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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Milestone 2 Developer Release for OpenBazaar v2.0

Development of the OpenBazaar 2.0 software continues according to our roadmap, and today we publish the Milestone 2 developer release. Please note that this release is not yet feature complete, and cannot be used for real transactions yet. Milestone 2 focuses on...

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OpenBazaar 2.0 – New Developer Release – 2.0.3

  This is the third release according to our new schedule of publishing releases on a two week sprint cycle. As a reminder, these releases are for developers and those looking to test only; the product is not ready for real transactions yet! Yesterday we released...

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The Inclusive Future of Payment Types in OpenBazaar

The Inclusive Future of Payment Types in OpenBazaar

  OpenBazaar is committed to making global peer-to-peer decentralized ecommerce happen. We believe in making trade free for everyone, everywhere. Achieving this mission will only happen if we’re adaptable and willing to honestly assess whether or not the...

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