Support for Hardware Signing Devices
Particl Core 0.16 introduces generic support for Hardware Signing Devices to provide key-signing capabilities.
Ledger Wallet Integration
Initial support for the Ledger Hardware Wallet is here!
This has not yet been extended to
anon transactions and therefore currently cannot be used exclusively for all functions of the wallet. Support will continue to be extended in future versions.
Stealth Addresses V2
In order to facilitate deterministic generation of stealth addresses between Particl Core and Signing Devices the method used to generate these addresses had to be changed.
Particl Marketplace (MP) – ALPHA
ALPHA is the long-awaited decentralized marketplace dApp within Particl Desktop. The Alpha release of the marketplace will be barebones to start as users begin to test and progress through the buying/selling process.
Features: create/add listings, view listings, listings on escrow, checkout
MP Listing Governance
The Particl Marketplace is being built to be self-sustaining, self-governing and completely decentralized. Governance is a huge piece of the puzzle that the team will be focused on developing to protect privacy and protect users.
Software Development Kit (SDK)
A plan to have a SDK for developers is in the pipeline. The SDK will allow the creation of applications within the Marketplace or Desktop.
ZMQ for MP Messages
Short for ZeroMQ, this is an automated messaging system that allows messages and notifications to be automatically pushed to Particl Desktop. An example would be if Particl Desktop has an update available, ZMQ will push notification to Particl Desktop and users will see a notice a new version of the Desktop is available.
Particl Marketplace – BETA
Our next major release of the decentralized marketplace will be BETA. Beta MP may or may-not be a mainnet viable product. It is too early to tell but is something the team will be transparent in communicating. Privacy and Governance are 2 of the major factors that ultimately will decide.
Full Particl Marketplace Release
All versions of the MP leading up to full release will be testing versions and live versions with new features introduced at each release. Once RingCT is on mainnet, Governance is fully developed, and currency-agnostic options like cross-chain atomic swaps/integrations have been through the proper testing environment we’ll plan a Full Particl Marketplace Release.
This will be the truly private decentralized marketplace that will disrupt the way you buy and sell online.
RingCT – Academic Review
NJIT researchers are 5 months into review and will provide the foundation with a report after 6 months on the privacy, cryptography and security recommendations for Particl’s RingCT implementation on the latest Bitcoin codebase.
Bulletproofs: Short Proofs for Confidential Transactions
Bulletproofs is a big development that we will be reviewing this year. We estimate research, development, implementation and testing will be a 3–4 month part-time assignment for Tecnovert, Particl Lead Core Developer.
RingCT – Hardfork
Particl will have a planned hardfork to move RingCT from testnet to mainnet. Users of Particl Desktop and Particl Copay will get a notification to upgrade each application. The app will insure users are always on the correct PART blockchain.
Copay Cold Staking
Particl Copay is a secure wallet made for desktop and mobile OS. We plan to integrate Particl Cold Staking into this multi-signature wallet.
Community Fund Vote
There is PART remaining from the Community Initiative Fund #1 – roughly 30,000 PART (at this time) with a few more claims still being vetted. The community needs to create a plan for these extra coins that were donated but not needed. Start brainstorming!
A lot of excitement is stirring in the space because of lightning (LND) releasing on mainnet. Obviously, this is a big item on our radar as we build paths for other cryptocurrency coins to be used on Particl Marketplace.
BlindLightning | BlackLightning
What if Particl Confidential TXs or even RingCT could be leveraged in atomic swaps/lightning network transactions between PART and other coins – providing true privacy for non-private coins?
Particl Desktop — future versions
New features related to the Particl Marketplace integration into Desktop will be ongoing throughout 2018. We’ve had a lot of requests for extra widgets and features from the community/team that are moving down the pipeline.
Particl Desktop is our flagship product and is the best application to begin using PART. All available and in-development features are bundled in Desktop.Download Particl Desktop