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The OpenBazaar Blog

Due to overwhelming response the BCH giveaway promotion is now closed as of 8am CST Saturday, February 10th. We are working through sending payouts for existing submissions so your patience is appreciated!
Today we are proud to announce Bitcoin Cash and Zcash (Beta) integration in OpenBazaar! With this update users will have the option to create new nodes for processing Bitcoin Cash and Zcash (Beta) payments, respectively.
Since going live in November OpenBazaar has seen almost 25,000 nodes come online and they continue to trend upward each day! We have had an intense & exciting few weeks working on the network and responding to user feedback and we want to share a few things we will be rolling out in January.
This article is a high level overview of the OpenBazaar token (OBT). The token will be used as inputs for OBT smart contracts, executed on Ethereum, to embed data pointers for content hosted on the OpenBazaar network.
OpenBazaar currently uses Bitcoin for all payments, which allows us to enjoy the primary benefit of the leading cryptocurrency: secure payments without needing to trust a third party. No payment processors or banks needed, you control your own trade and your own money.
The new OpenBazaar network has been going strong since November 1st, and the OpenBazaar development team will now be winding down support for the old version 1.0 network.
Washington, D.C. – November 1, 2017 – OpenBazaar 2.0 beta was released in September and has seen rapid growth through October resulting in over 10,000 nodes coming onto the new network in less than 50 days. Now, after nearly 2 months of testing and a successful Crypto Is Currency Day, an event with industry-wide support, the next version of revolutionary open-source software is launching.
You’re looking to buy on OpenBazaar; welcome! This guide will help you know what to expect when you use the world’s most private, secure, and liberating online marketplace.
OpenBazaar 2.0 is now live! Download the new OpenBazaar 2.0 The beta was released in September, and we received significant help from the community testing out the application – thanks to all the testers for your help! After publishing six beta builds and seeing over 10,000 nodes launched in the beta, we’re now launching the full, open source 2.0 release. A full press release is posted at the end of this article.
Download link for the importer tool.