submitted by /u/ffmad
For those who don't know, Particl is a 2 years old cryptocurrency which aim to make an open decentralized marketplace, with a very high privacy.
After months of development, the Bulletproof / RingCT version of Particl has been audited successfully by Quarkslab, which has also audited the Monero implementation, and they found no vulnerability : https://blog.quarkslab.com/security-audit-of-particl-bulletproof-and-mlsag.html
This is pretty cool, because Particl codebase is based on Bitcoin (latest version), so it can profit from the high quality of the code, and the cool features like Lighting Network, and the many tools made for bitcoin or bitcoin forks. So it will be one of the first (or the first?) to have that level of privacy on a Bitcoin code fork.
With this 16th July fork, the marketplace transactions will be private by default which is very cool :)
If you want to test, the last testnet marketplace (before mainnet release) is available : https://github.com/particl/particl-desktop/releases/tag/v2.0.0-alpha1-testnet (testnet faucet)
Don't forget to update before the fork : https://particl.news/hardfork-announcement-ringct-bulletproofs-ready-for-part-july-9df87794bd42