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View key, spend key, paper key, seed… Is there a short presentation of vocabulary around Monero wallet?

There is a lot of domain specific terms in Monero ecosystem (which is completly normal), and one must clearly understand them to do even basic wallet related operation in a safe way, or prevent ...
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Can I mine with more than one client on a given mining pool?

Is there any particular configuration required to connect to a mining pool with more than one client using the same wallet? Do I simply start the same command line on each machine?
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Is it impossible to calculate Monero Days Destroyed?

Based on my understanding of Bitcoin Days Destroyed its calculation requires knowing how long it has been since Bitcoin was last spent. Monero has inherent privacy that would seem to prevent a similar ...
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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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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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Can the Monero block chain be used for anonymous communication/ data storage/ private records for small to big entity?

Can the Monero block chain be used to transmit anonymous messages or for data storage?, For example a military secret, confidential state data, company private records, employee payroll, private ...
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What type of security audits has Monero received?

What type of security audits has Monero received? Since this question already addressed cryptographic review of the Monero protocol, I am primarily interested in Monero source code and ...
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Benefits to starting out mining at a higher difficulty

I have been trying to find out what the benefits are to starting out mining pools at higher difficulties. I imagine there must be some added benefit to it but I haven't found any real information on ...
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Constructing a Stealth Monero Address?

Is it possible from Section 4. Address Serialization cns007.txt and Section 3. Variable-Length Encoding of Integers cns003.txt to compute a Monero Stealth Address from the following? 1) Private ...
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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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Required confirmations before newly received Monero can be spent

I do not like to give exchanges the address for my cold storage wallet so I would like to use a webwallet as an intermediary point. If I request a withdrawal from an exchange to mymonero.com how ...
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How is Monero development funded?

What is the funding model for Monero development? What incentives are in place to retain existing talent and attract additional developers?
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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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What is churning?

I have read a few times on Reddit that churning one's own moneroj would improve privacy. What does it entail exactly? And how do I do that with the CLI or GUI?
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What is Kasisto?

What is Kasisto? Is there a demo available? Is it open source? If so where can I see the source code? Who is the developer? How can I become a beta tester?
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How will the ring CT fork be rolled out?

I understand that the latest monero software already has all the RCT code. Does it mean that no upgrade will be required prior to RCT HF? If so, is the block height at which RCT will be allowed ...
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Which reasons were discussed for potentially changing the proof-of-work algorithm?

Which reasons were discussed for potentially changing the proof-of-work algorithm to something else in the future (Cuckoo cycle in particular)?
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Is there a way to remotely access simplewallet securely?

simplewallet has a RPC mode that allows you to access it via an API. This is intended for local use only. Is there a way to use simplewallet remotely in a secure way?
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What are the “public” viewkeys and spendkeys?

If you create a paper wallet at www.moneroaddress.org or create a wallet with simplewallet, you are provided with private view and spend keys. If you create a paper wallet at https://xmr.llcoins.net/ ...
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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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Transaction stuck as “pending” in the GUI

I sent a transaction a few hours ago but it's still Pending (as indicated by the History page of the GUI). How do I resolve this?
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How to change the monero-wallet-gui rendering mode for older computers

On old machines (with integrated graphics), displaying the GUI might not work. it will either crash on startup or display a white/black window. How can the user change the rendering mode and what is ...
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How do I save the Monero blockchain to another hard drive?

I have a small SSD as my windows 7 C: drive. How can I transfer and save the Monero blockchain to another hard drive on my computer in order to save space?
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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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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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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 does Monero's scaling roadmap look like

I know Monero is dynamically scalable, but everyone knows that simply increasing blocksize does not make a blockchain scale. Nodes will still need to download the entire blockchain to function. The ...
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Is there the equivalent of a BIP38 encrypted private key for Monero private keys?

I would like to create plain text private keys for Monero that can be encrypted/decrypted using a process similar to BIP38. (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0038.mediawiki) Is such a ...
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What are daughter-chains?

I've been reading the design goals and I see they refer to "daughter-chains". What are these, and are they different to side chains?
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Usefulness of an intermittent full node

I run bitmonerod on my laptop when I'm using the computer but I shut it down for the night. I don't mine due to the computer relatively low capabilities. How useful for the whole Monero network is a ...
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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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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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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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August 2014 spam attack

Please explain how the sophisticated August 2014 Monero network spam attack was designed and conducted. How did the Monero core team respond to the attack and prevent any lasting damage?
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What is the proper Freenode IRC channel for my needs?

There are so many monero related IRC channels. Which one should I use for which topic?
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How will the range proof size reduction be accomplished?

According to this answer Range proofs are currently 6304 bytes (per output) and will drop in the future by at least 1024 bytes. How will the future 1024 byte reduction per output be accomplished? ...
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What are 3 types of Ring CT transactions?

In monero, there are three types of RingCT transactions: enum { RCTTypeNull = 0, RCTTypeFull = 1, RCTTypeSimple = 2, }; They can be observed in https://xmrchain.net/ But it's not clear what ...
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Why is it I2P (garlic routing) well suited for Monero (compared to possible alternatives)?

Could anyone provide a reasonable explanation of how I2P (garlic routing) works, why is it is well suited for Monero (compared to possible alternatives)?
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Monero inception - how did bitmonero become monero?

I understand that bitmonero was one of the first CryptoNote coins, and at its inception had a different developer team, mainly thankful_for_today. Then, "the community took over" because of some ...
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Will Monero CPU mining always be feasible?

Bitcoin mining, as far as I'm aware, hit a point where it can't be mined merely with a CPU, if you expect results. Will Monero's mining remain constant (is "constant" even an appropriate term)?
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Resource to see mining distribution

I always check the health of a cryptocurrency by looking at its hash rate distribution. Where can I see that information for Monero?
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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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What are the best practices to move coins out of cold storage?

There are tutorials on how to set a paperwallet but I found nothing on the best practices to recover funds out of a paperwallet. I imagine it is a critical step too, what is the best way to do? What ...
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How long should the GUI wallet take to synchronize?

This is my first question (on any StackExchange), so sorry if it's 'stupid' or already answered somewhere else. I've just downloaded the beta GUI wallet (MacOS) and it is now 'sychronizing blocks' (...
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Is it viable to attack Monero by artificially bloating blocks and make it harder to run a full node due to the increased blockchain burden?

A lot of small block proponents defend their stance by reasoning that an artificial cap is necessary to prevent spamming, and thus bloating the blockchain. How effective is Monero's mechanisms at ...
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Smart contract privacy

What type of smart contracts sidechains would most benefit from the privacy that Monero provides by default? Assuming that many types of smart contracts sidechains were operational today, which would ...
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What are some ways I can disguise my mnemonic seed?

I'm thinking of storing my mnemonic seed on a few pieces of paper in secure locations, but I'm worried other people might find one of them and steal my funds. What are assume ways I can disguise this ...
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Blockchain database file size variance by Operating System

I have a full node on both an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and a Windows 10 device. Why is the database file containing blockchain a different size on each OS?
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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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Is a Monero key backdoor possible?

Recently an article was published stating the possibility of the NSA or some other malicious organization creating backdoor undetectable Diffie-Hellman keys (source) to allow snooping. Is Monero at ...

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