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The Miami conference had a lot of wonderful participants, but I got a bit more familiar with a project I had heard about for a while.  Washington Sanchez gave me some insight into what the difference is between OB1.io and Open Bazaar.  Wondering what the evolution of free markets online using cryptocurrency looks like?  How does it stack up to the old #SilkRoad? The decentralized nature seems to be the key component that makes this viable, but perhaps you have something you notice after listening that you want to share?  Leave a comment below. Have you used Open Bazaar?  What about Haven?

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About the Guests:

OpenBazaar is an open source project headed up by the company OB1.

OpenBazaar is the world’s first and only fully decentralized marketplace, which means it connects people directly and securely to each other via a peer-to-peer network rather than through a centralized website like online marketplace giants Alibaba, Amazon, or eBay.

OpenBazaar users can expect the most secure, most private, and most liberating experience of any ecommerce marketplace because it gives users complete control of their data and their business. There’s no big company behind the scenes that can act as a gatekeeper, collect data, or restrict transactions for anyone. And as a natural result of this, users don’t pay any fees to use OpenBazaar, ever, and there are no terms and conditions to sign.

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Meet the hosts

Hey! My name is Tatiana Moroz. I am a passionate singer-songwriter heavily involved in the Libertarian and Bitcoin movement. I have created the first ever artist cryptocurrency Tatiana Coin and also founded an activist talent agency called Same Side Entertainment. I recently launched Crypto Media Hub which is an advertising network for the Bitcoin world and beyond. It's free for advertisers and we work with almost every major media outlet in the space including Bitcoin Magazine, YBitcoin, Bitcoinist, Brave New Coin, Let's Talk Bitcoin, Coin Telegraph and many more.

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  • It appears to me that one of the biggest drawbacks to the current model of cryptocurrencies is the lack of reversibility in transactions. Historically, third parties such as banks have enabled transactions to be reversed, such as refunds or guaranteeing purchases. I think that if cryptocurrencies want to avoid third parties as much as possible, they should adopt a method for reversing transactions for the purpose of dispute resolution. Thoughts?

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  • This company is basically a full reserved bank that would be fully approved by Murray Rothbard himself. Their metals broker-dealer business is their cash cow today but they are creating a payment network that disintermediates banks and saves their customers money. They have a crypto broker-dealer and storage business as well but as prudent financial advisors the company’s management tries to educate the public about the virtues of gold ownership. The company acts like a fiduciary and seems much more trustworthy than market leaders like coinbase. Expanding into China with a customary 50/50 JV with a local company. Tough to predict the companies FCF going forward but it trades under 2x book value. Let me know what you guys think.

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  • Keyport Applications Accepts Encrypted Messages Built on BCH Blockchain The Keyport application, a platform that utilizes the OP_Codes of BCH network enables to send and accept encrypted messages. It is built on BCH Blockchain and Toku Protocol which encrypts the message and fix in OP_Return of a transaction. Read more here: Keyport Applications Accepts Encrypted Messages Built on BCH Blockchain Hitbtc Crypto Exchange suspended Services in Japan Due to unauthorize financial regulatory, Hitbtc has suspended its services in Japan. The citizens with Japanese IP addresses were asked to provide their residency details within exchange’s KYC process to prove they are not resident of Japan. Read more here: Hitbtc Crypto Exchange suspended Services in Japan Huobi Crypto Exchange to Team up with Newmargin Capital and Kiwoom Securities Singapore based crypto exchange; Huobi has revealed its new partnership to create a blockchain startup investment fund in China and South Korea. Recently, Huobi has announced cryptocurrency exchange traded fund offerings. Read more here: Huobi to Team up with Newmargin Capital and Kiwoom Securities Bittrex Gets Bank Approval to Help Clients Buy Bitcoin with Dollars Bittrex, the Seattle-based crypto exchange has signed an agreement with Signature Bank in New York, on Thursday 31st, 2018. The firm will directly allow customers to trade digital currencies using US dollars. Read more here: Bittrex Gets Bank Approval to Help Clients Buy Bitcoin with Dollars   

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  • As a part of ‘Operation Crypto-Sweep’, the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) has issued five Cease and Desist Orders to protect Alabamians. The operation is led by NASAA focusing on blockchain startups and ICO projects suspecting violations and fraudulent activities on securities laws. NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association, the voluntary organization in which ASC is also a member. It is coordinated with ‘Operation Crypto Sweep’. Recently, ASC has taken enforcement actions by issuing five Cease and Desistorders to protect Alabamians. Source of info coinpedia.org

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  • Greetings all. Does anyone use Coinbase for their wallet/trading? If so, are you happy with them?

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