Friday, May 24, 2024

Litecoin MimbleWimble June Recap Replace

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



I’ve spent a while documenting all the code adjustments to help our auditors. For these , that is the present record of technical paperwork describing the MWEB adjustments (a number of are solely partially full):

LIP-0002 This describes the method for including extension blocks to LTC, together with describing how pegging-in, pegging-out, and integrating transactions work

LIP-0003 3 That is our authentic design for Mimblewimble extension blocks. It’s a bit outdated, however ought to present a excessive stage understanding of the way it works.

LIP-0004 This describes our strategy to supporting one-sided txs, as an alternative of counting on interactive transactions like conventional Mimblewimble

LIP-0005 I’m nonetheless filling in lacking knowledge buildings right here, however this paperwork the P2P protocol adjustments and describes how MWEB transactions and blocks are serialized

Consensus Guidelines 1 Not a complete record, however describes crucial consensus guidelines

Kernels Describes how kernels are serialized, the assorted options which can be supported (e.g. lock top), and the way new options will be smooth forked in in a while.

Information storage Describes the brand new database tables and knowledge recordsdata that had been added

Stealth addresses How stealth addresses are generated, how we help subaddresses, how addresses are serialized, and so on.

Pruned Sync 1 Describes how pruned sync can be supported in future releases

Coding & Testing

I carried out my very own evaluate of all the node logic to search for methods to enhance safety and efficiency, which resulted in a variety of enhancements to the code & design:

Kernel MMR is now per block, as an alternative of a perpetually rising MMR. It was decided that we don’t achieve a lot by having a cumulative kernel MMR, so switching to a per-block MMR means much less time spent hashing, and rather a lot much less disk house wanted to retailer the MMR.

Switched from sha256 to the much-faster blake3 for all MWEB hashes.

New stealth deal with format that’s extra per earlier deal with sorts, together with having higher error detection.

Extra compact serialization codecs for all MWEB knowledge buildings which is able to end in much less disk house utilization, much less knowledge transferred between friends, and due to this fact barely larger throughput.

Higher take a look at protection

Audits and Opinions

I’ve formally handed off the ultimate code adjustments and documentation to Quarkslab, so we must always have a extra detailed timeline from them any day now.

I’ve created a brand new code evaluate 5 with probably the most crucial adjustments to the litecoin consensus code. It’s a lot smaller and extra centered than the libmw evaluate from a number of months in the past, so hopefully we’ll get extra reviewers and sooner suggestions from different devs.

I’ve made slight adjustments to the estimated timeline on 23, however general, we’re nonetheless working towards MWEB activation on the finish of the yr.

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