1. **Censorship resistance**
3. **Consumer management of funds**
These are the three key explanation why decentralized exchanges are elementary for Bitcoin to succeed. They don’t seem to be theoretical dangers, however very actual threats: We’ve a whole lot of examples of customers shedding funds after ceding management to a custodial alternate. We’ve dozen of circumstances of goverments blocking or regulating exchanges out of existence. And we now have an ever rising variety of exchanges being pressured or selecting to invade consumer privateness by KYC, AML and different intrusive (and unique) necessities… after which leaking or promoting that data.
Bisq is at the moment the most effective out there choice to alternate Bitcoin with out sacrificing privateness, ceding management of your bitcoins to a 3rd get together or permitting censorship of any form.
1. Bisq is **censorship-resistant**: it runs over TOR and can’t be shut down or regulated. It isn’t an organization or web site, however quite a P2P community much like BitTorrent or Bitcoin.
2. Bisq **doesn’t require nor accumulate your private data** – it’s saved domestically in your laptop and solely what’s strictly essential to finish a commerce is shared along with your counterpart in every commerce. There isn’t any central respository of consumer data.
3. Bisq **by no means touches your funds** – bitcoins are underneath your management in your personal pockets and solely locked up in a multi-sig transaction throughout the execution of every commerce. Fiat funds are despatched instantly from the client to the vendor with out involving a 3rd get together.
If you wish to assist Bisq develop on **September 20th** there can be a market Kick-start day to push liquidity. Please publish a supply to purchase/promote on that day to indicate your curiosity.
# [Bisq September Market Kick-Start Day [September 20th]](https://github.com/bisq-network/development/points/67)