MWC’s launch has been an unmitigated success – with 1,450 blocks flawlessly, seamlessly mined in the first 26 hours. Activity in the Discord and Telegram chat rooms has picked up – and with the early blocks having matured, I expect OTC activity to commence imminently.
That said, the dev team continues to push as hard as possible to launch exchange listings around the time of commencement of the December 11th airdrop claim process. We cannot guarantee a date, as the process of negotiation and integration has many variables. However, this is our firm goal – to list quickly, and enable the crypto community to invest in one of the best stories in the space, as soon as possible.
Overnight, I see that despite a flat, lethargic crypto market, Grin and Beam’s prices have surged – by 18% and 10%, respectively. In other words, isolated interest in the MimbleWimble space – that no doubt, will be significantly magnified by introduction of the third “MimbleWimbleTrinity” coin, MWC, into the ecosystem.
Which, I might add, is the only one that is SCARCE (a 20 million lifetime cap, versus 263 million for Beam and ∞ for Grin), and pays “MWC HODL” rewards; of which, 30% of said 20 million is being distributed via FREE airdrop to BTC holders.
Now that MWC is “public,” there will be significantly increased marketing attention. Also, we are approaching the one-year anniversary of the listings of Grin and Beam – during which, an incredible amount of technological development has occurred. Including, I might add, the ground-breaking Windows/iOS/Linux GUI wallet MWC’s developers built (link below); and the first MimbleWimble cold storage system…also, developed by MWC’s engineering team.
Thus, it won’t be long before the crypto space at large, recognizes that in fact, MimbleWimble works flawlessly – and thus, that it unquestionably, is FAR more scalable, private, and fungible than current blockchain protocols, including Bitcoin’s.
This is why I believe last summer’s Grin and Beam price surge was just an appetizer to what’s coming in 2020 – and why MWC, by FAR the most investable coin, may well become the industry leader.
MWC’s MainNet launch occurred on schedule, on November 11th, 2019 at 9 am UTC. BTC airdrop registration concluded in July, totaling 148,474 Bitcoin, or roughly 1% of the entire BTC float - yielding an MWC/BTC ratio of roughly 40.41. The airdrop claims process is scheduled to commence December 11th – and if all goes as planned, exchange listings will occur at or around this date.