It has been three years since the MimbleWimble concept was first introduced as a solution to scale Bitcoin. With the whitepaper now dating back three years, it is a good time to see how far the development of this project has come. There is still plenty of work to be done, although it seems things are heading in the right direction.
On July 19 of 2016, a lot of people took notice of the MimbleWimble whitepaper. It offers a lot of potentially great concepts and ideas which would benefit the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. At that time, everyone knew it would not be easy to turn this paper into working technology. Three years later, there is now the Beam main net – released on January 3rd of 2019 – and several dozen releases through the project’s main repository.