General Particl Questions

Will Particl be easy to use for the "non-techie" person?

Absolutely! Our goal is to make the Particl platform as easy and user-friendly as possible so that even your grandparents could use it and not get lost. We believe that the only way to break from the crypto geek scene and into the mainstream is by having an intuitive inteface that people like and identify with.

Will multiple currencies be supported on Particl Platform?

Particl Platform will be currency agnostic, meaning it will support the use of many cryptocurrencies with the intent of being an inclusive platform. The exchange mechanism incorporated into the platform will allow for the seamless transition to and from PART. Two methods will be used to make that possible: atomic swaps (decentralized) and third-party services integration like Changelly, Altcoins.io and Shapeshift. This currency-agnostic feature is available for the entire platform, not merely the marketplace.

Won't offering competing currencies lessen the value of PART?

No. All non-PART transactions need to be automatically converted at the moment of transaction so that the Particl platform can make use of the CT and RingCT capabilities of the PART coin to keep users private (ALL marketplace transactions are private). That means that, even though users use other coins other than PART on the platform, all theses transactions are converted automatically for PART, therefore creating the same level of demand as if the transaction was initially made in PART.-

Do I even need PART to use Particl?

Yes and no. The Particl platform requires PART to function, just like the Ethereum platform requires ETH as gas. However, our platform being designed with currency agnosticism in mind, you can also use any of the accepted coin and have them automatically transfered in PART before paying any fee or using any Dapp such as the marketplace.

Is Particl open source?

Is there any other way?! Our code is publicly available on Github.

Is there a whitepaper available?

Yes, but only a partial one. You can read it on our Github, but keep in mind this is only a draft and relates entirely to the marketplace. As we are very busy coding, we haven't released whitepapers for most of our development such as CT, RingCT, Particl Proof-of-Stake as well as the platform in general. This should come later this year after we release the MVP of our marketplace.

Will the platform be available on mobile?

Yes, while we already have an Android wallet available, we plan on making a separate mobile app for our platform which will include most of the Particl Desktop features such as the marketplace, messaging, currency transactions, voting, other Dapps, etc.

Will the platform be accessible from the web?

Yes, there are already community members working on a web gateway for our decentralized marketplace which would make it usable from the web directly without having to download Particl Desktop. We expect more gateways to appear especially as we start working on more Dapps in the future.