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.
Installation Wizard 🧙♂️
We've successfully completed testing BasicSwap's installation wizard version 2.0 this week and are nearly ready to pre-release it.
As a new addition, the updated installer now lets you update the DEX, and also includes additional scripts to update its dependencies and launch the application (not just install it) by double-clicking on an icon.
API Key Management 🔑
The recent surge in BasicSwap's usage led to an instance where our API key, responsible for supplying data for the various coin charts to users, briefly hit its maximum request limit. To address this, we've made modifications to how the charting system retrieves data from the API to prevent such occurrences in the future.
To apply the update to how API keys are managed on BasicSwap, you must update your BasicSwap instance by following the tutorial here.
We're planning to implement further measures shortly to improve the robustness of the charting system even more.
NOTE: You can also input your own API key in the DEX's settings if you prefer to source this data independently.
User Interface (GUI 2.1) 🖥️
We are making steady progress on finalizing version 2.1 of BasicSwap's user interface, despite encountering some delays due to the need to fix a few issues picked up by the recent testing of the installation wizard and the necessary improvements required to stabilize the charting API.
Our goal remains to launch the 2.1 GUI update by Christmas. However, considering the recent delays, there's a possibility that the release might be pushed to a few days after.
- Fixed Dash's download link for OSX
- Updated Dash Core (users need to manually update, see "Update Coin Core Versions" here)
- Added the
--startonlycoinflag to the update command to only start the provided coin daemon(s). To be used if a chain requires extra processing during the update process (e.g., Firo, Dash)
- Made running the local Monero daemon the default and recommended option in the
- API keys can now only be specified in one single location to facilitate its management across the app
Particl and BasicSwap Media 📺
Don't Miss our Privacy Roundtable Tomorrow 📅
BasicSwap is excited to host a Privacy Roundtable with our friends from PIVX and Zano tomorrow at 9 am EST.
Join us for this pre-Christmas gathering as we delve into the rise of AI and its implications for our freedom and privacy. We'll also take a deep dive into the unique features of Zano and discuss what they have planned to safeguard our privacy. Don't miss out on this insightful discussion!
- Direct link: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1jMJgmabNjlKL?s=20
Rewatch Dr. Kap's Inspiring Speech at Monerotopia 2023 📺
As the year draws to a close, it's a great opportunity to revisit Dr. Kap's inspiring talk from Monerotopia 2023.
In this presentation, he thoroughly detailed BasicSwap's history, mission, and underlying purpose, offering valuable insights into our platform with a strong call of duty to all privacy and freedom fighters.
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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