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Documenting (helping here on stack exchange is actually quite helpful, but helping to write tutorials to do stuff is also useful) Testing (know how to compile some code? then it helps for others to test out builds, or run software on various version so catch any errors that sliup through) Donations (not just to monero devs, but also for bounties in the forum ...


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In addition to the excellent suggestions provided by ferretinjapan, there are a few simple tasks that have been described here on SE. Specifically help is needed with: Moneropedia could use many more terms and definitions and should be updated over time as Monero continues to develop. Creating merchant listings on the Monero website for new businesses that ...


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In general, you can always start out on #monero, and people will point you in the right direction if another channel seems more useful. However, if you don't feel like checking in the #monero channel first, please use this guide: For questions and discussions related to the: use of the monero software as it exists in the release binaries and general ...


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Not yet. However, we have probably the best community in cryptocurrencies, what you can see on Reddit, the official forum or here at Stack Exchange. In my opinion, marketing makes only sense after we have a GUI, so the average user can test Monero and compare to other coins. So join the community and spread the word about the most advanced cryptocurrency ...


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Document your journey into Monero and give feedback to the developers on usability and issues you encountered while learning how to use it. The community needs to come together to make it easy for new people to learn and use Monero for it to be successful.


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PM u/needmoney90 or u/SamsungGalaxyPlayer on Reddit with your e-mail address, or ping them on IRC.


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Silicon Valley Monero meetup just announced: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/5h9zo0/silicon_valley_monero_meetup/


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Monero-specific podcasts: Monero missives : 11 episodes are available on Monero official site. Last one is from March 19th, 2015 Monero Monitor : a podcast started in March 2017 by bigreddmachine Episodes: The Bitcoin Game : core member fluffyponyza was the invitee of a double episode in 2017 (part1, part2)


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There is a meetup scheduled for the 17th of December in Johannesburg. There have also been other suggestions for a monero meetup. However, an official convention as not been discussed publicly AFAIK.


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As stated in your question, precision in answering this impossible. The most detailed estimate I have seen is from almost 3 years ago and updated 2 years ago. Based on the continual growth of all community metrics such as bitcointalk metrics, Reddit subscriptions, network hash rate, node count, transaction data and development activity the userbase has ...


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Yes! There is, on the official getmonero.org website: https://getmonero.org/getting-started/merchants The nice part about this site is that the page is hosted on github, and anyone can add a merchant to that page but submitting a pull request here: https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site/blob/master/getting-started/merchants.md You can look at past ...


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I think that Monero community is adamant at keeping the corrupting money away (the kind of money which could force another direction of the project). This is amplified by the fact that many of contributors are already having a steady cash flow by other means, so they can't really be bought easily. There was an interesting related question on whether the ...


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#monero on Freenode IRC is probably the best sounding place. Or #monero-dev on Freenode if this is about monero development itself. #monero-research-lab for ideas to do with the theory or R&D. Note that many people have a funny view of what's about monero development. They think if it involves them using a compiler (or sometimes just involves them), it'...


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First, it is kind of silly to think of Monero as a sentient thing that needs to defend itself. Monero is a protocol. That being said, Monero will defend itself against all of your proposed vectors by being really good at being decentralized. What I mean is that the developers of Monero are striving to create a cryptocurrency network that needs no human ...


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There's no marketing team, other than the getmonero.org site. Though they have worked hard to brand and identify what needs to be done to attract new users as well as reach out to the media, especially on privacy related topics. these guys are not paid to do this though, they are simply volunteers that have a passion for cryptocurrency and genuine privacy.


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There was a MRL meetup in Utah back in 2014: Over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of November 2014, the Monero Research Lab had a closed mini-meetup in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. In attendance were surae, sarang, and shen, as well as tewinget and fluffypony. There also have been some informal Monero meetings at the Malla castle in Estonia. Two ...


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Riccardo Spagni (fluffypony) stated that the logo uses Century Gothic here. The 'R' used in some versions (current branding package) doesn't seem to belong in the font family though. The 'E' also looks slighty wider. It's likely customized from the original submission.


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Here's an analysis I did of the monero thread on bitcointalk in May 2016: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=583449.msg14785207#msg14785207 You have to figure that the number of posters/subscribers/users has gone up significantly in the last month or so though.


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This was posted on Reddit by americanpegasus about a year ago: In case you don't know, I adore Agar.io. This isn't just because it's literally globs of fun, but because it is one of the most elegant game-theory simulators ever created. In fact, I wouldn't even be surprised if the damn thing was secretly a DARPA experiment to gather data on competitive ...


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Donkey provided a good answer for who created Monerobase and who is allowed to contribute. I will try to answer your third question about malicious editing. From Monerobase: Please keep in mind that a wiki is collaborative. Your page may be edited by someone else to adjust grammar, expansion of the data, renaming the page, adding a template, etc. This is ...


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Monerobase is run and maintained by community member Aerbax. Anyone is free to create an account and contribute to the wiki.


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One simple thing you could do is to find videos on youtube about Monero and like them, put some comments. It will help spread the word.


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I don't believe a marketing team is needed. True, marketing can make even the worst products seem appealing, but once word gets around about how terrible that product is, it will fall on its face. Look at how far Monero has come with essentially no marketing. The current popularity is based solely on the merits of the technology, which is really saying ...


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In addition to the meetings above, a new Monero London meetup group was recently announced on Reddit


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"Mon-air-oh" with the stress on the second syllable - that's how Fluffypony pronounces it on all of the presentations or interviews I've heard him give. And almost everyone else for that matter.


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Given that Monero comes from Esperanto, it'd probably be best to use Esperanto's pronunciation. As u/Bagatell_ pointed out on Reddit, you can use Google Translate for this: https://translate.google.com/#eo/en/monero has audio Other suggested pronunciations can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/5kska9/how_is_monero_pronounced/


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You can see it on the official Monero project site For keeping up to date with development see Following coding progress between dev meetings For keeping up to date with broad community, Reddit pages and IRC channels are the main outlets. Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/ - main, general, Monero "frontpage" https://www.reddit.com/r/xmrtrader - ...


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You can look at the commits ready for pulling at https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pulls You can also idle in #monero-dev on Freenode IRC.


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If you just want a chat then your best resource is maybe r/monero, if you want to start running a node maybe go to the monero website, if you want the research papers leading up to Monero/another explanation of the tech then maybe you would like: The CryptoNote whitepaper :) The RingCT paper Some slides for extra bonus pictures and comparisons and stuff


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What type of issues is this GitHub meant to address? From the dev meeting: fluffypony:: pigeons: do you want to tell people about the new repo we're using for issues? pigeons: github.com/monero-project/meta nanoakron: Please explain? pigeons: for stuff realted to build machines, build infrastructure, etc pigeons: anonimal has been ...


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