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Questions tagged [cryptocurrency-comparison]

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

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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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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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Monero private key collision

Assuming a properly working RNG what are the chances of creating a Monero private key that is identical to one created by someone else (it corresponds and controls funds sent to the same XMR address)? ...
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How is Monero compared to Dash?

There are 2 main privacy-centric Bitcoin-like payment blockchain and cryptocurrencies – Dash and Monero and are always being compared to one another. What are their similarities and differences?
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How does Monero privacy and security compare to Zcash?

How does Monero privacy compare to Zcash? What are the key security risks associated with each design? Since important Monero improvements are in active development and Zcash has yet to launch, ...