The lead developer on the Litecoin Mimblewimble (MW) undertaking, David Burkett, has now constructed a useful testing framework and began to combine the event work finished to this point into the Litecoin codebase.
In response to a Could 1 report on the Litecointalk boards, the undertaking to implement the MW privateness enhancements into Litecoin has reached an necessary milestone with the construct of a test-bed. Burkett claims that he has additionally run some end-to-end validation assessments via the framework.
“I’ve constructed out a useful testing framework that builds legitimate headers, blocks, and transactions. I’ve now acquired some (principally) full end-to-end block validation assessments,” he stated.
As Cointelegraph reported in March, Burkett predicted that MW could be working on the Litecoin testnet by the tip of the summer season. It is a vital step in the direction of that aim.
Burkett has additionally begun to combine his work with the Litecoin codebase, initially specializing in the ConnectBlock logic. This a part of the code validates blocks earlier than including them to the chain.
Whereas Burkett was nonetheless uncertain as to which particular space to deal with subsequent, he did state that his high-level plan concerned continued codebase integration and “heaps extra testing.”
Burkett additionally gave an replace on his different undertaking, Grin++, which has simply achieved launch candidate v1.0.Zero standing, marking its “first non-beta model.” Grin++ featured the primary implementation of the Mimblewimble privateness protocol, again in January 2019.
Mimblewimble was first revealed in 2016 when its white paper — authored by a person performing underneath the pen title Tom Elvis Jedusor — appeared on a Bitcoin analysis channel.
The protocol goals to enhance blockchain privateness, scalability, and fungibility by combining transactions in a CoinJoin. Consequently, blocks on the community comprise a listing of all enter, output, and signature information, which obscure transaction information for any third get together monitoring the community.