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Can we use Coinshuffle++ insights to improve privacy in relaying Monero transactions? [closed]

Coinshuffle is a communication protocol that allows for a number of peers to privately collaborate in making a Bitcoin coinjoin transaction in such a way that they all provide their addresses for the ...
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Why do monerod and monero-wallet-cli have mine commands?

Looking at --help, they each have a start_mining and stop_mining command. monerod includes an argument for an address. How are these different from cpuminer-multi?
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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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Can the import\export key images command can be used to check the balance of a paperwallet?

The import/export key images command can be used to check the balance of a view only wallet. But is there a way to use it to check the balance of an already set up Paperwallet? Is it possible to get ...
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Why is sc_reduce32 needed?

I recently read a question about sc_reduce32 I stumbled on while investigating on Monero's Mnemonic Seed working. A great tool has been llcoins which states the following when talking about ...
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Updating my monero master

So I cloned the monero github onto my computer around 2 months ago. How do I update the entire thing to the most current release? Is there a simple way to do so?
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What are the chances of discovering a block solo mining with my current hashrate? [closed]

Just for the fun of it I setup the Gingeropolus pool software on my VPS. I have 5 GTX 1050ti, 2 RX470,1 R9 390x, 1 R9 270, and 3 HD7950s. This is roughly bring me 4kh/s hashing power. What are my ...
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How do I create a subaddress with the cli wallet?

With Lithium Luna v0.12 sub-addresses were added. How do I create and manage sub-addresses that I can use to enhance my privacy?
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In Monero can you sweep a wallet if you *ONLY* have the private spend key?

Monero has 4 keys associated with each address: public view key public spend key private view key private spend key Can you sweep all coins from an address if you only have the private spend key?
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How do I, on Mac OS X, generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI and subsequently use it in the GUI?

According to the release notes v0.12.x.0 includes Ledger support. How do I, on Mac OS X, generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI and subsequently use it in the GUI?
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Generate a integrated address using a subaddress

How do you generate an integrated address using a subaddress? I'm getting Error: usage: integrated_address [payment ID]
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Estimated mining profits are overestimated

I mine with 1KH/s for moneropool.com. The estimated mining profit should be about 0.12 XMR/day, but I'm getting much lower profits, only about 0.04 XMR/day. The site says that on average every 40 ...
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Function ge_fromfe_frombytes_vartime() step by step explanation?

Could somebody please explain how this function works step by step? Why: I am programming the Monero wallet functions on a quite limited platform with only some inbuilt cryptographic primitives. I ...
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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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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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Is the Monero genesis block reward spendable?

Is the Monero genesis block reward spendable? The 50 BTC in the Bitcoin genesis block can never be spent. Are the 17.592186 XMR from the Monero genesis block capable of being spent? If they cannot ...
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What is the bandwidth cost of running a full node?

Simply...how much bandwidth will I use when running a full node at home, without mining?
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Difference between Unlinkability and Untraceability

Please provide a simple explanation that can distinguish Monero unlinkability and untraceability. Is it possible for a cryptocurrency to have one (unlinkability or untraceability) without the other? ...
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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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Why will the v5 fork raise the min block size to 300,000 bytes?

Why will the v5 fork raise the min block size to 300,000 bytes? v5 is now used for an increased minimum block size (from 60000 to 300000) to cater for larger typical/minimum transaction size. I ...
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How will transaction fees be calculated after RingCT?

I read that RingCT will bring transaction sizes close to about 13kb. How much larger would a mixin=4 Monero transaction be compared to a Bitcoin transaction? Based on a 13kb size, it would be about ...
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At what stage is the Monero mining race at right now?

It does beg the question, what hardware would has the best cost/benefit ratio right now? Are low end GPUs best to mine with, or are racks of cheap power efficient CPU motherboards the flavour right ...
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Trademark dispute resolution

What was the resolution of the Monero trademark dispute described here and here. If there has been no resolution what is the most recent update? Is the company Moneero out of business? Their former ...
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What will the Monero Research Lab be working on in the future, after RingCT has released?

Will they be looking more into quantum proofing the Monero protocol or Cuckoo Cycle testing etc?
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What is a “[P2P0]WARNING: no two valid MoneroPulse DNS checkpoint records were received” warning?

At the end of synchronization I saw this error: [P2P0]WARNING: no two valid MoneroPulse DNS checkpoint records were received I noticed no effect on the functionality of the daemon or the wallet, ...
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What is the purpose of locked balance?

Funds get blocked for a few blocks while sending/getting a transaction. What is the purpose of it and how does it work?
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How much larger would a mixin=4 Monero transaction be compared to a Bitcoin transaction?

I've heard estimates ranging from 5-10 times bigger, but is it possible to come up with a more precise answer? By how much will this figure change after RingCT is implemented? What other factors might ...
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Is there a network protocol specification or description outside the source code?

Obviously the network protocol is specified in the Monero source code in c++, but I was wondering if a more generic document exists that could be useful for implementing a program in another language ...
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Tippero usage instructions

Is there a Tippero user guide? Where can I find a list of Tippero commands? Specifically, how can I: Give a Monero tip to one person on Reddit? Give a Monero tip to everyone currently active on the #...
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Does Mimblewimble have any relevance to new pruning ideas for Monero?

This Mimblewimble paper was introduced last month by Tom Elvis Jedusor. It appears that the system will not work with Bitcoin (on chain) The first thing we need to do is remove Bitcoin Script. ...
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Can Ring Confidential Transactions Range Proofs be pruned?

RingCT adds a set of range proofs to each transaction. Can these be pruned? Would there be a need for "full nodes" which retain these proofs? If so, why?
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Which reasons were discussed for potentially changing the proof-of-work algorithm?

Which reasons were discussed for potentially changing the proof-of-work algorithm to something else in the future (Cuckoo cycle in particular)?
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What type of security audits has Monero received?

What type of security audits has Monero received? Since this question already addressed cryptographic review of the Monero protocol, I am primarily interested in Monero source code and ...
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Is there a way to remotely access simplewallet securely?

simplewallet has a RPC mode that allows you to access it via an API. This is intended for local use only. Is there a way to use simplewallet remotely in a secure way?
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What are the best practices to move coins out of cold storage?

There are tutorials on how to set a paperwallet but I found nothing on the best practices to recover funds out of a paperwallet. I imagine it is a critical step too, what is the best way to do? What ...
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Harmonizing Monero with HD Wallet BIP 39 Technology?

Monero currently uses Electrum Word List for recovery purposes. This causes conflicts with wallet developers that want to support both Bitcoin-based BIP 39 technology that has a separate Word Lists. ...
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Not enough spendable outputs error on MyMonero

Sometimes when I attempt to send multiple payments (totaling less than the sum of my balance) in a short period of time from MyMonero.com I receive the error message: Not enough spendable outputs ...
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How long do I need to mine until I see some coins in my wallet?

I just started mining today and I set up my Address in the miner but I'm unsure if I did everything right and I'm mining "into" my wallet. Mining with Claymore on I4700MQ with 6MB Cache on -t3 ...
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Is there a way to view and/or calculate the value of all utxo's?

I'm thinking of this as a way of verifying total coin supply. I've seen another thread about a command to add up all coinbase tx's to do the same, but I'm curious about the utxo approach. Thanks
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What is OpenAlias and what is its relation to Monero?

What is OpenAlias and what is its relation to Monero and its core development team? How does OpenAlias compare with other aliasing systems? Which other open source projects have implemented the ...
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Is there MRL-0007? What topic is it about?

I see from a previous post that MRL-0001~0005 are complete and published while MRL-0006 and MRL-0008 are still ongoing, but I've never heard anything about MRL-0007. Is there such a thing? If so, what ...
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Does mining use a lot of bandwidth?

If I setup a mining rig, will this use a lot of internet bandwidth? Do you know how many MB per day would be required? Is there a difference for mining pools and solo mining?
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What is the Monero testnet? How can I participate in it?

I've seen people talk about the Monero testnet, but I don't know what they mean. What is testnet? What advantages come with using testnet? Finally, how do I get involved?
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PHP Libraries to assist with Monero integration

Are there any PHP Libraries available to merchants to make integrating Monero payments easier? How much time is generally required to integrate a Monero payment infrastructure? Aside from the ...
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How can block size grow over time when miners are incentivised to keep size small?

Miners are penalised if they mine a block that is larger than a threshold. Miners can make sure that the blocks they mine don't go over that threshold in order to avoid a reward penalty (by adapting ...
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What is XMRdotTwo?

I heard something about XMRdotTwo (or maybe XMRdotTo?). Can someone explain to me what this is? I heard that you can use it to pay Bitcoin addresses with Monero.
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How does Monero privacy and security compare to ZCoin?

How does Monero (XMR) privacy compare to ZCoin (XZC)? Can ZCoin protect the privacy of transaction amounts like Monero will do with RingCT, or are ZCoin transaction amounts visible similar to Monero ...
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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 to solo-mine Aeon?

Suppose one has the Aeon software built and installed, how does one then initiate solo-mining Aeon using the CPU?
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Cloud storing wallet.keys encrypted files

How safe is it to store the wallet.keys files in a cloud service, email, website, etc? I imagine that it should be just as secure as the passphrases used to encrypt the file. If I understood it ...

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