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Milestone 3 Developer Release for OpenBazaar v2.0

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Milestone 3 Developer Release for OpenBazaar v2.0

The OB1 team is proud to announce that OpenBazaar 2 has reached Milestone 3. This means development has reached a point where the server and client have the minimum functionality required for a working e-commerce platform. Below is a list of the features that are now working. Not all of them are complete, most still […]
 Dev updates
Why We Need Alternatives to Ecommerce Giants Like Amazon

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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 even more valuable. Shopping with Amazon is quick and convenient, […]
 Decentralization  ecommerce
Super Fast Checkout Process In OpenBazaar 2.0

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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 (@thee_wolf) June 29, 2017   We want to be clear that this is an example […]
 Decentralization  Bitcoin
Why Is Decentralization Important?

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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. Decentralization is a concept in politics, business, technology, and other fields. In a nutshell, it […]
 ecommerce  Decentralization
Why OpenBazaar Token Doesn’t Exist

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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 and then allow the public to purchase it. Recent ICOs have been […]
 token  ICO  Updates  Industry  Ecosystem
10 Great Father’s Day Gifts on OpenBazaar

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 moderator and if shipping is needed, read the […]
 Shop OpenBazaar  Ecosystem
OpenBazaar’s Bigger Picture in The Bitcoin Debates

OpenBazaar
 
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 doubt Bitcoin is an important development in technology–some would say as important as […]
 Industry  Decentralization  Bitcoin
Consensus 2017 — The Immediate Future of Bitcoin & ICO Madness

OpenBazaar
 
Consensus 2017 — The Immediate Future of Bitcoin & ICO Madness

  Wow, what a wild week it has been! Between attending the blockchain industry’s biggest event and the skyrocketing prices of just about every cryptocurrency — especially Bitcoin — capped with a holiday weekend, we are still reeling. We are all back at our desks though and finally had a chance to unpack some of our thoughts about CoinDesk’s […]
 Industry  Events  Decentralization  Bitcoin
Milestone 2 Developer Release for OpenBazaar v2.0

OpenBazaar
 
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 discoverability of listings / stores, as well as communication. Third party search is now […]
 Dev updates
OpenBazaar 2.0 – New Developer Release – 2.0.3

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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 a new developer release – version 2.0.3 – of OpenBazaar. Here is […]
 Dev updates
The Inclusive Future of Payment Types in OpenBazaar

OpenBazaar
 
The Inclusive Future of Payment Types in OpenBazaar

  OpenBazaar is committed to making global peer-to-peer decentralized commerce 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 technologies we use are helping us to fulfill our mission, or holding us back. For payment technology, […]
 Decentralization  Bitcoin  Industry  ecommerce
OpenBazaar 2.0 – New Developer Release – 2.0.2

OpenBazaar
 
OpenBazaar 2.0 – New Developer Release – 2.0.2

This is the second 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 a new developer release – version 2.0.2 – of OpenBazaar. […]
 Dev updates
New Version 2.0 Development Release Schedule

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New Version 2.0 Development Release Schedule

OpenBazaar version 2.0 development continues, and we’ve decided to change our development release schedule. Previously we posted our roadmap which contained various milestones where we would create developer releases for people to test new functionality. We’re still keeping the milestones, and will still publish releases when we reach each new milestone, but in order to get […]
 Dev updates
Development Update: Spring Cleaning

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Development Update: Spring Cleaning

The Milestone 1 developer release of OpenBazaar 2.0 is available and Milestone 2 will be released in early April! Here is a recap of the capabilities of the Milestone 1 release: Milestone 1 Summary This release is meant solely for developers and those building or intending to build on top of the OpenBazaar platform. You […]
 Dev updates
An Established Brand Meets New eCommerce Technology

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An Established Brand Meets New eCommerce Technology

In these posts we take a look at some unique members of the OpenBazaar ecosystem and share their stores. In this post we are exploring a store that boasts a brand you may already know called BMW. Yes, like the cars! But no, while cars could be sold through OpenBazaar, they aren’t here at the […]
 Ecosystem  Shop OpenBazaar
An Established Brand Meets New eCommerce Technology

OpenBazaar
 
An Established Brand Meets New eCommerce Technology

In these posts we take a look at some unique members of the OpenBazaar ecosystem and share their stores. In this post we are exploring a store that boasts a brand you may already know called BMW. Yes, like the cars! But no, while cars could be sold through OpenBazaar, they aren’t here at the […]
 Ecosystem  Shop OpenBazaar
The Dangers of —and Fix for —”Fake Markets”

OpenBazaar
 
The Dangers of —and Fix for —”Fake Markets”

  The Internet facilitates an astounding (and ever-increasing) amount of commerce in our world. Allowing people to communicate with each other anywhere in the world and at low cost has ushered in an new era of global trade. However, a few powerful organizations wield great influence over commerce online, and they have used their power […]
 Decentralization  ecommerce
The Dangers of —and Fix for —”Fake Markets”

OpenBazaar
 
The Dangers of —and Fix for —”Fake Markets”

  The Internet facilitates an astounding (and ever-increasing) amount of commerce in our world. Allowing people to communicate with each other anywhere in the world and at low cost has ushered in an new era of global trade. However, a few powerful organizations wield great influence over commerce online, and they have used their power […]
 Decentralization  ecommerce
Guiding Great Development – The OpenBazaar Process

OpenBazaar
 
Guiding Great Development – The OpenBazaar Process

   OpenBazaar Front End Lead Josh Jeffryes describes the evolution of OB1’s collaboration process for our entirely remote team building the decentralized marketplace, OpenBazaar: The OB1 Process Building great products requires a great process. As the OpenBazaar platform has grown, so has the way we work together to build it. We’ve continuously improved how we plan and execute our […]
 Dev updates
Guiding Great Development – The OpenBazaar Process

OpenBazaar
 
Guiding Great Development – The OpenBazaar Process

   OpenBazaar Front End Lead Josh Jeffryes describes the evolution of OB1’s collaboration process for our entirely remote team building the decentralized marketplace, OpenBazaar: The OB1 Process Building great products requires a great process. As the OpenBazaar platform has grown, so has the way we work together to build it. We’ve continuously improved how we plan and execute our […]
 Dev updates