A few hours ago OpenBazaar, the famous decentralised marketplace, announced the release of the mobile app.
— OpenBazaar (@openbazaar) July 29, 2019
The application in question, Haven, will allow users to buy and sell goods and services in a peer-to-peer manner, using cryptocurrencies and without anyone intervening between the two parties involved, so as to avoid that the information involved in the transaction, such as details of the sale and purchase as well as the conversations made between users, can be controlled by third parties.
For the moment, only 4 cryptocurrencies can be used, namely Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC) and Litecoin (LTC), but in the near future, the proprietary OBC token and Ethereum (ETH) will also be supported. The mobile app is already available for iOS and Android systems.
Jenn Cloud, OB1 communication lead of OpenBazaar, explained:
“We’ve heard many stories from merchants about finding OpenBazaar a refugee from the high fees, restrictive terms and conditions, and poor treatment of merchants on eBay and Amazon.”
OpenBazaar is one of the longest-running projects in the crypto world, it was created in 2016. In 2014, Amir Taaki and other Bitcoin developers founded a startup called DarkMarket during a hackathon that was being held in Toronto. The creators later abandoned the design of that prototype and re-branded it as OpenBazaar.