Lead developer of the Litecoin Mimblewimble (MW) project, David Burkett, created a functional test framework and began integrating development work into the Litecoin code base.

According to a May 1 report in the Litecointalk Forums, the Litecoin MW Privacy Improvement Implementation Project has reached a milestone with the creation of a test bed. Burkitt claims to have performed many comprehensive validation tests across frameworks.

“I created a functional test framework that generates valid headers, blocks, and parameters. I now have (mostly) complete block-level tests.”

As Cointelegraph reported in March, Burkitt predicted that MW would work on the Litecoin test network by the end of the summer. This is an important step towards achieving this goal.

Codebase integration
Burkitt also began merging its business with the Litecoin token base, first focusing on ConnectBlock logic. This part of the code verifies the authenticity of blocks before it is added to the chain.

While Burkitt was still unsure of which specific area to pursue next, he stated that his high-level plan includes continuing to incorporate code base and “more testing”.

Burkitt also provided an update for its second project, Grin ++, which just secured v1.0.0 candidate status, making it a “first non-beta”. Grin ++ introduced the first implementation of the Mimblewimble privacy protocol in January 2019.

Mimblewimble was first introduced in 2016 when the knowledge book, written by a man who traded under the pseudonym Tom Elvis Jedusor, appeared on the Bitcoin Research Channel.

The protocol aims to improve the privacy, scalability and interchangeability of blockchain by integrating transactions into CoinJoin. As a result, the blocks in the network contain a list of all inputs, outputs and signature data that hide the transaction data from third parties that control the network.

Source: CoinTelegraph