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CRYPTO DEV DIGEST: DAA & Block Times, CashDev Discord, SatoshiLite Talks Mimblewimble

TL;DR: Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) documents cryptocurrency development, highlighting the projects and persons working under the hood. This packed digest features Charlie Lee, known online as SatoshiLite, talking about mimblewimble in relation to Litecoin. Bitcoin Unlimited explores DAA and double-spend thought experiments, and gets some pushback. Crescent Cash wallet is upgrading like mad, as is Badger wallet, and Bitcoin Cash developers are encouraged to join a like-minded Discord. 

SatoshiLite Talks Mimblewimble

The creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, is coming off a pretty triumphant week for his project. Dogged by concerns of funding and lack of development, the team scraped up enough to host a Las Vegas soiree complete with a keynote by two-time US presidential candidate Ron Paul.

With marketing hype and headline juice, however, comes expectations. And with hashrate falling and an ecosystem-wide perception of Litecoin effectively not being developed, Lee appears to be at least making noise about a really important topic to Bitcoiners, privacy.

Lee must be careful with pushing privacy, as coins such as Monero and Zcash have been delisted by exchanges out of fear regulators will crackdown due to less tracking ability. Many once mistakenly believed Bitcoin itself was anonymous, lacking understanding of what constitutes a public blockchain. Companies such as Chainalysis soon disabused most of that notion, with Bitcoin in many ways being far easier to track transactions than even fiat.

Litecoin is reportedly exploring fungibility, eschewing the dreaded privacy word for now, in an effort to create same-same in sending and receiving coins — the way a $20 note would be indistinguishable from any other $20 note. Lee claimed his team was looking into so-called mimblewimble technology for that very purpose, and might be headed toward side-chain development.

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  • Small Demo App

  • CashDev Discord

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