OpenBazaar has just run the first successful test on its upcoming version 2.0, designed to run on the Tor privacy network.
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OpenBazaar on Tor
Developer Chris Pacia connected to OpenBazaar over Tor using an alpha version of the upcoming v2.0 software in his lab.
This version of OpenBazaar is not complete, and is only shown here as command line code.
However, this is the first time ever that anyone has successfully connected the upcoming OpenBazaar server to Tor.
OpenBazaar developer Sam Patterson commented on the technical aspects on Reddit:
“This is possible because we are switching to IPFS for 2.0, which is compatible with Tor, unlike the current 1.0 build.”
CEO Brian Hoffman tweeted just afterwards, expressing excitement and enthusiasm that the connection was made. However, he did not guarantee that the upcoming version would launch with the ability to use Tor.