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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 exchange.
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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