Two new swap providers entered the market today. Liquidity has increased fivefold. The price spread has decreased by several orders of magnitude due to competition between liquidity providers. For the first time in history, it is possible to exchange BTC for XMR in a secure and non-custodial manner. Atomic Swaps do not require an intermediary and cannot be stopped. Not by a 1.5 million bounty from the IRS, nor by anyone else. This is just the beginning, the ecosystem will continue to grow, usability will improve, and atomic swaps will be a viable alternative to centralized exchanges.
We have to thank the brilliant people at COMIT and Farcaster for making this all possible. A big thank you also to Seth and everyone else who took the initiative to become the first mainnet liquidity providers.
If you want to try Atomic Swaps, visit UnstoppableSwap.net or the swap-cli comit documentation. We are trying to make it easier to use, but for now you still have to use the command-line for the actual swap. We are also working on a graphical user interface to make it usable for people who are not familiar with the terminal but that will take some time.