Issue 49: February 21-28, 2020

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Dandelion++ was PRd to the Monero repository, and is looking for testers. Instructions for testing can be found here.

Cake Wallet has released a new version - 1.0.4 - with fixes to the Russian translation as well as OpenAlias support.

Xmrig has released a new version - 5.7.0 - which allows for use with Tor, a RandomX hashrate increase, and bug fixes.

Brandon “suraeNoether” Goodell gave a talk about Triptych (one of Monero’s in research protocols to replace the current MLSAG ring signature scheme).

YouTube channel Marco Polo Mandarin, which makes educational “Learn Chinese (Mandarin)” videos released a video covering top 12 words in Mastering Monero, which was recently translated into Chinese.

Upcoming Events

February 29, 2020 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

March 5, 2020 (Wednesday) – 18:00 UTC

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

March 5, 2020 (Wednesday) – 19:00 UTC

Monero Konferenco [EU] Meeting - #monero-konferenco IRC channel

March 7, 2020 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Monero Coffee Chat - watch online here

March 8, 2020 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting - #monero-dev IRC channel

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

None. All funded. :) But keep a look out for proposals in the future, or donate to the General Fund (donation address at the bottom of the Revuo).

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2043924

Hash rate: 1.343 GH/s

Median block size: 11.9 kB

Average Tx per block: 10.50

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 7537

Block reward: 1.88 XMR

Data taken on February 28, 2020

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,198,714,645
Localmonero.co Street Price: $65.14

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to02/28/20WeekMonthYear
USD$68.64-14.5%-1.7%+41.2%
EUR€62.25-15.9%-1.8%+45.7%
BTCB0.00786830-5.2%+4.7%-38.3%

Data taken on February 28, 2020

XMR Price Graph for February 22 - 28, 2020

XMR Price Graph 02/22/20-02/28/20

Sources: community.xmr.to, moneroblocks.info, miningpoolstats.stream, 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

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