Bitcoin Q&A: Differences between Grin and Beam?

Bitcoin Q&A: Differences between Grin and Beam?

By techie 0 Comment February 11, 2019

What are the differences between Grin and Beam, implementations of the MimbleWimble protocol? Why has there usually been a trade-off between privacy and scalability? Grin is an open-source research project, with no pre-mine, a continuing issuance model, is developed by volunteers, and is written in Rust. Beam is more of a commercial product with a foundation that organizes funding and development, with a limited supply, and is written in C++. More about Grin:
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