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Is Converting Bitcoin to Monero Just as Private as Buying Monero Directly?

Many consider purchasing XMR with BTC to be a full cleanse, and that the user retains all privacy, despite coming from a transparent chain. But is that so?

Why Monero Uses a Trustless Setup Unlike Zcash

The concept of trust is one of the most discussed in the cryptocurrency space. After all, the entire point of a blockchain is to eliminate trust in third parties.

Why Monero Is a Better Store of Value Than Bitcoin

XMR is the better medium of exchange, but BTC is the better store of value? We disagree. BTC’s transparency does more to detract from its properties as a store of value than people realize.

How Monero Can Overcome Bitcoin's Network Effects

While it is undisputed that Bitcoin is by far the largest crypto, we ask if it can rely solely on its existing network effects to stay relevant.

Why Monero Has the Most Critical Thinking Community

Сrypto enthusiasts are encouraged to think critically and evaluate projects based off of their real world value, but are projects themselves supposed to be self critical and self aware?

Scams to Look Out for When Using Monero

For as long as there has been money, there have been scams to get people to part with it - let's take the time to look at some of the most pervasive scams in the space.

How Atomic Swaps Will Work in Monero

Few things are as coveted in the crypto space as atomic swaps. Recently, the researchers have finalized a way by which XMR would be able to do atomic swaps with BTC.

What Every Monero User Needs to Know When It Comes to Networking

Let's take the time to get familiar with how Monero users interact with each other on the network, and what this means for their privacy.

How RingCT Hides Monero Transaction Amounts

RingCT has been hiding Monero amounts since 2017, and our collective privacy is all the stronger for it. But how is that achieved?

How Monero Stealth Addresses Protect Your Identity

On a transparent blockchain, the addresses where one sends their transactions to are visible to all. Monero solves this problem by implementing stealth addresses.

How Monero Subaddresses Prevent Identity Linking

Monero has always found innovative ways to solve difficult privacy problems. Nowhere is this exemplified more than in the case of Monero's subaddress technology.

Monero Outputs Explained

Many crypto savvy users have probably heard the term "outputs" before, but not everyone understands what they mean and how they work.

Monero Best Practices for Beginners

Let's have a look at steps and precautions that must be taken to preserve privacy, evade scams, and ensure the proper delivery of transactions while using Monero.

How Ring Signatures Obscure Monero's Outputs

Ring signatures are the weakest link in the privacy scheme; the word weak here meaning the most susceptible to heuristic attacks. Let’s explore them, shall we?

How Monero Solved the Block Size Problem That Plagues Bitcoin

Whenever individuals discuss the problems with blockchain, one of the first words to pop up will be 'scaling'. Monero sets itself apart in solving that issue.

How CLSAG Will Improve Monero's Efficiency

Let's have a look at one of the more recent Monero protocol innovations: the replacement of the linkable ring signature scheme, MLSAG, with a drop-in replacement CLSAG.

Why Monero Has a Tail Emission

Monero’s privacy technology is not the only difference that sets it apart from BTC and it's derivatives. In this article we'll look at another - the tail emission.

A Brief History of Monero

Bitcoin seemed to stand alone in having a whitepaper that was dropped out of nowhere and having their founder disappear. Until Monero.

Wired Magazine Is Wrong About Monero, Here's Why

In both the privacy and cryptocurrency spheres, misinformation often runs rampant. Here we address the Wired article that is often cited and circulated by Monero skeptics.

Top 15 Monero Myths and Concerns Debunked

A lot of common criticisms levied toward Monero that are either outdated, or incorrect, while others are presenting a very narrow view of the problem in question. In this article we hope to set the record straight on these criticisms.

How Dandelion++ Keeps Monero's Transaction Origins Private

Monero takes precautions to obfuscate on-chain data, however there are some attacks that can be done the moment a transaction occurs that cannot be performed any time later.

Why Monero Is Open Source and Decentralized

Find out why being open source and decentralized gives Monero a huge advantage over competing cryptocurrencies.

Monero Mining: What Makes RandomX So Special

On November 30th, 2019, Monero had its semiannual hard fork, with the most anticipated change being a switch from the old PoW algorithm, cryptonight, to the completely new, internally developed one, RandomX. The Monero community believes RandomX is a big step toward egalitarian mining, but let’s dig deeper to see if that’s the case.

Why Monero Is Better Than Dash, Zcash, Zcoin (Even With Lelantus), Grin and Bitcoin Mixers Like Wasabi (Updated May 2020)

Why is Monero the best privacy coin? Not all privacy-centric coins can deliver 100% privacy, untraceability, security and fungibility. Find out how Monero solves all those problems compared to other "privacy" coins.

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