CryptoNote is the name of the cryptocurrency technology that Monero (and Aeon, and various others) is based on. CryptoNight is the name of the hash function that is used in the CryptoNote Proof-of-Work algorithm. CryptoNight-Lite is a modification of CryptoNight that uses half as much memory and fewer hash rounds, used in Aeon.
Smooth just released a new Aeon roadmap today
The planned rebase is rather comprehensive and will include many Monero improvements including:
LMDB, view-only wallets, message signing, usage of tx keys, Ring CT and a porting of the new GUI wallet to replace the old Neozaru open source GUI whose upstream code is no longer maintained.
Aeon will remain ...
There are two modifications: the scratchpad is only half the size of regular Cryptonight (1 MB rather than 2 MB) and the number of AES iterations is halved (half a million rather than a million). This makes a light hash about 4 times as fast as a regular one.
It's a bit hard to tell how this change influences blockchain sync since different machines will ...
Currently there are two exchanges that offer direct XMR/AEON conversion each with its own limitations/warnings. The third option would be direct OTC trades (optionally with an escrow agent to reduce risk).
Cryptopia offers the most XMR trading pairs of any exchange including an XMR/AEON pair. Its current limitation is very low trading volume compared to the ...
Quoting smooth, who is a member of the Monero core team and stepped in as Aeon lead developer a while ago:
AEON is certainly targeting running a node on a smartphone, but I don't think it is possible to completely rule out Monero (someday) doing that too.
As answered above by others the idea is to do experimental and perhaps even stupid things. Some of them ...
To most of the community (see /r/monero, /r/aeon), Aeon is the "supportive younger brother" of Monero, and is viewed more so as a proving ground (i.e. for any relevant improvements, that are thus absorbed by Monero).
I agree with the answer of Jolly Mort with regard to answers 1, 3 and 5. I will add an answer for # 2 and 4 and provide some additional evidence to support the answers Jolly Mort provided.
More in the origination of Is it true?
One last thing: without doing too much language analysis (which is mostly supposition and bullshit), it's easy to see common ...
Yes, it will. Every time a substantial change is made in one fork, the other forks will find it more difficult to port anything they might want where it conflicts.
I'd say the main change from the point of view of mergeability between forks was the LMDB change, which rewrote a large part of the blockchain handling.
Cryptonote has also changed a lot since ...
If you don't want to have the target Aeon wallet open all the time (for security reasons, or you prefer to start mining at system startup non-interactively), you can also start solo CPU mining using the daemon itself. Example syntax (replace the placeholders with actual values obviously):
aeond --start-mining <target-aeon-wallet-address> --mining-...
Aeon does not have a minimum mixin by design. Transactions with mixin 0 can be very small and inexpensive. This is by design. According to smooth If usage increases there is a built in system to limit growth of <2 mixin transactions, thereby preventing the low mixin generated cascading privacy reduction described by the Monero Research Lab as follows:
The paper is interesting and Monero was mentioned at one point:
OWAS had the good idea to combine the transactions in blocks. Imagine that we
can combine across blocks (perhaps with some glue data) so that when the outputs
are created and destroyed, it is the same as if they never existed. Then, to
validate the entire chain, users only need to know ...
Aeon is a fork of Monero, created in June 2014 by an anonymous developer. It was abandoned soon after, and languished for a while with close to no hash rate.
In October 2014, Monero developer smooth took over the fork and merged a handful of fixes and improvements from Monero, as well as changed the PoW and block time to be more friendly to smaller devices.
These questions are answered by the pruning FAQ, which was posted by core-developer smooth, who is also a core-team member of Monero.
Q: What is pruning?
A: Pruning refers to removing unnecessary information from the blockchain once it is no longer needed.
Q: What are the advantages?
A: Pruning reduces the amount of storage needed for the ...
By definition pruning branches cannot be considered full nodes because they are missing the data that has been pruned. Pruning branches are not full nodes according to the definition of CONOP.
This explanation explains why full nodes (in addition to pruning branches) are necessary.
Pruning data makes a node unable to supply the pruned data to other ...
Sync your daemon. Open the wallet and type:
start_mining walletid threads
Replace walletid with your public wallet ID, and replace threads with the number of threads you are willing to dedicate to mining. Make sure that you do not put more threads than your processor has, or your mining speed may be impacted.
There is an offline wallet generator for Aeon here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=641696.msg17660358#msg17660358
This is the same as the Monero one, but adapted for Aeon. The post above says it's new and you should make sure you can restore your address before trusting an address/keys set made with the generator, just in case, but the Monero ...
I understand that there was a time when monero community was being "attacked" on the forums by stating various baseless claims in the form of questions "Is it true that ?"
No idea. Could refer to long waiting periods for price movement / development milestones.
Recent one, I think. It's common for monero seniors and devs to discourage new users from buying ...
Same principles apply as for Monero or any other coin for that matter - generate a wallet offline and never expose it to an online computer.
You could do this by using Aeon wallet software, similar to what has been described here. The guide is for Windows, but you could do the same by booting off some Linux live-CD as well, and running the Linux binaries on ...
Install the necessary prerequisites (on top of a default Ubuntu MATE image):
sudo apt-get install cmake g++ libboost-all-dev
Create a git directory:
Clone the GitHub repository:
git clone https://github.com/aeonix/aeon.git
Compile the sources:
After about 30 minutes, you'll end up with the following binaries in the build/...
Looks like that in the past the page offered only English dictionary. It did generate valid keys and addresses but you couldn't import it into Aeon simplewallet because it works only with Electrum mnemonics. The page was then upgraded to support changing the wordlist, and is now compatible with Aeon simplewallet if default options are used (Electrum ...
As far as I know, the only other coin with working RingCT at this time is Lubecoin, a joke (I assume) coin forked off Monero very recently. I don't know where it is, but the forker was on IRC asking various questions about Monero for this.
There appears to be a community consensus for an AEON tail emission based on what I have seen on Bitcointalk, Reddit and IRC. I think most AEON users consider tail emission to be part of the AEON roadmap. Other users at various times have had the false impression that it has already been implemented. However its implementation has not yet formalized or ...
Pruning the blockchain means removing some data from it, like old transaction signatures and range proofs.
For example, your Monero daemon could store an incomplete version of all the blocks older than one week (no signatures, no range proofs) to save some space, and it would still have all the info (inputs, outputs) allowing a wallet to check its balance.
Right now, with release 0.9.8.0, it isn't possible, as there's no equivalent sweep command in Aeon's CLI.
I asked your question on Slack today, and this is what moneromooo had to say on the topic:
I think it's fairly new in monero. I also think it relies on the new tx composition algorithm, so not an easy port.
It'd be possible to add a function to ...
It looks like it isn't using LMDB yet, because I only have a 3.5 GB blockchain.bin file in the ~/.aeon directory. I brew the software from HEAD, it says aeon v0.9.6.0().
With regard to memory, as far as I can tell, on my macOS system, aeond is using about 9 GB of memory. I have no idea whether this would prevent the daemon from running on a system with only ...
I am not aware of any other Monero forks besides the two that you mentioned.
There are other CryptoNote currencies but I am not aware of any that have a public testnet. The level of community and developer interest in most other CryptoNote projects is minuscule compared to Monero. Most CryptoNote coins were originally forked from Bytecoin with development ...