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'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, however, that we are currently observing a delay that is impacting the the development process of Particl Desktop which we hope to resolve shortly.
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.
Setup Wizard 🧙
Earlier today, we released a non-compiled version of BasicSwap's setup wizard to our testing group. Members can now test the wizard and provide feedback on any potential issues specific to their operating systems.
As we finalize the minor details for it, our next step will be to compile it into an .exe launcher for Windows, along with equivalent launchers for other operating systems. It's important to note that the initial wizard release will not include an .exe launcher to start BasicSwap after it is installed. However, the inclusion of this feature is planned for a subsequent release.
User Interface 🖥️
We've successfully resolved the majority of the bugs present in version 2.0.2 of the user interface and are currently incorporating a few final additions based on community feedback. Once these changes are implemented, we'll be ready for the official release.
As highlighted in last week's report, the 2.0.2 user interface and the new setup wizard will be launched simultaneously.
Those familiar with BasicSwap may be aware that the integration of Monero is currently partial. As it stands, you can't place offers on the order book offering Monero in exchange for other coins. If you possess Monero and want to swap it for another currency, you must choose an offer made by another user requesting Monero. That's why the Monero integration may sometimes be referred to as working "one way".
This situation is a result of an inherent limitation within Monero's coin structure and its adaptor signature-based swap protocol. However, we're excited to announce that we have begun the process of implementing our solution to this issue this week, ahead of our presentation at Monerokon. The fix won't be at the protocol level, rather leveraging SMSG and BasicSwap's order book system. However, from the perspective of the end-user, the outcome will be seamless, allowing them to finally swap Monero "both ways" — that is, to publish offers on the order book that both offer and request Monero.
While we would greatly like to have a basic demo of our solution available by next Friday, when Particl and BasicSwap developer Kewde is scheduled to present at Monerokon, we can't make any firm guarantee in that regard. For the time being, know that we're diligently working to make it a reality, and that we'll keep you up-to-date about progress on that end.
BasicSwap Presenting at Monerokon 💛
We are thrilled to announce our invitation to deliver a presentation at this year's Monerokon conference. The event will be held at the legendary Paralelní Polis venue in Prague from Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 25th. You can consult the schedule here.
Particl and BasicSwap developer Kewde will be making a technical presentation on BasicSwap, Monero, and their shared usage of adaptor signatures on Friday at 2:00 PM CET. Definitely an event you won't want to miss if you're around!
Note: We are eagerly anticipating the release of the speeches recorded at the Monerotopia event.
Given the event's sale of virtual tickets, which enabled people to view the speeches online, the organizers have chosen to delay the public release out of respect for their virtual attendees.
However, we have been informed that the process of publishing the speeches should begin shortly. We can't wait for Dr Kap's outstanding presentation to be available online for all to see!
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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