The Upcoming, Completely Decentralized Online Marketplace

MAD Stores is an online marketplace like ebay or Amazon, but it’s completely decentralized — so there’s no central authority managing, supervising or controlling the marketplace. On MAD Stores buyers and sellers can remain anonymous, or at least pseudonymous; that is, they’re only known by their Ethereum addresses (or ENS names). All communications between buyers and sellers is encrypted via Turms Anonymous Message Transport.

How MAD Stores Works

The heart of MAD Stores is an Ethereum smart contract call MAD Escrow. To offer an item for sale a seller needs to set aside bond funds (called Wrapped DAI). When a buyer wants to buy…

Turms Anonymous Message Transport is a completely decentralized, peer-to-peer messaging system for sending encrypted messages between Ethereum addresses. (Find out more here). It’s cool that it’s anonymous — but you might be wondering who is ever going to send a message to an anonymous Ethereum address. One good answer is that the Turms anonymous commerce DApp will be released very soon. Vendors in that marketplace will no doubt want to advertise their goods to every Ethereum address that’s registered with Turms AMT. And the way that most vendors will advertise is by using the Turms Bulk Mailer. …

Turms Anonymous Message Transport is a peer-to-peer messaging system for sending encrypted messages between Ethereum addresses. It’s completely decentralized: It runs on the Ethereum blockchain with no backend server at all. The user interface, which runs in your browser, can be loaded from IPFS. If you haven’t heard of Turms AMT, here’s an introduction. In this article I’m going to walk you through your first time setting up and using Turms Anonymous Message Transport.

Registering an Account

Browse to the Turms AMT DApp. The first time you load the DApp you’ll be presented with a set of slides that go over the main…

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