Bisq Essentials: Getting Started, Installation, Backups and the Basics
Getting started with the Bisq decentralized exchange can be a bit intimidating when compared to signing up on web exchanges like Poloniex, Bittrex and GDAX. As with most open source projects that are truly built using community resources, the user experience tends to feel too ‘technical’ like it was designed by computer scientists, mathematicians and puzzle loving cryptography people. That’s because it is.
With corporate setups, companies hire user interface designers who have undergone studies detailing what they call the trifecta of design, research and strategy. They hire people to actually test a software product’s interface to see how each user responds to whether a button should be at the left or the right. Without this structured approach to design philosophy, you’ll end up with an interface that could be confusing at the onset.
The Bisq User Experience
One of the things that will initially get to you if you are not well versed with Bisq is that it is very different from web based exchanges. It is different in terms of philosophy, implementation, rules, procedures and user experience. Granted that Bisq is only at version 0.6.7 at the time of this writing, we hope that one day its user interface, installation, GPG verification, automation could someday equal the convenience of centralized and web based exchanges.
Bisq is a very promising project as one of the true decentralized exchanges. This alone should get the community fired up to support their endeavor by contributing to the open source project however way they can. With that said, I crafted this course with the absolute beginner in mind. So for those who may see some oversimplification and possibly some errors, I appreciate the constructive feedback.
- Lectures 5
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- Duration 3 hours
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- Language English
- Students 424
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Bisq 0.6.7 Installation