Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has taken to Twitter to announce the expected date when the long-awaited upgrade, MimbleWimble, will be activated.
This upgrade will enable senders of LTC to hide their address and the amount of crypto they transfer, similarly to the way privacy coins Monero and Zcash operate.
However, the entire network is not ready for this event.
Estimated date of MWEB activation, not all miners are ready
Lee tweeted that the estimated day and time of the MimbleWimble (MWEB) activation are May 19, 8:30 p.m. PT or May 20, 3:30 a.m. UTC.
More details are coming soon, according to his tweet. However, he also said that not all pools and miners have upgraded to the MWEB.
MWEB is currently estimated to activate on 5/19 8:30pm PT (5/20 3:30am UTC). We're thinking of doing a livestream event to celebrate activation. Stay tuned for more details soon.— Charlie Lee Ⓜ️?️ (@SatoshiLite) May 16, 2022
In the meantime, help us reach out to pools and miners. There are still some that have not upgraded!
A week ago, Lee also asked the Litecoin community to spread the word to the pools and miners that had not upgraded yet. Unless they do it within two days, they will be mining invalid LTC blocks.
On May 5, the founder shared on his Twitter page that several blocks had already been mined on the testnet successfully.
The MimbleWimble upgrade had been developed for almost three years.
A month ago, according to one of the IT engineers who had been working on the upgrade and its future implementation, David Burkett, 75% of LTC miners were preparing for the upcoming MWEB activation.
The upgrade was expected to become active at block height 2,265,984.