Litecoin MimbleWimble September Replace: Testnet Launches!


Litecoin MimbleWimble September Replace: Testnet Launches!

Testnet is right here. Thus far, there are only some nodes related and mining, and there haven’t been sufficient blocks to activate mimblewimble but (we’re utilizing BIP9-style activation[1]). As extra friends join and begin to mine, I’m hoping we are able to get the chain transferring quick sufficient to activate in a day or so, however time will inform.

I’m nonetheless roughing in very minimal cli pockets help, however hopefully we’ll have a easy method to create mimblewimble transactions by the point it prompts. For technical customers who aren’t afraid of CLIs, and are prepared to construct the code themselves, I encourage you to hitch in on the enjoyable by going to 9.

The brand new residence for the code is at 8. For these of you unaware, MWEB is now the brand new official acronym for “Mimblewimble Extension Block.” It’s so tremendous official, that we’ve obtained an superior emblem and every thing! Test it out: 19.

Going Ahead:

Now that the MWEB testnet is operating, I’m going to concentrate on methods to make it straightforward for non-technical litecoin customers to start out testing it out as nicely. This implies bettering the automated builds, higher documentation, and beginning to construct out pockets help.

Proper now, there are a variety of areas within the code which are fragile or lack the required validation round edge instances, so I’ll even be taking a while this month to harden the code, and begin validating any remaining consensus guidelines we missed. As soon as I’m assured every thing is working as designed, I’ll begin in search of methods to interrupt the testnet, to ensure we discover and resolve any safety or stability weaknesses.

Subsequent month, I’ll share an in depth plan of the entire remaining work essential to get MWEB merged to the primary repo, in order that miners and node operators can begin signaling for activation someday in 2021!

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This replace was written by the Litecoin MimbleWimble lead developer David Burkett and revealed on


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