For more details on the Particl project’s development status, visit our Status Report page.Updated 12 August 2019
Trezor Wallet Integration
The initial integration of Particl into Trezor’s hardware wallet enables the secure holding and cold staking of PART. Carry PART on the go and protect your funds even if your computer is compromised. The initial integration will only enable public balances to be held on Trezor devices.
Market: Market Management
An upcoming Particl Open Marketplace tool that allows any user to add and remove user markets to their Particl Desktop client. User markets are markets created by users that are not enabled by default through the main interface of the Open Marketplace. These markets can only be accessed by users who possess their specific Market Keys.
Market: Inventory Management
An upcoming Particl Open Marketplace tool that allows sellers to easily manage large inventories from Particl Desktop. This tool also enables sellers to set up quantities and easily list items without having to manually post them one by one. This is ideal for large scale sellers.
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.
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!
May 6, 2019 – The Particl Lightning Network has arrived on testnet! It is now possible to test the Lightning Network on Particl by running the Particl LND application. For more information about it and to know how to test it for yourself, head over to this blog post.
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.
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.
Market: Q&A, Product Reviews
September 23, 2019 – A Particl Open Marketplace feature that allows any user to ask questions to sellers. It also allows buyers to leave feedback and reviews on purchases. This feature is included inside the listing pop-up windows and will help buyers make better informed purchases.
Market: Listing Imports
September 23, 2019 – A Particl Open Marketplace tool that allows sellers to easily import their inventory from outside sources. This tool enables the importing of listings via sources like WooCommerce, CSV files, spreadsheets, and etc. This helps with the on-boarding of sellers already selling online on other eCommerce platforms and marketplaces.
Particl Desktop Multi-wallets
August 12, 2019 – 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.
Particl Marketplace Release
August 12, 2019 – The Particl Open Marketplace has been released on mainnet! The first live version includes full anon privacy (RingCT & CT powered marketplace transactions enabled by default), multi-wallets, and community proposals. It also includes the OMP Library that makes the back-end much stronger and ready to integrate more advanced features.
July 16, 2019 – 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.
Bulletproofs: Making Privacy Transactions Scalable
July 16, 2019 – 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.
RingCT Code Audit
July 5, 2019 – The MLSAG and Bulletproofs parts of Particl’s custom implementation of RingCT have been successfully audited by the renowned QuarksLab security firm. The report came back perfect, with no vulnerability or weakness identified in the code. This was the catalyst for RingCT’s move onto mainnet a few days later.
Copay Cold Staking
May 9, 2019 – 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.
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.
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.
Ledger Wallet Integration
August 7, 2018 – 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.
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.
Particl Marketplace (alpha)
Support for Hardware Signing Devices
March 20, 2018 – Particl Core 0.16 introduces generic support for Hardware Signing Devices to provide key-signing capabilities.
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.
Quantum-resistant Cold Staking
November 11, 2017 – 1st true cold staking PoS protocol implemented. Enhances privacy for stakers, staking becomes quantum-resistant.
September 24, 2017 – Particl integrates and enables atomic swaps with other supported blockchains.
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.
July 4, 2017 – Particl Stiftung, a Swiss non-profit foundation, is created and registered to support the project financially, legally and strategically.
March 22, 2017 – The first draft of the Particl Marketplace whitepaper is released.
Particl Desktop is a modern, intuitive, and user-friendly desktop application. Make untraceable payments, buy or sell products and services online using the Open Marketplace, participate in community decisions, or start staking your funds. Particl Desktop is your point-of-access into the Particl ecosystem.Download