I was thinking it was about time that someone put together a new Mimblewimble whitepaper. Perhaps a combined effort between Grin & Beam, so that everyone stops referencing Vanilla MW as per the Poelstra Whitepaper and the Breaking Mimblewimble article, which has been the most popular and damaging article for both Grin & Beam. A popular narrative is that privacy is broken in mimblewimble(linkablity) and can’t be improved, when they are various known techniques: eg Decoy outputs (1), Grinjoin, daily aggregator/ coinswap(2)(3), and of course Beam’s Lelantus-MW (4). Another popular narrative is that usability will always suffer because of interactivity and the 3 step tx method, when there are now slates/ Tor addresses, non-interactive solutions(5)(6)(7), and also a proposed 2-step method that needs more eyes on it (8) ( perfect opportunity to present that as a Future research question). The paper could also detail the likes of atomic swaps/ payment channels/ sidechain support/ CA etc( which were more like research questions in Poelstra’s paper)
^All these methods are already documented, however, they are not all in one place and they are only really getting attention from inner circle folk who are currently involved in one of the MW implementations. The hope would be that a new MW whitepaper might be seen by new eyes( and old ones).
I suggested this in a MW group here: Telegram: Contact @mimble_wimble
Guy, from Beam, showed some interest and then formed this group here: Telegram: Join Group Chat
^If this is something you would like to participate in please join.
I thought someone like @phyro @david could be interested. Ideally, it would require someone(or a small group) to take a lead role on the Grin side and then for many others to review it. If it’s an idea most support then whoever takes the lead could consider submitting a funding request for their time.