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A privacy preserving digital currency

Grin is a privacy-preserving digital currency built openly by developers distributed all over the world. It can be used by anyone, anywhere, without restriction or censorship.

Grin implements the Mimble Wimble protocol and as such has no public amounts or addresses. Transactions are aggregated which makes efficient use of storage space. In order to conceal their origin, newly created transactions are relayed among a sub-set of peers before being widely broadcast.

Grin is not controlled by any company, foundation or individual. The coin distribution is designed to be as fair as possible, with an emission of 1 GRIN per second.

Mimblewimble leverages cryptography to allow past transaction data to be removed with no compromise on security. This avoids Grin collapsing under the weight of data having to be kept on chain.

This Snap contains two applications:

grin - The blockchain node software which can be started with default settings just by typing grin in your terminal.

grin.wallet - For creating a new account, sending and receiving transactions. Run grin.wallet help to see a list of available commands.

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Last updated
10 November 2019

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