As far as online marketplaces go eCommerce is massive. With thousands of dollars worth of goods exchanging hands the markets revolving around crypto have changed for the better. With the dark-net put to bay temporarily with the destruction of the Silk Road and its successor(s) eCommerce has grown exponentially over the past year. In particular the data market has seen surprising growth with business prospering. Slur.io has come as the next generation of data retail serving as the perfect market place for those wanting to sell their data with piece of mind.

As summarized on the website the marketplace serves to protect users privacy using the technologies of Tor whilst remaining as functional and user friendly as any other online commerce site such as OpenBazaar. Developed primarily for the distribution of secret information such as information found on WikiLeaks.

Slur is an open source, decentralized and anonymous marketplace for the selling of secret information in exchange for bitcoin. Slur is written in C and operates over the Tor network with bitcoin transactions through libbitcoin. Both buyers and sellers are fully anonymous and there are no restrictions on the data that is auctioned. There is no charge to buy or sell on the Slur marketplace except in the case of a dispute, where a token sum is paid to volunteers. – See more at: http://slur.io/#how

Data has many forms however not all legal, not all intended for your eyes. The Slur marketplace is home to a wide variety of business people as th service is designed to completely break down boundaries and get rid of censorship which exists in society. The marketplace further more boasts itself on allowing full freedoms to the whistleblowers and businessmen who believe data should be transparent, unhampered and uncensored. Below are just a few types of data meant to be traded on the online marketplace.

  • Aerospace and defense designs.
  • Evidence relevant to ongoing trials.
  • Unflattering celebrity photos and videos.
  • The complete databases of social media sites like facebook.
  • Proof of government corruption. Close to an election.
  • Trade secrets.
  • Designs for every type of consumer product.

Tutorial

1) Firstly you list your data on the marketplace. In an encrypted form of course. The process is as “simple as listing a item on eBay”, but is secure and safe.

2) A)Exclusive bidders will bid to buy your data and this would grant them sole and exclusive access to it.

B) Crowd bidders can also bid to buy the data, but pool together funds to raise enough funds. If they win the auction, the decryption keys to the data are released to everyone on the network making your data public.

3)If a dispute arises, similarly during eBay and Amazon transactions, Arbitrators act as a jury to help shed light on the case and find who is to blame, the seller or buyer.

Another major Crypto market place is the OpenBazaar which like Slur aims to provide users with a platform to sell and buy products.

OpenBazaar Slur
Is a completely opensource project developed for functionality Uses Tor to provide a added layer of security. Developed to provide security and safety to users.
The OpenBazaar project may allow disputes to remain unsloved with no system in place to protect the seller/buyer Slur has the Arbitrator system in place to solve disputes.
Allows the retail of all goods Specializes in the trade of Data

 

 

OpenBazaar or Slur take your pick, which ever one suits your needs. Leave your thoughts and comments below and check out Slur while your at it, it may make selling/buying data a easier…

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Mark is a 25 year old cryptocurrency entrepreneur. He was introduced to Bitcoin in 2013 and has been involved with it ever since. He used to mine bitcoins and altcoins but now focuses on blogging and educating others about digital currencies.