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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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CryptoNight-Lite PoW modifications in Aeon

What PoW modifications are contained in CryptoNight-Lite as implemented by Aeon? How much faster is blockchain synchronization because of these modifications compared to standard CryptoNight? What ...
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Must a tacoshi always remain the smallest possible sub unit of Monero?

A tacoshi is one trillionth of one Monero and the smallest sub unit available. Where did the name tacoshi originate? If Monero becomes widely adopted and its value grows dramatically can small Monero ...
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Optimal number of threads when mining

How can I determine the optimal number of mining threads to start if I know the CPU and the quantity of RAM? Are other parameters relevant?
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Practical usages of message signing

What are some practical usages of message signing other than proving ownership of a Monero public key?
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private spend key versus mnemonic seed

What is the difference between a private spend key and mnemonic seed? Can both be used to sign a transaction? Are there any things that I can derive from one but not the other?
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Bitcoin vs Monero: What is better? [closed]

I've 0.01 Bitcoin. Can I create a wallet and export my Bitcoin in my wallet? What are the changes between Bitcoin and Monero?
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How can someone verify that the source downloaded from github is genuine?

When someone downloads the Monero source tree from github, there is a possible risk that this is not what the developers created. This could be MITM attacks, whether between developers and github or ...
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LMDB conversion vs downloading from scratch

What are the speed and security differences between a pre LMDB (0.8.6) to LMDB (0.9.4) conversion vs syncing the blockchain from scratch? I have a Linux Ubuntu desktop with 8GB RAM a 512 GM SSD and a ...
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Will there ever be a Monero Foundation?

Major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have foundations, but Monero does not. Why does one not exist? And will there ever be a Monero Foundation?
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Hashrate correlation by time of day

Looking at historical Monero hash rate data it appears as if the hashrate is often the highest near 0:00 GMT and lowest near 12:00 GMT What credible explanations are there for this pattern? What ...
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Minimum recommended user knowledge requirements [closed]

Cryptocurrency newcomers are disproportionately victims of financial loss both because of trusting dishonest 3rd parties and because of poor OPSEC. Does Monero have a defined set of minimum ...
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Impact of Collective Code Construction Contract on Monero development

How will the Collective Code Construction Contract (C4) alter the historical process for reviewing commits contained in Monero pull requests? How does ZeroMQ relate to the decision to implement C4?
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What's the easiest way to look up a transaction on the blockchain?

If I want to check if my transaction has made it to the blockchain, where can I look it up and by what data can I search/filter? Of course there is the transaction id and possibly a payment id, but is ...
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Is it possible to build a BitcoinJ style library that will help enable lightwallets?

As I understand it, lightwallets are inherently difficult for CryptNote currencies because the wallet has to scan every block in the blockchain. This means they can't just request block headers to ...
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Can I fake a balance by giving the view key to an auditor but omitting some transactions and key images?

The viewkey can be used to see the outputs sent to my address, but not the outputs I generate when sending monero. If I need to know the balance I also need the private spendkey. It is suggested that ...
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Why are Monero addresses so long?

A raw Monero address is 95 characters long compared to 26-34 characters for a Bitcoin address. Monero integrated address are even longer at 106 characters. What is the cryptographic reason that ...
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Error restoring from .keys file

I lost my mnemonic seed and therefore would like to restore from my .keys file I created with Monero version v0.8.8.6. Being certain that I am using the correct password, I received the following ...
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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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Tor support on MyMonero.com

Many privacy focused Tor users are interested or have the potential to be interested in Monero. IP address protection is important to Tor users. Why was Tor removed from the CORS headers on the ...
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Error: send que size more than ABSTRACT_SERVER_SEND_QUE_MAX_COUNT

What does this bitmonerod error mean? ERROR {6} {p1} 2016-07-24 17:47:31.294360 [abstract_tcp_server2.inl+512 ::do_send_chunk] send que size is more than ABSTRACT_SERVER_SEND_QUE_MAX_COUNT(1000), ...
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Are any other macOS users having problems building bitmonerod with release-static? [closed]

I've been running a couple of nodes on macOS for some time now, and I usually pull down new source from the master repo once a week or so and rebuild so I have the latest and greatest. I'm now seeing ...
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Does the CONOP definition exclude pruning branches from its node definition?

Paul Sztorc in his post Measuring Decentralization defined CONOP as For this section, the cost of the option to create a full node will be referred to as the “cost of node-option” or “CONOP”. The ...
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Has Monero published a definitive, concise threat model?

I2P's threat model consolidates various aspects of garlic/onion threat modeling into one document. Does Monero have a similar document and, if so, where can this document be found?
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Does Monero/the CryptoNote Protocol support multi signature wallets?

I did not find a question directly asking for multi signatures and Monero. Right now there doesn't seem to be support for multi signatures in Monero. So I want to know if it is technically feasible ...
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Does Monero have any connection to the Esperanto community other than its name?

In addition to the Esperanto name Monero, the name Kovri was chosen for another Monero related project. Is there some deeper connection between the Esperanto and Monero communities? Or does part of ...
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Is a Monero hardfork to replace stolen funds impossible due to its untraceability

If a hacker was able to steal coins from a major Monero exchange or large owner would Monero developers be able to do anything to recover the stolen funds (assuming they wanted to try)? Is it ...
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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 was the Monero emission curve chosen?

The Monero block reward = (M - A) * 2-20 * 10-12, where A = current circulation. Approximately 86% of pre-tail Monero will be mined within 4 years of its launch. What was the stated rational of the ...
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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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How will the temporal output alignment of ring partners (mixins) be addressed?

The Issue: If you only own outputs in a short span of blocks and you spend them, the mixin partners (the fake outputs / ring partners) will be different for each of the outputs and have a blockchain ...
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Will Monero have wallet clients similar to SPV so that a fully validated node is less necessary?

If so, how would it work and how much better/worse would it be compared to using a full node, especially the privacy implications. Obviously as Monero usage increases, end users should be using ...
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Sidechain with Monero as the base token and Zerocoin as the anonymous token

The ZCash protocol has both basecoins which are traceable and Zerocoins which are anonymous. Basecoins can be converted into Zerocoins but the conversion itself is visible on the blockchain. Could a ...
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If Poloniex was hacked or shutdown, what effects would that have on Monero? [closed]

If Poloniex was hacked or shutdown, what effects would that have on Monero? I suspect they have a ton of coins there, since it seems to be the largest monero exchange. Would it effect the coin in ...
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Can Monero stand as a distinct cryptocurrency, or will its features be brought to Bitcoin via sidechains?

Is Monero intended to be a competitor to Bitcoin, or is the intent to develop technology that will improve Bitcoin? Is there any reason why Monero's features wouldn't just be brought to Bitcoin ...
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metadata protection for Monero usage on Mobile devices

My understanding is that Kovri will use a C++ implementation of the I2P network to protect metadata. I2P seems to be focused on computer users. Are there any plans to protect metadata for Monero ...
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What contributions (if any) are there to the overall blockchain size, other than the actual transaction sizes?

Given that the median transaction sizes are so similar between Monero and Bitcoin (see this question), what other contributions are there to the overall blockchain size (e.g. database overheads or ...
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How much larger are Monero transactions compared to the average Bitcoin transaction?

We know that because of the way Monero's privacy works, transactions are larger than a Bitcoin one, but how much larger on average are they compared to Bitcoin transactions? How will this affect the ...
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What security risks are associated with accepting Instant Transactions?

If a merchant decides to accept a Monero payment the moment it appears in the memory pool (before confirmation) what risks are being assumed? Based on the probability of these risks being exploited, ...
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Is it possible to get a rough timeline/cost estimate for the future monero development?

I know that this question is a bit of a stretch, so it might be good to go with this overview from the official Monero homepage (https://getmonero.org/design-goals/) To be more specific, which of the ...
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Are there more cryptocurrencies based on the cryptonote protocol? If so what are the main differences?

I read a bit about the history of Monero and how it forked away from bytecoin/bitmonero in 2014. I also remember that there was another currency using the cryptonote protocol called "Boolberry" at ...
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How is the quadratic miners penalty calculated

For blocks above the median block size of the last 100 blocks but below the 2x the median block size dynamic cap a quadratically increasing penalties is applied to miners. How is this penalty ...
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What happens if a very large transaction is over 2x the median block size?

The dynamic block size limit 2x the median block size over the last 100 blocks. What happens if a transaction containing an extremely large numbers of outputs and a very large mixin exceeds the ...

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