Litecoin MimbleWimble October Recap Replace

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

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Audit

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 put up, which I sit up for sharing with you all.

Findings

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

There was one crucial difficulty discovered that resulted from a mistake whereas merging the MWEB code & v0.21.1 code collectively. So when copying the adjustments into the newest 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 may actually profit from higher practical take a look at protection round our validation logic to ensure we might catch comparable points ourselves in future releases.

  2. We must always take into consideration including some processes we are able to observe to attenuate the potential of this occurring. That would imply documenting all adjustments, or having 2 folks carry out the merge individually then evaluating outcomes, or a change to how we strategy the code evaluations.

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

There have been additionally some smaller findings, and a few nice options for a way we may enhance the standard and security of the code. General, they have 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 may be fairly painful. It makes use of gitian 4 to construct repeatable and deterministic binaries from the supply code. Which means a number of folks can all construct the code on totally different machines (and even totally different working methods) and nonetheless get the identical actual launch binaries. We will then all evaluate the outcomes after which signal the discharge, certifying that all of us agree that the revealed launch is secure & correct.

There’s a number of magic concerned to make this work, which results in a time-consuming & typically irritating expertise (particularly for n00bs like me). So I actually dragged my toes on this one 😬
. I lastly pressured myself to push via this a number of days in the past, and after combating with some outdated scripts, was capable of 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 plenty of guarantees after which take-backs, I’ve lastly determined to launch a binary that enables 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 should you’d prefer to confirm the binaries first (it is 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 emblem 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’ll be able to CPU mine a block very quickly), or discover somebody to provide you some. If anybody is prepared to setup a faucet, I’ve obtained a ton of cash you’ll be able to 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 particular person.

Remaining Schedule

You’re just about again to only ready on me once more ⏱
whereas I end making use of audit options after which pushing via the tedious technique of merging, coordinating closing evaluations, writing launch notes, and eventually kicking off the beloved gitian builds. I don’t know precisely how lengthy that can take, however rumor has it that it will increase by a full day for each individual that asks me 😜

What a protracted journey this has been 😅

P.S. https://wenmweb.com 132 is updated.





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