OpenBazaar Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

Decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar added support for Bitcoin Cash Zcash (Beta) payments
08 February 2018   1116

OpenBazaar is a free online marketplace and a peer to peer application that doesn’t require middlemen, has no fees and no restrictions.

The platform announced on Wednesday that it had integrated Bitcoin Cash, the cryptocurrency that forked from the main Bitcoin blockchain last year. It has also added a beta release for Zcash support.

Both currencies are added as part of the project's version-2.1 release.

With this update, users will have the option to create new nodes for processing Bitcoin Cash and Zcash (Beta) payments, respectively.

It is worth noting that the startup has raised more than $4 million to date. The investments are coming from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures as well as industry investors like Digital Currency Group and Berlin-based BlueYard.

According to the release, more currencies and multiple currency support are on its roadmap for future releases.

Bitcoin Cash Payments to Have Low Popularity

According to the Chainalysis team, one of the reasons of this is concentrated ownership of tokens
21 August 2018   510

Analysts from the Chainalysis conducted an analysis of the trade turnover of the largest crypto payment services and found a significant decrease in the volume of payments in the Bitcoin Cash. This is reported by Bloomberg.

There are fewer users of Bitcoin Cash, fewer holders.
 

Kim Grauer

Senior economist at Chainalysis

Since the beginning of this year, the price of Bitcoin Cash has fallen by about 75%. However, this cryptocurrency remains one of the largest. So, according to CoinMarketCap, it occupies the fourth line of the rating, and the market capitalization of BCH is $ 9 billion. The weighted average price of the coin at the time of publication is approximately $ 520.

After analyzing the turnover of the 17 largest crypto payment services, including BitPay, Coinify and GoCoin, it became clear that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payments in this digital currency significantly decreased. If in March Bitcoin Cash turnover was $ 10.5 million, in May it decreased to $ 3.7 million.

According to Grauer, another reason for the low adoption of Bitcoin Cash in e-commerce is concentrated ownership of tokens. It is reported that more than half of the offer of this crypto currency is on 67 wallets. At the same time, only two wallets store from 10 to 100 thousand BCH.