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Comparison between two of more cryptocurrencies, one of which usually being Monero

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New victims of the cryptocurrency wallet Freewallet

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect cryptocurrency users from fraud, we have come across another disturbing case involving the infamous cryptocurrency wallet Freewallet Freewallet. Recently, a ...
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Supposedly Monero Adoption is picking up in the darknet markets. How does one verify this?

There are reports from news articles and other posts that Monero adoption is increasing in the darknet markets. How does one verify this? Is there a site that actually monitors which sites have ...
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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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Stealthcoin compared to Monero

How does Monero compare to Stealthcoin https://stealth.org/ I mean in what ways is Monero better other than it being an older cryptocurrency? thanks
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Monero vs Stellar

I wonder how Monero stands compared to Stellar in terms of privacy and scalability. An in-depth comparison is appreciated and will be awarded with bounty.
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Grin (GRIN)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy and scalability features of Monero vs Grin. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more. ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Beam (BEAM)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy and scalability features of Monero vs Beam. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Ryo (RYO)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy features of Monero vs Ryo. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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What are the key differences from the LOKI project which was a fork of monero?

The LOKI project was a fork of Monero. What did they change that makes it different from Monero?
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How does the Beam mimblewimble project compare to monero?

Mimblewimble is a hyped up privacy whitepaper and being implemented in the projects BEAM and GRIN. How is it different from monero?
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Does Monero (XMR) or Pirate (ARRR) offer better privacy and security?

I have read several comparisons between Monero and Pirate. Can someone please explain to me the objective pros and cons about their privacy offerings? Is one more secure than the other? What are the ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Electroneum (ETN)?

I have heard of the Monero fork Electroneum (ETN), which they claim adds additional features to Monero, includes ICO funding, and takes a mobile-first mentality. How is Electroneum different from ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and CloakCoin (CLOAK)?

I have heard that CloakCoin uses a number of technologies to achieve privacy. What is the difference between these privacy technologies (if any)? I heard that CLOAK uses something called Enigma to ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Enigma (ENG)?

Many people claim that Enigma offers "Monero-strength" privacy on the Ethereum blockchain. Is this true or not? Do they offer the same level of privacy? How are they the same, and how are they ...
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Monero comparison wiki states zcash is not "decentralized": why?

https://www.reddit.com/r/monero/wiki/comparison The monero comparison wiki states zcash is not decentralized. Why? Also since it's a monero subreddit, it can be seen as biased toward monero. What are ...
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Best new cryptocurrencies to mine using CPU [closed]

I’ve been mining LiteCoins since it was worth around £40. Now it’s worth £200 pounds and I have less than 0.01 LTC and I cannot withdraw any of what I earned from my pool. This balance is very low ...
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Nav Coin (NAV)?

Can someone please compare the privacy differences comparing Monero vs Nav Coin? I have heard that each addresses privacy using different methods, and I am interested in what they do differently.
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Verge (XVG)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy features of Monero vs Verge. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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Why Brick and Mortar Merchants should support Cryptocurrency [closed]

An observation rather than a question: I live near Chicago and the banks, restaurants, and other stores that sell goods that are getting robbed are on the rise. If the stores moved to cryptocurrency,...
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How is monero different from byteball with being anonymous?

Doing some research on monero vs byteball. What are the fundamental differences between these two?
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Number of possible Monero wallets and seeds

How many possible unique Monero wallets and seeds exist? If the number of possible seeds is greater than the number of possible wallets, does that mean that more than one seed could control the spend ...
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Cryptonote bug question

Assume someone is exploiting DigitalNote, Dashcoin, or Bytecoin. Apparently, they could issue large amounts of those coins to manipulate that individual coin value. But what keeps them from ...
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Smart contract privacy

What type of smart contracts sidechains would most benefit from the privacy that Monero provides by default? Assuming that many types of smart contracts sidechains were operational today, which would ...
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Difference between Monero and CoinJoin [closed]

How does Monero provide any additional anonymity for the sender over a CoinJoin transaction? I get that it provides anonymity of the receiver and the amount spent via stealth addresses and RingCT, ...
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Monero privacy features different from coin shuffling used in nxt/ardor?

How are Monero privacy features different from coin shuffling used in nxt/ardor? https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Coin_Shuffling
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Can Monero's privacy features be integrated into (copied) by bitcoin?

Can Monero's privacy features be integrated into (copied) by bitcoin? If so, to what degree given the current political gridlock? By the way, I'm a true believer and I'm setting up a full node as I ...
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Monero trademark control and potential for abuse

Recently, I read about the Zcash Electric Coin Company “Zcash” trademark and active efforts to prevent others from using that name by making pull requests in competing forks and legal reminders. ...
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How does Monero privacy and security compare to ZCoin?

How does Monero (XMR) privacy compare to ZCoin (XZC)? Can ZCoin protect the privacy of transaction amounts like Monero will do with RingCT, or are ZCoin transaction amounts visible similar to Monero ...
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Is the Monero genesis block reward spendable?

Is the Monero genesis block reward spendable? The 50 BTC in the Bitcoin genesis block can never be spent. Are the 17.592186 XMR from the Monero genesis block capable of being spent? If they cannot ...
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Historical XMR price volatility compared to BTC

Where can I find historical volatility data comparing Monero with Bitcoin, measured against major fiat currencies (prefer data on EUR, GBP, AUD, NZD, USD, CAD, CHF, CNY or JPY) since the launch of ...
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Selective transparency in Monero vs Zcash

How does the view key functionalist in Monero compare to the view key functionality in Zcash? Does one system review more or less transaction details than the other? What are the differences?
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Monero mixin 0 versus Zcash "T" address transaction

How does the privacy of a Zcash "T" address transaction compare with a Monero mixin 0 transaction (back when they were available)? Does 'T" stand for transparent? Would it be technically possible ...
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Is there somewhere I can see a graph of current and future inflation rates of supply?

Per title, like right now in bitcoin the inflation is something like (12.5*6*24*365)/(16,000,000) i.e. reward times blocks per year / (current outstanding supply)
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How does TumbleBit privacy and security compare with Monero?

How would a Bitcoin implementation of a TumbleBit payment hub compare with Monero? What are the important differences between the two in the areas of privacy and security?
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How is Karbowanec different from Monero?

I see that Karbowanec launched in May 2016 as a fork from the Cryptonote source code. How is it different from Monero, which is also a Cryptonote coin?
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What is RingCT and how does it make Monero private?

I hear that RingCT will make Monero more private than Bitcoin. Is there truth to this?
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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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How does XMR compare to ZCash in terms of transaction fees, mining, coin supply?

There was another question about the comparison between ZCash and Monero's anonymity, but I wanted to ask another regarding the other differences. Do Monero and ZCash have different transaction fees? ...
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What will Enable monero to scale where Bitcoin failed?

Bitcoin is failing below its own success and the inability of the core team to make it scales. What are the main resources explaining what differentiate Monero from bit coin regarding scalability ...
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Why is the emission curve of Monero so steep?

It seems to be steeper than Bitcoin. Why is this?
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What is the difference between "trustless" and "trusted" system?

I have read that Zcash is a "trusted" system and that Monero is "trustless". As they are both open source projects, what is the difference. What makes Monero "trustless"?
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What is the Bikercoin currency?

Bikercoin is a new currency (released on June 7th 2016) based on the CryptoNote protocol. What are the major differences between Bikercoin and Monero? What source code are they forking from?
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What infrastructure still needs to be built for Monero that Bitcoin already has? [closed]

Things like services and various other infrastructure that Monero will need before it goes mainstream?
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Comparison of Monero and Bitcoin Money Supply and Block Reward schedules

How do the Monero and Bitcoin money supply and block reward schedules compare? Are there any graphs that easily compare the two before and after tail emission begins? If there are graphs, how was ...
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How does ShadowCash compare to Monero?

Both these cryptocurrencies are meant for anonymous transactions. What are the major technical differences between ShadowCash and Monero?
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How many lines of source code does Monero have?

How many lines of source code does Monero have? How does that number compare with the amount of Bitcoin source code?
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Monero RAM requirements compared with Zcash

Does a Monero full node require more or less RAM than a Zcash full node? Assuming 8GB of ram how much time would it take to generate one RingCT transaction of average size with a standard mixin ...
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Does Bitcoin have any technical advantages over Monero? [closed]

Having a far larger network hashrate makes Bitcoin much more resistant to 51% attacks than Monero. Bitcoin also has the advantage of being accepted at many more merchants than Monero (when the ...
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What are the primary differences between Monero and Bitcoin?

Addressing each of the following factors, what are the major differences between Monero and Bitcoin? Privacy (including any limitations privacy may have on auditability) Scaling (including blockchain ...
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Sidechain with Monero as the base token and Zerocoin as the anonymous token

The ZCash protocol has both basecoins which are traceable and Zerocoins which are anonymous. Basecoins can be converted into Zerocoins but the conversion itself is visible on the blockchain. Could a ...
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