OpenBazaar is a new way to buy and sell goods and services online for free using Bitcoin. This free ecommerce system, currently being overseen by the company OB1, uses a decentralized p2p (or peer to peer) network where users connect directly to one another to buy and sell with no central company to charge fees or censor exchanges. The vision for this open source ecommerce platform is to produce a community-driven software that facilitates easy Bitcoin transactions and brings to life the more secure, decentralized network model of the future.

Ways to get involved with the OpenBazaar community

Building an entirely new kind of software that is designed to be free for all to use is a lot of work and this project is dependent on the contributions of and feedback from our community. Though the team at OB1 is working on development full time there are still many ways to get involved!


Whether your interest is as a vendor, shopper, development partner or just in general, we have an email list for you to join where you can stay up to date on developments that are of interest to you. Join now on the OB1 website!

OB1 Mailing Lists


Slack is at the heart of our community & discussion. For the most active conversations, join us on Slack and explore the channels of interest to you!

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OpenBazaar has multiple code repositories on Github. It’s all open source under the MIT License, and we welcome contributions.

The OpenBazaar server, written in Go, is the backbone of the application and handles all the peer-to-peer networking, contract creation, signing, and verification, and handles the Bitcoin payments.

The OpenBazaar client, an electron app, is the visual interface required to access the network and manage your own node.

If you’re a developer and would like to contribute, check out our documentation and reach out to us in the Slack or on Github.


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Community Projects

AdAhoy - Adahoy is a peer-to-peer marketing platform, which will serve OpenBazaar merchants and their affiliate partners as a gateway to Ethereum-based smart contracts. These contracts enable immediate commission settlement and better level of transparency without the need for trusted third parties.

BazaarBay - BazaarBay is an OpenBazaar search engine which currently indexes listings from OpenBazaar network vendors. BazaarBay is a search engine like Google, Bing, Yandex or Baidu. BazaarBay isn't a web shop / store. We do not create or host content for clients / stores, nor sell or buy anything. BazaarBay does not select or filter the content available on OpenBazaar network. Just as other Internet Service Providers do not provide, select or host the content accessible on the Internet by their users.

Bazaar Hound - Bazaar Hound is OpenBazaar's first mobile shopping app. With Bazaar Hound users can browse and instantly purchase items listed for sale on OpenBazaar. Available now for free on iOS, Android and Windows phone.

Deploy - Check out the easiest way to launch your new store with just a few clicks, brought to you by OB1, the team behind the development of OpenBazaar.

Duo Search - Duo Search is a search and discovery tool for OpenBazaar 1.0. It is 'the Google of OpenBazaar'. Find listings, vendors and moderators right from your web browser.

Entropy Market - Entropy Market is a multiclient OpenBazaar platform where you can change, sell and buy whatever you need. With Entropy Market your store is online the 24 hours a day for free and you can buy products from anywhere within the marketplace.

Mubiz - Mubiz allows you to buy and sell products on OpenBazaar through the convenience of a website. It was the first European e-commerce website on OpenBazaar thanks to the acceptance of the CB payments and the translation of the pages. Created in Nov. 2015, the company has 3 employees and published the beta version of the site in September 2016.

Risk Bazaar - RiskBazaar allows any two individuals to enter into a contract that pays out if a specified future event occurs--for free and within seconds. Be prepared to think about risk in a completely different way!

OpenBazaar Development Team

OpenBazaar is open source and developers all over the world contribute to the project. The primary developers on the project work for OB1, a venture-funded team who is presently working on the development of OpenBazaar full time. They receive no profits from transactions on the platform and will offer paid services to OpenBazaar users.


The OB1 team works regularly to help members of the community use OpenBazaar. Their resources are limited, but fortunately the greater OpenBazaar community is active and helpful as well. We all rely on the activity and feedback of users and developers to build this marketplace to be the most excellent tool possible. Please get in touch and let us know how we can help.

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