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How often does Getmonero.org update its source code?

After pull requests are merged on GitHub there is a delay before new content can be seen on the getmonero.org How often does the website update its source code?
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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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Is there any connection between botnets PhotoMiner and Linux.Lady?

Is there any known connection between PhotoMiner and Linux.Lady aside from them both mining Monero? They both also seem to target open ports, FTP server ports in the case of PhotoMiner and Redis ...
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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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How is the Monero network hashrate calculated and how is it different than bitcoin?

I've read somewhere that the Monero network hashrate is only an estimation based on the current network difficulty. Is this different than the conventional (bitcoin-like) network hashrate measurements,...
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Why is it faster to synchronize from the network than to import from a raw data file?

I've read some places that its faster to synchronize from the network than to download and then import a raw blockchain file. Why is it faster to synchronize from the network?
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What are the differences between integrated and stealth addresses?

I'm confused what are stealth addresses. Can someone ELI5 what stealth addresses are, how they are generated and used?
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Can you spend a portion of the balance of a cold storage wallet?

When you have a Bitcoin paper wallet, you have to send the entire balance out of the wallet if you want to spend a part of it, because the change will not be sent back to the wallet. I have been ...
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What are the “public” viewkeys and spendkeys?

If you create a paper wallet at www.moneroaddress.org or create a wallet with simplewallet, you are provided with private view and spend keys. If you create a paper wallet at https://xmr.llcoins.net/ ...
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Colored Coins on Monero

As a followup to this question, I'm curious as to whether an OMNI/Mastercoin-like colored coin protocol could be used on top of Monero, in a private manner. Colored coins are fundamentally different ...
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Can you make contingent payments in Monero?

Bitcoin allows one to make contingent payments, where the transaction only goes through if the receiver reveals some piece of information. The most basic example of this is P2SH, which is hard coded ...
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How to use the view key to see amount sent to cold storage?

I know that you can't view both incoming and outgoing transactions of a cold wallet, but I'm still confused as to how I can see if my previous transactions I made have actually reached my cold storage ...
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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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Mining Monero with Pencil and Paper

People have successfully performed SHA-256 hashing with pencil and paper If I wanted to perform the CryptoNight PoW by hand how would I do so? Are there any PoW instructions that a human with a ...
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Which existing hardware wallets have expressed an interest in adding Monero support?

Which existing hardware wallets have expressed an interest in adding Monero support? When will the Trezor code now being tested be made open source? Has there been any interest from KeepKey, Ledger, ...
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Does Monero have any mobile wallets available?

Mobile usage is growing very fast worldwide. Monero transactions should be easy to conduct from any device Does Monero have any Android or iOS wallets available? If there are no mobile wallets today,...
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How can I manually stop attempting to connect to offline nodes

When I start my full node, there are multiple offline nodes that bitmonerod keeps attempting to connect to. How can I manually stop bitmonerod from trying to connect to nodes that are no longer ...
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Can you trustlessly trade Monero for Bitcoin?

Some cryptocurrencies can be traded in a trustless manner, also known as atomic cross-chain traded. This means that when the trade is done, either the entire trade is done, or none of it is (otherwise,...
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What is the Monerodo Operating System?

What is the Monerodo Operating System (Monerodo OS)? What is its relationship to Monero, and how safe is it?
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Saving the blockchain with monerod

Is there any difference in how the save and exit commands save the blockchain? Is there any benefit in using the save command before using exit to close bitmonerod? What is the danger is closing ...
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How secure is CryptoNight?

Has any research been done on CryptoNight? How secure is it, in terms of having a flaw that would allow PoWs to be produced free or cheaply, independent of difficulty?
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Simplewallet password confirmation during wallet creation

I like to use very strong passwords, but occasionally make a typo when entering them. Is there a setting I can use so that simplewallet will force me to enter my desired password twice (and ensure ...
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ELI5: How does RingCT work?

Can someone explain simply how RingCT can make sure that a user has the specified amounts without seeing it? My mind starts to pause as soon as i see formulas on a whitepaper.
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Are there any Monero specific programming language “libraries” available?

I understand that simplewallet has a raw JSON RPC interface available, but are there any specific "helper" libraries available for a relatively modern programming language(PHP, Python, Java, ...
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What is PayBee and how is it related to Monero?

What is PayBee and how is it related to Monero? Is it being worked on is a private repository? I cannot see much recent activity in GitHub other than forking code from BitPay.
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What is the checksum at the end of a mnemonic seed?

What is the meaning of the checksum at the end of a mnemonic seed? Is the checksum always a word found earlier in the mnemonic? what is the purpose of it? Can a valid mnemonic seed be created ...
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Approximately how many developer hours have been spent on Monero so far?

For the purposes of this question please include research from the Monero Research Labs and any time preparing the work that is visible in GitHub today. Itemization of estimated hours for each focus (...
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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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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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Provably burning Monero

Is it possible to provably burn Monero? Does its use mandatory ring signatures and stealth addressing make proving that Monero was sent to a "burn address" impossible to verify? If proof of burn is ...
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Percentage of pre-tail Monero that has been mined compared to Bitcoin

At what approximate block height/date will the percentage of mined pre-tail Monero emission equal the same percentage percentage as Bitcoin? Is there a spreadsheet or calculator that can easily help ...
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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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Shamir's Secret Sharing for cold storage of a Monero wallet

After creating a mnemonic seed for offline cold storage with the guide described here how can I safely encrypt it in pieces with the help of Shamir's Secret Sharing? What are some other viable ...
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Monero OpenAlias vs Boolberry blockchain aliasing system

How does Monero OpenAlias compare with the Boolberry blockchain aliasing system? Is the main difference that a domain name is needed for Monero and mining an available alias is required for Boolberry?...
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How can i sweep out a whole wallet to another address?

Since currently it's not possible to manage multiple addresses easily with one simplewallet instance, I would like to fire them up on the go. I am on windows with the binaries bitmonerod and ...
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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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Downloading Monero updates using the existing Monero P2P network

Instead of downloading Bitmonero updates from centralized sources such as GitHub or Getmonero would it be possible to distribute updates by using the existing Monero P2P network of full nodes? If ...
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How much money would be required to cloud mine 51% of the network hash rate?

Cloud mining is generally a very expensive way to mine over the long run. However if the goal was to mine only for one day and in attempt to 51% attack a network it might be cheaper than purchasing ...
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How does OpenAlias compare with NameID?

How does OpenAlias compare with alternatives such as NameID Which alternative does better at attempting to complete Zooko's Triangle? Can either OpenAlias or NameID assign aliases based on ...
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Which activity metrics are most highly correlated with transaction volume? [closed]

Have there been any studies comparing growth in various community, developer or merchant metrics to the average number of Monero transactions per day? Growth in which of the following are most ...
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Does Aeon have a development roadmap?

Monero has a clearly defined development roadmap. Does Aeon have something similar? Monero has made many improvements since Aeon was forked from it. Which Monero improvements will Aeon rebase against ...
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Are there any technical reasons why Monero Classic could not exist?

Assuming there were some people who did not like the Monero change from one to two minute blocks. Are there any technical reasons they could have not just continued to mine on the old chain (with 1 ...
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Is there a way to search the blockchain by mixin?

Is there a tool that I can use to search the blockchain for transactions sorted by number of mixins? For example if I wanted to find all transactions with exactly 10 mixins how would I do it?
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Does Bitcoin have any technical advantages over Monero? [closed]

Having a far larger network hashrate makes Bitcoin much more resistant to 51% attacks than Monero. Bitcoin also has the advantage of being accepted at many more merchants than Monero (when the ...
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Full nodes suddenly appearing and dissapearing in a geographic region

Aside from changing mining profitability, what are some reasons why large numbers of full nodes would suddenly appear (and later disappear) within a certain geographic region. For example, what could ...
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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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Is there any message in Monero's genesis block like there is in Bitcoin's?

As the title says, what data was used to seed Monero's genesis block?
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Does Monero use replace-by-fee?

Replace by fee is a proposed mechanism for bitcoin (that has not been adopted) by which 0 confirmation transactions can be "undone" by submitting a transaction with a higher fee. Technically, this ...
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Why was 0MQ selected to replace the current RPC system?

What are the benefits particularly? I've heard it's more efficient, is that in terms of bandwidth? I've also heard it will allow for block and I believe transaction notification, which currently must ...
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How exactly does “unlock_time” work?

Monero transactions have something called "unlock time", that prevent transactions from being spent until a certain time in the future. I'm wondering how exactly that works. Can a transaction with a "...

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