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tx keys, Ring CT and a porting of the new GUI wallet to replace the old Neozaru open source GUI whose upstream code is no longer maintained.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 ...
The design and development goals are on the website: https://getmonero.org/design-goals/
RingCT still needs performance and efficiency improvements, but more than that it opens up a way to do multisignature transactions, so that has to be built.
Beyond that, there are loads of critical features and improvements, and lots more that will have to fleshed out ...
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.”
No, money creates a conflict of interest. Bounties that devs can choose to accept, as well as donations is fine, but once they get a salary their loyalty is no longer to the users, it is to the salary. ...
The esperanto term for daughter chains is Moneridos. Daughter chains are pegged side-chains which can be merged mined. They are designed to process microtransactions and other stuff that would just spam the main chain, like on-chain betting or gambling.
The differences to side chains are that they are deeply anchored into the Monero Core and will be enabled ...
Currently, there are not any hardware wallets with Monero compatibility. Ledger and Trezor have both expressed interest in adding Monero support but nothing is forthcoming, at least that is public knowledge.
The initial answer below, doing things the Monero way, originated from How does one convert the Trezor seed to a simplewallet seed and vice versa. I followed this URL's recommendations using the associated V0313 binaries, but was unable to recreate the same Monero address that my Trezor is using for a given prompted "password" and an integer "index" passed ...
Once a project starts to gain significant traction, like having its own research lab papers, it's ready to have a formal improvement process.
The BIP ("Bitcoin Improvement Process") was introduced by Amir Taaki back in the early days of Bitcoin and was inspired by the PIP ("Python Improvement Process"). Consequently having the MIP ("Monero Improvement ...
Generally speaking, yes, it's possible. All a developer has to do is to carefully implement the protocol specification in her programming language of choice.
However, a formal monero protocol specification does not exist at the time of writing. It means hard times for 3rd party client implementations as they would have to have deep knowledge of the existing ...
The biggest con is that monero has a lot of stakeholders, and it would be a challenge to convince them to switch to a new chain. This would sort of be the ultimate hard fork. You could potentially start a new chain bootstrapped with the current output set so that stakeholders all still have the same amount of the new monero, but in that case I'm not sure ...
A bit late to the party, but here is the Monero entry in Ledger's roadmap: https://trello.com/c/wsK0myEm/52-monero-support
Apparently (if you follow the last reddit link) a first alpha release is planned for September.
No info regarding a stable release yet though.
From what I know, NoodleDoodle is still currently working on improving the firmware to be able to work with RingCT transactions. It is still "technically" in a testing phase though; and you can see progress being made. You can test out the firmware by downloading from either here on the official forum, or getting it from here on github.
As for the first ...
There is a big difference between Bitcoin and Monero: forking is done regularly and routinely on Monero. This allows new technology and bugfixes to be pushed to Monero without departing from the project. Bitcoins lacks this discipline.
The amount which remains unlocked after a transaction depends on the number of unspent outputs (UTXO) you have in the wallet.
Consider those scenarios:
A: One UTXO
You have filled the wallet with one transaction of 10 XMR. That means your wallet has only one UTXO containing entire balance.
You spend 1 XMR.
The transaction you create has one input of 10 ...
From discussion on Reddit by Trezor developer:
provide instructions how to build trezor-xmr
add monero messages to trezor-common
add monero crypto to trezor-crypto
add monero code to trezor-mcu
add monero stuff to python-trezor (aka trezorctl)
Appareantly there was a conflict between the Trezor developer (stikac) and Monero developer (...