Particl Project

For more details on the Particl project’s development status, visit our Status Report page.

Updated 9 January 2019

In Progress Testnet/Mainnet

Bulletproofs: Making Privacy Transactions Scalable

Bulletproofs are short non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs that require no trusted setup. They are designed to enable efficient Confidential Transactions (CT), and thus RingCT, effectively reducing their transaction size by about ~80%. We estimate the research, development, implementation, and testing to take around 3 to 4 months as a part-time assignment for Tecnovert, our Lead Core Developer & Cryptographer.

In Progress Testnet/Mainnet

Copay Cold Staking

Particl Copay is a secure but simple wallet made for desktop and mobile OS. We plan on integrating cold staking into it, thus allowing users to add multi-signature security parameters to their cold staking or hardware cold staking setup.

In Progress Testnet/Mainnet

Market Listing Governance

The Marketplace Governance system will allow users to self-moderate the content listed on Particl Marketplace. This system is entirely controlled by the community and no Particl team member or staff has any authority over the content of the marketplace.

In Progress Testnet/Mainnet

Particl Desktop Multi-wallets

Multi-wallets will allow you to set up multiple wallets within the same Particl Desktop client, dramatically increasing your security, privacy, and usability by isolating your data and history used on different profiles. Multi-wallet support was added in Particl Core v0.15.0.2.

In Progress Testnet/Mainnet

Particl Marketplace (beta)

The Beta version of Particl Marketplace will introduce several new critical features to its mainnet deployment. Among these changes, users can expect to see the Marketplace Governance mechanism as well as the RingCT enhancement made to our current MAD escrow system. On top of that, other less critical features might be included as well, including private listings and markets, deposit negotiations, multiwallets, settings page, and more.

In Progress Mainnet

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Particl’s SDK will provide any developer with the required tools and environment to easily start contributing to the Particl network by either creating their own decentralized applications or improving already-existing products such as Particl Marketplace or Particl Desktop by adding to them new features.

In Progress

Community Fund Vote

There is currently a leftover from the Community Initiative of ~33,000 PART which is entirely owned by the community. As these funds are simply held by the Particl Foundation and not owned by it, a consensus among the community must be reached in order to move or utilize those funds. Proposal voting rounds will be initiated as soon as the Project Governance mechanism hits mainnet!

Planned Testnet/Mainnet

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.

Planned Testnet/Mainnet

Particl Marketplace Release

All versions of the MP leading up to full release will be testnet versions with new features introduced with each release. Particl Marketplace’s mainnet requirements are as follow: a working decentralized Marketplace Governance mechanism in place and a RingCT-enhanced escrow system, both on mainnet. The first mainnet iteration of Particl Marketplace may also contain other features such currency-agnosticism (accepting multiple coins through atomic swaps or third-party integrations), multiwallets, private listings and markets, deposit negotiations, and etc.

Planned Mainnet

RingCT Hardfork

Particl’s Bitcoin-based implementation of the RingCT privacy protocol has been on testnet since Particl’s inception but is planned on being moved over to mainnet soon in combination with the Marketplace Governance mechanism. Particl’s own custom implementation of RingCT has been properly audited by WSA and academically reviewed by the NJIT Department of Technology and no major issue was found by neither inspections.

Planned Testnet/Mainnet

Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is a decentralized network built using smart-contract functionality to enable instant, near-zero fee payments across a network of participants. It also enables truly decentralized and efficient atomic swaps to take place as well as help the blockchain support thousands of transactions per second. This is a big and high-priority item on our roadmap as we build products able to sustain heavy traffic as well as paths for other cryptocurrencies to be used on Particl Marketplace without having to rely on any third-party.

Planned Testnet/Mainnet

Blind Lightning

Bling Lightning is our very own projected custom implementation of the Lightning Network with added support for CT and RingCT privacy transactions. This would allow for anonymous atomic swaps as well as improved privacy within the Lightning Network itself.

Completed Testnet/Mainnet

iOS Copay mobile wallet

January 24, 2019 – Particl’s mobile wallet, Particl Copay, is currently only available for Android devices as well as desktops. We plan on releasing an iOS version for it to be published on Apple’s App Store.

Completed Testnet/Mainnet

Ledger Wallet Integration

August 7, 2018 – Initial support for the Ledger Hardware Wallet is here!
This has not yet been extended to blind or anon transactions and therefore currently cannot be used exclusively for all functions of the wallet. Support will continue to be extended in future versions.

Completed Mainnet

RingCT – Academic Review

July 2018 – 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.

Completed Testnet

Particl Marketplace (alpha)

May 31, 2018 – ALPHA is the long-awaited decentralized marketplace dApp within Particl Desktop. The Market alpha release of the marketplace will be barebones to start as users begin to test and progress through the buying/selling process.

Completed Mainnet

Support for Hardware Signing Devices

March 20, 2018 – Particl Core 0.16 introduces generic support for Hardware Signing Devices to provide key-signing capabilities.

Completed Mainnet

Stealth Addresses v2

March 20, 2018 – 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.

Completed Mainnet

Quantum-resistant Cold Staking

November 11, 2017 – 1st true cold staking PoS protocol implemented. Enhances privacy for stakers, staking becomes quantum-resistant.

Completed Mainnet

Atomic Swaps

September 24, 2017 – Particl integrates and enables atomic swaps with other supported blockchains.

Completed Mainnet

Blockchain genesis, SegWit, CT

July 17, 2017 – Particl blockchain launched as pure PoS (no PoW period or pre-mine) with native Segwit support, Confidential Transactions (CT) and decentralized voting. Particl Core (Qt wallet) released.


Non-profit Foundation

July 4, 2017 – Particl Stiftung, a Swiss non-profit foundation, is created and registered to support the project financially, legally and strategically.


Marketplace Whitepaper

March 22, 2017 – The first draft of the Particl Marketplace whitepaper is released.

Particl Desktop

Particl Desktop is the best and easiest way to access the Particl ecosystem. Just like an operating system, it acts as a host for its decentralized applications, wallet, and marketplace.

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