Yes, I know the Monero is implemented using CryptoNight. I was, however, wondering if there is a paper that explains Monero top to bottom.

If not available, can I expect one to be published soon?


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In addition to the Cryptonote whitepaper jtgrassie linked, there is a paper explaining Monero at https://github.com/UkoeHB/Monero-RCT-report


Monero is based on CryptoNote actually (CryptoNight is the PoW / hashing algorithm used).

The original CryptoNote paper (and more) can be found here: https://getmonero.org/resources/research-lab/

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