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ACH reversals are horrible when they mistakenly happen. They really are a selling point for getting paid in cryptocurrency.



Wouldn't a flag on the ACH that makes it irreversible accomplish the same goal with considerably less overhead? I think it's already possible to do this with a wire transfer.


I'm not sure these ACH transactions are actually processed like reversals. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to reverse the same transaction twice, as happened here. They just pulled money back out.


You can't currently do that can you? If you can, please tell me how because I would love to know. :-)

If you mean that this could be implemented, then great I'm all for it. From a technical perspective it doesn't seem like it should be difficult. I'm under the impression it doesn't exist most likely because the banks don't want it to. Hence the benefit of using cryptocurrency.


Yeah, until you need to pay rent, loans, credit cards, or buy groceries, or prove you are paying folks at least minimum wage.


Converting out to fiat is completely doable. People in countries where their own currency is experiencing issues make it work. Of course, ideally, ACH reversals couldn't be done without your permission.


Sure, it can, theoretically, work. But this isn't a reasonable thing for folks to do, at least not with a stable currency. Might as well get paid in gift cards. Theoretically, you can sell them for something more useful too.


It's more than theoretical. People in Argentina, Venezuela, etc. do it regularly. If you got paid like that regularly you would just setup automated transfers and it would be largely invisible to the individual.

Since ACH reversals happen so rarely in the US and since the US dollar is stable there is not much incentive to get paid in crypto. Also, there are disincentives, since the US taxes it as property. I'm definitely not arguing that. Only pointing out that what a pain ACH reversals are when they do happen and how crypto doesn't have that problem. Make crypto more stable or easier to convert from/to fiat and I think more people would opt to get paid in it rather than the current direct deposit ACH structure.




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