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 💻️
We're still completing the items outlined in our previous updates, namely including enhancing Tor server capabilities and making a variety of minor improvements.
Please note, that we are observing a delay that is impacting the development process of Particl Desktop which we are working on resolving.
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.
Litecoin MWEB Integration ✨
We've been exploring the possibility of a temporary integration for Litecoin's MimbleWimble Extension Blocks (MWEB), which would allow users to manage MWEB-compatible balances. This feature would work similarly to how users currently handle public, blind, and anon balances for Particl.
Implementing this integration for Litecoin's MWEB would provide users with the ability to convert their balances and perform deposits and withdrawals using MWEB transactions. However, it's important to note that Litecoin's upcoming major MWEB update is still required for full MWEB swaps to be possible.
Our research and development efforts in this area will continue in the coming weeks alongside other projects, and we stand at the ready for a full MWEB implementation once the update goes live in a few weeks/months.
Automated Market Making on a Cloud BSX Instance ☁️
To help improve liquidity and overcome some of the challenges associated with running BasicSwap in its current form, we've published two video tutorials that show you how to smoothly run the DEX on a cloud server and automate the process of providing liquidity on the DEX using BasicSwap's automated market making script.
Combining these features results in a powerful tool: a 24/7 BasicSwap cloud instance that autonomously and dynamically manages your offers. This not only simplifies the process of providing liquidity on the order book, but also allows you to set a premium percentage above the current market price for any pair you provide liquidity to; opening up the potential for earning arbitrage profits with minimal manual effort required on your part.
Installation Wizard 🧙♂️
Earlier this week, our community encountered an issue with swapping Monero on Windows via instances that had been set up via the installation wizard. After investigating, we identified that the problem stemmed from a need to update the coincurve dependency and worked on a new functionality that allows for updating dependencies directly through the installer.
We believe the update to this functionality is now complete. However, to ensure everything works smoothly, we plan to spend a bit more time testing the new version of the installer over the weekend, with plans to release the update early next week if all goes well. We are testing the fixes on MacOS as well.
Thanks to the community for testing and reporting issues and bugs, your help is invaluable!
User Interface (GUI 2.1) 🖥️
We were in the process of wrapping up the next update of the user interface when we had to shift our focus temporarily to address the installation wizard issue, as previously mentioned.
Despite this pivot, we remain optimistic about our timeline; our goal still being to have the user interface update ready and released before Christmas.
Particl and BasicSwap Media 📺
From today onwards, we'll start reporting some of our media and social media appearances we've had for the past week in this new section. This will let you follow what we do more easily, especially if you don't have time for it every day.
BasicSwap DEX Talk at Monerokon 2023
Earlier this year, Particl and BasicSwap developer Kewde delivered a presentation at MoneroKon 2023 on the underlying technology behind BasicSwap, as well as the history and future of atomic swaps, particularly in relation to Monero.
For those interested in delving deeper into these topics, the entire presentation is available to watch in the embedded video player below.
Twitter Spaces Appearances
Particl advisor Dr. Kap has recently become more active, showing up in various Twitter Spaces discussions, and we've created a new playlist on our YouTube channel to compile these appearances.
If you're interested in hearing his insights and discussions, you can follow this link to access the playlist. We plan to update it regularly with new content, so there will be plenty to explore and learn from.
Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the notification bell on our page. This way, you’ll be immediately notified whenever we upload new content, ensuring you stay up-to-date with all the latest insights and discussions from Particl and our team.
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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