Continuing the discussion from EDITED Title: Scammer tries to defame Arbitrator (NOT):
Firstly, thanks all involved for the phenomenal genius and reality of Bisq. I want to make it my defacto trading platform, so I am doing my research. Part of this is not only (successfully) doing some test trades already, but also engaging with and observing what is happening on this forum.
Secondly, I will gladly take criticism that maybe I watch too much “Mr Robot” if the criticiser is willing to consider that “If you are not paranoid, you are doing it wrong”
From my interactions, I can glean (and please correct me) that Bisq is working through numerous technical issues with a rate of about 22 transactions / day with 2 english speaking arbitrators. Both of these individuals are identifiable by forum handle, and one is a public figure (and lead developer) easily identifiable in the physical world.
- Bisq is not in harmony with the intent of Western regulators
- A potential loophole for citizens of Russia, China and other states
- Arbitration could involve significant amounts of capital
I feel that the knowledge I am able to glean could be considered a non technical (real world) exploitation risk or systemic weakness.
I also understand that “Phase 0” is designed to mitigate risk and provide scalability. It can be argued that the present situation is of necessity and will dissipate with time, and I know that “necessity is necessity”.
I am however suggesting that the (non Tor) anonymity and impartiality of arbitrators needs to be sanctified. Whatever happens in public (eg. the forum) needs to be divorced from what happens between three contractual parties in the application. This can be considered a contractual and civil right.
For the reason above, I am concerned about the following technical issue:
It would be comforting to be kept informed on the forum regarding progress on this issue.