Particl Decentralized Applications FAQ

Particl is a decentralized platform where users can use or create tools and smart-contracts that respect their rights to privacy. These decentralized applications (Dapps) are then integrated directly into Particl Desktop, not unlike applications hosted on operating system (android, linux, etc). In that sense, Particl Desktop is the OS of the Particl decentralized economy.

How are Dapps built on Particl?

Particl Dapps are built with Bitcoin-style smart-contracts and integrated into Particl Desktop.

Are Particl smart-contract turing-complete?

No, Particl smart-contracts are not turing-complete like Ethereum. They are nonetheless very powerful, as demonstrated by our smart-contract cold staking script and MAD decentralized escrow system. Having Bitcoin-style smart-contracts makes the Particl platform more secure and compatible as well as easy to integrate with the entire Bitcoin ecosystem.

Are smart-contracts already deployed on mainnet?

Yes, our cold staking script is a smart-contract. Our MAD decentralized escrow system is currently on testnet and being built in time for the Particl marketplace.

What Dapps are/will be hosted on the Particl platform

The first official Dapp of the Particl platform will be the long awaited decentralized and private by default marketplace where users can buy, sell and trade goods and services without the intervention of any middleman. This will only be the first Particl Dapp, as the greater vision of the Particl project is to develop a completely decentralized, private and democratic economy. Any Dapp that fosters this vision could be added in the future. Examples of future Dapps could include a privacy DEX, decentralized mobile messenger, private and decentralized file hosting, gambling Dapps, etc.

Is there an SDK available to make building Dapps easier for developers?

Not at this moment, but this is planned for the year 2018. This SDK will enable developers to easily build Dapps with a set of standardized tools that respect users' rights to freedom, security and privacy.