Monero (XMR)

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privacy & security

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General Data and Information. Monero (XMR, formerly BitMonero) is a fork of Bytecoin (on 18th April 2014) that emphasises the obfuscation of private data (like addresses and transaction values) making for a blockchain with a public ledger with open access for broadcasting and writing transactions but with complete privacy for users. Each user can read the portions of the blockchain that relate directly to their own addresses, or can choose to broadcast unobfuscated transactions. The rationale behind the emphasis on privacy is the principle that no outside observer should have the unrestricted right to view a user’s private financial transactions and net worth. This holds true for the current financial system, and Monero aims to recreate this right to privacy in the crypto-currency ecosystem. This privacy is achieved through a combination of enforced privacy, bulletproof zero-knowledge proofs, ring confidential transactions, stealth addresses, ring signatures and ASIC resistance. Milestones

18th April 2014 - Monero blockchain launched. 10th January 2017 - Confidential Transactions and Ring Signatures adopted, known collectively as Ring Confidential Transactions (RingCT). October 2018 - Bulletproofs (zero knowledge proofs) adopted on chain. Utility. Monero (XMR) aims to be fiat currency replacement, a store of value. By implementing privacy features by default, it restores the right to privacy of a user whilst being able to utilize and harness the strengths of a public blockchain, namely resilience, decentralization and censorship resistance. Due to the untraceability of transactions, all Monero coins are essentially fungible as no transaction history can be attached to them, thus making them functionally identical. Further developments include the ability to obfuscate IP addresses to further enhance privacy protections for users. Significant Features

Privacy coin, transaction addresses and amounts are obfuscated by design. Privacy of transactions mimics the use of cash in current economies. Monero is fungible, past transactions can not be traced, thus all coins are indistinguishable from other coins. Open and unrestricted access with no third party middleman for approving transactions. Transactions can be revealed by a user if required. Average blocktime of 2 minutes; Total supply of 18.4 million XMR (then 0.3 XMR per minute forever); Consensus via Proof of Work (CryptoNight). References: .


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What is Monero? In this video I will cover the basics of Monero/XMR for beginners. Monero was launched in 2014 and is a currency platform that focuses on privacy and decentraliza ...

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Creation date: 2014-06-12
Expiration date: 2022-06-12

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Privacy and anonymity are the most important aspects of electronic cash. Peer-to-peer payments<br /> seek to be concealed from third party’s view, a distinct difference when compared with traditional<br /> banking.

The whitepaper of Monero is 10 Pages long.

The most influencial keywords are: Signatures, Keys, Curve, Ring, Takes, Functions, Points, Monero, Group, and Security.

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Product analysis

Monero was founded back in April 2014. Its source code was released publicly on github on April 2014 under the Other license.
Organization wise, Moneros Development is Decentralized and is being developed under the lead of Riccardo Spagni.

The consensus on which the Monero network is run is called POW, while the underlying algorithm is called CryptoNight-V8.
In the current state of Monero currently is Working product

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Communities & Events

This is the official subreddit of Monero (XMR), a secure, private, untraceable currency that is open-source and freely available to all.

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Secure. Private. Untraceable. Fungible.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Monero.

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Official Twitter account for Monero

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Revuo Monero Weekly Issue #34 25 favorite
Revuo Monero Weekly Issue #33 34 favorite
U.S. customers of Abra (a crypto wallet and investment app provider) are now able to deposit, withdraw, or trade Monero! 65 favorite
Services, please be reminded that the scheduled network upgrade takes place in 19 days. 55 favorite
CLI v0.15.0.0 'Carbon Chamaeleon' released! Please be reminded that a user, service, merchant, pool operator, or exchange should run this version (v0.15) in order to be sufficiently prepared for the scheduled protocol upgrade of November 30. 129 favorite
Both CLI and GUI v0.15.0.0 'Carbon Chamaeleon' have been tagged! Release binaries will be available soon. In order to be sufficiently prepared for the upcoming scheduled network upgrade, participants of the Monero ecosystem ought to run this version. 83 favorite
Revuo Monero Weekly Issue #32 52 favorite
Revuo Monero Weekly Issue #31 53 favorite
ICYMI: A message regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of November 30 (and corresponding v0.15 release) was put on the mailing list! Make sure to subscribe in order to not miss out on any important updates. 38 favorite
Advisory note for users making use of subaddresses. 38 favorite
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Protocol Upgrade 11.30.2019 "Preliminary information thread regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of November 30."

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Github Analysis

Code Updates (Commits)

Every change to the codebase of Monero is registered as a commit. More active projects have many commits, dead projects nearly none.

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Extending a project results in many new lines of code. Changing existing code results in nearly the same amount of additions and deletions. Projects that are growing show a large number of code additions with relatively few deletions.

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It is not exactly clear who is the main driving force behind Monero.

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How things stand


In May 2017 the main developer Riccardo Spagni (fluffypony) spread a fake announcement about something “really big” to happen after the next team meeting. The price of Monero almost doubled. A few hours before the team meeting, he wrote on Twitter that he did this to provoke speculators. Before he put this text on Twitter, the price of Monero plummeted to the old price due to high sell orders. [1] [2]
Monero has been in the news multiple times:
When the wife of a Norwegian multi-millionaire ($200 Million) was kidnapped in January 2019 the kidnappers wanted the ransom money ($10 Million) in Monero. [3]
The illegal platform for drugs, stolen data, fake documents called “The Wall Street Market” was closed by the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and they seized a six-figure sum ($600'000) of Monero. The cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Monero were reportedly preferred payment methods on "The Wall Street Market". [4]
Early 2018, during the holiday season stars such as Mariah Carey, Sia, Backstreet Boys and 42 more started accepting Monero as a payment form. This option has only been available temporarily. [5]



The Monero developers are currently trying to implement ASIC resistance to decentralize the coins hash rate more. ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) are small machines, that are good at processing one thing. These are often used by miners and some big companies invested a lot of money to buy this ASICs. Monero developers are against this centralization by large companies and try to make the coin ASIC resistant. While doing that, they will implement a new algorithm that only they know at the beginning. This information can be misused by the Monero developers to mine more coins at the beginning and centralize mining as other miners need to adjust their solving algorithms. [1]


Product description


When a user buys a coffee and pays with Bitcoin then it’s wallet address is known to the seller and it’s known how many Bitcoin this user’s wallet contains.
Monero is a cryptocurrency with the intention to make the user completely anonymous. It’s neither possible to find out the balance of a Monero wallet nor the transactions that were made by a Monero wallet. [1]



The goal wasn’t to create a Monero platform, but to develop a coin that enables real anonymity for its users. The anonymous transfers do work.
The first Monero protocol enabled private transactions. Whenever a user made a transaction, the amount that should be sent was split into multiple transactions and there would be dummy transactions included to obfuscate the real transaction. Only the sender and the receiver could see which transactions were valid, but other people could still analyze the amounts and might conclude how much was sent. In January 2017 Monero implemented the RingCT which hides the sent amounts. This made it unnecessary to split the amounts. Monero later implemented Kovri which hides the traffic by rerouting users through I2P nodes. This hides users IP addresses, which could’ve been tracked before. [1] [2]



There were 7 founders of the Monero cryptocurrency. Five of them remained secret and the other two are Riccardo Spagni and David Latapie. Riccardo Spagni is now the main developer and he’s known by the nickname “Fluffypony”. [1]



Security Relatively high. The coin has been around for a while.
Adoption The coin has a high acceptance rate compared to other cryptocurrencies.
Decentralization The coin is fully decentralized.
Product availability The product is already available.
Exchange availability The coin is available on the major trusted exchanges.
Privacy Transactions with this coin are fully anonymous.
Transactions per second It can handle much less transactions per second compared to other cryptocurrencies.
Transaction speed The transaction speed is much lower compared to other cryptocurrencies.
Transaction cost The transaction fees are much higher compared to other cryptocurrencies.
Enery consumption The energy consumption is high compared to other cryptocurrencies.

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The developing team is on a good way to create a more robust and better coin. Privacy and anonymity are important, because people don’t want others to know how much money they have.
Monero is the pioneer of private cryptocurrencies, but with that they still have big obstacles to overcome. There will be debates about legal aspects as Monero might be used for fraudulent behaviour and regulations could potentially break Moneros neck.



Moneros goal is to create the so-called Bulletproof protocol with the intention to reduce the required data per transaction.



The potential for Monero is huge, if the public need for an anonymous cryptocurrency rises.




Monero is the best-known cryptocurrency for anonymity, but there are other cryptocurrencies that offer private transactions like zCash.



During the holidays early 2018 45 stars accepted Monero as a payment for their merchandises. [1]



The acceptance by the stars accepting Monero as a payment was orchestrated and crowdfunded by the Monero community.



Riccardo Spagni (fluffypony) is a very good developer, but there occurred shady behaviour such as the fake announcement that was made. [1] [2]


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# Exchange Pair Price 24h Volume Trusted
# 1 Binance XMR/BTC $ 63.00045 $ 5,092,037 check
# 2 Binance XMR/USDT $ 63.06421 $ 2,980,338 check
# 3 Bittrex XMR/BTC $ 63.12250 $ 655,034 check
# 4 Poloniex XMR/BTC $ 63.06999 $ 278,312 check
# 5 Binance XMR/BNB $ 63.02551 $ 273,659 check
# 6 Kraken XMR/USD $ 62.02000 $ 122,082 check
# 7 Binance XMR/ETH $ 63.05812 $ 111,669 check
# 8 Bitfinex XMR/BTC $ 62.99349 $ 57,651 check
# 9 Bitfinex XMR/USD $ 62.18300 $ 55,137 check
# 10 Kraken XMR/EUR $ 61.95283 $ 48,915 check


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