Grin’s Network And 3.0 Wallet Are Ready to Launch Ahead of Next Week’s Hard Fork

Grin coin developer who goes by the pseudo ‘Yeastplume’ recently announced that a new wallet version is ready for the upcoming hard fork in mid-January. Yeastplume who is also a developer for the Mimblewimble protocol noted that users will have to upgrade to the new v3.0.0 wallets for compatibility with the Grin network. This is expected to be as soon as the scheduled hard fork meant for block 524,160 takes place;

“Everyone is urged to upgrade to 3.0.0 as soon as possible, as the 2.x series will stop working at this time… Note that 3.0.0 wallets are able to transact with 2.x.x wallets with caveats around new features as outlined in the notes.”

The announcement made through Grin’s Forum highlighted that a number of features have been added to the upgrade for better user experience. According to Yeastplume, these include a Node API v2 and TUI log on portal. The developer also detailed a few technical enhancements made to improve Grin network’s functionality;

“ASIC-Resistant PoW is changed to Cuckaroom29 post-hard fork [Reference solvers are included in the grin-miner project]; fast sync validation now shows progress during kernel and rangeproof validation; Enable fast sync [consensus changes]; Fix for tcp stream nonblocking flag; No more checking [old] orphans during txhashset write [fast sync]; Ability to stop txhashset mid download [fast sync].”

Grin’s network development update has been featured in several crypto news sites after David Burkett, a developer for this platform, revealed the intention to make some enhancements. David stated that he was working to improve the code used for Grin++ for easier integration with the Litecoin network.

It is noteworthy that the developer has been a close working partner of Litecoin with an ongoing privacy-option project meant for the Mimblewimble network. This is designed and will be implemented through extension blocks; Litecoin has since echoed itssupport towards developing the privacy feature.

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