Testing Haven, OB1’s New Social Media and Crypto Marketplace App

Testing Haven: OB1's New Social Media and Crypto Marketplace AppOn Monday, OB1, the development team who created the crypto-infused marketplace Openbazaar, launched a new platform called Haven. The application is a mobile version of the Openbazaar marketplace, but also includes social media, end-to-end encrypted messaging, and noncustodial wallet services for a variety of digital assets. The following is a review of the Haven application […]

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Report Insists ‘Bitcoin Was Not Purpose-Built to First Be a Store of Value’

Report Insists 'Bitcoin Was Not Purpose-Built to First Be a Store of Value'There’s been furious debate over the last few years on whether or not Satoshi created Bitcoin to be a peer-to-peer cash system or a purpose-built store of value. Lately, a few BTC proponents claim that Satoshi deliberately built Bitcoin to be a store of value (SoV). Despite the SoV narrative, the cofounder of OB1, Samuel […]

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Old Twitter Account Gives Away $10K in Bitcoin Cash in 48 Hours 

An Old Twitter Account Gave Away $10K in Bitcoin Cash Tips in 48 Hours Over the last two days, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have noticed a Twitter handle called @Bitcoininfo tipping a bunch of random individuals and nonprofit organizations significant amounts of BCH. The Twitter profile with 107,000 followers revealed on April 26 that it gave away $10,000 in BCH using the tipping bot Tippr. Also read: Researchers Find […]

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A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings

A Look at Openbazaar's Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor ListingsOn Jan. 17, the blockchain and cryptocurrency company OB1 released Openbazaar version 2.3 which provides users with the ability to use a multi-currency wallet within the marketplace. Since then, there’s been a large number of added listings and an increased amount of people trading cryptocurrencies in a peer-to-peer fashion. Also read: Inspired by Unwriter’s Apps, BCH […]

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Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy

Openbazaar's New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster PrivacyOn Thursday, during the first day of the North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), Openbazaar founder and CEO Brian Hoffman announced a new service called Haven Privacy. The product is a multi-faceted application for Openbazaar’s mobile and full node clients allowing users to chat, shop, and send cryptocurrencies in a private fashion. Also read: Report From Within […]

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Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

Acquiring Crypto: A Few Easy Steps to Get Some BitcoinsThere’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. Also […]

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How to Spend and Give Bitcoin Cash Over the Holidays

How to Spend and Give Bitcoin Cash Over the HolidaysIt’s the season of giving and many Bitcoin Cash (BCH) advocates will be spending some of their coins on gifts for family and friends this year. With the holidays approaching, we take a look at some of the various methods BCH holders can use to spend peer-to-peer electronic cash. Also read: A Look at Some of […]

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BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol

Over the last couple of weeks, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community has been talking fervently about zero-confirmation transactions and a new pre-consensus mechanism called Avalanche. On Monday, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia published a comprehensive description of the pre-consensus protocol that could theoretically bolster secure zero-confirmation BCH transactions. Also read: Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion […]

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Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Beta Bchd Client Written in Golang

Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Beta Bchd Client Written in GolangOn Nov. 18, a few days after the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia announced the launch of Bchd, a full node implementation of the BCH chain written in Golang. Pacia and contributors have detailed that it’s been over two months since the Bchd client was forked from Btcd reference code and so […]

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