Litecoin Foundation-funds Grin developer announces MimbleWimble implementation
MimbleWimble implementation of Litecoin has been in the news for quite some time now. While many in the community have highlighted the possibilities that MW will present, others are more skeptical about the project. In a recent development involving the same thing, Grin developer David Burkett published a progress report for December, updating the community about its work on deploying MW on Litecoin.
After Charlie Lee announced his focus on privacy and fungibility in the network, Litecoin began a remarkable year. However, with halving and other developments applied to American football teams and thus, the focus team shifted from protocol updates.
The implementation of MimbleWimble on Litecoin by David Burkett
Developer of the Grin ++ and Beam blockchains and Litecoin’s leading contributor to MimbleWimble’s security protocol implementation, David Burkett, has published its first progress report to the Litecoin Foundation.
Under the terms of the commitment, Burkett will continue to publish these reports at the end of each month until the development process ends.
I’ll be posting monthly status updates detailing progress on the LTC MW EB (YAY acronyms). This is geared toward those interested in LTC development, but will also talk a lot about Grin++ changes, so it may be interesting to Grinners as well. https://t.co/hTpUbWSPI6
— David Burkett ツ (@DavidBurkett38) December 1, 2019
Burkett reports that after months of planning, the development of the MimbleWimble expansion block has officially begun! To expand his work on deploying MW on Litecoin, Burkett revealed that he mainly focused on restructuring the core logic that will be shared between Grin ++ and LTC. He further explained that “this is relevant to all common logging, cryptocurrency, serialization, error handling and data structures.”
The main progress made was the standardization of samples. This is followed by the incomplete, missing test fillings, and the need to add better documentation.
Mr. Burkett also shared his plan for January. He will review a method of building code, moving all of the Grin processes to the Litecoin blockchain, and moving database deployments to a single set of development tools called libmw-core.
Litecoin Foundation sponsors David Burkett
The December update came more than a month after Charlie Lee announced that the Litecoin Foundation would fund David Burkett, working towards implementing MW and EB on Litecoin. Lee, the creator of Litecoin, along with ‘ecurrencyhodler,’ has teamed up with Burkett to publish the long-awaited draft proposal to deploy MimbleWimble via Extension Blocks [EB] in the Litecoin Improvement Protocol titled ‘LIP 2’ & ‘LIP3’ are back in October 2019.
Charlie Lee, the Father of Litecoin, doubled the donations from the Litecoin community to cover $ 6,000 monthly expenses. MimbleWimble’s protocol will be used to upgrade Litecoin’s security and privacy.
Charlie Lee seems to approve updates, he tweeted:
“Fundraising for the Litecoin Confidential Transaction Fund is going strong. We are 1/4 of the way there. But we still need your help LitecoinFam. Thanks!“.
Fundraising for the Litecoin Confidential Transaction Fund is going strong. We are 1/4 of the way there. But we still need your help #LitecoinFam. Thanks! https://t.co/lHZE1ipGtn pic.twitter.com/iDoGlp3vMG
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) December 30, 2019
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