Event: “first-time-in-crypto” feature

Date: August 7, 2018

Source: https://twitter.com/ParticlProject/status/1026132129430884353

Details
Since this is a surprise, all we have is speculation and rumor to go on. Their Discord server offered a few guesses including “printing out particl wallets with balances”, “multi-wallet support”, and a possible partnership with SpaceX for a trip to Mars.

About Particl
According to their website:Particl is an open-source and decentralized privacy platform built on the blockchain specifically designed to work with any cryptocurrency. It allows decentralized applications (Dapps) of all sorts to be built within a secure, highly-scalable environment and be integrated directly into Particl’s flagship wallet: Particl Desktop.”

Exchanges (Top 3 in 24hr Volume)
Bittrex (US Friendly)
Upbit
LiteBit.eu

Market Sentiment
The community is large, active, and engaged. In the past 24 hours, the price is up about 5% and I expect it to rise much more than that as we approach tomorrow’s announcement. This will most likely be a “buy the rumor, sell the news” situation so if you’re looking at this for a short-term flip, set your sell orders because unless this is an actual partnership with SpaceX, we’ll see the price come back down after the announcement.

Social
Twitter
Reddit
Github
BitcoinTalk
YouTube
Slack
Riot
Telegram
Discord

Wallets
Particl offers a variety of wallets including Desktop, Core QT, cli, and Copay available here.

Summary
While this is a short term snapshot of Particl, the project itself looks strong long term. DPRating, which is the “Moody’s” of the digital currency sector, recently ranked them above Ethereum for their Github activity in June. For those of you interested in privacy coins and a decentralized marketplace, check this project out.

As always, this is just my opinion. Please do your own research. I am not a financial advisor.