For more details on the Particl project’s development status, visit our Status Report page.Updated 9 January 2019
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.
iOS Copay mobile wallet
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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