Particl launched in July 2017 and is a privacy-first and censorship-resistant eCommerce platform. The ecosystem currently includes the privacy coin PART and the Particl Marketplace application.
The Particl coin (PART) is a digital currency with data protection and privacy features. These include Confidential Transactions with Bulletproofs, RingCT, and stealth addresses. The Particl blockchain, which is always updated to the latest Bitcoin Core codebase, uses Particl Proof-of-Stake (PPoS), with cold staking enabled, to secure transactions.
PART acts as the settlement-layer for all transactions made on Particl Marketplace and enables its privacy capabilities. All payments, in fiat or digital currency, are automatically converted into PART with the goal of empowering users with true privacy and freedom.
Particl Marketplace is a multi-vendor marketplace with no middleman, no commission, near-zero fees, and no login data requirement. It lets anyone create and join an infinite number of markets and storefronts. It aims to preserve user privacy at all times, makes sellers earn more money per sale and still be able to price their products more reasonably, and protects supply chains and their private interests. Transactions on the marketplace are secured using an autonomous two-party escrow system which aims to force parties to remain honest with each other.
How do I buy cryptocurrency?
While some cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, are available for purchase with U.S. dollars, others require that you pay with bitcoin or another cryptocurrency.
To buy cryptocurrencies, you’ll need a “wallet,” an online app that can hold your currency. Generally, you create an account on an exchange, and then you can transfer real money to buy cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or ethereum.
Coinbase is one popular cryptocurrency trading exchange where you can create both a wallet and buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.