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faq_marketplace [2019/01/25 04:19]
cryptoguard [Why is the marketplace not connecting to any peer?]
faq_marketplace [2019/03/25 22:20] (current)
cryptoguard [How is marketplace data hosted? How does the marketplace deals with scalability issues?]
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 # Open Marketplace FAQ # Open Marketplace FAQ
  
 +<WRAP info>
 +Don't miss the general [[marketplace|Particl Marketplace]] Wiki page.
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 ====Are there fees for using the marketplace?​==== ====Are there fees for using the marketplace?​====
 **For buyers:** None (0%) **For buyers:** None (0%)
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 For this reason, and in the spirit of connecting many different cryptocurrency communities together, Particl'​s Open Marketplace is going to be designed in such a way that it can accept a wide variety of coins using either atomic swaps or third-party integrations (i.e. Changelly). ​ For this reason, and in the spirit of connecting many different cryptocurrency communities together, Particl'​s Open Marketplace is going to be designed in such a way that it can accept a wide variety of coins using either atomic swaps or third-party integrations (i.e. Changelly). ​
  
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 As the marketplace requires PART to function (MAD escrow, privacy capabilities,​ etc), all incoming non-PART transactions are automatically converted into PART in the background. As the marketplace requires PART to function (MAD escrow, privacy capabilities,​ etc), all incoming non-PART transactions are automatically converted into PART in the background.
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 **Escrow:** The Open Marketplace'​s decentralized escrow system works without the intervention of any intermediary. This means that no other party other than you and the one you are making a transaction with has to read previous discussions to make a decision on an issue. This ensures both parties can carry on business in perfect confidentiality. ​ **Escrow:** The Open Marketplace'​s decentralized escrow system works without the intervention of any intermediary. This means that no other party other than you and the one you are making a transaction with has to read previous discussions to make a decision on an issue. This ensures both parties can carry on business in perfect confidentiality. ​
  
-<WRAP center round important ​60%>+<WRAP center round important>​
 Particl'​s implementation of RingCT is currently only on testnet, not on mainnet. This means the current mainnet version of the Open Marketplace does not make any use of RingCT, and that purchases and sales made on the marketplace are pseudonymous in nature, not anonymous. ​ Particl'​s implementation of RingCT is currently only on testnet, not on mainnet. This means the current mainnet version of the Open Marketplace does not make any use of RingCT, and that purchases and sales made on the marketplace are pseudonymous in nature, not anonymous. ​
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
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 ====How is marketplace data hosted? How does the marketplace deals with scalability issues?==== ====How is marketplace data hosted? How does the marketplace deals with scalability issues?====
-SMSG+SMSG, the protocol used to carry messages across the network, is the same network used by the Particl platform to store data. Refer to the SMSG description in the question just before this one. 
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 +SMSG is a decentralized P2P message mixnet where all nodes store a copy of everyone'​s end-to-end encrypted messages and data for a duration of 48 hours (which can be increased for a fee). It is the default and most private DSN available for use on the platform. The reference implementation is developed in C++ and incorporated into the Particl daemon, allowing it to operate over the same peer to peer network as the Particl blockchain. 
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 +All nodes continuously attempt to decrypt every incoming message, but can only succeed if the node is able to recalculate the HMAC hash accompanying said message. If the hash check fails, then it can not be decrypted by the node, which means the message was either fraudulent, tampered with or meant for another node. SMSG messages and data are stripped from almost any metadata, therefore it is impossible for anyone to extract information such as IP addresses, sender or receiver. The only metadata accompanying data on SMSG are the hash, the encryption payload and a temporary public key.
  
 ====How are messages delivered between users?==== ====How are messages delivered between users?====
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 ====Can the marketplace be accessed from the web?​==== ​ ====Can the marketplace be accessed from the web?​==== ​
-Not for the Alpha version, but it is a feature that is planned for future releases. However, there already is a team of community members working on a web gateway (Mubiz.com). This website will make Particl'​s Open Marketplace available from the web and will allow buyers to use a wide-range of tools designed to make the marketplace as easy to use as any other traditional marketplace. For more information about Mubiz, we recommend reading [[https://​particl.news/​interview-with-albin-from-mubiz-a-web-interface-suite-of-services-designed-for-particl-decb9a56ecbe|Cryptoguard'​s interview with their founder]], Albin Cauderlier, on our [[particl.news|blog]]. ​+Not for the Alpha version, but it is a feature that is planned for future releases. However, there already is a team of community members working on a web gateway (Mubiz.com). This website will make Particl'​s Open Marketplace available from the web and will allow buyers to use a wide-range of tools designed to make the marketplace as easy to use as any other traditional marketplace. For more information about Mubiz, we recommend reading [[https://​particl.news/​interview-with-albin-from-mubiz-a-web-interface-suite-of-services-designed-for-particl-decb9a56ecbe|Cryptoguard'​s interview with their founder]], Albin Cauderlier, on our **[[https://particl.news|blog]]**
  
 ====Why is the marketplace not connecting to any peer?==== ====Why is the marketplace not connecting to any peer?====