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Should the monero community look to have the dev team working on the project full time?

I'm reminded of this quote. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” --Upton Sinclair No, money creates a conflict of interest. ...
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Monero inception - how did bitmonero become monero?

Was the project re-started with new genesis block but with the same name? No, the project was never restarted with a new genesis block. The project simply continued with a new set of stewards of the ...
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Monero and warrant canary

I am not aware of any warrant canary existing at the moment. Monero (unlike ZCash and Dash) doesn't have any central authority - an organisation, that could receive the subpoena secret order or ...
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View Key of Monero Core Development Team donation account

The viewkey for that address is: f359631075708155cc3d92a32b75a7d02a5dcf27756707b47a2b31b21c389501 (Taken from https://github.com/fluffypony/bitmonero) Remember, though, that a viewkey only allows ...
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What is sc_check function checking?

Elliptic curve encryption uses numbers called scalars (which are used as private keys). Valid scalars should be less than the group size of Monero's base point, i.e. the maximum allowable value of a ...
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What if the lead developers abandon Monero, like what happened to Boolberry?

Considering that Monero forked away from the original creator to begin with i think that already sufficiently answers the question. If the devs all of a sudden up and walk off the job all at once, ...
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What if the lead developers abandon Monero, like what happened to Boolberry?

I think Monero's community is a lot bigger than Boolberry's and you would hope that others would step in and fill the breach, but there's no getting away from the fact it would be terrible for the ...
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View Key of Monero Core Development Team donation account

The donation address and its view key are also found in the README.md file in the bitmonero repository. They can be verified by a GPG signature there: https://github.com/monero-project/bitmonero/blob/...
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At what point will Monero forego forced hardforks

samwellj posted the answer 'hardforks are good for updating the network'. The Monero dev's are taking a different stance on hardforks than bitcoin does, but it's a weighted decision where hardforks ...
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Official encrypted wallet generator

The scheme from the site is a good one and it won't be lost if you don't lose it :) But anyways, it's fairly simple to remember: hash the passphrase with CryptoNight and EC add it to the original ...
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How big is the monero development team?

There's a list here: https://getmonero.org/community/team/ 2 of them made their identities known. Some of them are inactive. But the role of core team is not to do all the work. They're there simply ...
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