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What is the difference between CryptoNote and CryptoNight?

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-...
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Does Aeon have a development roadmap?

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 ...
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CryptoNight-Lite PoW modifications in Aeon

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 ...
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Is there any exchange that offers a Monero/Aeon trading pair?

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 ...
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What is the AEON currency?

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 ...
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What is the AEON currency?

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 ...
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Origination of Monero terms and phrases

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 ...
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Will the RingCT fork make it harder for other CryptoNote coins to merge improvements made to Monero?

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 ...
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How to solo-mine Aeon?

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 ...
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Aeon minimum mixin

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 ...
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Does Mimblewimble have any relevance to new pruning ideas for Monero?

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 ...
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What is the AEON currency?

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 ...
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What kind of pruning techniques does AEON use?

These questions are answered by the pruning FAQ, which was posted by core-developer smooth, who is also a core-team member of Monero. Pruning FAQ Q: What is pruning? A: Pruning refers to removing ...
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Does the CONOP definition exclude pruning branches from its node definition?

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 ...
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How to solo-mine Aeon?

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 ...
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How can I put my Aeon in Cold Storage?

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 ...
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What is the difference between CryptoNote and CryptoNight?

Worded differently (on Reddit): CryptoNight is the (hashing) algorithm. CryptoNote is the protocol.
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Origination of Monero terms and phrases

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 ...
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How can I put my Aeon in Cold Storage?

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 ...
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How do I install Aeon on Ubuntu?

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: mkdir git cd git Clone the GitHub repository: ...
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Aeon support at https://xmr.llcoins.net/

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 ...
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RingCT code usage in other projects

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 ...
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Tail emission in Aeon

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 ...
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What’s the difference between sharding and pruning?

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 ...
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Does AEON offer a sweep transaction feature?

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: ...
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What are the system requirements for an Aeon full node?

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 ...
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Is Monero the only CryptoNote based coin with a public testnet?

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 ...
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