What is P2P?

P2P, also known as “peer to peer”, describes the concept referring to transactions performed directly between people. This concept, helping to exchange data, assets, or information has the capability of making transactions without the need for the presence or consent of a central authority. 

Providing access to many people at once and enabling many computers from all over the world to share data at the same time, peer-to-peer is preferred in various fields. In this method, which is also used in the technology and platforms of cryptocurrency, each user is a partner and owner of the transaction network.

The use of P2P refers to the exchange of units that are not created by a central authority when used in the context of currencies. One of the most common examples is transactions conducted on the cryptocurrency markets: Virtual currency is transferred between parties digitally without the need for a third party. Investors can exchange peer-to-peer by moving assets from one account to another without the need to go to any institution or place. 

Enabling the transfers between networks, peer-to-peer only needs a technological device with internet connection. For data or asset transfer, you can also use this method and complete your transactions much more easily.  

How Does the P2P Network Work?

A central server to which devices are connected does not exist. In this way, the communication established between the parties is in a direct structure. Computers with a network connection perform their interaction through various protocols. At this point, the absence of a central authority and a third party provides great convenience. People connect directly to the desired computer without having to wait or make any extra effort to access the data or information they need. In case the network connection continues after obtaining the data on the accessed device, the duty of the provider can also be undertaken. 

It is quite difficult to manage the P2P system, which gives advantages in many ways with its innovative structure. This function of the system and its independent structure from a central authority make it almost impossible to track the transactions. The impossibility involves the monitoring of the transferred data and assets as well as the location where users are connected. 

Another working principle of the system is the need for pre-information to be provided access to the targeted file. Alongside its many advantages, the transactions taking place over the internet and the desire of different users to access certain data may cause a slow connection. While this problem is not generally encountered in systems with a strong infrastructure, there are also technologies that provide solutions to slow connection.     

What is P2P Trading?

P2P trading is a transaction in which users communicate directly with the counterparty during the exchange. Transactions without a third party offer a much faster and safer trading opportunity. Frequently preferred for exchanges on blockchain, this method minimizes the possibility of being tracked thanks to its decentralized structure. In this sense, P2P Trading offers highly effective and practical solutions for investors trading on the cryptocurrency platform. While swaps are performed offline, the confirmation of the transaction is done online. An offline exchange of data or assets requires the consent of both parties to complete the transaction. Then, the digital assets are released and transferred to the buyer. 

Bringing the trading process to a much easier point, peer-to-peer provides a safe platform for buyers and sellers. As the prominent features of the blockchain, decentralization, and untraceability provide the opportunity to publish offers for the parties in the system. In addition, the fact that transfers take place in an online structure also helps to secure digital assets. 

Another benefit of the transaction, which requires the approval of both parties for the confirmation of the transactions, is the unbroken delivery process. You can also use the P2P trading method on your trading platform or personal transactions.

Is P2P Safe?

Useful in many ways with the innovative features brought by the blockchain system, the peer-to-peer system achieves to attract the admiration of its users with its secure structure. The fact that computers do not communicate with a central server over the network in the transactions performed almost eliminates the possibility of being tracked. However, direct communication between the parties through different protocols provides a safer trading opportunity. 

In centralized connection, the accumulation of data depending upon a central server and providing solutions from a single point provide an important advantage. But at the same time, possible crashes may occur because of the cyber-attacks and density. The P2P system, on the other hand, offers a much more secure use against cyber-attacks or technical problems with its network structure that is not connected to the central server. The fact that the network is not on a single server ensures that data is stored by the majority. In this way, the data continues to be protected until the problems are resolved. 

This system, which provides great convenience for users who are interested in valuable data transfer and cryptocurrency platform transactions, is preferred by many service providers. You can easily use the Download Felixo Exchange option to find answers to your questions about the peer-to-peer system and to perform your transactions safely.

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Written by Buket Başol
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I earned a bachelor's degree in computer programming from Gazi University and a master's degree in brand communication from Anadolu University. In several educational institutions, I offered individual and corporate training in topics such as design-oriented thinking, user experience, marketing, marketing strategy, and communication. I worked as a marketing consultant for multinational corporations. Since 2010, I've been working with organizations that provide technology, software, and financial services. Since 2021, I've been the Marketing Director of Felixo Exchange. At the same time, I write my research and analysis on topics such as Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, NFT, and Metaverse on the Felixo Blog.