Introducing the Origin Marketplace Creator: Instant Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces

I’m pleased to announce the release of Origin’s Marketplace Creator, a new tool which enables anyone to construct their own decentralized marketplace in a matter of minutes. The Marketplace Creator allows technical and non-technical users to quickly deploy a customized and branded marketplace that is decentralized and censorship-resistant.

Blockchain development is hard. As pioneers in the space we know the challenges of building DApps that scale and meet user experience expectations. We are competing with traditional centralized applications that face none of these challenges. We asked ourselves how we could leverage our experience and codebase to make it possible to create decentralized marketplaces in the easiest way possible? The answer we came up with is the Marketplace Creator.

Building off our existing DApp codebase has allowed us to provide a rich feature set, including decentralized messaging and self-sovereign identity. Your marketplace will run off the same code that runs our own beta DApp, which means you will benefit from all the improvements and new features our engineers are constantly shipping.

The initial version allows you to deploy a hosted DApp on our domain, and future versions will allow you to use a custom domain. The marketplace you create will be tied to your Ethereum wallet so only you can modify it. Because listings are pulled directly from the blockchain you can choose to show only your own listings or feature listings from other marketplaces too. For example, if you are a new homesharing DApp, you can choose to show other housing rentals on your marketplace to kickstart your user adoption. You can fully customize the logo, colors, and text displayed throughout your marketplace to make it your own.

We have a great roadmap planned out with upcoming features like the ability to earn commissions in the form of Origin tokens by driving sales made on your marketplace and support for custom ERC20 tokens so you can have buyers and sellers transact in your own token or preferred stablecoin.

If you are a cryptocurrency enthusiast or just dipping your toes in, the Marketplace Creator is a great way to get started.

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