Two recent Bisq "offer ids" are:

  1. "emzlols-7639fae0-cd4d-48cf-acc5-abc97dab89db-124"
  2. "aixcp-6efe1e8d-90bf-4c25-b021-53616cad1109-124"

(Emphasis mine. These are fully public, so I don't see a reason to redact/censor them here.)

I can't help but notice that the first says "lols" in it. Is this a pure coincidence, auto-generated randomly, or are these id strings somehow picked by the offer makers/sellers? At least the first part before the first dash?

  • 1
    isn't that the username of the person that created the offer?
    – Pedro
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 16:16
  • Hello @bisquit, if you found an answer helpful, please mark it as the accepted answer to your question so others will know too.
    – Septem151
    Commented Jan 5, 2020 at 21:45

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Bisq Offer IDs are randomly generated and consist of 3 parts separated by "-":

  • Prefix: between 5 to 8 characters in length
  • Randomly generated UUID: 5 sections of 4, 2, 2, 2, & 6 hex values separated by "-"
  • Bisq Version: "." separators removed

In your first example, emzlols-7639fae0-cd4d-48cf-acc5-abc97dab89db-124, emzlols is the Prefix, 7639fae0-cd4d-48cf-acc5-abc97dab89db is the Randomly generated UUID, and 124 indicates a Bisq Version of 1.2.4

The IDs are created in a method called getRandomOfferId() in the bisq.core.offer.CreateOfferService class as of Bisq v1.2.4.

The Short ID for an offer is its Prefix.

  • So it has nothing to do with the username?
    – Ken Sharp
    Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 16:06
  • 1
    Yes, it has nothing to do with the username.
    – Septem151
    Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 21:09

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