Testnet is right here!!! 🚀🥳 💪
To this point, there are just a few nodes linked and mining, and there haven’t been sufficient blocks to activate mimblewimble but (we’re utilizing BIP9-style activation). As extra friends join and begin to mine, I’m hoping we will 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 https://t.me/MWEB_Testnet.
The brand new house for the code is at https://github.com/ltc-mweb. 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 received an superior emblem and the whole lot! Test it out: https://twitter.com/SatoshiLite/status/1311376460158955521.
Now that the MWEB testnet is working, I’m going to concentrate on methods to make it straightforward for non-technical litecoin customers to begin testing it out as effectively. This implies enhancing the automated builds, higher documentation, and beginning to construct out pockets help.
Proper now, there are a selection of areas within the code which can be fragile or lack the mandatory 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 the whole lot 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 all the 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! 😄