq are difficult to surveil, censor and hack.

This means that if you want to use the Bisq Network, you’ve got to download and run the software too!

Once the installer is finished, go ahead and open Bisq. It’ll take a few moments to open as it connects to Tor and syncs with Bisq’s peer-to-peer trading network.

If you have questions or problems getting started trading ARQ on Bisq jump on the ArQmA discord to get some help.