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Is there a Unicode character for the Monero logo?

Is there a Unicode symbol for the Monero (XHR) logo, like ₿ for Bitcoin? I'm looking for the best way to put the symbol on a website.
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How was the first Monero coin created?

If I'm correct, you can get Monero coins by: Mining it Buying it from a miner (who mined it at the first place) Mining is a computation which "legitimizes" transactions on the blockchain. ...
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How was the official Monero website hacked to deliver malware at the end of 2019?

According to arstechnica, on November 18th 2019 the official Monero website was hacked to deliver compromised binaries. Is any information available on how this attack occurred? Was it the website ...
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Why is Monero GUI missing November 5th 2017

I am having a very hard time understanding why a standard calendar cannot be implemented into the Monero GUI. I've updated to the newest version (v0.11.1.0) and still cannot select November 5th 2017 ...
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Where and when was Monero started?

I'd like to know where and when was Monero started please.
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How is Emmy Noether related to Monero?

I was wondering the reason the researchers from the monero lab chose to recognize her out of all mathematicians. (Im guessin it has something to do with her ring theories)
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Converting the network identifier to text

In the cryptonote_config.h file, the network identifier is given as: boost::uuids::uuid const NETWORK_ID = { { 0x12 ,0x30, 0xF1, 0x71 , 0x61, 0x04 , 0x41, 0x61, 0x17, 0x31, 0x00, 0x82, 0x16, ...
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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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Origin of the background image of MyMonero

How has the background image of MyMonero been choosen ? Is there a hidden reference ?
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What is the story with Thankful for Today and the transfer of dev control? [duplicate]

Legend has it, Monero once had another developer, but he displeased the community and was replaced. How did this transfer control happen? What is the story? (And when does it gets its own manga?)
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How can I have Monero historic price (USD) to download?

I´m having problems finding Monero historic prices in USD for my University project. Could someone advise me where to find this data?
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Why does Monero have 12 decimal places compared to Bitcoin's 8?

As the title says, we all know 1 Bitcoin can be divided to 1/100,000,000th (1x10^8) of a decimal place, aka as a satoshi, but Monero divides down to 1/1,000,000,000,000th (1x10^12). Why is this? Is ...
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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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I read that Monero is a Bytecoin fork. When launched in 2014, how was Monero's software different?

I know it didn't have a premine, unlike Bytecoin, but was its software any different as well? Edit: I've read the history between the two, but the details on their original software differences isn't ...
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Why is it called Monero?

Why is Monero called Monero? Shouldn't it have a cool tech-sounding name like Bitcoin or Interslice or Globalcom?
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What does the "X" mean in the XMR ticker symbol?

Why was an "X" chosen to be used in the XMR ticker symbol? "M" and "R" are both contained in the work Monero. What is the meaning of the "X" in the Monero ticker symbol?
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How did Monero Research Lab members learn about Monero?

Did the original Monero core team reach out to cryptographers in order to seek review of the original CryptoNote whitepaper? Or did the mathematicians hear about CryptoNote from some other means and ...
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Is there a record of Monero OTC trading before it was listed on an exchange?

Before Monero was added to its first exchange: What was the first recorded price (in Bitcoin) for a Monero trade? What was the highest and lowest OTC price for Monero?? How much OTC trading volume ...
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Monero inception - how did bitmonero become monero?

I understand that bitmonero was one of the first CryptoNote coins, and at its inception had a different developer team, mainly thankful_for_today. Then, "the community took over" because of some ...
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Monero origins - optimized / crippled miner

I understand that soon after monero was created, some users discovered that it's possible to optimize the miner for multiple orders of magnitude. This led to realization that it was probably 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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Monero pizza day

When was the first time Monero was used to pay for pizza delivery to a castle? Who ordered the pizza? Where did this happen? How many pizzas were ordered and for what price? Are there any pictures ...
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Monero inception and history. How did monero get started, what are its origins and which are important historical events of its development? [closed]

I did some research, and I get that the first came Cryptonote and its implementation - ByteCoin, as an "official" coin. From there came bitmonero, and from it came monero. During its life, since ...
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Monero or Bitmonero?

If Monero is official name of this project, why is the name bitmonero still commonly used? Even the daemon is named bitmonerod. Are both names Monero or Bitmonero considered correct?
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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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