Issue 34: November 7-14, 2019

Monero Network Upgrade Countdown

15 days

Table of Contents:

Recent News

XMRig has released a RandomX ready stable release; the primary new feature being its new 3-in-1 capabilities (CPU, OpenCL, CUDA).

Coinbase released a blog post concerning Proof of Work, where Monero’s previous ideologies were criticized. The Monero Outreach Workgroup responded with a post of their own, rebutting some of the inaccuracies.

Monero Talk with Adam Meister on Bitcoin’s surveillance properties, Monero & more - available on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Upcoming Events

November 17, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting - #monero-dev IRC channel

November 18, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

Research Lab Meeting - #monero-research-lab IRC channel

November 20, 2019 (Wednesday) – 16:00 UTC

36C3 Meeting - #monero-ccc IRC channel

November 23, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

November 30, 2019 (Saturday) – 16:00 UTC

Monero Coffee Chat - watch online here

CCS Proposal Ideas

Below you can find recent CCS proposal ideas open for discussion.

CCS Proposals Need Funding

36C3 Supplies by rehrar

Raised 0.04 of 560.00 XMR

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1967099

Hash rate: 293.220 MH/s

Median block size: 13.6 kB

Average Tx per block: 10.41

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 7466

Block reward: 2.17 XMR

Data taken on November 14, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,126,557,777
Localmonero.co Street Price: $62.50

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to11/14/19WeekMonthYear
USD$65.09+3.1%+25.1%-30.7%
EUR€58.95+3.4%+25.3%-28.8%
BTCɃ0.00752017+10.0%+18.3%-53.4%

Data taken on November 14, 2019

XMR Price Graph for November 8 - November 14, 2019

XMR Price Graph 11/08/19-11/14/19

Sources: community.xmr.to, moneroblocks.info, minexmr.com, bitinfocharts.com, coingecko.com, localmonero.co

Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to get involved in making Monero better, but aren’t sure how, check out the volunteer opportunities below.

Test Monero Core Software

Anyone with moderate technical ability is encouraged to try to build and run Monero nightlies. Do not trust it with your Monero, but feel free to open an Issue on Github as problems arise. Instructions to build on your OS of choice can be found on GitHub.

Getting Started with Helping Monero

If you are new to Monero and want to contribute, please check out this article about volunteering and contributing to Monero from the Monero Outreach Group.

If you enjoy this publication and want to support it, we encourage you to donate to the Monero General Fund, using the following address:

44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A

Comments, criticism, complaints or corrections? Please contact rehrar at rehrar at tuta.io. Say rehrar sent you.