Understanding the Particl Wallet

In this video blog, I explore the basic and advanced functions of the Particl wallet with Particl community member and content creator, b.b.2.k. We compare the features of the Particl Desktop Wallet, the Particl core GUI wallet built using Qt software, and briefly talk about the command line interface. Topics include learning about how the varying levels of privacy are achieved on the blockchain, that is pseudo-anonymous transactions, using stealth addresses, and Ring-ct transactions. Please use the timestamps to help navigate the discussion!


00:00 Intro

01:25 Using testnet

02:38 Main features of Particl Core and Particl Desktop Wallet

04:51 Bech32 addresses (Core)

06:25 Hardware wallet support (Core)

08:05 Anonymous transactions enabled (Core)

08:32 Console available in desktop v1.1 (Desktop)

09:23 Coin control (Core)

13:50 Cold staking and ZAP (Desktop)

19:40 Summary of features and differences between Particl core and Particl Desktop

22:23 Start of visual demonstration of using the wallet using Testnet

24:27 Normal/Public transaction demonstration

27:50 Blind transactions, stealth addresses, and how they work

37:14 Stealth address transaction demonstration

42:50 Blind transaction demonstration

46:30 Blind transaction inputs and outputs on blockchain

51:52 Anonymous or Ring Confidential Transactions (RingCT) and how they work

57:30 “Preparing the outputs” for an anon transaction

1:08:22 Anonymous transaction demonstration (This was not actually done but we look at an anonymous transaction on the blockchain)

1:13:08 Looking at the desktop wallet vs manual operations in Particl Core

1:16:39 Further explanations of the difference between Public, Blind, and Anon

1:20:18 What’s new for the Particl Core and Desktop Wallet newest releases.

1:21:47 Summary and goodbye