PORTAL is a new, self-hosted Layer 2 Wallet and Exchange, engineered from scratch to make atomic swaps between Bitcoin and other digital assets fast, secure, and private. Portal swaps is a layer 2 system purpose built to facilitate cross chain atomic transactions. It is like lightning network in that it is layer 2, but unlike lightning which is designed for peer to peer payments, Bridge(swaps) is designed for cross chain atomic exchange. Build unstoppable applications that leverage the security, censorship resistance, liquidity and the largest user base of Bitcoin network. Asset Swaps, Lending, Borrowing, Staking, Liquidity, Derivatives and other Financial Services built on bitcoin, securely accessible from your wallet. Using Portal swaps and moving provable execution of these contracts to layer 2, you get the speed and liquidity of centralized alternatives, with the trust minimization guarantees of Bitcoin.