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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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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, ...
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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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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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Who will receive the Monero tail emission

After 18 million coins or by may 2022 the last block would be mined and tail emission follows. Thus, who will receive this tail emission?
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What happens to coins that are sent to a public viewkey? [closed]

As the title states, if I sent moneros to the public viewkey instead of the right one (standard monero address), what will happen to them?
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What are field elements and group elements used for?

Field elements (fe) and group elements (ge) are defined in the ref10 folder. They're also used in computations in crypto-ops-data.c. I'm trying to understand how Monero works by reading the code, but ...
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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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How significant is the number of threads when mining? (I7-4790K)

I'm currently mining XMR on a dedicated server that has an Intel I7-4790K CPU. It has 4 cores/8 threads, and 8 MB of L3 cache. I'm using cpuminer-multi. This is a full node with the monero daemon ...
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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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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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How were Monero elliptic curve constants chosen?

In the cryptonote paper review, there was a mention about not knowing how the constants were calculated, is there anyway to verify these constants are 'safe' or change them to something 'better'? ...
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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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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 reasoning behind 0 mixin for Aeon? [duplicate]

Aeon is a fork of Monero, but it has kept the possibility of zero-mixin transactions which are considered a privacy breach for the CryptoNote protocol generally as they degrade the privacy of the ...
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Why do I see only one transaction key R=rG per transaction while there are multiple output keys P=H(rA)G+B to represent multiple denominations?

As I understand from the whitepaper, the sender picks random r to create one-time output public key P=H(rA)G+B, and the public transaction key R=rG is attached to the transaction data. Since any ...
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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 the next big step in Monero's future? [closed]

What is the next big step in Monero's future development that could emulate the buzz generated when monero was accepted onto Alphabay?
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How is the G constant calculated in the cryptonote protocol?

The cryptonote whitepaper uses a G constant, as a base point, to calculate various operations, but I don't understand where this constant actually comes from. Is it just a random point on an ...
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Password protection of a transaction

The CryptoNote whitepaper contains this example of application for the transaction script system (in §6.3): Password protection. Possession of a secret password s is equivalent to the knowledge of ...
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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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Byte Size of other cryptonote network blockchains

Is there a resource to see the byte size of other cryptonote network blockchains, such as Monero, Aeon, Boolberry, and more As many cryptonote networks have the codebase that puts the entire ...
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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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Payment processor for DigitalNote (Cryptonote coin)?

Sorry if you feel this is not the right place for this question, but how I can integrate a payment processor onto a website for DigitalNote? Websites like coinpayments.net require donations to ...
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Can a CryptoNote coin be merge mined with a non-CryptoNote coin?

If the CryptoNight algorithm was replaced with say, SHA-256, could it be merge mined with bitcoin, for example? The prior merge mining question is about mining with other CryptoNote networks.
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What is the difference between CryptoNote and CryptoNight?

I saw some mining software labelled as CryptoNight miners and they have XMR (Monero) in their list. Many other CryptoNote mining software also has XMR in their list. What is the case? And while adding ...
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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 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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CryptoNote features in other cryptocurrencies

How many CryptoNote based currencies exist today? Have ring signatures appeared in any cryptocurrencies that are not based on CryptoNote? How many CryptoNote coins are not using a CryptoNight based ...
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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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Does Monero/the CryptoNote Protocol support multi signature wallets?

I did not find a question directly asking for multi signatures and Monero. Right now there doesn't seem to be support for multi signatures in Monero. So I want to know if it is technically feasible ...
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Can Monero stand as a distinct cryptocurrency, or will its features be brought to Bitcoin via sidechains?

Is Monero intended to be a competitor to Bitcoin, or is the intent to develop technology that will improve Bitcoin? Is there any reason why Monero's features wouldn't just be brought to Bitcoin ...
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Are there more cryptocurrencies based on the cryptonote protocol? If so what are the main differences?

I read a bit about the history of Monero and how it forked away from bytecoin/bitmonero in 2014. I also remember that there was another currency using the cryptonote protocol called "Boolberry" at ...
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Does Monero offer an equivalent of Check Lock Time Verify transactions?

Does Monero offer an equivalent of Check Lock Time Verify (CLTV) transactions? If not are there any major CryptoNote or RingCT specific obstacles that would prevent such a feature from being added in ...
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What is known about Nicolas van Saberhagen?

What if anything is conclusively known about Nicolas van Saberhagen? Are there any educated guesses about who this person or group may be (similar to how there are guesses about the identity of ...
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What is known about the creation and history of the CryptoNote protocol?

What is known about the creation and history of the CryptoNote protocol? Who created Monero and what events led to the Monero community takeover from the original developer?
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How “one-time ring signatures” anonymise the sender of a transaction?

I'm interested in anonymity in Monero over Bitcoins where all transactions are public. What are the "one-time ring signatures" in Monero and how they anonymise the sender of a transaction?
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Is it possible to prove that two outgoing transactions were sent to the same person?

Using Monero instead of Bitcoin, is it possible to trace the transaction and check whether two outgoing transactions were sent to the same person? Does it matter whether transactions are public or not?...
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How CryptoNote protocol protects Monero users?

We can read that Monero possesses significant algorithmic for blockchain obfuscation. In what way it protects users from reading the data from the blockchain?
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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" ...