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Will the viewkey ever be able to view both incoming and outgoing transactions in a wallet?

I am aware that the current viewkey setup allows us to check for funds sent to our wallets. However, in the example case of cold storage, it would be very nice to be able to check if funds are still ...
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Is Monero amenable to ASIC mining?

Is Monero ASIC resistant? If not, are there already people out there running on ASICs?
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Where can I spend Monero? [closed]

Is there an available list or directory of Merchants that accept Monero? Is it true that Monero can be spent at any business that accepts Bitcoin? If so how does the process work and which service ...
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How MoneroDice is provably fair?

MoneroDice is a dice gambling game that uses cryptography for provably fair randomness. How exactly does it proves its randomness?
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Are there any games which use Monero as money?

Are there any popular community games which are using Monero as money for its economy?
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What is the safest method to create a Monero wallet for cold storage?

If I want to create a Monero wallet in the most secure manner possible, what are the best practices in doing so? Are there any written user guides or video demonstrations of this process?
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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

I'm not looking for any specific product recommendation, but I'm just curious in terms of type of hardware which has been proven as the most efficient in terms of mining Monero. Is it GPU, CPU, ASIC,...
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How “one-time ring signatures” anonymise the sender of a transaction?

I'm interested in anonymity in Monero over Bitcoins where all transactions are public. What are the "one-time ring signatures" in Monero and how they anonymise the sender of a transaction?
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What privacy or security trade offs are associated with not running your own full node?

If I choose to use a webwallet such as mymonero.com or connect to a Monero node run by someone else to make transactions, what are the unique privacy and security concerns I will face (compared to if ...
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Is it possible to prove that two outgoing transactions were sent to the same person?

Using Monero instead of Bitcoin, is it possible to trace the transaction and check whether two outgoing transactions were sent to the same person? Does it matter whether transactions are public or not?...
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What is 'smart mining'?

I'd like to learn more about mining Monero and I heard about smart mining. How does 'smart mining' differ from regular mining? What are the trade-offs involved?
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Is there any block size limitation?

In Bitcoins the blocks have a size limit of 1MB. Is there any hardcoded limit for Monero? If not, how does it affect the cryptocurrency in terms of scalability?
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How easy is it for merchants to accept Monero payments and convert them into fiat?

As a merchant I want to limit risk exchange rate fluctuations. How easy is it for me to convert Monero I receive into my local fiat currency? How long would the currency conversion typically take? ...
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How CryptoNote protocol protects Monero users?

We can read that Monero possesses significant algorithmic for blockchain obfuscation. In what way it protects users from reading the data from the blockchain?
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Which country operates the most Monero nodes per capita?

Which country operates the most Monero nodes per capita? Do miners in countries with the most nodes have an advantage due to better average network propagation times?
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What factors are influenced by ring size selection?

What factors are influenced by the ring size (mixin) selection? Does choosing a higher mixin always lead to better privacy? Does choosing a very high mixin contribute to blockchain bloat? How does ...
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What are the technical advantages of Ring Signatures (CryptoNote) compared to CoinJoin?

What are the technical advantages of Ring Signatures (CryptoNote) compared to CoinJoin? Which privacy technology provides a higher level of privacy and why? What is the difference between "passive" ...
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What is the purpose of the tail emission?

What is the purpose of the tail emission? How does it relate to dynamic block sizes and miners penalties?
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What use cases exist for a high level of blockchain privacy?

For people with nothing to hide, what does Monero offer that Bitcoin cannot? If I do not care if people know how much money I spent purchasing a certain item, what benefit (if any) would using Monero ...
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What does CONOP mean and how does it relate to block sizes and scaling?

What has Monero done to address CONOP factors? How does the current Monero implementation compare to other existing cryptocurrency alternatives with regard to blocksize caps? Is the any research ...
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Why was I2P chosen over Tor for native Monero integration?

Tor is currently much more popular than I2P. Why was I2P chosen (Kovri project) over Tor for native Monero integration?
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How can I access my full node remotely from another location?

What is the procedure for accessing my full node remotely from another location? What security precautions are most important when doing so?
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Are mnemonic seeds available in multiple languages?

If yes: What languages are currently supported? Are there plan to support more languages in the future?
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What potential security risks are associated with sharing my view key?

Is it safe to share my view key with my accountant or business partner? Can a view key be used to steal my funds?
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How can I recover a wallet using the mnemonic seed?

If I lose my wallet.dat file how can I use my mnemonic seed to recover my wallet? Is the recovery procedure different depending on which Monero wallet I used to create it?
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How many Monero will be mined in total?

How many Monero will eventually be mined? Is there a fixed supply?
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How can a business or charity publish proof of XMR reserves?

Is Monero too private to allow auditing? Without a rich list or transparent blockchain how can a business or charity publish proof of XMR reserves?
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Can the Monero block chain be pruned to increase scalability?

Can the Monero block chain be pruned to increase scalability? If so, exactly what data can and cannot be pruned?
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Why was the block time changed from 1 to 2 minutes?

Faster block times lead to faster transaction confirmations. Why was the Monero block time changed from 1 to 2 minutes?
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How does ringct interact with multisig?

When the ringct branch is finished, will it make m-of-n multisig easier or harder to implement?
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2k views

How vulnerable is Monero to Quantum Computing?

Elliptic curve cryptography, which is used in Monero, is vulnerable to QC. Would Monero be more vulnerable than Bitcoin, because the addresses contain public keys, not hashes of public keys? What ...
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How do the Monero nodes find each other?

Given that there is no point of centralization, where a node can ask 'who are my peers?', how does discovery work?

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