Leslie Starr O’Hara is a tellurian who lives on a mini-farm in a plateau of North Carolina (Planet Earth) and a author of “The Doublespeak Dictionary.”
In this feature, O’Hara looks during some of a equipment already for sale on a recently launched bitcoin-based online marketplace OpenBazaar.
You competence have listened of OpenBazaar. It’s a new peer-to-peer marketplace where there are no manners or transaction fees, and all payments are done in bitcoin.
Sounds cool, right? But wait. Isn’t this like an subterraneous black marketplace enclave where drug kingpins do business with black-hat hackers and murderers for hire? Or, unwell that, maybe it’s only full of over-your-head, techie things for basement-dwelling neckbeards? What can we indeed buy there?
Turns out, utterly a lot. And while there are a few listings on OpenBazaar for things like cannabis seeds and peyote buttons, many of a offerings are utterly tame – the kind of things we competence buy during a big-box store in town, though initial you’d have to put on pants, and afterwards you’d have to use inflationary fiat banking to compensate for it.
Then you’ll compensate a consumer’s apportionment of a large box store’s tax-and-regulations bill. And who wants