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Author Topic: Particl is a decentralized privacy platform built for global P2P eCommerce #PART  (Read 1245 times)

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Where we've been:
Amazon is 22 years old, eBay is 21. The online services we use are increasingly demanding more of our personal data, a disturbing trend. Corporate entities such as Google and Facebook have grown to extraordinary sizes solely by monetizing on user data. These entities are charged with keeping said data secure and, in the case of social and economic interactions, safeguarding the privacy. This approach of centralized security models is not applicable to the new generation of technologies such as Bitcoin.

Where we're going:
Satoshi Nakamoto had initially created a marketplace which was included in the official Bitcoin codebase but was stripped out later on. The concept of a decentralized marketplace in itself is not novel, there have been a small set of academic constructions and even serious attempts at creating them. (OpenBazaar, BitMarkets, Beaver, DropZone) They either propose solutions that scale extremely well and neglect the privacy implications, or they propose very privacy conscious solutions that do not scale well. Privacy and efficiency are often at odds with each other.

[align=center]"to hide the signal you must generate noise". -Ido Kaiser[/align]

Tor exemplifies this well, the traffic is pushed through various nodes with several layers of encryption before arriving at its destination, it is deliberately inefficient but the privacy provided by the trade off is well worth it. And then there's governance and how do you attach a self-governance mechanism on a decentralized network? The issue of governance on decentralized models is already starting to become a hot button for blockchain platforms.


How we get there:
Particl is an open source, decentralized privacy platform built for global person to person eCommerce. The native marketplace, currency tokens and suite of encrypted communication tools offer unfettered access between buyers and sellers worldwide or just down the street.

You can buy or sell anything, similar to eBay, Etsy or Amazon, except that all the transaction data, payments and conversations happen over a self-governed, distributed network instead of a central server. Think of it as going to a local market to buy something you need, from the person who is actually selling it, without a third person's permission, "service" or fee required for the sale to happen.

PART is the native 2-token currency in Particl. Users have a choice when sending money on the distributed ledger. Pseudo-anonymous transactions use a public token and truly-anonymous transactions use a private token.

Particl will be currency agnostic, meaning it will support the use of many cryptocurrencies with the intent of being an inclusive platform. A decentralized privacy platform focused on free markets cannot be limited by its own built-in token system. Our goal is to lower barriers of entry and reduce friction in online shopping, allowing for easier adoption by buyers and vendors anywhere in the world.

The very nature of a free-market built on a distributed network immediately brings up the question of governance. To get right to the point, Particl is being built with protection to ensure the market does not become an ultimate version of silk road. Our main focus is researching self-governance models that can be adapted to a decentralized network. The self-governance model for Particl will have two components to it:

* Platform Governance. Protection against illegal goods. "How do we protect the platform?"
* Privacy Governance. Providing user privacy. "How do we protect the users?"


Who's on the team?
Particl core developers

* Ryno Mathee - Lead & Core Developer (ryno@particl.io) (rynomster)
* Gerlof van Ek -  Developer, Branding & Graphics, UI/UX (gerlof@particl.io) (crz)
* Ido Kaiser - Developer & Software Architect (kewde)
* Tecnovert - Core Developer, Cryptographic Researcher
* Shazzy - Research & Development (shazzy@particl.io) (dasource)


Particl non-developer core

* Paul Schmitzer - Communications (paul@particl.io) (litebit)
* Henk Swardt - Project Manager, PMP (henk@particl.io)
* Nick Sy - Treasurer (nick@particl.io)


Extended Team:

* Arcanum - PR / Writing
* FFmad - General Relations
* Edu - Community Manager
* Allien - Front-end Developer
* Ludx - Developer


Advisors:

* Micah Spruill - Business & Finance - Managing Partner, Aurora Investment Advisors (micah@particl.io)
* Yann Alleman - Business & PR, - Engineer, Ferrari A.G. (yann@particl.io)
* Joe Fisher - E-Commerce Strategy - Private label online seller, Product Developer (joe@particl.io)


What technology is Particl built with?
Particl is based on the latest and market-leading Bitcoin codebase. We are currently adding the privacy functionality from ShadowCash onto the Bitcoin Core 13.2 codebase but with .14 released in March it is highly likely that by the time we create the Particl genesis block we will be on Bitcoin Core .14 codebase.

Will there be a token exchange for PART?
A seed round is scheduled to start March 18th, 2017 and last 4 weeks. During this time existing ShadowCash token holders can exchange SDC for PART.

To participate in the Particl token exchange, you must have ShadowCash (SDC) tokens.
Please visit https://particl.io for investment inquiries and information.

Useful links:
Website: https://particl.io
Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/particl
Blog: https://particl.news
Twitter: https://twitter.com/particlproject
Slack: https://particl.slack.com | Slack invite: http://slack.particl.io
Riot: https://riot.im/app/#/room/#particl:matrix.org
IRC: #particl
Github: https://github.com/particl

Contact us:
General queries: hello@particl.io
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Reminder: Create your Particl Wallet



As we prepare for the Particl platform launch we want to ensure the smoothest launch possible and we want to say Thank You to everyone who has already prepared their first Particl wallet following our quick 10 minute guide.

This is extremely important as your PART tokens will automatically be distributed to these addresses when mainnet launches. To date, 77% of our funding contributors have set their receiving address up which is fantastic! We're hoping to have >90% of you set this up before we launch so it reduces the extra load on the team to manually distribute tokens after launch.

Still need to set up wallet? START HERE:

Read more: https://particl.news/reminder-create-your-particl-wallet-?-49cfe8871346
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AMA with @ParticlProject - 28th June at 12PM EDT in $ARK Slack.
Join to participate: https://ark.io/slack

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PART 1: Summary (transcript) of Wednesday's AMA given by the Particl Team -
https://www.reddit.com/r/Particl/comments/6kas7x/part_1_summary_transcript_of_wednesdays_ama_given/

PART 2: Summary (transcript) of Wednesday's AMA given by the Particl Team -
https://www.reddit.com/r/Particl/comments/6kpjr8/part_2_summary_transcript_of_wednesdays_ama_given/



Particl Testnet - Getting Started

Purpose

The purpose of these TESTNETs is to test the particl daemon, its functionality, new features, staking difficulty etc and any bugs and improvements from previous testnets.

TESTNET #3 includes RingCT via commands:

    sendparttoanon, sendanontoanon, sendanontpart

Read more: https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Particl-Testnet-Getting-Started-d9yhExvCaW6vCp3qLUwuW

Other Particle News:

Challenges Beget Change: Issues with Arbitration, Attribution, and Trust Spur Blockchain Innovation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/challenges-beget-change-issues-with-arbitration-attribution_us_5949b085e4b0710bea889a4f?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

What happens to unclaimed PART after genesis?
https://www.reddit.com/r/Particl/comments/6khzm4/what_happens_to_unclaimed_part_after_genesis/
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Original post here: https://particl.news/particl-foundation-is-approved-6cad0343e04f
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Particl Foundation is Approved
The Swiss Foundation Supervisory Authority has approved the legal structure of the Particl Foundation and its funding structure.


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The foundation and its board will strictly function as an entity with the mission of providing funding and support for the Particl ecosystem, the continued development of the Particl network and academic, non-profit & for-profit development of enhancements for the Particl platform and privacy domain. The foundation will not govern nor make choices for the network itself, as the network will be governed in a decentralized manner by the native voting system directed by the network token holders themselves.
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This long-awaited regulatory approval means the team is finalizing preparations for Mainnet launch, PART distribution and Proof of Stake network stability/security measures.
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Particl Foundation - [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/24778523/)
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Particl Launch Update: July 17th, 2017

Today is a good day!

Particl Blockchain is LIVE thanks to all involved, especially to our contributors.



Getting started:


1 First, head over to our Github for the official wallet releases.

Please only use these official compiles, don’t use any other source for your wallet releases or click on links quoted in forums. This is an easy attack vector for nefarious individuals to prey on the less experienced user.

- Official link to Particl 14.1.10 wallets:
https://github.com/particl/particl-core/releases/tag/0.14.1.10

Read more: https://particl.news/particl-launch-update-july-17th-2017-15ec6d4fd6a8
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Particl is now on Bittrex: https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-part

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Youtube Tutorial: Importing Genesis Wallet

https://youtu.be/fdOf0x_5OqQ
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What’s happening in Particl•
 
July has come and gone already but it won't soon be forgotten. A lot happened last month; The Particl Foundation was approved, the Particl Blockchain launched and PART tokens were distributed to contributors. As the team continues to push forward on the decentralized marketplace integration we have summarized some of the exciting things last month brought us.
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Highlights
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Particl Foundation is Approved
 
The Swiss Foundation Supervisory Authority has approved the legal structure of the Particl Foundation and its funding structure.

Read more: https://particl.news/particl-foundation-is-approved-6cad0343e04f
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Particl Blockchain Launched
 
July 17th, 2017 the Particl blockchain went live! Thank you to all those involved, especially to our contributors.

read more: https://particl.news/particl-launch-update-july-17th-2017-15ec6d4fd6a8
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT



RELEASE: Particl Core 0.14.2.1
 
The Particl Development Team released the latest version of the Particl Core wallet: Release 0.14.2.1 The biggest news with this release is merging the latest Bitcoin code.

Get the latest Particl Wallet: https://github.com/particl/particl-core/releases/tag/v0.14.2.1


- Particl Testnet #4: July 10th, 2017​ - https://particl.news/particl-testnet-4-july-10th-2017-4436b0ac128d
- Particl Launch Update: July 17th, 2017 - https://particl.news/particl-launch-update-july-17th-2017-15ec6d4fd6a8
- Testnet#5 is open for review - https://particl.news/testnet-5-is-open-for-review-1f87909dba41
RingCT
- RELEASE: Particl Core 0.14.2.1 - https://particl.news/release-particl-core-0-14-2-1-320e4a2a2b96
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GENERAL

Particl.io has been redesigned


 
We’ve updated the exchange portal on particl.io since you last logged in.

Visit the new site: https://particl.io/


- Particl Foundation is Approved - https://particl.news/particl-foundation-is-approved-6cad0343e04f
- Particl.io website redesign is now LIVE! - https://www.reddit.com/r/Particl/comments/6nsmyk/particlio_website_redesign_is_now_live/
- Particl Blockchain will launch Monday, July 17th 2017 at 13:00 UTC - https://particl.news/particl-blockchain-will-launch-monday-july-17th-2017-at-13-00-utc-3348e8958657
- Post launch update: July 24th, 2017 - https://particl.news/post-launch-update-july-24th-2017-419f55ddc89f
- 1st manual distribution of PART is complete - https://particl.news/1st-manual-distribution-of-part-is-complete-b26e003f3e01
- 2nd manual distribution of PART is complete - https://particl.news/2nd-manual-distribution-of-part-is-complete-7262fec31998
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COMMUNITY



Tutorial
 
Generating NEW HD Wallet + Address

View the tutorialhttps://youtu.be/mZ66ud54l2Q


- In-Depth Presentation of the Particl Project - https://decentralize.today/in-depth-presentation-of-the-particl-project-b3a41923a07e
- The intelligent investors guide to cryptocurrency: Part 5 - *Growth, Tribalism, Utility and Cryptocurrency - https://www.reddit.com/r/Particl/comments/6pmqpw/the_intelligent_investors_guide_to_cryptocurrency/
- https://partfaq.info - This site is maintained by a proud community member.
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Rethink online shopping: “In-Depth Presentation of the Particl Project” by @crypt0guard
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In-Depth Presentation of the Particl Project
Hey guys,
I’ve been following an interesting cryptocurrency project for some time and have noticed that very few information was available about it online, so I’ve decided to write a complete in-depth presentation of it. I do believe this project has a lot of potential investment-wise due to its great technology and vision, this is why I wanted to share it with you. This article is going to be quite lengthy, so buckle up.
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read more: https://decentralize.today/in-depth-presentation-of-the-particl-project-b3a41923a07e
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