I finally made a successsful trade but it didn’t exactly go without any problems. ;-(
I set an offer to buy BTC via SEPA payment. I understand that being new and not being ‘signed’ yet, its harder to find a trade peer so I increased my bid but it still took more than a week.
So I was super happy to finally get my trade confirmed, transferred the money right away, clicked on ‘payment sent’ and the system replied: “Message of payment sent but not yet recieved by peer”… This remained for a couple of days.
Bisq asked to repeat “Payment Sent”.
I rebooted several times, reset the SPV files, contacted the seller through the Chat messenger… NOTHING… No replies from the seller either.
Right after the payment period of 6 days expired I suddenly got my BTC!
It seems it worked out in the end but it was a frustrating 6 days, especially as a first-time user! I was about to give up on Bisq.
Also, the fact that the Chat service doesn’t seem to work (or the seller doesn’t want to reply), doesn’t help either.
I hope this gets fixed as it doesn’t inspire confidence.
So I have a couple of questions I can’t seem to find the answers to on the board. Maybe someone here can help?
As you can see from my post, it was quite frustrating. For 6 days I wasn’t sure whether I had lost my money or the system wasn’t working. Also the Chat Service doen’t seem to work.
Are these bugs in 1.5.1? Are they planning to be fixed?
Did I do something wrong?
My ‘payment account’ age is 10 days now, I’ve placed 2 successful trades but my account still hasn’t been signed… When will that happen? Is there anything I can do?
3 It seems one can only buy and sell BTC with Fiat currency?
Can I buy XRP using Fiat currency on Bisq? It’s the 3rd largest crypto by market cap.
Thank you very much!