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Which entities are related to Bytecoin and Minergate?

There is a lot of evidence connecting all of the companies mentioned in your question. There may be more connected companies that we are not yet aware of. From Wikipedia: The first Changelly ...
cooldude45's user avatar
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Monero or Bitmonero?

Bitmonerod was the original name provided by thankful_for_today The community decided to take over the project from TFT following some disagreements and renamed it Monero. The name bitmonerod is ...
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What is the origin of Monero and its relationship to Bytecoin?

The answer to this question is long and any shortening doesn't do the question justice. This is an edited version of the excellent investigation of the bytecoin scam performed by user "rethink-your-...
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What is known about the creation and history of the CryptoNote protocol?

Much of the history of CryptoNote development is in dispute so I will stick to the facts. CryptoNote is a new cryptocurrency protocol using some of the Bitcoin principles but with new ideas and an ...
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Monero inception and history. How did monero get started, what are its origins and which are important historical events of its development?

This is an edited version of the excellent investigation of the bytecoin scam performed by user "rethink-your-strategy" on the bitcointalk forums written August 15, 2014. It is the best available ...
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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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Monero or Bitmonero?

I'm sure the bitmonero name will hang around for a bit longer, even after the changes that lethos3 linked to, but as an interesting aside: since "Monero" means "coin" in Esperanto "bitmonero" ...
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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 origins - optimized / crippled miner

The following text addresses the the crippled miner story. It has been copied verbatim from the original source, https://da-data.blogspot.com/2014/08/minting-money-with-monero-and-cpu.html Minting ...
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How did Monero Research Lab members learn about Monero?

I am not sure how the connection was established, but Surae Noether was paid by the then core-team to review the CryptoNote whitepaper (and thus the CryptoNote protocol), and some of the code of ...
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Why does Monero have 12 decimal places compared to Bitcoin's 8?

The answer is both fascinating and altogether boring, in that it makes you look back to the very beginning of Monero (then "Bitmonero") and the period right after the clear-net debut of the supposedly ...
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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 does the "X" mean in the XMR ticker symbol?

Many exchanges prefer a 3 letter ticker symbol. The X is the result of an ISO 4217 standard common for commodities and currencies that are not specific to a certain country. Bitcoin commonly uses XBT ...
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Why is it called Monero?

As revler1082 has already said, Monero translates to coin in Esperanto. In its early existence Monero used to be called Bitmonero (which translates to Bitcoin in Esperanto). During the community take-...
dEBRUYNE's user avatar
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Why is it called Monero?

Monero translates to coin in Esperanto. The name of the original project that Monero is based on was called BitMonero, or literally BitCoin in Esperanto.
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Is there a record of Monero OTC trading before it was listed on an exchange?

First, to answer your first question. Yes, there is a record of Monero OTC trading before it was listed on an exchange, which can be found here. The OTC trading thread was started on April 22, 2014, ...
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Monero inception and history. How did monero get started, what are its origins and which are important historical events of its development?

This is an edited version of the excellent investigation of the bytecoin scam performed by user "rethink-your-strategy" on the bitcointalk forums written August 15, 2014. It is the best available ...
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Monero pizza day

Afaik, there was something like a Monero Pizza Day in August (24th?) 2014. Two delicious(?) Pizza were delivered to Malla Castle/Estonia ordered by MEW member Risto Pietila. The price was said to ...
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What does the "X" mean in the XMR ticker symbol?

XMR in an ISO 4217 curency code. This standard allocates codes starting with a "X" to "supranational" currencies, of which Monero is one. Other such currencies, or currency-like entities, include XAU (...
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I read that Monero is a Bytecoin fork. When launched in 2014, how was Monero's software different?

Given that it is/was a fork of Bytecoin, Monero inherited (almost) all of its code/software. That is, there were a couple of small changes (e.g. different block time and emission schedule if I recall ...
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Monero inception and history. How did monero get started, what are its origins and which are important historical events of its development?

The following text addresses the the crippled miner story component of the original question. It has been copied verbatim from the original source, https://da-data.blogspot.com/2014/08/minting-money-...
Ginger Ale's user avatar
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Monero or Bitmonero?

There was a recent pull request which attempted to change to another name Moonero. The pull request was not merged and the plan mentioned by lethos3 remains in place.
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How is Emmy Noether related to Monero?

This is not a definitive proof but we can note the Review of Cryptonote Whitepaper by Surae Noether have this byline "This paper is dedicated to Emmy Noether, Satoshi Nakamoto, and the Bourbaki Group."...
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What is the story with Thankful for Today and the transfer of dev control?

thankful_for_today launched it as bitMonero and the other devs voted to drop the bit part and Monero was born.
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Converting the network identifier to text

I don't think the numbers encode the phrase, but it must be a reference to Futurama. In season 2 episode 7, Bender has a nightmare of random 1s and 0s appearing, and he thinks he even saw a 2! ...
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Origin of the background image of MyMonero

According to fluffypony: it was just a stock image that looked cool:)
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How can I have Monero historic price (USD) to download?

See the accepted answer here: https://opendata.stackexchange.com/questions/6884/cryptocurrency-historical-prices You would have to slightly modify it to get XMR rather than ETH, and then get a BTC v....
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How was the official Monero website hacked to deliver malware at the end of 2019?

It was the server hosting the binaries that was compromised during this attack. Luckily signed files with the genuine binary hashes were available on other sources and servers, so the attack was ...
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