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How To Spend Multiple Cryptocurrencies on OpenBazaar

How To Spend Multiple Cryptocurrencies on OpenBazaar

  OpenBazaar is built on Bitcoin. However, our goal is to make OpenBazaar cryptocurrency agnostic, meaning people will be able to spend and receive in whatever cryptocurrency they choose. That’s not a simple task, and it will take some time to get there....

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8 Reasons Why OpenBazaar 2.0 Is Better Than 1.0

8 Reasons Why OpenBazaar 2.0 Is Better Than 1.0

The first version of OpenBazaar launched in April of 2016 and has been used by tens of thousands of people around the world since then.But building the world’s first fully decentralized marketplace is no simple task, and the first version had some limitations....

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OpenBazaar 2.0 Beta Released

OpenBazaar 2.0 Beta Released

After a month in alpha testing, the OpenBazaar 2.0 beta has now been released. You can download the beta now. If you try the beta, please note the warnings and follow the guidelines and tutorial on the beta page. The beta uses real Bitcoin and real listings. If you...

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First look: Search Experience in OpenBazaar 2.0

First look: Search Experience in OpenBazaar 2.0

The OpenBazaar 2.0 beta will be available in beta in the next few days! For those who are just learning about what we are doing, this new version is a major update from our previous release. There are many significant improvements that make OpenBazaar the most secure,...

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OpenBazaar v1.0 Is Updating

OpenBazaar version 1.x is currently down for updating. The present version of OpenBazaar relies on a few federated Libbitcoin servers, which are Bitcoin full nodes, to interact with the Bitcoin blockchain. This was a remnant of when the project was DarkMarket....

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OpenBazaar Wallet Integrates Segwit

OpenBazaar Wallet Integrates Segwit

Segregated Witness has thankfully activated on the Bitcoin network before the release of OpenBazaar 2.0. This has given us an opportunity to upgrade OpenBazaar to make use of segwit before putting it in the hands of users. Had segwit activated later, it would have...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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