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Can simplewallet auto refresh?

Sometimes after I send a transaction, I like to use the "refresh" command so that I can see how many blocks (confirmations) have occurred for my transaction. Similarly, when I am expecting to receive ...
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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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How to change location of the Blockchain with monero GUI?

How can I set the daemon included with the GUI to sync the blockchain from a directory on a flash drive, rather than the default directory ?
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I am missing (not seeing) a transaction to (in) the GUI (zero balance)

I withdrew from Kraken / Poloniex / Bitfinex / Poloniex / any other exchange or service (e.g. Shapeshift) and I am not seeing the transaction in the GUI. How do I resolve this issue?
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How do I use cold transaction signing?

Cold transaction signing was recently merged into master. How would one go about using it? For those who don't know, this feature allows you to: Create and export an unsigned transaction on an ...
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What is known about Nicolas van Saberhagen?

What if anything is conclusively known about Nicolas van Saberhagen? Are there any educated guesses about who this person or group may be (similar to how there are guesses about the identity of ...
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How do I, as a recipient, verify that my transaction actually arrived?

I received some XMR from a service / exchange / friend. How do I verify that my transaction actually arrived?
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How do I use my MyMonero wallet via the Monero Core GUI?

I have been using a MyMonero wallet for quite a while. Can I start using that wallet from within the Monero Core GUI? How do I do that?
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Node and mining in ARM device

I have an "almost always idle" ARM home server (not a rPi, more powerful) and I was thinking running a monero node in it, plus maybe have it mine if possible/profitable. For the node part, is the ...
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Spam attack to gain control of many outputs and undermine privacy

Would it be possible for an attacker to send many transactions to himself with the goal of gaining control of many outputs for the purposes of deanonymizing transactions of others (using low mixins ...
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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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Which entities are related to Bytecoin and Minergate?

After reading the answer to this question I would like to learn which entities are connected to Bytecoin and or Minergate. Although Bytecoin development has ground to a halt according to GitHub ...
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How does one prove ownership of a Monero address?

Just like how a user can prove they are the owner of a Bitcoin public key by signing a message, how can a Monero user prove they are the owner of a Monero public key?
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I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain. How do I resolve this issue?
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How does the dynamic fee calculation work?

A pull request on github for dynamic fee calculation was just submitted. How does this new dynamic fee calculation work?
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Can Kovri be blocked in e.g. China?

And if so, is there a way around it with something like the meek pluggable transport from the Tor project?
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Monero hard fork procedure

I understand Monero has a planned hard fork twice a year (on approximately March 15 and September 15) and I would like to understand more about how it will in practice: What is the minimum amount of ...
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How does one convert the Trezor seed to a simplewallet seed and vice versa

Now that the source is available I thought I'd bring up the subject of the seed difference between the Trezor and Simplewallet. The Trezor uses 24 words, while Simplewallet uses 24 plus an extra word ...
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How does the Coin Selection work in Monero?

I'm interested in improving Coin Selection for Bitcoin, and I saw that the wallet implementation has significantly changed in Monero compared to Bitcoin. I was wondering whether the Coin Selection ...
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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 can I create (random) payment IDs?

If I want to give a new payment ID to each customer what tools can I use to do so automatically? Is there a way to generate a (random) payment ID using simplewallet or bitmonerod? What are the ...
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What is a key image?

When a transaction is made with monero there is a 'key image' in the transaction info. what is this exactly? is it like the diffie-hellman exchange to create the one time addresses?
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What is a payment ID, and why is it used?

Several exchanges require a payment ID for deposits and withdraws. What is a payment ID in Monero, and why is it used?
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Looking for an easy explanation about kovri

I still don't get what kovri actually is. Can anyone provide an easy explanation? I looked at YouTube for videos, but couldn't find any. Also other links didn't help. Does anyone know a picture ...
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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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Solo GPU mining

I've literally searched every source available to find an answer but the only thing I've came up with is that I have to set my own pool in order to do that. I am using Windows 7 and the only available ...
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Why/how does monero generate public ed25519 keys without using the standard public key generation provided by ed25519 libraries?

Why/how does monero generate public ed25519 keys without using the standard public key derivation provided by ed25519 libraries? Inspecting the code for mininero (https://github.com/monero-project/...
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What are bulletproofs?

I have heard that Monero transactions are relatively large, and that Bulletproofs will make Monero transactions smaller. Can someone give a high-level overview about what these are, and how they ...
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My blockchain is stuck, how do I “unstuck” it?

During the last few weeks a common, reoccurring, question seems to be how to get one's blockchain "unstuck". This guide will, hopefully, provide some assistance in doing so.
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What is the format of a block in the Monero Blockchain?

What is in the header? How is the header made? What information about the transactions is present? What is prunable? What part of the block is used for the PoW?
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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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How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI (monero-wallet-cli)?

According to the release notes v0.12.2.0 includes Ledger support. How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI (monero-wallet-cli)?
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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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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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What is known about the creation and history of the CryptoNote protocol?

What is known about the creation and history of the CryptoNote protocol? Who created Monero and what events led to the Monero community takeover from the original developer?
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Counterparty On Monero

Counterparty is a cryptocurrency that sits in a layer 'on top of' Bitcoin. Unlike colored coins, which map identities to units of Bitcoin, Counterparty tokens aren't attached to any units of Bitcoin ...
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How will the implementation of Kovri work from a user perspective?

This is really a multi-part question that I'm happy to trim/change/delete if it's too broad and/or speculative. Part A - Assuming an average, not-particularly-tech-savvy user is excited about Kovri ...
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How can I verify the Monero coin supply without using a block explorer?

Is there a command I can give the Monero daemon to calculate the total of all coinbase transactions so far? How do block explorers calculate the Monero coin supply and how can I verify their accuracy?...
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Will Monero ever move to Proof of Stake (PoS)?

As an ecological dilemma, burning a lot of energy via PoW seems not to align with the progressive agenda of an aspiring global cryptocurrency.
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What is the AEON currency?

Aeon seems to be related to Monero, and is a cryptonote currency. What exactly is Aeon?
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Is Dash based on CryptoNote or CoinJoin?

Is Dash based on CryptoNote or CoinJoin? Is there more than one coin with that name? If there are multiple coins, which one used the name first? What is the history between the name usage?
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What is the difference between CryptoNote and CryptoNight?

I saw some mining software labelled as CryptoNight miners and they have XMR (Monero) in their list. Many other CryptoNote mining software also has XMR in their list. What is the case? And while adding ...
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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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What is the difference between Monero (XMR) and Verge (XVG)?

I would like to have a comparison between the privacy features of Monero vs Verge. I have heard some people say that these are privacy-oriented coins, and I would like to learn more.
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What is the bandwidth cost of running a full node?

Simply...how much bandwidth will I use when running a full node at home, without mining?
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How could Monero enable instant transactions?

Some cryptocurrencies offer a feature for instant confirmations of transactions. What is required for these instant transactions to take place, how do they happen, and what is required for them to be ...
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How can individuals safeguard themselves and the community against a key reusing fork?

Regardless of the true intention behind the MoneroV developers, it forking off the existing Monero blockchain poses danger to the privacy of Monero users. While the MoneroV forking date has been put ...
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What is MoneroV, and how is it different than Monero?

I have heard of an upcoming airdrop called MoneroV. Can someone explain the relationship between Monero and MoneroV, and explain their differences?
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CPU Miner for Mac OSX?

I'm new to the Monero community, but I've successfully mined many other cryptocurrencies. After a couple hours of digging, I could not find a pre-built CPU miner for OSX. Could someone point me in the ...
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Is it better to mine with a CPU or GPU

"The proof-of-work algorithm, CryptoNight, is AES-intensive and "memory heavy", which significantly reduces the advantage of GPU over CPU." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monero_(cryptocurrency) ...

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