Well now the buyer says he paid.

I really don’t understand why is it complicated.

The person didn’t mark the payment as started at all.

And now claims he paid. OK, so what about providing some proof?

Why doesn’t the arbitrator ask for proof to begin with?

Why this needs to go on and on with my funds locked in during this whole time?

As far as I understand providing a proof is a matter of 2 minutes. Then it can be checked by arbitrator within 2 more minutes.

Now we have a fact-less back and forth.

The only reason for this in my opinion is buyer trying to stall so he can get some more time for his forward trading.

Then, he will eventually say “oops you’re right, I didn’t actually send the transaction”.

Why should users be allowed to do that?

I beg arbitrators to ask for proof to begin with in such cases and not let people stall and stall.

Or even worse, maybe he’ll say - hmmm I can’t provide proof, my Windows crashed and I have no backup. But I promise, I paid. How do handle that?