Drop Zone - A Decentralized Marketplace Built on Bitcoin

Drop Zone - A Decentralized Marketplace Built on Bitcoin

An anonymous decentralized local marketplace built on Bitcoin.
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dropzone-lib released! You can now link to products listed on Bitcoin's decentralized market on your very own website!

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[Update] - The JavaScript client for DropZone, Bitcoin's anonymous decentralized local marketplace layer, now has a working chat.

I would like to announce that the JavaScript client for DropZone now has a working chat that operates over the Bitcoin Testnet. The reason this is important is because it means the DropZone protocol is also now operational via a web interface.
The link to the relevant code:
https://github.com/17Q4MX2hmktmpuUKHFuoRmS5MfB5XPbhod/node-dropzone/commit/66580a561abaa3add9e7e1ba929d398be893940a
DropZone already had a Ruby client, which allows chat via the command line interface (CLI).
Work on a GUI is also planned.
Please message u/_miracle-max_ via the DropZone protocol, if you would like to get involved.
Thanks.
Background information on DropZone
Subreddit:
GitHub repo:
White paper:
Prior Reddit discussion:
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Bitcoin Newcomers FAQ - Please read!

Welcome to the /Bitcoin Sticky FAQ

You've probably been hearing a lot about Bitcoin recently and are wondering what's the big deal? Most of your questions should be answered by the resources below but if you have additional questions feel free to ask them in the comments.
It all started with the release of the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper however that will probably go over the head of most readers so we recommend the following videos for a good starting point for understanding how bitcoin works and a little about its long term potential:
Some other great resources include Lopp.net, the Princeton crypto series and James D'Angelo's Bitcoin 101 Blackboard series.
Some excellent writing on Bitcoin's value proposition and future can be found at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute.
Some Bitcoin statistics can be found here and here. Developer resources can be found here. Peer-reviewed research papers can be found here.
Potential upcoming protocol improvements and scaling resources here and here.
The number of times Bitcoin was declared dead by the media can be found here (LOL!)

Key properties of Bitcoin

Where can I buy bitcoins?

Bitcoin.org and BuyBitcoinWorldwide.com are helpful sites for beginners. You can buy or sell any amount of bitcoin (even just a few dollars worth) and there are several easy methods to purchase bitcoin with cash, credit card or bank transfer. Some of the more popular resources are below, also check out the bitcoinity exchange resources for a larger list of options for purchases.
Here is a listing of local ATMs. If you would like your paycheck automatically converted to bitcoin use Bitwage.
Note: Bitcoins are valued at whatever market price people are willing to pay for them in balancing act of supply vs demand. Unlike traditional markets, bitcoin markets operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Preev is a useful site that that shows how much various denominations of bitcoin are worth in different currencies. Alternatively you can just Google "1 bitcoin in (your local currency)".

Securing your bitcoins

With bitcoin you can "Be your own bank" and personally secure your bitcoins OR you can use third party companies aka "Bitcoin banks" which will hold the bitcoins for you.
Note: For increased security, use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) everywhere it is offered, including email!
2FA requires a second confirmation code to access your account making it much harder for thieves to gain access. Google Authenticator and Authy are the two most popular 2FA services, download links are below. Make sure you create backups of your 2FA codes.
Google Auth Authy OTP Auth
Android Android N/A
iOS iOS iOS

Watch out for scams

As mentioned above, Bitcoin is decentralized, which by definition means there is no official website or Twitter handle or spokesperson or CEO. However, all money attracts thieves. This combination unfortunately results in scammers running official sounding names or pretending to be an authority on YouTube or social media. Many scammers throughout the years have claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin. Websites like bitcoin(dot)com and the btc subreddit are active scams. Almost all altcoins (shitcoins) are marketed heavily with big promises but are really just designed to separate you from your bitcoin. So be careful: any resource, including all linked in this document, may in the future turn evil. Don't trust, verify. Also as they say in our community "Not your keys, not your coins".

Where can I spend bitcoins?

Check out spendabit or bitcoin directory for millions of merchant options. Also you can spend bitcoin anywhere visa is accepted with bitcoin debit cards such as the CashApp card. Some other useful site are listed below.
Store Product
Gyft Gift cards for hundreds of retailers including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Whole Foods, CVS, Lowes, Home Depot, iTunes, Best Buy, Sears, Kohls, eBay, GameStop, etc.
Spendabit, Overstock and The Bitcoin Directory Retail shopping with millions of results
ShakePay Generate one time use Visa cards in seconds
NewEgg and Dell For all your electronics needs
Bitwa.la, Coinbills, Piixpay, Bitbill.eu, Bylls, Coins.ph, Bitrefill, LivingRoomofSatoshi, Coinsfer, and more Bill payment
Menufy, Takeaway and Thuisbezorgd NL Takeout delivered to your door
Expedia, Cheapair, Destinia, Abitsky, SkyTours, the Travel category on Gyft and 9flats For when you need to get away
Cryptostorm, Mullvad, and PIA VPN services
Namecheap, Porkbun Domain name registration
Stampnik Discounted USPS Priority, Express, First-Class mail postage
Coinmap and AirBitz are helpful to find local businesses accepting bitcoins. A good resource for UK residents is at wheretospendbitcoins.co.uk.
There are also lots of charities which accept bitcoin donations.

Merchant Resources

There are several benefits to accepting bitcoin as a payment option if you are a merchant;
If you are interested in accepting bitcoin as a payment method, there are several options available;

Can I mine bitcoin?

Mining bitcoins can be a fun learning experience, but be aware that you will most likely operate at a loss. Newcomers are often advised to stay away from mining unless they are only interested in it as a hobby similar to folding at home. If you want to learn more about mining you can read more here. Still have mining questions? The crew at /BitcoinMining would be happy to help you out.
If you want to contribute to the bitcoin network by hosting the blockchain and propagating transactions you can run a full node using this setup guide. If you would prefer to keep it simple there are several good options. You can view the global node distribution here.

Earning bitcoins

Just like any other form of money, you can also earn bitcoins by being paid to do a job.
Site Description
WorkingForBitcoins, Bitwage, Cryptogrind, Coinality, Bitgigs, /Jobs4Bitcoins, BitforTip, Rein Project Freelancing
Lolli Earn bitcoin when you shop online!
OpenBazaar, Purse.io, Bitify, /Bitmarket, 21 Market Marketplaces
/GirlsGoneBitcoin NSFW Adult services
A-ads, Coinzilla.io Advertising
You can also earn bitcoins by participating as a market maker on JoinMarket by allowing users to perform CoinJoin transactions with your bitcoins for a small fee (requires you to already have some bitcoins.

Bitcoin-Related Projects

The following is a short list of ongoing projects that might be worth taking a look at if you are interested in current development in the bitcoin space.
Project Description
Lightning Network Second layer scaling
Blockstream, Rootstock and Drivechain Sidechains
Hivemind and Augur Prediction markets
Tierion and Factom Records & Titles on the blockchain
BitMarkets, DropZone, Beaver and Open Bazaar Decentralized markets
JoinMarket and Wasabi Wallet CoinJoin implementation
Coinffeine and Bisq Decentralized bitcoin exchanges
Keybase Identity & Reputation management
Abra Global P2P money transmitter network
Bitcore Open source Bitcoin javascript library

Bitcoin Units

One Bitcoin is quite large (hundreds of £/$/€) so people often deal in smaller units. The most common subunits are listed below:
Unit Symbol Value Info
bitcoin BTC 1 bitcoin one bitcoin is equal to 100 million satoshis
millibitcoin mBTC 1,000 per bitcoin used as default unit in recent Electrum wallet releases
bit bit 1,000,000 per bitcoin colloquial "slang" term for microbitcoin (μBTC)
satoshi sat 100,000,000 per bitcoin smallest unit in bitcoin, named after the inventor
For example, assuming an arbitrary exchange rate of $10000 for one Bitcoin, a $10 meal would equal:
For more information check out the Bitcoin units wiki.
Still have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below or stick around for our weekly Mentor Monday thread. If you decide to post a question in /Bitcoin, please use the search bar to see if it has been answered before, and remember to follow the community rules outlined on the sidebar to receive a better response. The mods are busy helping manage our community so please do not message them unless you notice problems with the functionality of the subreddit.
Note: This is a community created FAQ. If you notice anything missing from the FAQ or that requires clarification you can edit it here and it will be included in the next revision pending approval.
Welcome to the Bitcoin community and the new decentralized economy!
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dropzone-lib Drop Zone - An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace built with Bitcoin.

dropzone-lib Drop Zone - An Anonymous Peer-To-Peer Local Contraband Marketplace built with Bitcoin. submitted by mofosyne to Cyberpunk [link] [comments]

[Update] - The JavaScript client for DropZone, Bitcoin's anonymous decentralized local marketplace layer, now has a working chat.

I would like to announce that the JavaScript client for DropZone now has a working chat that operates over the Bitcoin Testnet. The reason this is important is because it means the DropZone protocol is also now operational via a web interface.
The link to the relevant code:
https://github.com/17Q4MX2hmktmpuUKHFuoRmS5MfB5XPbhod/node-dropzone/commit/66580a561abaa3add9e7e1ba929d398be893940a
DropZone already had a Ruby client, which allows chat via the command line interface (CLI).
Work on a GUI is also planned.
Please message u/_miracle-max_ via the DropZone protocol, if you would like to get involved.
Thanks.
Background information on DropZone
GitHub repo:
White paper:
Prior Reddit discussion:
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OpenBazaar + DropZone /r/Bitcoin

OpenBazaar + DropZone /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Seeking someone for making dropzone_ruby use Bitcoin Core (RPC) in Ruby or Phyton 3.4+

Seeking someone for making dropzone_ruby use Bitcoin Core (RPC) in Ruby or Phyton 3.4+ submitted by manolofreiria to ruby [link] [comments]

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: [Update] - The JavaScript client for DropZone, Bitcoin's anonymous decentralized local marketplace layer, now has a working chat. /r/DropZone

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: [Update] - The JavaScript client for DropZone, Bitcoin's anonymous decentralized local marketplace layer, now has a working chat. /DropZone submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Found Bitcoin in the wild: Dropzone.js author accepts Bitcoin donations

Found Bitcoin in the wild: Dropzone.js author accepts Bitcoin donations submitted by PotatoBadger to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Drop Zone - A Decentralized Marketplace Built on Bitcoin • /r/DropZone

Drop Zone - A Decentralized Marketplace Built on Bitcoin • /DropZone submitted by efxco to BitRussia [link] [comments]

dropzone-lib released! You can now link to products listed on Bitcoin's decentralized market on your very own website!

dropzone-lib released! You can now link to products listed on Bitcoin's decentralized market on your very own website! submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

[Update] - The JavaScript client for DropZone, Bitcoin's anonymous decentralized local marketplace layer, now has a working chat. /r/Bitcoin

[Update] - The JavaScript client for DropZone, Bitcoin's anonymous decentralized local marketplace layer, now has a working chat. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

I Am Pleased to Announce a Working Release of the Drop Zone Protocol - a Decentralized Marketplace Layer Written Fully on top of Bitcoin

It is a command line client written in Ruby. It allows for the selling, buying, and facilitation of secure messaging between buyers and sellers using nothing but the Blockchain and testnet. For those unfamiliar with the project, I released the original paper on the cryptography mailing list.
Github Link
Rubygem Link
It is a command line only client for now, but it is perfectly functional, written in Ruby, and tested to the hilt.
The immediate application for Drop Zone is as a nationwide marketplace. However, it is my hope that as adoption increases, Drop Zone will provide instantaneous, convenient hyper-local market services as well.
I hope for active community participation. I would like to see users push for Drop Zone integrations in their preferred mobile wallets, and I hope that those interested in decentralized markets will take up the torch and begin building interesting applications on top of this protocol. All at once, Drop Zone solves the problem of disappearing marketplaces and their associated exit scams w/o need for running any additional supporting infrastructure. Drop Zone is Bitcoin.
Please recognize, in the midst of this blocksize debate, that fungibility is truly the biggest problem facing Bitcoin. Please use the software and begin issuing bug requests. Also, while the Drop Zone release is at the forefront of everyone's minds, I ask that the dropzone subreddit be created. Feel free to make me a mod, though I will be moving on to other things as soon I feel like the project is in good hands.
If you are the owner of the following wallets please contact me on Drop Zone:
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Particl is a decentralized privacy platform built for global P2P eCommerce #PART

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.
"to hide the signal you must generate noise". -Ido Kaiser
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 ([email protected]) (rynomster)
  • Gerlof van Ek - Developer, Branding & Graphics, UI/UX ([email protected]) (crz)
  • Ido Kaiser - Developer & Software Architect (kewde)
  • Tecnovert - Core Developer, Cryptographic Researcher
  • Shazzy - Research & Development ([email protected]) (dasource) ___ Particl non-developer core ___
  • Paul Schmitzer - Communications ([email protected]) (litebit)
  • Henk Swardt - Project Manager, PMP ([email protected])
  • Nick Sy - Treasurer ([email protected]) ___ 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 ([email protected])
  • Yann Alleman - Business & PR, - Engineer, Ferrari A.G. ([email protected])
  • Joe Fisher - E-Commerce Strategy - Private label online seller, Product Developer ([email protected]) ___ 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/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: [email protected]
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Particl is a decentralized privacy platform built for global P2P eCommerce #PART

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.
"to hide the signal you must generate noise". -Ido Kaiser
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 ([email protected]) (rynomster)
  • Gerlof van Ek - Developer, Branding & Graphics, UI/UX ([email protected]) (crz)
  • Ido Kaiser - Developer & Software Architect (kewde)
  • Tecnovert - Core Developer, Cryptographic Researcher
  • Shazzy - Research & Development ([email protected]) (dasource) ___ Particl non-developer core ___
  • Paul Schmitzer - Communications ([email protected]) (litebit)
  • Henk Swardt - Project Manager, PMP ([email protected])
  • Nick Sy - Treasurer ([email protected]) ___ 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 ([email protected])
  • Yann Alleman - Business & PR, - Engineer, Ferrari A.G. ([email protected])
  • Joe Fisher - E-Commerce Strategy - Private label online seller, Product Developer ([email protected]) ___ 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/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: [email protected]
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Particl is a decentralized privacy platform built for global P2P eCommerce #PART

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.
"to hide the signal you must generate noise". -Ido Kaiser
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 ([email protected]) (rynomster)
  • Gerlof van Ek - Developer, Branding & Graphics, UI/UX ([email protected]) (crz)
  • Ido Kaiser - Developer & Software Architect (kewde)
  • Tecnovert - Core Developer, Cryptographic Researcher
  • Shazzy - Research & Development ([email protected]) (dasource) ___ Particl non-developer core ___
  • Paul Schmitzer - Communications ([email protected]) (litebit)
  • Henk Swardt - Project Manager, PMP ([email protected])
  • Nick Sy - Treasurer ([email protected]) ___ 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 ([email protected])
  • Yann Alleman - Business & PR, - Engineer, Ferrari A.G. ([email protected])
  • Joe Fisher - E-Commerce Strategy - Private label online seller, Product Developer ([email protected]) ___ 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/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: [email protected]
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International/Interstate Dropzone (ID)

Most packages are sent for a minimum cost because the components of that supply chain are rewarded for their participation, sight unseen.
What if the distribution channels could be rewarded for participating in their 'hop' towards the final destination as an anonymous party to a dropzone transaction.
Help me build on this thought experiment as I believe that a market equilibrium can be reached for trust reduced third parties to be incentivized just enough to maintain this system. It may just reduce the cost of all forms of commerce, securely by building on dropzones use of bitcoin.
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Bitcoin looks for CME gap while holding mental assistance of $10,000. The day-to-day chart reveals that the price of BTC is resting on the previous resistance zone of $10,000. This resistance location was developed throughout the sideways action after the Bitcoin cutting in half in May. The leading cryptocurrency by market value fell to $9,070 soon before press time, reversing the 2.5% rise to $9,450 seen last week, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index.; Prices are now ... Bitcoin is up over 44% since the halving. — Michael Goldstein (@bitstein) August 17, 2020. Bitcoin in a critical zone – Is a sharp drop imminent? But other analysts are not quite so bullish. “Cold Blooded Shiller” is one of the traders that is bearish on Bitcoin (BTC). r/DropZone: An anonymous decentralized local marketplace built on Bitcoin. Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Enneking noted that “The timing of the drop yesterday from $11,750 to $11,200 was basically the same as the drop today from $11,300 (after a slight recovery) to $10,700: basically when NY woke ...

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Bitcoin Drop to 7375 LIVE Elliot Wave Technical Analysis ...

Bitcoin BTC is the most important cryptocurrency, by far. Which price is reasonable to end the year with for the mother of all cryptocurrencies? Not professional financial advice. #bitcoin # ... Bitcoin Core announces soft fork intentions. First transaction on Drop Zone -- in Kansas! Ethereum browser for DApps. Bter fail. We have a Lifetime Membership on Bitshares. Check out our new ... Support Donate for me: - Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/codetube - Paypal : paypal.me/TGhazali - Bitcoin (BTC) : 33QU7BrXGShgEg6doy5pghZBVwf4KBhmp7 - Ethereum (ETH ... Yahoo Finance’s Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith on The Ticker to discuss how the outlook on bitcoin, after the cryptocurrency hit its lowest level in almost a year. #bitcoin #stockmarket # ... In this video we will be Charting Bitcoin Live using Elliot Wave Technical Analysis. I'm an elliot wave trader in the cryptocurrency markets and focus my vid...

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