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How was the Monero emission curve chosen?

It was chosen arbitrarily by thankful_for_today, with no research or thinking of any kind. But we're stuck with it, and since it's part of the social contract it isn't going to change:)
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How was the Monero emission curve chosen?

The emission curve is the same as Bytecoin's except stretched out by a factor of 2. There was an extended debate about slowing the emission curve at some point that seems to have concluded around the ...
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Is it possible to increase the total supply and how equally distributed is monero among it's early adopers?

Is it possible to change the total supply afterwards, by a Hard Fork for example? That would be possible, but it would break the social contract. I am quite certain almost all community members and ...
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Why is the emission curve of Monero so steep?

It's steeper than bitcoin's because thankful-for-today made it that way. Indeed, if you dig into the bitcointalk forum history, you can find that not many early monero community members were ...
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Why is the emission curve of Monero so steep?

There's no definitive answer to this (I've asked the devs in the past and they' don't know either) because the original guy that announced Monero, was thankful_for_today and he's no longer around. ...
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What is the total supply of Monero and when will it be finished mining?

From Wiki it says around 18.4 Million at the end of May 2022. However, tail emission will kick in after that which is 0.6 XMR, so it has no fixed limit. Its main emission curve will issue about 18....
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Is there a way to tell how many coins are currently generated?

While running monerod, type in the following command: print_coinbase_tx_sum <start height> <block count> This will sum all the coinbase transaction outputs for the blocks defined by the ...
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Comparison of Monero and Bitcoin Money Supply and Block Reward schedules

Amichateur made a very informative post on Reddit with graphs making this comparison and an explanation of how FreeMat was used to calculate the data. 9.4 min Bitcoin block time (de-facto avg. time ...
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At what date will the initial 18.4 million coins have all been mined?

A mining arms race, like what Bitcoin has experienced in recent times could cause the date to be drawn closer, but probably not by much. Another thing that might cause the issuance to slow is if big ...
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Is it possible to add coins to a wallet that were never mined?

It must be impossible. The underlying math is such that it is provably impossible. So no, it's not theoretically possible. Theoretical possibility would mean a broken coin. I could imagine 2 ways to ...
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Is there somewhere I can see a graph of current and future inflation rates of supply?

This spreadsheet compares Monero's emission with that of Bitcoin. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qXi7zUSIh7F6UuSuhOryyFbHEy_LJuym3I3neAga_2s/edit#gid=239466694 Credit to luigi1111 for making ...
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How does Monero protect users from inflation bugs if the blockchain can't be audited?

The daemon command print_coinbase_tx_sum is useful for auditing the supply (sum of all coinbase transactions). help print_coinbase_tx_sum Command usage: print_coinbase_tx_sum <start_height>...
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Is it possible to increase the total supply and how equally distributed is monero among it's early adopers?

This is kind of a chicken and egg problem. For someone to come years later and wonder about this, the coin must be alive still. This means there must not have been any moment in its history where the ...
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What is the current supply of wownero as of 2018-08-01

As of 2018-08-01, circulating supply is around 6 million out of a total of about 184 million, which will be emitted over the course of 50 years with no tail emission after depletion. The block reward ...
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As of August 2017, how much monero has been mined out of the total supply?

yshurik is correct, current emission is on https://moneroblocks.info/. In addition, total coins to be issues (eventually!) can be gotten from coinwarz: https://www.coinwarz.com/cryptocurrency/coins/...
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As of August 2017, how much monero has been mined out of the total supply?

Actually just https://moneroblocks.info/ shows "Emission" in top right corner, so looks like it is about 14.9M
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What address does the coinbase transaction come from?

The genesis transaction creates the initial supply. All mined coins should then be coming from the genesis transaction address. You misunderstand. Every block mined creates new XMR in its coinbase ...
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How to get a block reward from a block template?

1) How can I get the amount for transaction fees in a potential block? The easiest method (and just using the RPC interface) to get the block emission separate to the tx fees is probably to subtract ...
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Comparison of Monero and Bitcoin Money Supply and Block Reward schedules

In this chart you can see a comparison of supply and monetary inflation (emission/supply) before Monero's tail emission commences at the end of May 2022. Dotted lines are target values, solid lines ...
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Is there a way to tell how many coins are currently generated?

Transaction fees does not disappear. They are earned by the miners as part of the block reward, so they stay in the available money supply.
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Is there a way to tell how many coins are currently generated?

Cant add to the comment, but like he was saying, the transaction fee does not disappear. Sure it's not awarded right away by your pool, but it's awarded to someone. If its 1000 block reward, then ...
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What's Wownero's mining emission curve?

You can see the emission curve here: https://i.stack.imgur.com/YsRLv.png It's essentially the same exponential decay as Monero, but stretched out over 50 years or so rather than 7 or 8 years for ...
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Is there a rich list of addresses of who owns how much of the Monero supply?

There is one: http://moneroblocks.info/richlist Spoiler: it's empty. Quoting the site: C'mon man. Really? I thought you knew... Monero is fundamentally private Really. It is. It is based in the ...
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Calculating the circulating supply using daemon RPC

There is the get_coinbase_tx_sum RPC call which takes height and count parameters, and returns how many moneros were created between block height and block height + count. So by setting height to ...
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As of August 2017, how much monero has been mined out of the total supply?

As of august 2017, total emission is approximately 14.962175 million monero (), increasing at a rate of roughly 4780 (720 times the current block reward of about 6.64 monero) monero a day. https://...
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Is it possible to increase the total supply and how equally distributed is monero among it's early adopers?

It is already designed to be an unlimited supply. After the mining reward drops below .3 then Monero starts generating .3 monero a minute to help pay the miners off. Around 18 million Monero issued ...
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