A Brief History of MimbleWimble White Paper

burrrata edited this page Dec 6, 2018 · 5 revisions

In Aug. 2016, Someone called Tom Elvis Jedusor (Voldemort's French name in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series) placed the original MimbleWimble white paper on a bitcoin research channel, and then disappeared.

Tom's white paper "Mimblewimble" (a tongue-tying curse used in "The Deathly Hallows") was a blockchain proposal that could theoretically increase privacy, scalability and fungibility.

In Oct. 2016, Andrew Poelstra, a mathematician at Blockstream, wrote a precise paper, made precise Tom's original idea, and added further scaling improvements on it.

A few days later, Ignotus Peverell (name also came from "Harry Potter", the original owner of the invisibility cloak, if you know the Harry Potter characters) started a Github project called Grin (Yes! This project.), and began turning the MimbleWimble paper into something real.

And in Mar. 2017, Ignotus Peverell posted a technical introduction to MimbleWimble and Grin on Github.

Since then, Grin has grown into a working blockchain developed by various members of the community, and after several stages of development, will launch Jan. 2019.

That's the interesting story of MimbleWimble/Grin white paper. Here are the three parts of them:

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