ItchySats is on Umbrel!


With the Umbrel 0.4.11 release ItchySats is a available in the Umbrel app-store!

If you already have Umbrel you find ItchySats in the Umbrel app-store at:

👉 http://umbrel.local/app-store/itchysats 👈

If you don't have Umbrel you can get it here.

If you want to use ItchySats without Umbrel you can read up on how to install it using docker or as binary here. We are working on bundling the ItchySats daemon and the UI into a one-click desktop application, but recommend using ItchySats on Umbrel to be encourage using your own Bitcoin node.

ItchySats - Roadmap to the most awesome Bitcoin DEX

The Vision: Reach for the moon? We reach for the stars!


We are building the first fully non-custodial, peer to peer Bitcoin DEX. - A "fully non-custodial, peer to peer Bitcoin DEX" - What does that mean?

  1. Non-custodial: No platform, no middle man - just you and your keys.
  2. Peer to peer: Trading partners are connected directly, no centralized instance.
  3. Secured on chain: Your positions are securely locked up on the Bitcoin blockchain.
  4. No counterparty risk: The protocol ensures your trading partner is fully backed - the margins are locked on chain for the duration of the CFD.
  5. Accountless: Start it up and trade. No account needed.

Hermes goes ItchySats


In this blogpost we introduce you to our latest project: Hermes, CFD trading using DLCs on Bitcoin. Other than project baru we decided to build on Bitcoin directly rather than building on the Liquid sidechain. We are teaming up with ItchySats for CFD trading directly on Bitcoin and support them with DLC research.

How to build a Monero transaction


Here's another post on one of our favourite privacy coins. This time we will take a look at the technical details of Monero transactions. Most of you will know that Monero transactions are confidential in terms of amounts and ownership of outputs, but here we'll explain what makes this work.

Borrowing without a middleman


DeFi is taking the world by storm. At the time of writing, there are more than 3.9M ETH worth of wrapped ERC20 tokens locked up as collateral in MakerDAO's smart contracts. A newer product such as MIMO has seen over 15M€ being invested in it over the past few days.

Because of DeFi's prominence on Ethereum, it would seem like Bitcoin is destined to miss out. Wrapping your bitcoin in an ERC20 token on Ethereum to access DeFi products is a possibility, but it doesn't appeal to everyone.

True DeFi for Bitcoin is starting to become a necessity.