The CryptoNote.org website doesn't seem to have been updated since 2015. Their support forum is broken (I don't receive confirmation emails allowing me to register) and their twitter account has not been updated in a while. I know that Monero is based on CryptoNote which implies CryptoNote is not dead but why hasn't the CryptoNote.org website been updated or forum working?

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    Monero being based on CryptoNote does not imply CryptoNote not being dead. Windows is based on MS-DOS, and MS-DOS is dead.
    – user36303
    Jun 14, 2018 at 17:08
  • @user36303 so is it dead?
    – James
    Jun 14, 2018 at 17:55
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    I don't know, so I posted a comment and not an anwer :)
    – user36303
    Jun 14, 2018 at 22:24

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Whilst Monero is based on CryptoNote, the codebase and feature-set is now very different.

The CryptoNote website and code repository has not been updated in a long time.

So whilst the website and code has not been updated, for historical purposes, I guess it's nice they are still online, even though not maintained.

Arguably the most active development on privacy focused, decentralized and fungible digital money is happening on Monero, with a wealth of information updated regularly on multiple channels.

  • In the accepted answer to the question: monero.stackexchange.com/questions/8497/steps-to-fork-monero it says that Monero is based on CryptoNote and to follow their guide. Do you think its a case of follow the CryptoNote guide but Fork the Monero repo instead of the CryptoNote one.
    – James
    Jun 14, 2018 at 21:27
  • There is no official Monero forking guide I know of. And forking based on the guide at CryptoNote is so outdated it probably has little value and won't work for forking Monero as the projects are so different now.
    – jtgrassie
    Jun 14, 2018 at 21:58
  • you were right when you said the CryptoNote guide is outdated for example, the Seed Nodes IP Addresses. Have created a new post for this now. monero.stackexchange.com/questions/8633/monero-forking-guide
    – James
    Jun 25, 2018 at 12:51
  • The CryptoNote Forking Guide does still provide a head start and the tools provided do still work, although the guide doesn't provide a means to determine a unique value for the daemon Network identifier. cryptonotestarter.org/inner.html Feb 6, 2021 at 0:23
  • @BarryW.Black Monero is almost unrecognizable from the original CryptoNote code, features and functionality. The question does not ask about forking or cloning. Please stay on-topic.
    – jtgrassie
    Feb 6, 2021 at 5:40

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