We hope you had a wonderful Christmas time with family and friends, and that you were able to recharge your batteries! 🎅
On our end, working on the Particl mission never stops, and we've made good progress throughout the week. 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're excited to share a significant milestone for Litecoin on BasicSwap DEX: the successful completion of the initial phase of integrating MimbleWimble swaps!
We now have a functional integration that enables you to deposit, send, and convert funds between standard Litecoin balances and those powered by MimbleWimble. While this integration is still in the testing phase and not yet ready for a full production roll-out, it represents a major step forward and has been updated on BasicSwap's
dev Github branch.
Our next focus is addressing the management of change during the conversion from regular LTC to MWEB balances. Currently, the change from such conversions also becomes MWEB but remains in the regular address instead of transitioning to MWEB. Resolving this will be one of our main goals in the coming week.
New Coin Core Updates ✅
We've recently rolled out updates for two coin cores: Firo and Litecoin. As always, we strongly recommend that you keep your core nodes updated to the latest versions, which is particularly important in this instance as both Firo and Litecoin have upcoming hardforks — Firo with the introduction of Lelantus, and Litecoin with the full integration of MWEB.
For guidance on how to update your coin cores, please refer to the step-by-step instructions provided in the Particl Academy here.
Installation Wizard 🧙♂️
We've successfully completed testing BasicSwap's installation wizard version 2.0 for Windows last week and are now testing it for OSX. It is 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.
User Interface (GUI 2.1) 🖥️
We are making steady progress on finalizing version 2.1 of BasicSwap's user interface, and need a few extra days to finish everything up.
Note that, this week, we've incorporated changes to the user interface to support the new Litecoin balance types. Additionally, we've made the necessary modifications to accommodate multi-wallet functionality, which will be required if coin cores need this feature.
- Investigate and fix issue with wallet unlock getting stuck at
- Make BasicSwap multi-wallet capable
Privacy Coins Getting Delisted ⚡️
As regulatory pressure on privacy coins intensifies, the relevance of BasicSwap DEX continues to grow. This was highlighted this week by the actions of several exchanges either delisting privacy coins or demanding the addition of transparent features, limiting their privacy aspects.
We want to reiterate that BasicSwap DEX stands firm in its commitment to user privacy. It will never ask you to verify your identity, impose arbitrary limits on you, nor will privacy coins ever be delisted. The DEX is designed to be completely resilient, operating without centralized control or interference.
Looking ahead to 2024, with planned milestones such as web compatibility, light nodes, remote services, and more coin listings, the year promises to be a significant one for BasicSwap. These developments will not only enhance the DEX but also contribute significantly to the ongoing fight for our privacy and freedom.
Particl and BasicSwap Media 📺
Privacy Roundtable (December 23, 2023) 🗣️
In case you weren't able to catch it live, we've uploaded our latest Privacy Roundtable, featuring our friends from PIVX and Firo, to our YouTube channel. The last session was particularly interesting as we delved into the impact of AI's advancement on our privacy and were honored to have a co-founder of the Zano project join us for the discussion.
If you haven't had the chance to listen to this insightful conversation yet, we highly recommend checking it out.
Youtube Playlists 🗒️
We'd like to take a moment to highlight the fact that we now curate playlists on our Youtube channel, making it easier for you to find content that's most relevant to your interests.
These playlists cover a variety of topics including Particl Marketplace, BasicSwap DEX, general information about our project, as well as a compilation of recent appearances, interviews, and talks we've participated in.
- Discover our playlists: https://www.youtube.com/@Particl/playlists
Dr. Kap's Youtube Channel ▶️
If you like watching or listening to Particl's advisor Dr. Kap, you'll be pleased to learn that he now has a Youtube channel which aggregates past and futures appearances.
- Dr. Kapil Amarasinghe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@drkap1
- Last interview of John McAfee with Dr. Kap and CryptoRamble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBDFRJSfLCA&list=PLd-1ipx0nhF_Tr1k6T22h8js9joekOAPg
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! 👋
The Open-Source Revolution
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