Create Your Particl Market Keys to Win a Trezor Hardware Wallet
To celebrate achieving two significant milestones, Particl is giving users the chance to win three Trezor hardware wallets by simply submitting their Market Keys. Market Key submissions will be accepted until August 5 at 14:00 UTC and will then be voted on by the Particl community. Only one submission per person will be accepted and votes will be collected via Particl’s Twitter page and the official Particl forum.
On its second anniversary (July 17, 2019), Particl announced the launch of its Open Marketplace as its back-end code was completely compatible with mainnet and could be controlled using a command-line interface. Additionally, Particl has developed its own integration for Trezor, meaning that PART holders can securely store their coins on their Trezor hardware wallets.
Market Keys are similar to PART address keys in the sense that there are private and public key pairs. With a pair of Market Keys in hand, users are able to access, moderate, buy, and sell goods and services on the market associated with that key pair. Users without the specific Market Keys of a market won’t be able to see its content or that it even exists, allowing for user-owned markets to exist in the permissionless Particl network ecosystem without being visible to the general public. However, all users installing the Particl Desktop client and enabling the Marketplace will automatically be given a set of Market Keys that enable access to the generic marketplace. This means that users only need to generate Market Keys or input Market Keys to create their own market or access another user’s marketplace.
When asked about the user interface of the Open Marketplace, Arnold Bansemer, a key developer at Particl, said: “The main interface of the marketplace is exactly the same thing as a user market. The only difference is that everybody shares and knows the keys of the main interface.”
Unlike other marketplaces, the Particl Open Marketplace is completely governed by the community, meaning it’s truly decentralized so items and user markets cannot be censored by Particl.
For users, being able to safely store their PART coins using the Trezor hardware wallet is a major confidence boost. Trezor is one of the most respected names in personal crypto security and having the PART coin listed as a supported coin will help the community grow and develop a deeper level of trust in the Particl project.