Litecoin MimbleWimble August Replace.
The August MimbleWimble replace from David Burkett has simply been printed, overlaying the newest work executed on the mission within the final month, together with discussing future plans and the testnet launch on the finish of September. So with out additional ado, over to David:
I apologize prematurely for the much-briefer-than-usual replace. I’ve been busy with tying up unfastened ends, that are vital & vital, however not very thrilling to jot down about.
As deliberate, I used to be capable of wrap up the Preliminary State Obtain, particularly the validation of the MWSTATE messages. There are nonetheless plenty of methods the place malicious friends can use these new messages to DoS nodes. I’m not but guarding in opposition to all of these assaults, however there will likely be loads of time to give attention to that after the testnet is launched.
I additionally took benefit of the chance to return and clear up some code & strengthen a number of the extra fragile logic, significantly round administration of the UTXO set (the gathering of unspent cash).
Every part is on observe for a testnet launch on the finish of this month. I’m nonetheless determining just a few last particulars, however I’ll share extra data later this month about what the testnet will seem like, and the way everybody can get entangled. I’m hoping to have a fundamental CLI or JSON-RPC possibility for superior customers to experiment with whereas I transition to specializing in including non-interactive transaction help.
For these , I lately gave a speak about future instructions in Mimblewimble which highlighted the weaknesses of vanilla Mimblewimble, and what we are able to do/are doing to attempt to clear up these. Right here’s a recording of the speak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5vJzp1ehaI&characteristic=youtu.be 16