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Questions tagged [monero-terminology]

questions about Monero terms and their meanings

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Are mixins now officially called decoys (and when did that happen)?

I was reading something written by a community member SamsungGalaxyPlayer, where they mention casually that "decoys" are the new name for "mixins". First time I've heard that. Can someone confirm and ...
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What would we call Monero users in Esperanto?

What would we call Monero users in Esperanto? I have seen the term "moneranoj" mentioned on Reddit. Is this correct? Does there exist a word for a single Monero user?
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Number of outputs included in a given ring size

Historically the definition of mixin before recent plans to change the name to ring size counted the number of foreign or "fake" outputs in a ring. So for example a mixin of 6 would include a total ...
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Terminology clarification: stealth address

I've seen the term stealth address being used for both: Monero standard address One-time public key I'm guilty of using the term for 2. initially, but later I realized that it may actually refer to ...
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What are the pros and cons of changing the term “mixin”?

At one point there was some discussion to change the term "mixin" to something different, such as "ring partner" or "fake out", due to the fact that mixin doesn't do a good job of describing what a ...
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View key, spend key, paper key, seed… Is there a short presentation of vocabulary around Monero wallet?

There is a lot of domain specific terms in Monero ecosystem (which is completly normal), and one must clearly understand them to do even basic wallet related operation in a safe way, or prevent ...
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List of common Monero terms and definitions

Monero utilizes many of the same concepts as Bitcoin but has a code-base that looks vastly different. CryptoNote and Monero introduces a lot of new terms that may not be familiar to all Bitcoin users ...
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Origination of Monero terms and phrases

I understand that some Monero terms originate from Esperanto. What is the Monero specific meaning and origination of the following non Esperanto words and phrases? Is it true? Soon Don't buy Monero ...
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What is 'smart mining'?

I'd like to learn more about mining Monero and I heard about smart mining. How does 'smart mining' differ from regular mining? What are the trade-offs involved?