In a blog post, one of the most popular crypto marketplaces Openbazaar said they would shut down unless they receive "about $100,000" in donations from the community. All their supporting services such as server nodes, API wallets, and exchange rates APIs that have been maintained for the past 5 years, will likely be shut down in the coming weeks. Since launching in 2014, over $44 million in Bitcoin has been traded on the platform to buy anything from sneakers and laptops to boardgames and food. It runs on Windows, Mac and many Linux desktops. In a tweet yesterday, the company said they might have found a donor to cover their costs until the end of the year.

Decrypt (Sept 26, 2020)