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1  Bitcoin / Project Development / [ANN] OpenBazaar - A Decentralized Market Platform on: September 03, 2014, 01:16:43 PM

Zero Fees. Zero Censorship.


OpenBazaar is an open source project to create a decentralized market platform—using Bitcoin—that has no fees and cannot be censored.




The following list includes existing and future features that we plan (and hope in some cases) to support within OpenBazaar:

  • Overview:
  • Kademila-like P2P system
  • Reverse Index Distributed Hast Table (DHT) for Contract Listings
  • Multisignature escrow addresses
  • Ricardian Contracts
  • Triple-Entry Accounting
  • Notary and Arbitration Marketplace
  • Polycentric market law (precedent shopping)
  • Notary Voting Pools and Arbitration Panels
  • Sophisticated Web-of-Trust System
  • Reputation Pledges and Surety Bonds
  • BitMessage Integration
  • TOR, I2P
  • Markets: fixed price sales, auctions, P2P lending, service tendering, distributed currency exchanges, securities, crowdfunding...

OpenBazaar has an ambitious feature-set that it is pursuing. If you would like to help us out in any of these areas, please hop on the IRC and/or Github to get involved!


Team Members:

  • Brian Hoffman [hoffmabc] - Project Lead
  • Sam Patterson [SamPatt] - Operations Lead
  • Dr Washington Sanchez [drwasho] - OpenBazaar Labs
  • Dionysis Zindros [dionyziz] - Developer; Web-of-Trust Architect
  • Angel Leon [gubatron] - Developer/Architect
  • George Chatzisofroniou [Sophron] - Developer
  • Braden Glasgow [bglassy] - Web Development Lead
  • Jonas Nick [nickler] - Developer
  • Delain Markos [DelainM] - Developer; OpenBazaar Labs

Project Status:
  • OpenBazaar is in beta 1.0. You can read our beta guide here:
  • The purpose of beta 1.0 is to test out the installation of the client and discover any major bugs with what we have so far.
  • Things are still a little bumpy with beta 1.0, so please be patient as we tackle each issue and bug systematically.
  • We will be releasing new beta versions each month until the end of the year, where we will release version 1.0.


Update #1:
  • Instructions for setting up and running an OpenBazaar node on a VPS:
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