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How can I verify the Monero coin supply without using a block explorer?

Starting with v0.10.1, there is now a command print_coinbase_tx_sum that give you this information.
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Number of Monero block explorers and their unique features

An incomplete list of explorers with unique features would include Moneroblocks, ChainRadar, and The Onion Monero Blockchain Explorer, of which the clearnet version can be found here. Moneroblocks is ...
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What's the easiest way to look up a transaction on the blockchain?

The best general tool for this is http://moneroblocks.info/. It is somewhat comparable to the Bitcoin site https://blockchain.info/, and you can conduct searches using a number of different ...
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How can I verify the Monero coin supply without using a block explorer?

There is no such command. However, it'd be easy to add. Feel free to add a request for this on https://github.com/monero-project/bitmonero/issues
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Is there a way to make a public transaction?

The view key would not allow you to prove you made that transaction. To prove that you sent those monero to Alice you'd need to provide the Tx Private Key, the recipient's address and the transaction ...
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What's the fastest way to display the block height with a shell script?

I propose the following with simple bash scripting using curl and jq. First, install jq (to parse json) macOS: brew install jq Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install jq Others at https://stedolan.github.io/jq/...
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Number of Monero block explorers and their unique features

In addition to MoneroBlocks, ChainRadar and the Onion Monero Blockchain Explorer description from 2quick 4u, there is another new explorer worth mentioning: Monero Explorer offers: Charts including ...
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Why are empty blocks not all the same size?

Usually, empty blocks can vary within a couple bytes, as monero amounts (present in the coinbase transaction even in "empty" blocks) are stored in a varying length encoding. 1157856, however, is a ...
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How fast is the blockchain growing?

This is the blockchain growth (MB) per month since inception: +--------+---------+ | size | month | +--------+---------+ | 15.25 | 2014-04 | | 159.60 | 2014-05 | | 424.98 | 2014-06 | | 202.63 | ...
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Determining the number of available outputs by denomination

There is a bitmonerod command, output_histogram [[mincount] maxcount], which lists (amount, instances) pairs of outputs on the blockchain. The output is sorted by instances. output_histogram takes an ...
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What's the fastest way to display the block height with a shell script?

Currently, I am using ruby to parse the JSON returned from moneroblocks.info: ruby << END_OF_RUBY require 'open-uri' require 'json' open ("http://moneroblocks.info/api/get_stats/") { |src| ...
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Can I run/host my own private block explorer?

Yes there is, and people do host it themselves, and for others: You can download it here: https://github.com/moneroexamples/onion-monero-blockchain-explorer An example running is here: http://...
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Is it possible to check which of the last blocks is mined by me?

Using the monero-wallet-cli this is a breeze. Start the wallet with your miner wallet: monero-wallet-cli --wallet-file miner-wallet Then execute: show_transfers coinbase Which will list all ...
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What's the difference between block height and block number?

The block height refers to the most recent block that has been mined. The block number refers to any block up until and including the current block height. Blockchain exploring sites are generally ...
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Can monero-wallet-cli tell me the one-time public keys (outputs) that belong(ed) to it?

You can see the public keys for your outputs with: incoming_transfers verbose For spent ones, or unspent ones, respectively: incoming_transfers verbose unavailable or incoming_transfers verbose ...
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How can I verify that a Monero Block explorer is not under a MITM attack?

This is not really Monero specific. You would do the usual. Try HTTPS (it cuts down on the number of attacks), check with and without Tor, maybe even with more than one exit node, and compare ...
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What's the fastest way to display the block height with a shell script?

If you have a daemon running on your own machine, use: height=$(monerod print_height) This will save the height as the shell variable $height. I see now that the question was for using a block ...
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Why Monero block time found reported by pool is always different from explorer timestamp?

You did not mention which pool or block explorer you are using but the answer is likely related to two things: Time zone reported by the pool or explorer explains the 19:xx vs 21:xx two hour ...
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Are there any open source block explorer available?

There is the Onion Monero Blockchain Explorer. The README says it's open source but no license is explicitly mentioned.
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Exploring Testnet's Blockchain

You can check this block explorer (according to this reddit post) : http://xmrtestbbzl275vy.onion/ tor2web proxy: http://xmrtestbbzl275vy.onion.link/
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Can someone help me read a block explorer?

I'm not sure if you understand the CryptoNote protocol sufficiently. If not, the whitepaper should probably be the first resource for you to consult with. RingCT was first published in MRL-0005, but ...
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Verifying a payment in Monero in an automatic manner, without a third-pary and without full node?

That would not work, since you cannot check the transaction id is on the chain or not without a node or a third party to do the check for you, without even getting into checking whether that ...
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How can I verify the Monero coin supply without using a block explorer?

You can print the total coin supply with the command print_coinbase_tx_sum However, this assumes that there were no issues with transaction construction. In this case, the supply can be audited ...
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How can I verify the Monero coin supply without using a block explorer?

This question has a fundamental misunderstanding of money supply and the link with coinbase transactions. You would be right in a perfectly secure system, the coinbase transactions are the only way ...
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How fast is the blockchain growing?

There is no simple answer to this as it will vary wildly, but to give a ballpark figure, currently transactions average around 5.6kb (I got this by averaging the last 50 blocks from monerblocks.info), ...
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Transactions per block by time of day

This site has statistics and graphics on Monero transactions. It has 5 graphs, Transactions count (all), Transaction counts (per period), Transaction fees, Transaction outputs (sum), Transactions size ...
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Are there any blockexplorers that will track RingCT usage after the v4 fork?

Yes, the Onion Monero Blockchain Explorer supports RingCT. Currently it is: the only explorer supporting Monero testnet network and RingCT, More blockexplorers may add support in the coming weeks ...
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chainradar.com question

It would appear that you spent less than 0.6 XMR in this transaction. You must have received a 0.6 XMR denomination in the past, which remained an unspent output in your wallet until now. That ...
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Anyway to watch my own monero address without installing the full monero wallet?

You can download the official GUI and set up a view-only wallet, without downloading the entire blockchain. You would still have to sync your wallet with the network. This doesn't take a long time. ...
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