Grin is a cryptocurrency that was launched on Jan. 15th 2019 without an ICO, pre-mine or founder’s reward. It uses the MinbleWimble blockchain format and protocol that provides extremely good scalability, privacy and fungibility by relying on strong cryptographic primitives. An important aspect of Grin is the fact that it has no amounts and no addresses, which improves its privacy. Grin is developed by developers all over the world and is not controlled by any company or foundation. It relies on donations to keep working on the project. Grin’s goal is to empower anyone to transact or save modern money without the fear of external control or oppression.