As the week ends, let's take a moment to look back at what we've achieved in the past few days and see what we've got to look forward to in the week to come.

Particl Desktop Update πŸ–₯️

We're excited to share an exciting update regarding Particl Desktop. We've finally been able to address the issue that has delayed its development recently and we're on track to resume work on Particl Desktop 3.x in approximately two weeks.

Once it starts up once gain, we'll work towards completing the V3 desktop development cycle, and then, jump right into the next phase which will be more heavily focused on marketplace development (more information about the new marketplace dApp coming shortly).

Until then, our immediate desktop-related focus will include releasing versions 3.3.3 and 3.4. Version 3.3.3 will tackle urgent bug fixes and improvements, while version 3.4 will be dedicated almost solely on refining the marketplace following some of our vendors' feedback. Next week, we'll outline the specific fixes and improvements planned for these updates.

We're thrilled to resume progress on Particl Desktop and look forward to concluding its V3 development stage, allowing us to finally transition towards the next significant project milestones.

Upcoming Roadmap πŸ›€οΈ

In conjunction with work on Particl Desktop resuming, we've crafted a roadmap a few weeks ago outlining the project's upcoming milestones post-V3. While we're already adhering to this roadmap internally and are more than eager to share it with the community, we must await a specific trigger before we do.

This has unfortunately pushed back our announcement schedule slightly, but we anticipate sharing it with you soon. As such, its announcement has no current ETA.

Thank you for your patience and support as we gear up for this thrilling next phase of the project.

Particl Core πŸ”—

Core Codebase Maintenance πŸ› οΈ

Commits Β· tecnovert/particl-core
Particl Core integration/staging tree. Contribute to tecnovert/particl-core development by creating an account on GitHub.

As always, we consistently stay up-to-date with Bitcoin's latest version by regularly incorporating upstream updates into Particl Core. You can monitor these changes by visiting this link.

Testing and Documenting i2p on Particl Core πŸ“

We've spent some time testing and documenting the integration of the i2p network protocol with Particl Core. This is in preparation for the introduction of i2p as a new connectivity option within Particl Desktop, a feature that has long been requested by some in the community.

BasicSwap πŸ“ˆ

We've continued working on improving the BasicSwap codebase with the invaluable help of our beloved open-source contributors. Here's a list of what we've worked on this week:

  • Fix validateaddress convert bech32 -> base58.
  • Update PIVX core version to 5.6.1.
  • Allow multiple signing keys to be tried.
  • Hide shutdown option if launched from docker.
  • Add per node warning/alert message channel.
  • UI: Added QR-codes for deposits on the wallet pages.
  • UI: Restyled and updated the JS for the crypto price boxes on the offers page.

New PIVX Core Update βœ…

We've pushed PIVX's latest core update on BasicSwap, meaning that you can now update its core and run the latest version. Just like with Particl Core updates, we always recommend running the most up-to-date version of any coin enabled on BasicSwap DEX.

To update PIVX, refer to this Particl Academy guide, or if you're on Linux, use this upgrade script (bsx-upgradecoins) built by community member ofrnxmr.

User Interface πŸ–₯️

Commits Β· tecnovert/basicswap
Basic Atomic Swap Proof of Concept. Contribute to tecnovert/basicswap development by creating an account on GitHub.

As mentioned last week, we've started rolling out user interface updates this week, with code being pushed to the dev branch early this week as well as today.

If you would like to test these changes before they make it into the master branch, you can change your active BasicSwap branch to the dev branch (using git checkout dev) and updating BasicSwap as you would typically do for a regular update.

We will keep on pushing more updates in the days to come, on par with our new commitment to a more active release schedule.

Particl x Litecoin MWEB Contest πŸŽ‰

Win a Physical Lealana Litecoin (Worth ~$1,000)
Here’s your chance to win a 2013 Lealana 1 Litecoin physical coin worth nearly $1,000!

To celebrate the launch of Litecoin MWEB on BasicSwap DEX, we're giving away five (5) 2013 Lealana 1 Litecoin physical coins, each one valued at nearly $1,000 USD, in a new contest that starts today.

For complete details on how to participate, follow this link to our contest blog post. Good luck to everyone!

Note: The first round of the contest ends this coming Sunday, so make sure to participate before that time!

Particl and BasicSwap Media πŸ“Ί

Upcoming Privacy Roundtable πŸ—£οΈ

If you've missed last Sunday's Privacy Roundtable centered around the road to greater mass adoption in privacy and alternatives to CEXs in the crypto space with special guests Joel Valenzuela from Dash and Alex Romanov from Beam, the recording is now available on our Youtube page.

The Open-Source Revolution

We're on a mission to create a private, independent, and pro-liberty digital economy that is fair and open to all. Learn more about what we do at any of the following links.

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Be a part of the movement and join us in the fight for our freedoms by meeting the community and spreading the word far and wide!

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Learn more about Particl with these in-depth resources.

Website BasicSwap DEX Academy Wiki

Follow the link below to get a list of all other useful Particl-related links you may find helpful.

Useful Particl links