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Founded Year



Series A | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$5M | 5 yrs ago

About OpenBazaar

OpenBazaar offers a marketplace enabling trade online. It delivers an open-source project developing a protocol for e-commerce transactions in a fully decentralized marketplace. It used cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange and was inspired by a hackathon project called DarkMarket. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Fairfax, Virginia.

Headquarters Location

5003 Ethels Pond Court

Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-8286,

United States


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Latest OpenBazaar News

OpenBazaar marketplace says it's set to ‘grow again from the ashes’

Apr 14, 2023

After shutting down in 2020 due to financial issues and poor user growth, the decentralized marketplace appears set to rise again. 52 Total views Join us on social networks The decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar appears set for a comeback after it was shut down over two years ago, according to a number of social media and GitHub updates. A GitHub repository on the collaborative software development site shows progress as recent as April 12 on building a new version of the marketplace which was shut down in 2020. Brian Hoffman, the former project lead at OpenBazaar and CEO of OB1 — the for-profit company which developed its software — tweeted on April 9 of the progress made on a “new” version of the marketplace saying it is “getting more interesting by the day.” Hitting 1,000 lines of code on the new @openbazaar repo. This is getting more interesting by the day.

OpenBazaar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was OpenBazaar founded?

    OpenBazaar was founded in 2014.

  • Where is OpenBazaar's headquarters?

    OpenBazaar's headquarters is located at 5003 Ethels Pond Court, Fairfax.

  • What is OpenBazaar's latest funding round?

    OpenBazaar's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did OpenBazaar raise?

    OpenBazaar raised a total of $9.21M.

  • Who are the investors of OpenBazaar?

    Investors of OpenBazaar include Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, BlueYard Capital, OMERS Ventures, BITMAIN and 4 more.

  • Who are OpenBazaar's competitors?

    Competitors of OpenBazaar include Blur and 5 more.

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