Transactions in the Bitcoin world are ‘irreversible’, meaning they cannot be canceled once submitted. When the Bitcoins have been transferred to someone else, the Bitcoins cannot be retrieved unless the recipient has agreed to return the Bitcoins. The nature of Bitcoin can help merchants who are often disadvantaged by their customers with the ‘chargeback’ feature provided by their payment system.
Bitcoin payments cannot be changed
Bitcoin transactions are irreversible, they can only be returned by the person who received the funds. This means that you should exercise caution in doing business with people and organizations you know and trust, or who have an established reputation. For their part, businesses need to track the payment requests they display to their customers.
Bitcoin can detect typos and usually won’t let you send money to an invalid address by mistake, but it’s best to have controls in place for added security and redundancy. Additional services may exist in the future to provide more choice and protection for businesses and consumers.
The main reason for this irreversibility of crypto asset transactions is the absence of a central body that makes buyers and sellers equal in power. In a centralized system, the user sends a request for a transaction, and when that request is verified, the transaction is initiated by the central system.
But in crypto asset transactions, it is a decentralized system where transactions occur with the consent of the buyer and seller, so if a transaction goes wrong, it cannot be reversed until the buyer confirms as well.
Of course, for some people, irreversibility is not a problem, it is a sign of decentralization. But the fact is, if crypto assets are to become a truly mainstream medium of exchange, their users must be protected in one way or another.
In addition, as security tokens grow in popularity, some efficient method must exist to track who made transactions.