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 happy to announce that Particl Desktop developer Arnold Bansemer has officially resumed work on Particl Desktop as of this week.

Over the course of the next few weeks, you can expect many changes to be pushed to Particl Desktop, which will culminate into the three major deliverables that we've mentioned last week, namely Particl Desktop 3.3.3, Particl Desktop 3.4, and the required changes to make Particl Desktop compatible with the hyper-private and secure TAILS OS.

Has work only resumed now, we will have more details on the progress being made to the below items next week.

Particl Desktop 3.3.3

The most immediate desktop release will focus on minor fixes and items that were earmarked for it when development paused a few months ago.

  • Update Particl Core version to the latest.
  • Update Particl Desktop-related dependencies and modules.
  • Tie marketplace content moderation voting threshold to circulating supply.
  • Improve proxy connections (better Tor functionality, add i2p, etc).
  • Allow copy-pasting via right-clicking.
  • Allow for transactions to be abandonned on PD before they are confirmed.
  • Default display of chat messages to newest message receive.
  • Investigate a potential problem with market identities and fix if issue is found.
  • Investigate a potential issue with the editing functionality for Seller Templates.

Particl Desktop 3.4

The subsequent release will be almost exclusively focused on marketplace-related bug fixes and improvements. The goal with this update is to get the marketplace to a satisfactory level of stability and usability while we transition towards building the new marketplace dApp.

  • Export Seller Templates to .csv file to easily migrate listings.
  • Allow for batch editing of listing details (i.e., shipping costs).
  • Improve publishing process of listings across different markets/identities.
  • Add an overriding functionality to the batch publish window.
  • Automate batch publishing (retries until all listings are successfully published).
  • Add additional shipping options.
  • Allow Seller Templates to be sorted based on their attributes.
  • Increase character limit to listing description and titles.
  • Allow seller to delete or hide Seller Templates that aren't needed anymore.
  • Enable .jpg, .jpeg, and .png image files.

Particl Desktop for TAILS OS

Additionally, we're exploring the requirements to make Particl Desktop compatible with the hyper-private and amnesic TAILS Linux OS. While we have no specific deliverables to announce regarding this, it seems likely that this will require a specific TAILS-focused version of Particl Desktop as it requires files to be managed differently so that it can work in conjunction with persistent memory (i.e., storing required data like orders, Seller Templates, or the blockchain on a USB stick) more easily.

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.

This week took a bigger than usual chunk of our Core developer's time, with larger and more intricate updates being applied to the code.

  • Enable the new GetAntiDoSWorkThreshold check where new blocks with lower difficulty than a block 1440 blocks ago are ignored.
  • Disable "Make Blank Wallet" option in Particl-qt.
  • Convert PermittedDifficultyTransition, which disallows a block if its difficulty is higher than a set amount than the difficulty of the last block.
  • Split off the v27 branch in preparation for Particl Core 27.x releases.

BasicSwap πŸ“ˆ

Due to the time-consuming core updates that have been worked on this week, our code developer has had less time to dedicate to BasicSwap, which has resulted in no code updates being pushed this week.

User Interface (GUI 2.1) Β πŸ–₯️

We've successfully completed testing on recent UI enhancements and have moved them from the dev branch to the master branch, including some changes that were directly pushed to master.

These updates are live and you can now upgrade your BasicSwap instance to access these new changes.

In addition to these updates, we've made progress on revamping various pages and templates, notably the "Wallets" page, which now includes QR code functionality, and improvements to the "New Offer" page among others.

Expect code to be pushed to the dev branch very soon!

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 third round of the contest ends this coming Sunday, so make sure to participate before that time!

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! πŸ‘‹

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