Currently a minimum mixin of 2 is mandatory. It is my understanding that the mandatory minimum mixin will be increased to 4 at some point. When will that happen?

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Block 1406997 doesn't come for 341.5 days (as of this writing, Oct 19th, 2016, at block 1161101). September 25th of 2017 seems a bit...much. Please correct my errors.

(I would have posted as a comment to the answer above, but my rating on stackoverflow is too low. You could help by up-voting me, just for trying to be constructive.)

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    You are right about the approximate date. More mixin means bigger tx and the main focus for privacy right now is to bring RingCT to hide the amounts & Kovri to hide your IP.
    – janowitz
    Oct 19, 2016 at 20:18
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    Have my vote for trying :)
    – pl55
    Oct 21, 2016 at 5:46

This will happen on version 5, at block height 1406997 on mainnet (it's already happened on testnet).

  • Wow, all this time I thought it was 4 mixins already.
    – pl55
    Oct 21, 2016 at 5:47
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    @pl55 4 mixins is not the min but it is the CLI default already
    – J Dog
    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:18
  • That's interesting. So one would have to override the default of monero wallet to achieve a mixin=2 or 3?
    – pl55
    Nov 8, 2016 at 12:00

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