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CryptoNote is an application layer protocol that powers several decentralized privacy oriented digital currencies including Monero

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Differences between Monero and CryptoNote?

In CryptoNote whitepaper: The upper bound for the overall amount of CryptoNote digital coins is: MSupply = 2^64 − 1 atomic units. However, in Monero technical specifications, I see ...
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How to switch the algorithm according to hard fork height?

When a hard fork is scheduled, how does the program recognize the hard fork? And how to make the whole network recognize the new algorithm?
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Why does Monero use epee in the crypto module?

Is there any obvious gain to using epee in the crypto module? I don't know why this code is inside crypto instead of cryptonote: inline std::ostream &operator <<(std::ostream &o, ...
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Why there are four parameters for hard fork?

static const struct { uint8_t version; uint64_t height; uint8_t threshold; time_t time; } It is easy to understand version and height, but it is hard to understand threshold and time. And ...
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CryptoNight detail. Why this kind of multiplication?

The Cryptonight description by the CryptoNote team states that The 8byte_mul function, however, uses only the first 8 bytes of each argument, which are interpreted as unsigned 64-bit little-...
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Can you determine the change transaction sent back to you?

Continuing off of this question, Does change appear as an output in a transaction?, can you determine that Alice's change transaction really is a change transaction? Or to put it a different way, can ...
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concatenate in the monero world

I am trying to replicate in python the calculation of public key derivation, that is: P = H(aR||i)G +B where i is the output index in a transaction. I got all the operators figured out (using a ...
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ed25519 point structs

What do each of these structs represent? What is the difference between them? typedef struct { fe X; fe Y; fe Z; } ge_p2; typedef struct { fe X; fe Y; fe Z; fe T; } ge_p3; typedef ...
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We are quite new into Cryptonote technology! We are looking for a web wallet!

https://github.com/mybtcfx/4xbitcoin This is our coin based on CryptoNote. We have made our coin and started mining as well. We have also worked onto our block explorer !! Now ae are looking toward ...
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Monero-Proxy for JSON RPC

Is there any script available for monero coin to convert its JSON RPC command to bitcoin JSON RPC command like https://github.com/DeV1doR/ethereumd-proxy.git If it is already available can you give me ...
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processed block number decreasing with CryptoNote::IBlockchainSynchronizerObserver, is it s a bug?

why ? this is the output: local height updated to :104706 last height updated to :104706 peer updated to :3 sync updated! sync updated processed blockes :10000 sync updated total blockes :104707 ...
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How CryptoNote derived coins get balance from secret keys?

How can I get balance instantly when I have blockchain data synchronized and with the spend and view secret keys on hand.
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Would a long-time block target be annoying?

Lets imagen for a second that I have an idea for a really unique coin and not just a clone ... If I created this coin to have an average new block-time of 1 day would it need to give more coins for a ...
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How to hash a blob from monero pool?

I am trying to program my own miner using a node.js server (this is for learning/exploration, not profitability). I am subscribed to a monero pool socket and am receiving jobs like this: { jsonrpc: ...
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Pre-Mined Monero Fork

I would like to create a Fork of Monero with a certain number of coins premined. I have tried to follow How would someone premine a direct fork of monero ( can it be done ) but it is incomplete. ...
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make release-static-win64 Error Forking Monero

I am trying to Fork Monero and create a custom coin using the following process: Create build environment and building Monero from source - DONE & WORKING! Forking Monero, making changes based ...
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Is CryptoNote.org dead?

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 ...
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Is there a paper available on Monero? [duplicate]

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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Can you only allow certain miners on a cryptonote blockchain?

I am creating my own Cryptonote coin for a specific, business need. Can I only allow certain IPs to mine on it?
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Proper usage of 'unlock_time' in Monero Wallet RPC

My question is regarding the lock time of monero transactions. If I want to send transactions from one subaddress/account to another within the same wallet, is it at all possible to set the '...
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How do the privacy mechanisms of Monero (ringsig, ringct & stealth addresses) affect the implementation of a second layer, like the lightning network?

I can make sense of how the Lightning Network is implemented in Bitcoin, and why SegWit was a big deal for it. Fluffypony talked about implementing LN in Monero, so I am wondering how the privacy ...
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Where is the code that generates stealth addresses and matches them with view keys?

I would like to learn more about the nuts and bolts of how monero implements stealth addresses. I have read the cryptonote whitepaper and have a handle on the math and premise of the concept. But I ...
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How do I use the Cryptonote inflation glitch?

How was the vulnerability mentioned in the article below carried out? https://getmonero.org/2017/05/17/disclosure-of-a-major-bug-in-cryptonote-based-currencies.html Can someone give me a step by ...
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Where can I learn about the cryptography used in Monero? [duplicate]

What papers should I read to understand the mathematics behind Monero?
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Is there a Javascript implementation of the CryptoNight algorithm?

Before I seek to write one of my own, I wanted to see if there's a CryptoNight Javascript algorithm anywhere out there. I found the CryptoNoter project, but it only contains an obfuscated binary file ...
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Ephemeral cryptocurrency with hard limit of blocks [closed]

I have an idea but I'm not sure if it makes sense or not. I understand that CryptoNote uses addresses just twice, the first when a payment is received, and the next when a payment is made and that ...
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Looking for a paper describing Monero

I want to learn about Monero in good detail. Unfortunately I am not able to find any good and complete resource which described how this cryptocurrency works. Most of the papers I found are analyzing ...
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How can I make a coin using Monero? [closed]

I am developing a coin using the Monero git code, so I want to know what is the setup we need to follow to create our own coin using Monero. Coin development Coin Api development Coin explore Coin ...
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Discrepancy CNS006 and CryptoNote whitepaper one-time key generation

CryptoNote 2.0 uses P=Hs(rA)G + B for the generation of a one-time key. CNS006 seems te change this to P=Hs(rA||n)+B, where n is the transaction index (encoded as varint). Why is there this ...
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Where is the original cryptonote java implementation?

Supposedly cryptonote was first implemented in Java and then soon after migrated to c++. Where can I get the original Java implementation? I dont see it on GitHub. (I cant get access to the official ...
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Preventing reuse of a stealth address

From https://monero.stackexchange.com/a/4169/4112, from a question asking whether one-time addresses can be reused: Secondly, and this is even worse in my opinion, sending to the same stealth ...
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connecting wolf`s miner to monero daemon

I want to start solo-gpu mining with wolf`s amd miner. in the config file i put daemon+tcp://localhost:18781 and so far its connecting to the daemon but I'm getting following message: "Setting up GPU(...
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Why Monero used to split amounts by denominations?

I'm reading about Monero and the CryptoNote paper in general. I somewhat understand both the stealth addresses and the ring signatures. Reading this stackexchange I've encountred several times that ...
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What is meant by “Diffie-Hellman exchange” in the official CryptoNote paper?

I've read the official CryptoNote whitepaper and I've stumbled on the following sentence: First, the sender performs a Diffie-Hellman exchange to get a shared secret from his data and half of the ...
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GPU Driver Support How Many GPUs?

Looking to build about 50 mining rigs... I can't figure out how to determine which GPUs support how many... For example... If I want to put 11 AMD Radeon RX 480s on one board, will the stock driver ...
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Do all coins using CryptoNote provide untraceabilty?

I know Monero is a fork of ByteCoin. Does this means ByteCoin also provides untraceabilty? Does this mean all currencies using CryptoNote is untraceable? PS: By untraceability I meant, no one can ...
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Bunch of errors when running monerod. ERROR cn src/cryptonote_core

Is this normal during syncing? I just downloaded .11 and ran monerod on ubuntu. 2017-09-18 19:28:28.513 [P2P0] ERROR cn src/cryptonote_core/cryptonote_core.cpp:662 Exception at [core::...
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What is the 'base point' (G) from the whitepaper and how is it represented as a single hex value?

The white paper introduces G, aka the base point, as G = (x, −4/5). I have two questions: what is x? Is this the x from the elliptic curve (is it a variable)? If so, how is a private key aG ...
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node-cryptonote-pool v0.99.3.3 Mining into Exchanges

Hey if anyone can help here .. feel free please . i have noticed a few pools using the software in the header description allowing miners to add there rig worker and payment Id. In order to mine ...
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How to build and run xmr-stak-amd on linux

CPU: FX-6300 GPU: RX 470 4GB Asus Strix I am having a hard time running xmr-stak-amd on my xubuntu machine. I run cmake and then make in the folder, but it appears to be no way to run the miner ...
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Why excludes the transaction bodies in the structure of the block?

According to cryptonote standard #3, a block consists of three parts: - block header, - base transaction body, - list of transaction identifiers. Why excludes the transaction bodies in the ...
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Where is the global array of outputs of type txout_to_key?

according to cryptonote standard #4,"- key_offsets: The list of offsets in the global array of outputs of type txout_to_key having the same amount as the input. The first value is the ordinal number ...
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Replay attack and Cryptonotes

There are 2 Cryptonote networks (Dashcoin and Quazarcoin) which forked. On both of them the forks have stable hashrate. Are replay attacks a thing in Cryptonote and are there any technical solutions ...
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Is CryptoNight the hash function which plays the role of the “random oracle”?

Is CryptoNight the hash function which plays the role of the "random oracle" in the random oracle model under which certain properties of CryptoNote are mathematically proven in the original paper? Or ...
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Unable to run a cryptonote forked coin, what are node seeds

I have compiled cryptonote fork on two different Azure Ubuntu 14.0.4 machines. When I try and run the daemon o get this: MYIP:MYPORT failed: TcpConnector::connect, connection failed I think It has to ...
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Stealth address, is there a static part at the end?

If I understand things correctly from the whitepaper in order for Alice to send me monero she will use my two public keys A (public view key) and B (public spend key) which she gets from my address (A,...
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How do key images really work?

I have the following questions regarding the equation I=xHp(P): What is the hash function Hp? How can we know that Hp(P) is a point on the Ed25519 curve? Or is it not? Is the value I published with ...
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Cryptonote SHA3 bigger than 64byte? (Scratchpad Initialization)

The cryptonote whitepaper says First, the input is hashed using Keccak [KECCAK] with parameters b = 1600 and c = 512. [..] That's nothing else as hashing the input with SHA3. The size of a ...
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Clarification with cryptonote-utils BEGIN_SERIALIZE() macros

I am making some modifications to cryptonote-utils for a cryptonote with a different block format than what it is built for. I've never done serialization before so I am just now learning about the ...
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Help with cryptonote-universal-pool for use with other cryptonotes besides Monero

I'm hoping someone with a little more experience can help me with this pool I am setting up on a VPS for the CryptoNote DigitalNote (XDN). I have the server up and running, node, wallet, daemon, ...