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Is there MRL-0007? What topic is it about?

I see from a previous post that MRL-0001~0005 are complete and published while MRL-0006 and MRL-0008 are still ongoing, but I've never heard anything about MRL-0007. Is there such a thing? If so, what ...
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How to see that the RingCT commitment parameter H is in fact a multiple of the base point G

On the last paragraph of page 7 of Monero Research Lab's paper about RingCT, the author makes some statements to the effect that it is possible to pick a random point on the base curve ED25519 that is ...
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Ring signature with sublinear size increase

The Wikipedia article on Ring signatures states that CryptoNote implements O(n) ring signature scheme by Fujisaki and Suzuki in p2p payments to achieve sender's untraceability. More efficient ...
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Is there a formal plan in place for the transition to Quantum Computing? If so, what is it? [closed]

Here is a list of the most relevant facts and assumptions regarding my concern: Monero is a POW (proof-of-work) cryptocurrency. A risk of POW cryptos is the 51% attack, which is possible when a bad ...
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Harmonizing Monero with HD Wallet BIP 39 Technology?

Monero currently uses Electrum Word List for recovery purposes. This causes conflicts with wallet developers that want to support both Bitcoin-based BIP 39 technology that has a separate Word Lists. ...
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Why limit the CRC by a modulo of 24 rather than 1626?

When looking through Monero's source code I was intrigued by the choice of the Mnemonic's 25th word which is defined as follow: words += (' ' + words_store[create_checksum_index(words_store, ...
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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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Are criticisms of Monero's blockchain bloat substantiated? [closed]

One of the more seemingly legitimate criticisms of Monero is that the blockchain is susceptible to bloat due to its ring signatures. Are these criticisms valid, or do other coins have similar ...
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How long do I have to wait for monero-wallet-cli to be synchronized again?

So from time to time I use my monero-wallet-cli together with the monerod. I start up monerod and wait until its up to date. Then I start up the monero-wallet-cli but its empty. Now I have to use ...
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CryptoNote features in other cryptocurrencies

How many CryptoNote based currencies exist today? Have ring signatures appeared in any cryptocurrencies that are not based on CryptoNote? How many CryptoNote coins are not using a CryptoNight based ...
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How does the recent patched key image exploit work in practice?

For more info https://getmonero.org/2017/05/17/disclosure-of-a-major-bug-in-cryptonote-based-currencies.html This has been patched months ago and was never exploited which can be proven by running a ...
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Simple explanation of Monero mechanics - how does Monero work?

I'm looking for a nice explanation of Monero mechanics to make people 'get' what is what and how it works. Things like stealth addresses, ring signatures, view & spend keys, key images, ring ...
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Is it possible to create a lighter wallet than simplewallet without giving up a view key?

In the question How much information is passed from the daemon to simplewallet when scanning for a wallet's transactions?, it was clarified that simplewallet receives the entirety of every block ...
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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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How to solo-mine Aeon?

Suppose one has the Aeon software built and installed, how does one then initiate solo-mining Aeon using the CPU?
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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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Will the RingCT fork make it harder for other CryptoNote coins to merge improvements made to Monero?

Monero has already made substantial changes to its codebase. Will the RingCT fork make it harder for other CryptoNote coins to merge improvements made to Monero? Does every major fork make it more ...
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Why does Monero use proof of work?

Why does Monero use proof of work instead of something that saves electricity like proof of stake? Have there been any serious to abandon PoW for PoS at some point similar to the plan of Ethereum ...
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What's the point of ring signatures if stealth addresses hide the actual addresses anyways?

I understand generally how ring signatures work, but I also realize they are sent to and from stealth addresses, and so I'm curious why ring signatures are needed in the first place. Doesn't a sender'...
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What is RingCT and how does it make Monero private?

I hear that RingCT will make Monero more private than Bitcoin. Is there truth to this?
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Origination of Monero terms and phrases

I understand that some Monero terms originate from Esperanto. What is the Monero specific meaning and origination of the following non Esperanto words and phrases? Is it true? Soon Don't buy Monero ...
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How do I start using Monero with the command line tools?

If you need to use the Monero command line tools, how do I get started with Monero?
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Why did monero-wallet-cli restore the same wallet with different mnemonic seeds?

Using monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet with the following seeds can restore the same wallet: First seed: lawsuit artistic jeans lair plus village potato cedar certain sizes ruthless ...
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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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Is there a minimum and maximum mixin size?

Assuming at least some users do not care about privacy, why is there a need for a minimum mixin size? Is there a maximum mixin size? If my goal is to maximize privacy are there any reasons why I ...
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Monero mixin 0 versus Zcash “T” address transaction

How does the privacy of a Zcash "T" address transaction compare with a Monero mixin 0 transaction (back when they were available)? Does 'T" stand for transparent? Would it be technically possible ...
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Why does Monero prevent transactions from being spent without 10 confirmations?

When I receive monero they are unavailable to be spent for 10 blocks because of the CRYPTONOTE_DEFAULT_TX_SPENDABLE_AGE (Required confirmations before newly received Monero can be spent). Why is this ...
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What does the “X” mean in the XMR ticker symbol?

Why was an "X" chosen to be used in the XMR ticker symbol? "M" and "R" are both contained in the work Monero. What is the meaning of the "X" in the Monero ticker symbol?
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What is the Monerodo Operating System?

What is the Monerodo Operating System (Monerodo OS)? What is its relationship to Monero, and how safe is it?
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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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How do I prove that a payment has been sent to a particular address?

If I pay someone, and they then claim that the payment has not been received, how can I prove that the payment was in fact sent?
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Should the monero community look to have the dev team working on the project full time? [closed]

Following the recent (Aug 2016) rise in the market cap, the community is potentially big enough to have the developers paid (In XMR) to work on building out Monero full time. Has this been ...
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Hash rate required to effectively mine an average of 1 block a day?

What is the hash rate required to solo mine an average of 1 Monero Block per day using the current network stats?
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SIGAINT and Monero Tor node

What is SIGAINT and why are they running a Monero node on Tor? Has SIGAINT made a statement explaining their rationale?
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How do I figure out what nodes I'm connected to and who is sending what to who?

When I type print_cn into the daemon, I see a lot of OUT and IN entries. Does OUT mean that I am sending information OUT to that peer, or is that peer sending information to me? Or is it a two-way ...
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What cryptographic assumptions is Monero based on?

Most crypto systems security are based on assumptions that certain problems are difficult, or some mathematical conjecture is true. The only counterexamples I can think of are the one time pad and ...
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How do I build Monero for Windows from source?

Are there detailed build instructions for building Monero for Windows? Does the version of Windows we are building for (7,8, 10) (x86 vs x64) require different dependencies? edit: Can we compile ...
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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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What is XMRdotTwo?

I heard something about XMRdotTwo (or maybe XMRdotTo?). Can someone explain to me what this is? I heard that you can use it to pay Bitcoin addresses with Monero.
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Can someone give me an example of doing a json-rpc call such as getbalance in java

I want to be able to use monero as a payment method in my website. It's completely written in java spark. I am unfamiliar with using curl or json rpc in java and would like someone to give an example ...
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What are “white” and “gray” in the peer list?

When I use the "print_pl" command in simplewallet to see the peer list, the first attribute of each line is either "white" or "gray". What is the meaning of it?
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What encryption algorithm is used for the wallet.keys file?

I know that the wallet keys file contains an encrypted version of your private keys, but am just curious what encryption algorithm is used to do this, and also where is it done in the source code?
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Aeon minimum mixin

Aeon does not have a mandatory minimum mixin like Monero does. Despite the feature being relatively easy to add, there is no mention of doing so in the current development roadmap. What advantages ...
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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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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 Confidential Transactions in Monero perfectly binding or hiding?

Bitcoin contributor Pieter Wuille recently commented on Reddit: Bulletproofs and the Pedersen commitments they operate on are perfectly hiding, but not perfectly binding. This roughly means that ...
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How can block size grow over time when miners are incentivised to keep size small?

Miners are penalised if they mine a block that is larger than a threshold. Miners can make sure that the blocks they mine don't go over that threshold in order to avoid a reward penalty (by adapting ...
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Given a view key, can you see payment ids?

So the view key allows you to see all past and future incoming transfers for the corresponding address. Are you able to read a payment id belonging to a transfer if one was set? Is the answer the same ...
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What data do the wallet files contain?

I see 3 files with the name of my wallet: wallet-name, wallet-name.keys, wallet-name.address.txt What is stored inside them? Does the wallet store the public and private keys and nothing else? Or ...
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How does Monero privacy and security compare to ZCoin?

How does Monero (XMR) privacy compare to ZCoin (XZC)? Can ZCoin protect the privacy of transaction amounts like Monero will do with RingCT, or are ZCoin transaction amounts visible similar to Monero ...

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