This both serves as a buyer beware and a need for advice.
TLDR: I sold XMR for BTC on bisq, transferred it to 2 different exchanges and both accounts independently got locked in the past 2 months.
Before I hear that I …
and 3 years later people are actually amazed? In the original thread on the bisq-website there's even an answer like this:
It is very bad that centralized exchanges can do this type of stuff.Bitcoin fungibility is important to be preserved and these type of actions from centralized exchanges is what makes it harder for perfectly fair traders to not discriminate against normal and perfectly valid bitcoins.
No, just no...
Fungibility is not dependent on what others do or don't. There shouldn't be any transaction history to look into in the first place...
It's true. I tried buying more bitcoin, but I just can't... Every time I want to I look at the xmr-price and I just can't get how undervalued it seems in light of this glaring fungibility-problem with bitcoin.
I just end up buying more xmr every f-ing time **¯\\\_(ツ)\_/¯**
Anyway, I wouldn't sell xmr for btc on bisq unless it's for a very large premium? Is this something we'll see in the future?
I agree. I have stopped spending with BTC directly now. I only have XMR and only use xmr.to when the place accepts BTC and not XMR. Spending directly in BTC made me feel exposed, like when I have to browse the web without a VPN. It feels wrong to be putting it out there. Perhaps only through the ever tightening grip of the regulators will make more BTC folks see the SHUM light.