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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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TLS and authentication for RPC

TLS and authentication for RPC has been completed in the Monero dev branch for quite some time. Has it been reworked to fully address any conflicts with net_skeleton's license so that it will be ready ...
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Will 2 minute block times discourage retail merchant adoption?

Waiting an average of two minutes for a transaction confirmation is a long time when there is a line of people at a checkout counter. This is particularly true when compared to nearly instant Visa/...
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Is the entropy for the mnemonic seed and the private spend key exactly the same?

Since one is just another representation of the other, is the entropy for the mnemonic seed and the private spend key exactly the same? Are there any security benefits of using one over the other for ...
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How do you import a wallet from the private keys into simplewallet? [duplicate]

Is there a way you can import a wallet into simplewallet from the private spend key and private view key? I know you can import the view key to create a view wallet, but I can't see how to import the ...
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Can you have a multsig wallet with the current Monero protocol?

Can you create a bitcoin-style multisig wallet in Monero in the current protocol? You would have n participants, such that k of them can authorize a transaction.
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How sophisticated will Monero's multisig capability be once RingCT is implemented and it's future plans afterwards?

A lot of people talk about the fact that once RingCT is implemented multisig will be possible, but it seems to be a very open statement, can someone give a more comprehensive breakdown of what kind of ...
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What exactly is the relationship between Monero and I2P

I know they both compliment each other but I'm trying to figure exactly how they both work together. Is it used for the anonymity? Sorry for the newb question, I have just really been trying to figure ...
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Difficulty in integrating and supporting Monero

Is integrating and supporting Monero more difficult for exchanges and merchants than supporting currencies based on the Bitcoin codebase? Other than a relative lack of familiarity with the CryptoNote ...
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Multi-sig flexibility

When multisig becomes available for Monero how flexible will it be? If "M" is number signatures required and "N" is the number of signatures available what is the minimum and maximum "M" and "N" ...
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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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How decentralized is Monero mining?

How many Monero mining pools currently exist? Are there any P2P pools? What percentage of the hashrate does the largest pool control? Is there a pie chart available that shows the the share of all ...
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Exchanges that support integrated addresses

Do any exchanges support Monero integrated addresses? For those that do not yet support them, have they shared the reason why?
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How is the one time address generated from the public address?

Given the public address, how is the one time address generated. Also, cryptographically, what links them?
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What programming language(s) are used in building Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri, and the Monero GUI?

What programming languages are being used to build Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri and the Monero GUI? Are multiple languages used within the same application? What is the level of programming ...
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How is the address constructed? [duplicate]

How is the address generated? I know it contains the public view key and the public spend key.
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Research on difficulty algorithm

A new difficulty algorithm is said to be researched in https://getmonero.org/design-goals/, with a new MRL paper underway. I see nothing new on https://github.com/monero-project/research-lab/ about ...
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Is there a minimum effective mixin?

I understand that as of the last hard fork, the minimum mixin has been changed from 0 to 2. However, is this an effective baseline? Or is there a higher selection that users can or should choose that ...
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Could monero benefit from research done for bitcoin?

I'm interested if optimizations designed for bitcoin could work for monero, such as: segregated witness / flexible transactions (http://zander.github.io/posts/Flexible_Transactions/) - is this even ...
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ELI5 why Monero blacklists are impossible

If an exchange is given a court order generated by an uneducated prosecutor to blacklist deposits from a Monero certain address, what is the simplest way to inform the prosecutor of the impossibility ...
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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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Is there an online block explorer that supports view keys?

Is there a block explorer that allows you to upload a view key and view the transactions associated with it? If the view key is public (such as a donation address's view key), there is no security ...
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View Key of Monero Core Development Team donation account

Does the core development team publish the view key of its donation account so that current and prospective donors can see how much XMR has been donated so far? Although donated funds are spent ...
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Usage of a zero mixin (ring size =1)

Zero mixin (ring size=1) transactions are no longer allowed (except for sweeping dust). When they were allowed before the March 2016 hard fork they were quite common. Is there evidence to support ...

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