Dec 18, 2017
Today we look at OpenBazaar, the leading Bitcoin marketplace
for goods and services. Can such emerging platforms challenge the
likes of Amazon, Ebay and Etsy?
Our guest is Brian Hoffman, founder and project lead of
OpenBazaar. Brian is backed by leading VC firms Andreessen Horowitz
and Union Square Ventures.
While working for Department of Defense cyber-security
consulting units, which included analyzing crypto-currencies, Brian
became intrigued by these emerging forms of programmable monetary
After discovering open source code created at a hackathon for
a decentralized Bitcoin marketplace, Brian decided to build-out the
code into a fully functional and expanding commerce platform called
OpenBazaar. OpenBazaar is receiving a great deal of attention for
its potential to disrupt existing centralized marketplaces such as
Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy.
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