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Litecoin MimbleWimble October Recap Replace

This replace was written and supplied by Litecoin MimbleWimble lead developer David Burkett.



Quarkslab has completed their audit of the code! 🚀

I’ll be assembly with them Friday to debate their findings. After that, they’ll work on releasing the audit report in a weblog publish, which I look ahead to sharing with you all.


Because you’ll be capable of learn the complete report as soon as they share their weblog publish, I received’t dive too deeply into the findings right here. However at a fast look:

There was one crucial subject discovered that resulted from a mistake whereas merging the MWEB code & v0.21.1 code collectively. So when copying the modifications into the most recent launch code, I missed a small, however essential line of validation code that would’ve been exploited by a malicious attacker to trigger severe disruptions to the chain 😳

This tells us…

  1. We might actually profit from higher useful take a look at protection round our validation logic to ensure we might catch comparable points ourselves in future releases.

  2. We should always take into consideration including some processes we will observe to reduce the potential of this taking place. That would imply documenting all modifications, or having 2 individuals carry out the merge individually then evaluating outcomes, or a change to how we strategy the code opinions.

  3. The audit was a extremely good thought (thanks Quarkslab!)

There have been additionally some smaller findings, and a few nice strategies for the way we might enhance the standard and security of the code. General, they had been impressed with the code high quality, which was thrilling to listen to 🥳

v0.21.1 (Taproot) Launch

The launch course of 5 we inherited from bitcoin could be fairly painful. It makes use of gitian 4 to construct repeatable and deterministic binaries from the supply code. Which means that a number of individuals can all construct the code on completely different machines (and even completely different working programs) and nonetheless get the identical precise launch binaries. We will then all evaluate the outcomes after which signal the discharge, certifying that all of us agree that the printed launch is protected & correct.

There’s plenty of magic concerned to make this work, which ends up in a time-consuming & usually irritating expertise (particularly for n00bs like me). So I actually dragged my ft on this one 😬
. I lastly pressured myself to push via this just a few days in the past, and after preventing with some outdated scripts, was in a position to construct all the binaries efficiently. I’ll end signing these tomorrow and hand them off for the opposite builders to repeat the construct & confirm outcomes.

MWEB Testnet

After numerous guarantees after which take-backs, I’ve lastly determined to launch a binary that permits non-technical customers to check out the MWEB testnet. I solely have the home windows launch out there proper now, however I’ll work on getting binaries for Mac OS X on Friday. Linux customers can construct their very own, as a result of I’m drained 😝

Hyperlink: MWEB Testnet Launch 26

Right here’s my gpg key 8 in case you’d prefer to confirm the binaries first (it’s best to). I’ll add directions on how to do this on the discharge web page when I’ve a while.

There’s no installer, as a result of I didn’t need anybody by accident changing their precise litecoin pockets, so to make use of it:

  • Obtain (and confirm) the zip file
  • Extract the litecoin-63fe928e4e8a folder
  • Discover and run litecoin-qt.exe from contained in the bin folder

This may default to utilizing the MWEB testnet, which you’ll inform by the off-colored brand and the [mwebtest] within the title bar. These use mwebtest cash, not precise litecoin cash. So pleeease don’t attempt to use it with actual cash.

You’ll both must mine a block to get mwebtest cash (you possibly can CPU mine a block very quickly), or discover somebody to present you some. If anybody is keen to setup a faucet, I’ve received a ton of cash you possibly can have 🙂

Additionally, if somebody looks like writing a information for tips on how to create stealth addresses, ship to and obtain from them, and all the enjoyable stuff that goes together with it, you’d be my new favourite individual.

Remaining Schedule

You’re just about again to simply ready on me once more ⏱
whereas I end making use of audit strategies after which pushing via the tedious strategy of merging, coordinating remaining opinions, writing launch notes, and at last kicking off the beloved gitian builds. I don’t know precisely how lengthy that may take, however rumor has it that it will increase by a full day for each person who asks me 😜

What a protracted journey this has been 😅

P.S. 132 is updated.



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