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To cover, veil, wrap (Esperanto). A secure, private, untraceable C++ implementation of the I2P anonymous network.

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What's the purpose of Kovri?

Obviously the literal purpose of Kovri is to hide the IP address associated with Monero network activity, but what does this achieve in the sense of improving the anonymity of transactions? I could ...
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Kovri / Sekreta development status

I'd like to know if somebody has a current update on the development status of Kovri. As far as I know Anonimal (the lead dev of Kovri) is currently trying to push Sekreta as an alternative for Kovri. ...
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Kovri network analysis - Monero vs non Monero usage

Can a Kovri network observer distinguish Monero traffic from non network traffic? If no how could the success of a campaign to increase non Monero Kovri usage be measured?
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What is Kovri and which other cryptocurrencies are implementing this feature?

Currently Kovri seems to be made for monero, but has there been other announcements of others implementing it into their cryptocurrencies? If Kovri is java based, how would that work if a coin is ...
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When will Kovri be launched (approximately)?

Just checked the github and I was wondering when Kovri will come out from its Alpha version... I'm not actively following the developing process because I don't have enough experience / skill, but how ...
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Can a DEX like bisq.network profit from Kovri?

Right now the only decentralized exchange for cryptocurrencies is bisq.network. It is based on TOR. As far as I understand it, Kovri is a better way to obfuscate network analysis. Is it possible ...
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What is the impact on performance of the Monero network by using Kovri

I understand that following implementation of Kovri there is a an affect on overall performance. Is anyone able to elaborate on this?
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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Verge (XVG)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy features of Monero vs Verge. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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Do any Monero wallets have the ability to create a transaction without broadcasting it, and then broadcast it later?

Let's say I'm concerned with privacy, so I prefer to run a whole node, and I do. One day, I find that I'm required to pull my node offline, perhaps due to maintenance issues. During that downtime, I ...
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Why can't Monero use kovri as default for all connections?

If the goal of Monero is to have a private by default cryptocurrency network, why can't we make the network interface (daemon) connect to other peers via kovri by default?
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Is Monero in I2P secure now, and how do I do it?

First I'd like to say I love this project and I wanna support it and use it as best I can, but I'm a little bad with computers, and with English, so please excuse me. I am interested to set a Monero ...
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Kovri operational security example(s) - file permissions

The Kovri User Guide has a Step 2. (Recommended) Operational security. It is currently as follows: Consider creating a designated kovri user and run kovri only using that user If using Linux, ...
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What other coins have similar implementations of Kovri to hide IP addresses from the sender?

I just learned about Kovri and it seems to be a new trend for coins to hide the senders IP. What other similar implementations are there for other coins?
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What is the minimum number of nodes for a private I2P testnet?

What is the minimum number of nodes for a private I2P testnet ?
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How do I build Kovri from source for OpenBSD?

Is it possible to compile Kovri on OpenBSD from source? If so, what is the process?
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What should I check if Kovri can't connect to peers?

I downloaded a recent (pre-)alpha build on my RPi3 (Raspbian Lite - Jessie 8.0) using wget. It installed fine and runs. The problem is it never actually connects to peers. I get only warnings and ...
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How hard is it to find the originating IP of a monero transaction (pre Kovri)?

I can only theorize about how you would attempt to trace someone's IP. I want to know the opinions of people more knowledgable about the subject.
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I2P: How does the reseed works ?

I saw in this question that there are hard coded reseed servers. How does it work exactly ?
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Kovri modularity and I2P compatibility

If Monero were to cease development, how would Kovri I2P keep up with changes to the I2P protocol? Would use of Kovri be able to be routed around?
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What are the threats against I2P?

Threat modeling is a process by which potential threats can be identified, enumerated, and prioritized What are the considered attacks in I2P's threat model ?
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Does I2P have a test network?

Does I2P have a test network ? If not, how are the major changes tested ?
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What is floodfill parameter in kovri?

From kovri command line help : -f [ --floodfill ] arg (=0) What is this parameter and what are the possible values ?
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Bandwidth option in kovri

From kovri command line help, bandwith default parameter is the character "L" -b [ --bandwidth ] arg (=L) What does it represent and what are the possible values ?
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I2P Reseed servers

What is a reseed server ? There is this hard-coded list of url. Who are they ? Where does this list come from ?
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Difference between kovri tunnel types

In Stunnel, there is only 2 types of tunnels : client and server. Why is there more types in kovri tunnels ? What is the difference between types server and http ? and between client and irc ?
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Connecting Kovri through a VPN vs using Kovri directly

In terms of privacy and security what are the differences between to connecting Kovri through a VPN compared running Kovri directly? Would home, business or VPS IP addresses be better protected if a ...
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Is it true that a vendor can see my IP address if I send moneros via my GUI wallet without using Tor or I2P?

xmr.to recommends to always use Tor or I2P to cover the ip address. I've tried to inform myself on that topic, but to be true it is to complicated for me. Is it right that, in the future, a possible ...
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What is special about Kovri over tor and other i2p-router? [duplicate]

Why a i2p-router over tor? Something with tcp and udp? maybe? It sounds lot more complex routing. Though tor is looking less safe lately
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Can remote nodes still be used with kovri? [duplicate]

If kovri is mandatory for all nodes, could remote nodes still be used for my local wallet?
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Does the kovri pre-alpha build already work for running a monero node?

As i understand kovri aims to add support for the I2P network through C++ code instead of the java code it is originally built on. Not only as a monero specific implementation, but also as a general ...
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I2P and remote node access [duplicate]

Will the planned I2P implementation make impossible to use a remote node? (To use a remote node, you need the set an IP address in your lite client)
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i2p/Kovri fundamentals in Monero

Have the fundamental properties of Kovri been decided upon for Monero? In particular, I'm curious about the IP configuration for the i2p/Kovri router. i.e. Will it be auto-detect methods, or hidden ...
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Is it possible to use light wallets / remote nodes with Kovri?

Kovri is a C++ implementation of I2P. I2P is an acronym for Invisible Internet Protocol. The idea behind I2P is to create an anonymous internet. To me, your average semi-educated enthusiast, this ...
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Is there any obfuscation in the communications between nodes?

If a dictatorship decided it wanted to block Monero, how easy or hard would it be at the ISP level? Does Monero have any built in obfuscation to counter censorship (of Monero use in general such as ...
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What is the difference between i2pd and Kovri?

I was looking through the contributors of Kovri, and saw that an account named Orignal had contributed a lot in the early days. Looking at his current projects, it appears that he is now working on ...
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Why not have Torsocks on by default while we wait for Kovri?

Recently, funding has been allocated to pay for Kovri's development and integration into Monero. Kovri is a re-implementation of I2P, an anonymity tool similar to Tor in its goals, but with a lot of ...
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Looking for an easy explanation about kovri

I still don't get what kovri actually is. Can anyone provide an easy explanation? I looked at YouTube for videos, but couldn't find any. Also other links didn't help. Does anyone know a picture ...
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Can Kovri be blocked in e.g. China?

And if so, is there a way around it with something like the meek pluggable transport from the Tor project?
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Can a 3 letter agency see if I am running Kovri?

When Kovri comes out will a 3 letter agency see if I am running it?
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How will the implementation of Kovri work from a user perspective?

This is really a multi-part question that I'm happy to trim/change/delete if it's too broad and/or speculative. Part A - Assuming an average, not-particularly-tech-savvy user is excited about Kovri ...
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What use cases will Kovri have for Monero?

Kovri will be used for Monero wallets and nodes, but how else will Kovri benefit Monero in the future? I thought I heard Kovri could be used to safely access remote nodes for things like MiniNero in ...
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After Kovri arrives will some full nodes need to remain on clearnet?

After Kovri arrives will some full nodes need to remain on clearnet? How would peer discovery work if all full nodes suddenly converted to I2P for both inbound and outbound connections? If most ...
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I see gray inactive peers. Will they be recorded forever?

I know that white peers are active peers on the latest version and gray peers are either on an unsupported version or inactive. In my understanding, my computer connected to all of these peers ...
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What exactly is the relationship between Monero and I2P

I know they both compliment each other but I'm trying to figure exactly how they both work together. Is it used for the anonymity? Sorry for the newb question, I have just really been trying to figure ...
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What programming language(s) are used in building Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri, and the Monero GUI?

What programming languages are being used to build Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri and the Monero GUI? Are multiple languages used within the same application? What is the level of programming ...
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Does Monero have any connection to the Esperanto community other than its name?

In addition to the Esperanto name Monero, the name Kovri was chosen for another Monero related project. Is there some deeper connection between the Esperanto and Monero communities? Or does part of ...
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metadata protection for Monero usage on Mobile devices

My understanding is that Kovri will use a C++ implementation of the I2P network to protect metadata. I2P seems to be focused on computer users. Are there any plans to protect metadata for Monero ...
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Is the purpose of the Kovri C++ project solely to benefit Monero?

Is the Kovri project designed to solely benefit Monero or will the codebase be easily usable for all I2P developers?
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Why was I2P chosen over Tor for native Monero integration?

Tor is currently much more popular than I2P. Why was I2P chosen (Kovri project) over Tor for native Monero integration?
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