MIC CHECK 1..2..

The OpenBazaar Blog

Is OpenBazaar a Darknet Market?

Is OpenBazaar a Darknet Market?

OpenBazaar is a new way to do commerce online, and people are often unclear exactly how it is different from traditional ecommerce platforms. We sometimes have people look at the features of this network and confuse OpenBazaar with so-called “darknet markets.” What...

read more

How to Help Test OpenBazaar 2.0

If you’re part of our Alpha or Beta testers, we’d like to thank you for helping us make sure the 2.0 release of the OpenBazaar platform is as high-quality as possible. If you are not a tester, but would like to be, click here to learn how you can...

read more
Trust is Risk: A Decentralized Trust System

Trust is Risk: A Decentralized Trust System

One of the foundational problems of a decentralized marketplace is that of trust. It’s an inherently difficult problem: How can you trade with someone who could, in principle, be completely anonymous? In this article, we provide a novel answer to that question,...

read more
Why We Need Alternatives to Ecommerce Giants Like Amazon

Why We Need Alternatives to Ecommerce Giants Like Amazon

Amazon has seen incredible growth since its founding in 1994. Originally focused on books, the online marketplace is now the largest retailer in the US, and the fourth most valuable public company in the world. With its recent acquisition of Whole Foods, it becomes...

read more

First Look: Super Fast Checkout Process In OpenBazaar 2.0

Yesterday our designer, Mike Wolf, shared this great tweet about the speed of the purchasing time within OpenBazaar 2.0: Purchasing on @OpenBazaar 2.0 takes as little as 10s with the new internal wallet $crypto $BTC 😮😮 pic.twitter.com/nLgKNUh5wg — Mike Wolf...

read more
Why Is Decentralization Important?

Why Is Decentralization Important?

  In a recent post we talked about how “decentralization is guiding the ship.” While the definition of the word can be guessed easily enough, the concept is nuanced and takes some time to understand the costs and benefits of decentralization....

read more
Why OpenBazaar Token Doesn’t Exist

Why OpenBazaar Token Doesn’t Exist

  If you’re even remotely interested in the world of cryptocurrencies, then you’re aware of a relatively recent phenomenon called ICOs (also called token sales). These ICOs happen when developers of a project announce their intention to create a new coin / token...

read more
10 Great Father’s Day Gifts on OpenBazaar

10 Great Father’s Day Gifts on OpenBazaar

OpenBazaar has what you need for the crypto-loving dad in your life–AND/OR to put your favorite coin into action as the crypto-evangelist that you are! Check out these items & note a quick pro tip: before you make a purchase make sure you choose a good...

read more
OpenBazaar’s Bigger Picture in The Bitcoin Debates

OpenBazaar’s Bigger Picture in The Bitcoin Debates

  You could get whiplash trying to track the what’s-what and the who’s-who of Bitcoin. Just as the value is regularly breaking records now the debates are hotter than ever over the future of this blockchain that spawned a thousand blockchains. No...

read more