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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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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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What is MoneroPulse?

I've seen some messages in the daemon about MoneroPulse - what is it and what does it do? The only reasonable reference I can find online is this Tweet that says "MoneroPulse: a loosely distributed ...
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Normalized seed

I understand it's possible to create a "normalized" 256bit wallet seed, and the mnemonic corresponding to it is compatible with both mymonero web wallet and simplewallet. What is a normalized seed and ...
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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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CryptoKingdom currency usage of both CKG and XMR

Most games only have one currency. Please help explain the reasons for the usage of two in game currencies. Is it true that CryptoKingdom supports both CKG (CryptoKingdom Gold) and Moneritos (1/1,000,...
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Why are the fees hard coded?

Most cryptocurrencies let you choose your fee. Why does Monero use a hard coded fee? Edit: Or rather I should say why is the minimum fee hard coded.
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How do I build Monero for Windows from source?

Are there detailed build instructions for building Monero for Windows? Does the version of Windows we are building for (7,8, 10) (x86 vs x64) require different dependencies? edit: Can we compile ...
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Monero-Core build instructions?

It seems some work is being made on monero-core and I wanted to check out the most recent builds. However the repository (https://github.com/mbg033/monero-core) lists build instructions as TODO. Is ...
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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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What Ports Does Monero Use? (RPC, P2P, etc.)

What is the Monero P2P port? What is the Monero RPC port? What purposes do the different ports serve? Are there other ports Monero needs to have setup properly in order to use extra features?
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How does one compare Monero's hashrate with the hash generating power of the world's supercomputers?

Now I know that it is not a genuine 1:1 comparison but this was often a comparison used for fun to try and comprehend just how much computing power the Bitcoin network was comparatively generating. ...
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How does one go about setting up a mining pool?

There are already a number of mining pools out for Monero, are there instructions or software that people can use to set up their own mining pool?
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What are “white” and “gray” in the peer list?

When I use the "print_pl" command in simplewallet to see the peer list, the first attribute of each line is either "white" or "gray". What is the meaning of it?
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How many different developers have made contributions to Monero source code?

How many different developers have made commits to Monero source code? How does this level of developer contribution compare to other cryptocurrencies of a similar marketcap?
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What does this p2p info mean from the daemon log? [closed]

2016-Jul-30 22:32:06.864931 [P2P0][x.x.x.x:18080 OUT]NOTIFY_NEW_BLOCK (hop 3) 2016-Jul-30 22:32:06.865073 [P2P5][x.x.x.x:18080 OUT]NOTIFY_NEW_BLOCK (hop 4) 2016-Jul-30 22:32:06.865221 [P2P1][x.x.x.x:...
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Mandatory vs optional stealth address use

Use of stealth address is optional with Bitcoin and mandatory with Monero. What are the advantages and disadvantages of mandating the use of stealth addresses?
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Number of Monero block explorers and their unique features

How many Monero block explorers are currently known to exist? What unique features separate one block explorer from another? What differences do they have in terms of privacy and security ...
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Is there any exchange that offers a Monero/Aeon trading pair?

Aeon is the cleanest fork of Monero and shares a developer and some community members. Are there any exchanges where Monero can be traded for Aeon directly without the need to use Bitcoin as an ...
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Ability to choose your own transaction fee

When using simplewallet and bitmonerod transaction fees are calculated based on the mixin and outputs being used in a transaction. During times where network usage is high, is there an ability to ...
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Preventing DDoS attacks against a Monero service while protecting user privacy [closed]

How can I best protect a Monero service (clearnet) from DDoS attacks while at the same time protecting the privacy of users? The Monero service will require that I provide users with the IP address of ...
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Is there a formal plan in place for the transition to Quantum Computing? If so, what is it? [closed]

Here is a list of the most relevant facts and assumptions regarding my concern: Monero is a POW (proof-of-work) cryptocurrency. A risk of POW cryptos is the 51% attack, which is possible when a bad ...
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How do I figure out what nodes I'm connected to and who is sending what to who?

When I type print_cn into the daemon, I see a lot of OUT and IN entries. Does OUT mean that I am sending information OUT to that peer, or is that peer sending information to me? Or is it a two-way ...
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Monero inception and history. How did monero get started, what are its origins and which are important historical events of its development? [closed]

I did some research, and I get that the first came Cryptonote and its implementation - ByteCoin, as an "official" coin. From there came bitmonero, and from it came monero. During its life, since ...
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How does mymonero web wallet work?

I understand that all the client code is running on the client computer, and the private keys never leave the client computer. The client creates transactions and transmits them to mymonero server, ...
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Why is there a fee to import old transactions when using mymonero web wallet?

When opening and old wallet created by simplewallet, I'm asked for a fee to import old transactions, why?
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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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How are monero wallets generated?

I understand that the mnemonic is enough to recover the wallet. How are the keys and address generated from there? Does one need to have the dictionary of the mnemonic to be able to recover the wallet?...
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Running a full node without revealing my home IP address

How can I safely run a full node without revealing my home IP address? Please compare the privacy and security of the following methods for running a Monero node both from home and by using a cloud ...
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What is the rationale behind keeping transactions in the mempool longer after they were in an orphaned block?

In a question about maximum block size and mempool behavior user36303 said: "Transactions will stay for a day in the pool before being dropped. This increases to seven days for those transactions ...
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Will integrated addresses ultimately replace payment IDs?

Is there a plan to remove the option to generate a payment ID not using the form of an integrated address? If not, what are the advantages of allowing a payment ID separate from the receiving address?...
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Why do I need to refresh my wallet?

If I run a full node on the same computer as simplewallet why do I need to "refresh" my wallet to see new incoming and outgoing transactions? Will the new official GUI now in development eliminate ...
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Will the RingCT fork make it harder for other CryptoNote coins to merge improvements made to Monero?

Monero has already made substantial changes to its codebase. Will the RingCT fork make it harder for other CryptoNote coins to merge improvements made to Monero? Does every major fork make it more ...
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What does “transaction failed” mean in simplewallet?

When I opened my account in simplewallet, it said that my transaction failed even though I saw them in a transaction pool on a block explorer. What does the message mean in simplewallet?
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What is the future potential of MoneroChat?

I am aware that this is likely quite far down the line of development goals (https://getmonero.org/design-goals/), but I'm very curious about what is planned for MoneroChat as an encrypted messaging ...
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Are criticisms of Monero's blockchain bloat substantiated? [closed]

One of the more seemingly legitimate criticisms of Monero is that the blockchain is susceptible to bloat due to its ring signatures. Are these criticisms valid, or do other coins have similar ...
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What are specific security threats to a Monero GUI?

As the release of the official Monero GUI approaches, I would like to ask the best ways to secure our systems against possible theft. Apart from keyloggers catching your mnemonic seed or password, I ...
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Average daily trading volume

What is the current average daily trading volume for Monero on known exchanges? How many known exchanges trade Monero? Is there any way to estimate the amount of P2P trading that takes place but is ...
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What happened at block 202612?

Why was this block hardcoded in the source-code? What happened with the Monero blockchain in the block 202612?
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What are some use cases for setting a transaction unlock time?

When I send a transaction to someone and it is mined by the network the Monero transaction becomes irreversible. Within the contest of irreversible transactions what benefit would I as a sender have ...
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What are the primary differences between Monero and Bitcoin?

Addressing each of the following factors, what are the major differences between Monero and Bitcoin? Privacy (including any limitations privacy may have on auditability) Scaling (including blockchain ...
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Meaning of “62 days ahead” message after full node has finished synchronizing

What does the message "62 days ahead" message mean? My full node has finished synchronizing (I confirmed this by comparing my block height with both moneroblocks.info and Explore.MoneroWorld.com)
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Calculating the cost of a double spending attack

A toll booth owner wants to accept zero confirmation transactions (because waiting for confirmation would lead to long lines at the toll booth) and open the gate as soon as the transaction (with ...
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How many transactions per second can the Monero network handle?

How many transactions per second can the Monero network (theoretically) handle? Did recent LMDB optimizations improve the speed that CPUs can confirm transactions? Is the current limiting factor CPU ...
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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 many transactions can fit in a block?

Based on current average transaction sizes, how many transactions can currently fit in a block? If there is a sudden flood of transactions that exceed the answer to #1 how long can they remain in the ...
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Longest block time and standard deviation

Monero blocks are on average 2 minutes apart, but how much is the variation? What is the standard deviation of block times generation time? Can the above question be modeled as an exponential ...
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Can my mnemonic seed be hex data instead of something ASCII based?

Can I enter my seed in as hex data instead of typing words in like normal? edit: I'm hoping to increase entropy of my key if I'm able to go past the 7F ascii Hex boundary.
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Does entropy vary depending on the language of my mnemonic seeds?

Are there more words in word lists in some languages than others? If so how would my language choice impact the entropy of my randomly created mnemonic seed?
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Can any CryptoNote coins be merge mined?

Do any CryptoNote coins support merged mining? If so which coins can be merged mined about how would merge mining affect my hashrate?

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