How Monero Uniquely Enables Circular Economies
Today, we consider how Monero's ability to act as digital cash is uniquely enabling development of circular economies.
Monero’s Ring Signatures vs CoinJoin Like in Wasabi
CoinJoin is the core of BTC privacy, and the issues inherent in it are some of those solved by Monero’s ring signatures.
Why (And How!) You Should Hold Your Own Keys
"Not your keys, not your coins" - a ubiquitous phrase, yet the majority of crypto users still don't hold their own keys.
Contributing Back to Monero
The success of Monero depends on the community contributions - today we’ll explore some ways us non-devs can give back.
How Remote Nodes Impact Monero’s Privacy
Today, we take a look at how Monero provides on-chain privacy even when using a remote node, as well as the caveats.
How Monero Uses Hard-Forks to Upgrade the Network
The role of XMR hard-forks is often misunderstood - today, we’ll walk through what they are and why they're important.
View Tags: How One Byte Will Reduce Monero Wallet Sync Times by 40%+
One of the most common complaints about Monero is wallet sync times - today we talk about a brilliant way the devs have found to reduce it.
P2Pool and Its Role in Decentralizing Monero Mining
Pool mining is the most common way to mine Monero today, but thankfully the emergence of p2pool mining is rapidly changing that.
Seraphis: What It Will Do for Monero
Today we talk about Seraphis, an upcoming set of transaction protocol structures and abstractions for the Monero ecosystem.
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.