As we conclude the week, it is time to review the progress that has been made in the past few days. Let us take a moment to evaluate the advancements achieved in the past few days.
Particl Desktop 🖥
We've made great strides this week in finishing off the last remaining tasks before we can launch Particl Desktop 3.3 to mainnet.
As of now, only the CSV transaction data export feature is left to complete, and we anticipate that it will be ready by the end of the weekend or early in the upcoming week.
Once that's taken care of, we'll commence the mainnet release process, which should only take a few days. As such, we anticipate Particl Desktop 3.3 to go live on mainnet as soon as next week. Then, we'll move on to working on the seller app we talked about last week.
Marketplace Seller App ✅
As a reminder, here's an excerpt from last week's update which outlines the nature and planned features of the marketplace seller application which we'll start working on right after the release of Particl Desktop 3.3 on mainnet.
The app will serve as an external inventory and order management system tailored for Particl's "power sellers". It will enable sellers to create, manage, and publish listings, but also set up escrow rates, and manage shipping, orders, and chats. We also plan to add plenty of automation into the system — such as the auto-relisting of items, automated pricing updates, and auto-acceptance of orders within specified parameters — to make selling on the marketplace more efficient and effortless.
The application will also allow sellers to connect their Particl inventory to external platforms, such as WooCommerce, to benefit from its multitude of functionality and flexible plugins. This will drastically reduce the workload of manually maintaining marketplace content, especially when combined with automated processes, and will make it much easier for sellers already selling stuff online to integrate Particl Marketplace as part of the range of platforms they do business on. And of course, we fully expect it to grow the number of listings available on the marketplace!
The app is set to be rolled out in successive feature updates, a notable step in the direction of making Particl Marketplace more open and accessible, especially when paired with a web gateway later on during the coming development cycle.
In reality, it encapsulates the flexibility and cross-platform compatibility of Particl's proposed modular architecture, allowing the marketplace to connect with other platforms and reach broader audiences with greater ease.
Although this is a small — but important — piece of our marketplace dApp vision, it is a great example of what becomes possible with Particl as we progress through this infrastructural evolutionary phase.
We aim to make the entire ecosystem more accessible in the near future by integrating new gateways, such as web access, and further developing its components into open modules. This will result in Particl dApps being highly convenient, accessible, and much easier to use — Last Week's Update
Particl Core 🔗
Core Codebase Maintenance 🛠️
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.
This week has seen the continued development of our initial market making companion app for BasicSwap DEX and its updated user interface.
We are delighted to announce that we are making continual progress in both areas, particularly concerning the user interface. Indeed, we anticipate that the GUI version 2.0 will be completed by next week and will include the following improvements:
- Addition of a dark mode.
- Addition of a new price charting system, including volumes.
- New, improved user interface codebase.
- Introduction of a wide variety of GUI improvements, tweaks, and changes based on feedback from our beta testers.
Note: We're requiring additional time to wrap up the simple mode. For that reason, it won't be included in next week's GUI update, but should be ready shortly thereafter.
Video Tutorials 📺️
We've started rolling out a series of BasicSwap tutorial videos on Particl's Youtube channel. These videos cover the basics of setting up BasicSwap, enabling coins, and more, making the process of using the platform's open beta state much easier.
And as we release Particl Desktop 3.3 live on mainnet in a few days, which will be followed by an extensive evolutionary process, we'll also be publishing a similar series of videos highlighting its features and capabilities.
As we'll have much more content coming to the Particl Youtube channel, make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel so that you don't miss anything!
As always, we thank you immensely for your passion and dedication to Particl and what it's working towards achieving. None of it would be possible without you all!
We wish you a great weekend we'll see you all back on Monday! 👋
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