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Questions tagged [cryptonote]

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

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What's the difference between the latest Ryo PoW algorithm and Cryptonight v8?

I took a brief look of both xmr-stak and Ryo 0.4.0 source release, it seems that, beside the 3 parameters adjustments (i.e., number of iteration, memory size, and mask), Ryo's version is also ...
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Simulating stealth address construction with JavaScript

I am trying to build an exercise. I want to produce a random 256-bit seed to give as an input for creating a Monero stealth address. 1) What are the restrictions on this seed in practice? I know it ...
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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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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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Where are the signatures of a ring coming from?

In a Monero transaction, according to explanation videos: The non-signers are past transaction outputs pulled from the blockchain, which act as decoys. These outputs together make the inputs of a ...
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Where is the original CryptoNote Java implementation?

Supposedly CryptoNote was first implemented in Java and soon after migrated to C++. Where can I get the original Java implementation? I don't see it on GitHub and I can't get access to the ...
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CryptoNight heavy vs CryptoNight light

Which version of the CryptoNight algorithm can we use for ASIC resistance. My understanding is that CryptoNight v7 is not ASIC resistant. Can you please explain the algorithm versions. Thanks in ...
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Where and how to start to understand Monero?

I'm a newbie and I would like to know more about Monero and the technology behind it. What is a good starting point to learn more about Monero? Website, wikis, books? Thank you so much for answers.
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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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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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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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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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What are the technical advantages of Ring Signatures (CryptoNote) compared to CoinJoin?

What are the technical advantages of Ring Signatures (CryptoNote) compared to CoinJoin? Which privacy technology provides a higher level of privacy and why? What is the difference between "passive" ...
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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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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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What is the origin of Monero and its relationship to Bytecoin?

I've read many things about the origin of Monero and its relation to Bytecoin and other cryptonote coins. What are the details of Monero's origin? Edited to add: this question / answer is not a ...
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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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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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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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What is the deterministic hash to EC function used to construct the key image?

Ring signatures alone would allow double spending, so Monero (as a result of following the CrpytoNote whitepaper) has to use a 'key image', which is the same across identical transactions and hence ...
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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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Which entities are related to Bytecoin and Minergate?

After reading the answer to this question I would like to learn which entities are connected to Bytecoin and or Minergate. Although Bytecoin development has ground to a halt according to GitHub ...
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What signature prevents me from spending others' coins?

In passive mixing, the monero wallet finds n other parties and forms a ring signature that proves the signer is one of the parties in the ring, and hence entitled to spend from one of the accounts ...
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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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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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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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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 ...