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Grin: Ironbelly was just released in the iOS App Store, 2019Q2 Financial Transparency Report is now published, David Burkett is helping Litecoin design a Mimblewimble extension block, Full Wallet Lifecycle

Biweekly update 19th August — 2nd September

All the Grin fans are welcome! Here we have some updates on the project, totally focused on the development. During the last two weeks, there have been 116 open issues in /grin, and 34 open issues in /grin-wallet: merged PRs: 5 in /grin, 3 in /grin-wallet with 4 unique contributors. Last week’s dev meeting covered 2.1.0 & 3.0.0 planning, and Security & Wallet RFCs review. @yeastplume reported that he has been working on adding the first batch of lifecycle functions 2 to the Owner API. Once this is done, wallet authors will be able to create, open, and close wallets entirely via the owner API, which should reduce the need for custom jigging to perform these fundamental tasks. In addition to the lifecycle API, the upcoming 2.1.0 release will also aim to address a few longstanding bugs/issues, with the exact scope to be defined over the next couple of days. David Burkett is helping Litecoin design a Mimblewimble extension block. He discussed with Charlie Lee, e-currencyhodler, and others about how best to add fungibility to Litecoin.

Nevertheless, not only Grin development is amazing — community, Grin tech stars, and the team were quite active socially. Anonymous guys are not always anonymous. Daniel Lehnberg, Grin product manager, had an interview, where he talked about privacy, fungibility, governance, and uncertainty in the world of crypto and blockchain.. @hashmap (Grin core dev) gave a speech about Grin at Web3Summit. The community was incredibly supportive in chats and social networks. Find a million and one reasons to love Grin with us!

Development

Grin GitHub metrics
  1. Security review status
  2. Status of open RFCs

a) Security process mimblewimble/grin-rfcs#13

b) Wallet lifecycle API mimblewimble/grin-rfcs#18

c) Variable size kernels mimblewimble/grin-rfcs#21

  1. Release planning
  1. Action point follow-ups from the previous meeting.
  2. Site redesign
  3. Funding transparency report II
  4. ETH donation address
  5. Funding
  6. Decision: Yeastplume Request for funding
  7. General money management questions

3. RFC & sub-teams update

4. Security

News

  1. Ironbelly was just released in the iOS App Store. (the first Android version was supposed to already be released, but unfortunately the Android device he was using for testing got stolen and so he had to postpone the launch.)
  2. David Burkett is helping Litecoin design a Mimblewimble extension block.

Dev

  1. There are 116 open issues in /grin, and 34 open issues in /grin-wallet.
  2. Merged PRs: 5 in /grin | 3 in /grin-wallet | 4 unique contributors
  3. Last week’s dev meeting covered 2.1.0 & 3.0.0 planning, and Security & Wallet RFCs review.
  4. Planning issue for v2.1.0, scope freeze happening, add suggestions on the issue for anything you’d like to see included.
  5. @yeastplume’s weekly update.

“The culmination of the past few months of work and refactoring is now coming to fruition… or in more down-to-earth terms I’ve

The previous work on securing the API has meant that the implementations of the functions so far has been fairly straightforward, so I’ve also been taking time to enhance the tests and testing tools to allow for better and more realistic test coverage (the results of which can be seen in the main ‘tests’ directory. A bit more testing and documentation remains on the first batch of functions (create/open/close) type functions (hopefully this week), with the rest of the lifecycle functions as defined in the API to come in future PRs.

Plenty of future work to come beyond this, of course. In addition to the lifecycle API, the upcoming 2.1.0 release will also aim to address a few longstanding bugs/issues, with the exact scope to be defined over the next couple of days. Then I have about 3–4 potential RFCs in my head that will need to be written up and discussed. I’d hope the next 6 months sees us getting the wallet and APIs into a very robust and usable state, entirely ready for the community to pile layers on top of it.”

  1. The next bi-weekly developer meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Sep 03 @ 15:00 UTC in grin/Dev on Gitter. You can add topics to the agenda.

Governance

  1. 2019Q2 Financial Transparency Report is now published.
  2. @yeastplume request for funding, to be decided on in next governance meeting.

RFCs

Draft

  1. Relative kernels [node-dev]

Open

  1. Multiple named wallets [wallet-dev]
  2. Variable size kernels [node-dev]

Final Comment Period

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Accepted

  1. #0003 Security Process Update [core]
  2. #0004 Full Wallet Lifecycle [wallet-dev]

Closed

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Social encounters

  • Grin Interview with Daniel Lehnberg on YouTube. An interesting discussion about the Grin project with Daniel Lehnberg, Grin product manager. They talked about privacy, fungibility, governance, and uncertainty in the world of crypto and blockchain.
  • @hashmap (Grin core dev) talks about Grin at Web3Summit. “Grin is better money. A lightweight implementation of a cryptocurrency that aims to be privacy-preserving, scalable, and fair.” See post.

Upcoming events:

No updates.

Finance

Grin has no accounts and no addresses.

Source: https://grin.blockscan.com/

Partnerships and team members

With regards to partnerships, they have no partnerships at the moment, and no foreseeable plans to establish any.

Rumors

  • Pictures from Telegram Chat:

About Grin

Social media metrics

Social media activity
Social media dynamics
Social media dynamics

The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Grin Facebook likes, Reddit subscribers and Twitter followers. The information is taken from Grin coingecko.com.

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