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Questions about Bitcoin as they relate or compare to Monero

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Is Monero an inflationary asset?

My prejudice is that because monero has utility on the dark-web for transactions it's not suitable as a store of value. That's my pre-conceived perception, at least. In trying to understand the ...
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What is an instant exchange and how is it used?

I've been looking at https://changenow.io/ and https://fixedfloat.com/en/ for converting Monero to Bitcoin. I'm using the cli wallet for Monero and Electrum for Bitcoin. How are instant exchanges ...
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Where to find a chart of Monero per Bitcoin exchange rate

I have searched around but all there seems to be are time series charts of XMR / BTC which at the moment is 0.006. I don't want to look at numbers like 0.006, would rather be looking at the inverse, ...
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Error: Couldn't connect to daemon: 127.0.0.1:18081 every single time

I'm running Windows 10 so I can't use any Linux commands which everything I've looked up has when faced with this issue. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it a few times, I've turned off my antivirus ...
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How many new Monero are mined every day?

If there are 720 blocks mined and the amount of coins that are made for each block is 10.88, but let's just say it's 10.5 coins per block, do we not just multiply 720 by 10.5? 720 x 10.5 = 7560
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Can the Trezor Model T wallet store both Monero and Bitcoin at the same time?

I just bought a Trezor Model T last month to store my Bitcoins, and now I am interested in buying some Moneros, too. But before I do that, I need to know whether I can store both at once on my Model T ...
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List of things that were proposed and rejected for bitcoin but implemented in Monero

This is a follow-up question based on this answer: https://monero.stackexchange.com/a/12600/ Many things proposed and rejected for Bitcoin have found a place in Monero (privacy for starters). That ...
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Is there any evidence of Bitcoin being "Tainted"?

Monero claims to be fungible, meaning every XMR is worth the same as another XMR. But I've also people say this isn't true about Bitcoin - and that Bitcoin can be tainted. Is there any evidence of ...
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What parts of Bitcoin's Lightning Network can be ported to Monero?

As a fork of Bytecoin, Monero has been unable to directly port much of the tools and code written for Bitcoin and its forks. However, as a layer-2 solution, what parts of Lightning would need to be ...
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Bitcoin Fog account to Monero wallet

Need some input here. About 4 days ago I moved some bitcoin from my FOG account to a Monero XMR wallet. It gave me a receiving address which I provided to the FOG account and FOG instantly deducted my ...
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Can one reduce the monero pruned blockchain further below 25gb?

Bitcoin core has the ability to prune its blockchain all the way down to 550MB, but monero after pruning is 25GB. Why can't monero also give users the ability to prune to an amount of our choosing?
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What are advantages and disadvantages of Monero's privacy features as compared to Bitcoin?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Monero's privacy features as compared to Bitcoin?
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Is using a remote node more private than using Electrum on Tails

Is it more private to use Monero on Tails with a remote node then it would be to use Electrum (with BTC) on Tails?
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Tutorial on how to make a trade on the Bisq Decentralized Exchange using Monero to Bitcoin?

With the growing adoption of the Bisq exchange, is there an easy to follow tutorial on how to trade Monero to Bitcoin using the Bisq Decentralized Exchange? How does it work exactly? Is there a monero ...
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Can xmr.to work without javascript?

I found on reddit a post that was created one year ago. And there are links to xmr.to and xmr tor address and there types it work without javascript. But today I went to xmr.to and it said you need to ...
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Monero to Bitcoin transaction XMR.TO

Does XMR.to have any extra fees when sending money ? How do I prove to seller that I send bitcoin to him ? After I pay to XMR.to with Monero and set the bitcoin address they need to send money to they ...
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Did the Silk Road coins of 110,000 Bitcoins actually moved into Monero XMR during 2018 Sept?

There were reports of the Silk Road coins being moved into Monero XMR, which caused the XMR price to go over 20%+ over a 3 day period. Was there any proof of this happening or was it the cause of some ...
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Are there Monero developers who also contribute to the development of Bitcoin?

I wonder, if there are people who are experts both in Bitcoin and Monero. Edit: To be more precise – I wonder if there are people who have any commits merged in both Monero and Bitcoin repositories.
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Is deanonymisation via propagation analysis possible for Monero?

In Bitcoin, every node tries to establish 8 outgoing connections and sends new messages to its neighbors with random delays ("diffusion"). This enables certain deanonymisation attacks, where an ...
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Started back after completion

Monero started back synchronizing after completion or connected ! Should I just close the wallet once it completed the next time?
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Potential mistake in trying to secretly transfer from one bitcoin wallet to another via monero - Theoretical

Highly theoretical question: If I exchanged a long mixed number (ie 5.37894316842) from a bitcoin wallet A to my monero wallet, and then a few minutes later exchanged that same bitcoin amount from ...
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Which multi currency/token wallet exist for ETH, BTC and XMR?

I saw that Jaxx doesn't support Monero. Is there another multi token wallet, which supports all three mentioned currencies?
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Sign a message with a cold wallet private key and then verifying it with their monero address

I'm looking to setup a monero address for each of my users on my website so they can sign a message to prove that they own the monero address. Since you cannot sign a message with your payment_id, ...
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Coming from bitcoin, are there change address with monero?

In bitcoin when you send your coins, your technically sending everything and it comes back to your change address. Does monero have the same concepts of a change address, because I see that in monero ...
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Are atomic swaps possible between Monero and other altcoins or Bitcoin?

Are atomic swaps possible between Monero and Bitcoin / altcoins? What features are needed to make this work?
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How private is this transaction sequence?

I buy BTC on Coinbase, let's assume that my BTC wallet address is publicly tied to my real identity. I use ShapeShift to convert the BTC to XMR. I receive the XMR in a wallet I've never used before ...
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Is "Two-phase Proof of Work" suitable for Monero?

The "Two-phase Proof of Work" is an evolution of Bitcoin proposed by Emin Gün Sirer to mitigate the risk of very large pools getting too much control on Monero. A two-phase PoW consists of a block ...
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Is xmr.to fast enough for 15 minute time window on bitpay.com?

I guess there are no guarantees, but how long does it take on average until bitpay.com gets the money (in the sense of having enough confirmations), starting to count time at the moment when I ...
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Does Monero have OP codes like bitcoin or similar? [duplicate]

Does monero have a scripting language with OP codes like bitcoin? OP_RETURN, OP_CHECKSIG etc?
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What advantages does Monero offer that are not provided by other cryptocurrencies?

What are the advantages provided by using Monero compared with other popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin? Specifically, what unique features does Monero have relating to privacy, PoW security ...
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Does having a separated daemon add security risks to Monero?

For example, what if someone created malware to get in between the two programs (wallet and daemon), pretending to be the daemon and logging all the info before sending it along to the real daemon? I ...
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