Issue 35: November 14-21, 2019

Warning

The core team stewarded website (getmonero.org) was compromised on November 18th and served malicious binaries meant to steal the seeds of users. If you downloaded any binaries from the site within the past week, you should NOT run them and redownload. If you have run it, move your funds immediately.

ALWAYS VERIFY HASHES! DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

You can read more about the situation on the blog post of the website.

Monero Network Upgrade Countdown

8 days

Table of Contents:

Recent News

CLI v0.15.0.1 'Carbon Chamaeleon' has been tagged. This solves the long-sync issue in the first tag. Users are encouraged to post the results of their deterministic builds.

XMR.to’s Community Hub has expanded their offerings with a Monero network map, which shows the distribution of Monero nodes across the world, as well as which nodes are on which protocol version. As well, XMR.to has added a new feature to the site proper, allowing users to specify an amount in Monero.

Stanford University responsibly disclosed an attack affecting Monero and Zcash wherein they describe “remote side-channel attacks on receiver privacy”. Their writeup (with link to the paper) can be found here with Monero’s publicly disclosed HackerOne report available here.

Monero Python Module 0.62 has been released, with optimized ed25519 code, leading to about 100x faster subaddress generation and seed operations.

MyMonero has released the 1.1.13 version of their desktop client, with general security and performance updates. Non-mandatory for the fork, but recommended.

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

36C3 Supplies by rehrar

Raised 101.43 of 560.00 XMR (18%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1972298

Hash rate: 285.446 MH/s

Median block size: 13.1 kB

Average Tx per block: 9.19

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 6581

Block reward: 2.15 XMR

Data taken on November 21, 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 to11/21/19WeekMonthYear
USD$53.90-17.3%-4.9%-22.7%
EUR€48.72-17.6%-4.4%-20.4%
BTCɃ0.00713492-5.4%+1.1%-52.6%

Data taken on November 21, 2019

XMR Price Graph for November 15 - November 21, 2019

XMR Price Graph 11/14/19-11/21/19

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.