Cross-chain atomic swaps have been of great interest to cryptocurrency users for some time now. In most cases, these swaps are performed between different blockchains using old-school techniques. Lightning Labs has announced it has come up with a new way to facilitate Lightning cross-chain atomic swaps between Bitcoin and Litecoin. It’s a major development, to say the very least. A new era of Cross-chain Atomic Swaps It is always interesting to see how cryptocurrency enthusiasts and developers approach the concept of exchanging value in a decentralized manner. We are still a far way off from performing decentralized exchange solutions in the world of cryptocurrency.