Not much time until a new kind of cryptocurrency appears on the market: coins which implement the Mimblewimble protocol. As I believe they will play a tremendous role in the future of cryptocurrency, I’ve decided to start this website to gather some information for you about the main Mimblewimble implementations. The homepage already has some general information about Mimblewimble, interesting facts and data as well as links to resources regarding the protocol itself or its implementations.
Speaking of implementations: at the time of this writing, there are two important Mimblewimble coins which will start their mainnets in January 2019: Grin and BEAM.
1. BEAM cryptocurrency
BEAM’s launch date is January 3rd, 2019. With Equihash – known from cryptocurrencies such as ZCash – it implements a rather known and established consensus algorithm.
We’ve started to collect information about BEAM, such as specifications, some general knowledge and a setup guide for the wallet. Check out this page to learn more about BEAM.
2. Grin cryptocurrency
Grin is set to launch on January 15, 2019. It makes use of the Cuckoo Cycle Proof-of-Work algorithm, which is rather new in Cryptoland. Information about Grin is still being collected, so expect more articles to appear on this page in the coming days.
Both coins will be mineable (of course), and BEAM is taking measures to prevent ASICs from taking over the market right at the beginning.
Goals for the future
This website will become a decent starting point for everyone interested in Mimblewimble in general or in one of its specific implementations. You will find on this website:
- news around Mimblewimble
- installation guides for wallets, nodes etc
- mining tutorials for coins implementing the Mimblewimble protocol
I’m sure this topic allows for lots of interesting material. If you have any suggestions for content you’d like to see on this website, leave me a comment!