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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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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 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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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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Can someone walk me through a simple example to explain how RingCT works?

Original: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/5irg81/questions_regarding_the_cryptography_behind_ringct/ I just read the RingCT paper, and there are a couple things that could use some clearing ...
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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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Can any CryptoNote coins be merge mined?

Do any CryptoNote coins support merged mining? If so which coins can be merged mined about how would merge mining affect my hashrate?
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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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Is Dash based on CryptoNote or CoinJoin?

Is Dash based on CryptoNote or CoinJoin? Is there more than one coin with that name? If there are multiple coins, which one used the name first? What is the history between the name usage?
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What is the AEON currency?

Aeon seems to be related to Monero, and is a cryptonote currency. What exactly is Aeon?
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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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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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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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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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Why does the stealth address involve a hash function?

According to the cryptonote white paper, a stealth address of the form P = H_s(rA)G + B. My question is, why is the hash function necessary? It seems that P=rA + B would work just as well. Using a ...
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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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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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Is Monero susceptible to botnets?

When reading up on CryptoNote, something struck me on the wikipedia page. From wikipedia (emphasis mine) CryptoNight is a proof-of-work algorithm that mixes graphics processing unit (GPU) and ...
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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 to send a raw transaction directly without sanity checks

Would be possible to create a transaction without doing sanity checks? In GUI/CLI normally it would check if there are enough monero in the wallet or it has been unlocked. Is there a way to broadcast ...
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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 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 ...