OpenBazaar 2.0 – New Developer Release – 2.0.3

 

This is the third release according to our new schedule of publishing releases on a two week sprint cycle. As a reminder, these releases are for developers and those looking to test only; the product is not ready for real transactions yet!


Yesterday we released a new developer release – version 2.0.3 – of OpenBazaar. Here is a brief overview of the new features available:

Back End:

  • We’ve done some housecleaning, making the code more consistent and robust.
  • The ability to use images for variants was added. This is not yet supported in the reference client.
  • An API was added to get an estimate of the fee for a transaction.
  • An API was added to get the estimated total for a transaction.
  • Accepted currency was added to the moderator information.
  • The listing format was updated to return an object instead of an array.
  • Endpoints were added to get the avatar and header of a user via their peerID.

Wallet in Version 2.0.3 of OpenBazaar

Front End:

  • Search has been added to the reference client. It defaults to use the OB1 search service (this can be changed in the user’s settings).
  • The wallet can now send and receive funds. Make sure to set your node to use the testnet if you use the wallet.
  • The wallet will show a list of your transactions now.
  • Various bugs were fixed.

 


Are you a developer who wants to get involved in this early stage of Version 2.0 development?
Get the details here!

Want to start RIGHT NOW buying and selling with Bitcoin or other altcoins using Version 1.0?
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The Inclusive Future of Payment Types in OpenBazaar

The Inclusive Future of Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Altcoin and other Payment Types in OpenBazaar

 

OpenBazaar is committed to making global peer-to-peer decentralized ecommerce happen.

We believe in making trade free for everyone, everywhere. Achieving this mission will only happen if we’re adaptable and willing to honestly assess whether or not the technologies we use are helping us to fulfill our mission, or holding us back.

For payment technology, OpenBazaar currently uses Bitcoin for transactions within the marketplace. Bitcoin is the most recognized, most secure, and most used cryptocurrency available today. It allows OpenBazaar to exist without the need to rely on third parties. There are many other cryptocurrencies available as well but the OpenBazaar protocol and software is being built by a small group of individuals and we have chosen to keep our scope reasonable by focusing purely on Bitcoin.

However, for various reasons, we do believe OpenBazaar should be able to support multiple types of payment methods.

It’s possible that Bitcoin may not always be the king of cryptocurrencies. Other cryptocurrencies may surpass it, or they might be more suited for the types of transactions that OpenBazaar users need.

There is a considerable amount of excitement from other coin communities to support their projects through OpenBazaar. We’re optimistic about what they have to offer as we think decentralized payment choices should be diverse and ultimately in the hands of users.

We will do everything we can to support the flexibility needed to enable this functionality in a way that doesn’t sacrifice any of the core tenets of our project. This includes additional documentation on how other currencies can be integrated by coin developers. We will continue to have discussions with the community on how best to create a strong user experience with multiple wallets and coins.

Want to get more involved?

If you are interested in what the development process of integrating your favorite coin into the OpenBazaar network would involve, click here for more information: github.com/OpenBazaar/openbazaar-go/blob/master/docs/altcoins.md

If you’re interested in staying up to date with new developments related to altcoin integrations, please email our Community Manager, Jenn Cloud, at jenn[at]ob1.io and for general updates related to OpenBazaar please subscribe to the OB1 newsletter at ob1.io

 

 

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OpenBazaar 2.0 – New Developer Release – 2.0.2

This is the second release according to our new schedule of publishing releases on a two week sprint cycle. As a reminder, these releases are for developers and those looking to test only; the product is not ready for real transactions yet!


 

Yesterday we released a new developer release – version 2.0.2 – of OpenBazaar. Here is a brief overview of the new features available:

Back End:

Most of the recent work was dedicated to wallet stability.

 

OpenBazaar 2.0.2 Developer Release Wallet Screengrab

 

Front End:

The following improvements were made to the wallet interface (*Note that the wallet is not yet functional and shouldn’t be used to send money):

1. Shows the current balance in the wallet
2. Shows the number of transactions in the wallet (WIP)
3. Non-functional, unfinished Send Money panel
4. Non-functional, unfinished Receive Money panel
5. The current price of bitcoin in your fiat currency is shown

 


Are you a developer who wants to get involved in this early stage of Version 2.0 development?
Get the details here!

Want to start RIGHT NOW buying and selling with Bitcoin or other altcoins using Version 1.0?
Download OpenBazaar

Read More