Plebeian Market Gets Nostrified
The long awaited new Nostr features and updates are here!
Huge shoutout to our developer team for building and nostrifing Plebeian Market over the past 6 months! We are so proud of them and excited to release the new platform to the public!
So, what’s new?
100% on Nostr & NIP-15 compliant
New Multi-stall Shopping Cart
Nostr Private Messages w/ Notifications
New Stall Browser
Improved Layout and Browsing
Interface to Bind External Identities to your Nostr Account
Plebeian Market Skin in the Game Badge
100% on Nostr & NIP-15 compliant
Started by LN Bits/ Nostr Markets by Ben Arc, NIP-15 enables the creation of market stalls and facilitates marketplaces on Nostr further building out a peer-2-peer marketplace.
Plebeian Market contributed auctions to the NIP-15 standard, now other clients can also implement auctions and it will be interoperable with our software.
For any stalls created on Nostr with NIP-15, buyers will be able to purchase products from those stalls in the new multi-stall shopping cart.
Note that there is still uncertainty with NIP-15 standard as other clients/developers may not implement NIP-15 and build their own marketplaces on Nostr.
The standard will evolve.
Lightning payments are now enabled on Plebeian Market! We are using Alby to facilitate lightning payments; this may not be ideal for a true peer-2-peer marketplace but it is the solution we have picked to permit lightning payments on the platform for now.
Payments will ricochet off Plebeian Market’s Alby wallet directly to the sellers LN wallet. If a value-4-value contribution percentage has been set, the contribution will be taken before the rest of the sats are sent to the seller.
Make sure you add your lightning address to your profile to receive your payments!
For the buyers, just scan and pay the QR code and the seller sider will get “order paid”. The seller can check the payment details under the “My Sales” tab.
New multi-stall shopping cart
Buyers can add multiple products to their shopping cart from different vendors and stalls that are NIP-15 compliant.
Nostr private messages with notifications
When users sign in with their npub they will be able to view their Nostr messages.
When a seller sets up a Market Stall the stall will generate its own npub and can receive messages. Messages will appear under the message icon on the top bar.
New stall browser
This feature allows buyers to view all NIP-15 market stall on Nostr
Improved layout and browsing
There are 3 new sections on the PM site :
Stall Browser – which will display all NIP-15 market stalls on Nostr.
Plebeian Planet – which displays products created on Plebeian Market.
Plebeian Market – this is our new Homepage – where we will feature new products, favorite, new auctions, and fun and interesting products being sold.
Interface to bind external identities to your Nostr account
Now you can bind your external identities to your Nostr/PM account.
TWO external identities will need to be verified to bid on auctions. This is part of our anti-troll prevent tool.
Plebeian Market Skin in the Game badge
The Skin in the Game badge is only needed for auctions. It is our anti-troll tactic to prevent trolls from bidding on auctions for fun without ever intending on paying.
For auctions that go above a certain amount of money we ask participants to buy the badge to show they are serious.
A seller can also select the Skin in the Game badge requirement when they are setting up an auction.
Badges only need to be purchased once and the user can bid on any number of auctions.
We want reputation by participation!
Users can login to Plebeian Market with their Nostr keys now.
Users can also generate a new set of Nostr keys.
Nsec are not stored on PM, it is stored locally in the browser.
Current Plebeian Market user’s to-do’s:
What should you do now to enjoy the new features of PM? The next time you login as a seller you will be asked to upgrade your stall. Simply follow the steps in the “Stall Manager” to setup your new nostr market stall!
Setup your market stall
Setup your LN wallet
Don’t enter an LN invoice as your LN address.
Sellers can label their wallets – on-chain and LN wallets.
Communications – enter an email address to get 3-word verification email to set-up your market stall.
Once you complete the new setup your market stall will be generated, and sellers can go ahead and add products and/or start an auction and hit publish! Now your market stall and products will be available on Nostr!
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