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Does publishing view key and key images give the auditor the information on where I sent the funds?

I see here that it's possible to provide information to an auditor to prove the balance at a certain point in time (block height). Would this tell the auditor to where were the funds were sent? Based ...
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Where to find a computation example of the monero traceable ring signature mechanism in a small finite field?

In the following coindesk article, The math behind bitcoin, you can find a beautiful example of the ECDSA keypair generation, signature and signature verification algorithms in use in bitcoin. They ...
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Fatal Error when trying to build monero-core

I'm trying to follow the directions from here... https://github.com/mbg033/monero-core I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.1 x86 in VirtualBox. When I get to "make" it gives me the ...
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Error Message When Running Monero Core GUI

I created a private testnet, mined 60 blocks, and successfully transferred between two simplewallets. I'd like to transfer from a simplewallet to the monero core gui wallet for testing purposes. ...
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Could Monero help me to implement a safe election for a small group of students?

The problem I am in charge of implementing a secure, secret election for a small group of students on my school. I have a list linking valid student IDs to emails, and I want each one of them to vote ...
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failed to deserialize extra field

I've started simplewallet together with bitmonerod and looking into simplewallet.log file I can see something like this: 2016-Sep-08 12:01:29.853608 [RPC0]Transaction extra has unsupported format: &...
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bitmonero and simplewallet error cryptonote_format_utils.cpp:148 max_out exceeded

I have a problem in bitmonero node and simplewallet. When I'm starting both I'm getting the same error: ERROR /DISTRIBUTION-BUILD/src/cryptonote_core/cryptonote_format_utils.cpp:148 max_out exceeded ...
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How can I check if a Monero address is valid?

Handling a user's input in which I want to make sure that he used a valid monero address. Bitcoin has all these rules found here and I found something similar for ethereum as well. I was wondering ...
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Is there a way to connect the Monero Core (GUI wallet) to a remote testnet node?

I'm trying to make a liveUSB so people can play with the Monero Core GUI, but I don't want them to download the whole testnet blockchain first just to try it out. Maybe something like... monero-...
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Can I run my simplewallet node from an external hard drive?

Constantly updating and scanning the blockchain for newly discovered blocks is eating up a lot of memory on my Mac. Can I run simplewallet and bitmonerod from my 1 TB external HDD and only when its ...
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Is it possible to integrate anti-keylogger in monero wallet?

Is it possible and make sense to integrate anti-keylogger directly into monero wallet, so keyloggers can't read and steal seed/password?
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Are there any fair strategies to dynamically adjust the transaction fee?

As of writing this the transaction fees are 0.01 XMR per KB. This was a reasonable fee when Monero was worth less, however, if XMR retains it's new found value or continues to rise in value against ...
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How do full nodes vs miners secure the network differently?

If I run a full node I am supposedly contributing to network security by keeping a copy of the blockchain If I mine (via pool or solo) I contribute to the network through verification of blocks How ...
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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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How to transfer synced blockchain along with another OS on a USB

So, I am considering switching my current OS to Qubes and I am currently running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. I figured since Qubes is a lot more secure of an OS, I wanted to install it on my laptop as my main ...
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Harmonizing Monero with HD Wallet BIP32 Technology?

Bitcoin and many of its altcoin forks have defined the following two variables that specify the first four characters of BIP32 extended private and public keys that are frequently base58check encoded: ...
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Ways to hold your keys in memory?

What are some methods that can be used to hold your private keys in memory? Memorizing 25 words is rather difficult.
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Do checkpoints make initial blockchain sync faster?

Do the checkpoint hashes in checkpoints.cpp make the syncing go faster? Why or why not?
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Comparison of Monero and Bitcoin Money Supply and Block Reward schedules

How do the Monero and Bitcoin money supply and block reward schedules compare? Are there any graphs that easily compare the two before and after tail emission begins? If there are graphs, how was ...
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Why does the stealth address involve a hash function?

According to the cryptonote white paper, a stealth address of the form P = H_s(rA)G + B. My question is, why is the hash function necessary? It seems that P=rA + B would work just as well. Using a ...
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How do I gracefully stop the monerod daemon process?

I started monerod as a background daemon with the --detach flag. Suppose I want to restart my computer, how do I gracefully stop the process? Can I just kill it? Thanks in advance.
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What resources are required for running a Monero mining pool?

What are the approximate resource costs of running a Monero mining pool for the following number of users: 10 users 100 users 1000 users Additionally, it is most efficient to run the mining pool ...
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Is there some way to prove how long my Monero have been in my wallet?

I am using simplewallet. Is there some way to prove how long these funds have been in my account? Question adapted from here.
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What do Monero addresses have in common?

Monero addresses are very long and are supposed to be random, but I have noticed that all of them start with the number 4. Are there any other similarities shared by all Monero addresses?
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What is a stealth address?

Canonical question on stealth addresses: They are mentioned in the context of privacy of Bitcoin transactions but are also implemented in Cryptonote based currencies. What are they and how would they ...
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How can I mine Monero on a cloud service?

Canonical question on cloud mining: Is there any way by which I can mine Monero on Azure Cloud Services, or Amazon Web Services, or Digital Ocean? How? Does it pay off?
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What privacy issues did Monero have and still has?

Has there been any scientific research regarding the promised privacy and security of Monero? Have there been attacks on the Monero network in the past? If so, what has been done to combat those? ...
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Blockchain properties: what are Height and Difficulty?

What are Height and Difficulty properties of Monero's blockchain?
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How does RingCT prevent doublespend ?

For what I know about RingCT it use fake outputs to mask the amount that is transaction between address's, how do we know that the fakeoutputs are correct and that is noone messing with them?
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“I go faster as root”

When I run cpuminer-multi as a normal user, the first message I get is "I go faster as root". It indeed does not appear anymore when run as root (with command sudo) What is made possible by being ...
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Help with sending on MyMonero

I just sent 6.9 monero from MyMonero, but it showed up as taking 10xmr out of my account instead of 6.9. On the receiving end it shows 6.9xmr as well. Where did the other 3.1 go?? Is that a "fee" ...
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Ring signature with sublinear size increase

The Wikipedia article on Ring signatures states that CryptoNote implements O(n) ring signature scheme by Fujisaki and Suzuki in p2p payments to achieve sender's untraceability. More efficient ...
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What would be good metrics to measure impact on miners when tweaking hardware/system?

Let's start with wolf's miner and Linux kernel 3.x at least. What would be some good metrics to measure (+/-) impact for tweaking kernel (kernel cmdline like nohz_full/tickless/ intel.cstate), ...
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How much information is passed from the daemon to simplewallet when scanning for a wallet's transactions?

When simplewallet is connected to a local daemon, the data throughput is mostly irrelevant because communication is done completely locally. But I am curious about how much data/information is ...
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How to change password on a wallet created with simplewallet?

I have created a wallet using simplewallet, but I am not satisfied with the password. How do I go about changing the password on the wallet? (I am running monero.linux.x64.v0-9-4-0)
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Possible to mine on nvidia Pascal (10xx) GPUs?

I haven't found a miner that works yet on 1070s. Does anyone know if this is possible? If so, could you share how you've done it?
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Hardware and Monero Mining

I was wondering if anyone has built a monster super rig or heard of anyone doing so? I've just been doing research by browsing the Internet and was looking for a motherboard that would hold as many ...
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Simplewallet shows zero balance after recovering XMR paper wallet (using Mac)

I have made two paper wallets and can recover neither. I use the Monero Test app to check balance once I have sent the Monero to the paper wallet (made with offline generator). Then I launch ...
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What is the risk of specifying --verify 0 with blockchain_import?

I have noticed that importing a blockchain snapshot file blockchain.raw speeds up dramatically when using --verify 0. The default value is 1 though. What is the downside, or risk, of not verifying ...
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What are the shortcuts available in the official GUI?

What are the shortcuts that I can use in the official GUI ?
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bitmonerod data-dir in a virtualbox shared folder

I'm trying to run bitmonerod in a VirtualBox VM with --data-dir pointing to a directory in a shared folder from the host system. I get this error: If I do the same in the host system, using the ...
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Recovery from seed not working on monero.mac.x64.v0-9-4-0

Whenever I proceed according to these instructions: https://getmonero.org/knowledge-base/user-guides/restore_account And type: simplewallet –restore-deterministic-wallet It just returns: -bash: ...
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Is transaction malleability an issue with Monero?

Is transaction malleability an issue with Monero, like it is in Bitcoin? If so, is there an identified possibility to solve it? If it isn't an issue, what makes the difference?
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What would happen to the Monero network if a significant part would be isolated?

What would happen to Monero in case of a cataclismic event that would cause the American continents to be data-isolated (that is all data links severed) from Eurasia? What would be the maximum time ...
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ccminer-cryptonight reports insanely high hashrate on nvidia gpu

I decided today to give Monero mining a try. First I tried mining with my CPU using wolf9466/cpuminer-multi and I get about 120H/s which I think is fair for three threads on my AMD CPU. Then I tried ...
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How can I get my hashrate and stats from my mining pool?

How can I grab from monero pool my own hashrate speed? its dynamic page so I need some help:) I would like to create my own chart for my speed of hashrate when is up or down. Any idea?
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What software is included in the Monero Core?

What software is included in the Monero Core? https://getmonero.org/downloads/
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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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Byte Size of other cryptonote network blockchains

Is there a resource to see the byte size of other cryptonote network blockchains, such as Monero, Aeon, Boolberry, and more As many cryptonote networks have the codebase that puts the entire ...
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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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