Hey folks, I saw the Grant for the Web and loved the idea.
I’m the co-founder of a company that is leading development on OpenBazaar, which is an open source project that creates a decentralized marketplace for people to buy and sell goods and services without paying any fees. The commerce happens between peers on the network, so there’s no middleman to take a cut or censor trade.
If the goal is to “reshape the economics of the web” then having open source tools and protocols will be essential. OpenBazaar has been around over 5 years now, and gains more users every day.
If anyone has questions on how OpenBazaar works or how it might aid in achieving the Grant for the Web’s goals, please ask.