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What privacy issues did Monero have and still has?

The Monero Research Lab is a team of voluntary researchers, scientists and academics that did analyse Monero and its predecessor CryptoNote in the past, explaining both past attacks and possible ...
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What is StringCT?

StringCT is an upgrade to the existing RingCT MLSAG ring signatures. It was initially informally known as RuffCT in honor of Tim Ruffing, who is one of the authors of the paper (soon to be published) ...
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What happened at block 202612?

In short, someone managed to exploit a bug in the code, which produced a block that couldn't be validated by the nodes, there's a full analysis of the attack here, https://lab.getmonero.org/pubs/MRL-...
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Hashrate correlation by time of day

The daily variance appears to be limited to about 10% of the hashrate. Two possible explanations: A system administrator mines Monero at night when computers would otherwise be idle A system ...
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Hashrate correlation by time of day

In addition to the (very likely) reasons given by Big Things, there is also the distinct possibility that something in the difficulty adjustment algorithm is causing this. It could be the way we're ...
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How will the world learn of Monero?

There have been some conversations about the need for producing professional looking Monero videos. Some videos have been produced from volunteers within the Monero community and from organizers or ...
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How does ringct interact with multisig?

RingCT will make multisig easier to implement, as the planned multisig system relies on RingtCT building blocks. Contrary to the Bytecoin multisig, Monero's will not be limited to mixin 0 ...
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Aeon minimum mixin

Aeon does not have a minimum mixin by design. Transactions with mixin 0 can be very small and inexpensive. This is by design. According to smooth If usage increases there is a built in system to limit ...
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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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What will the Monero Research Lab be working on in the future, after RingCT has released?

Monero Research Lab Publications MRL-0001 to MRL-0005 have been published. MRL-0006 - Difficulty Adjustment Algorithms in Cryptocurrency Protocols have been started. According to fluffypony The ...
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Should I worry about dust in my wallet?

The behavior in the transaction you linked is a new one. It did not exist at the time MRL-0004 was written. Now, if you make a transaction now including your 0.00111111 output, it will appear as is ...
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How does ringct interact with multisig?

In theory multisig was "simple" to implement in Monero, at least the way the Cryptonote whitepaper describes. It had never been implemented though. There is ongoing research to implement multisig on ...
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How will the world learn of Monero?

Is there any talk of "hiring" a community representative to create video blogs/ pod casts? There is plenty of talk, though the best talk is what is coming out of you. And while hiring is possible, ...
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What privacy issues did Monero have and still has?

This is not a protocol level issue, but a network one: someone monitoring the network can still connect transactions and the IP addresses of the nodes that first broadcasted them; and if you just run ...
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Has RingCT been reviewed by the other Monero Research Lab members?

Yes absolutely. It wasn't designed in isolation, it was a group effort with members of the Core Team and the MRL involved. Since Shen did the bulk of the work, and was responsible for much of the ...
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What will the Monero Research Lab be working on in the future, after RingCT has released?

Additionally to what Clement J. said, there are a lot of potential future reserach tasks on the Monero Design & Development goals, including Research goals on the bottom half of that page.
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How will the world learn of Monero?

It appears the world will learn of Monero largely the same way it learned of Bitcoin, as a currency for use on illegal Darknet marketplaces. Wired posted an article about 16 hours ago, containing the ...
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What happened at block 202612?

Someone found a bug in a tree hash function, and managed to exploit it, resulting in an unresolvable fork in the chain. There is a full explanation from Tacotime: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?...
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Issue with unforgeability proof of ASNL in RingCT paper

Github user divbit responded to the issue on Github here. To quote: Hi, the paper states that it is a sketch of a proof (mainly it's a sketch because the things are no more efficient than the ...
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Where to find a computation example of the monero traceable ring signature mechanism in a small finite field?

Have you tried https://lab.getmonero.org/ and the cryptonote whitepaper(s) here? https://getmonero.org/research-lab/ They have some very thorough documents on the technology at a more academic level.
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Editing Monero Papers

Find everything you asked for at https://github.com/monero-project/research-lab I do not know how well PRs will work on that though, but do try.
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How does Ring Confidential Transactions work?

All outputs on the Monero blockchain have encrypted amounts, with the exception of outputs created in a 'coinbase' transaction. A coinbase transaction is a transaction that creates new Monero out of ...
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Hashrate correlation by time of day

This could also be market driven. The price of Monero has been swinging whole % points daily. It's possible someone is mining to pick up some extra XMR to dump for profits.
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How will the world learn of Monero?

At the moment very few people are more than peripherally aware of Monero's existence. Nothing will focus people's attention more than the recent rise in the market cap. Though it may be wrong ...
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Is it possible to trace an output in the Monero blockchain?

An output's public key uniquely identifies an output [1]. A ring signature takes N outputs, one of them being the one that's actually spent, and makes a signature that can be verified, such that: one ...
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MRL RingCT research in the Ledger Journal

What are the background and qualifications of those assigned to do the peer review? Do we know the identity of "reviewer A" and "reviewer C" that are cited in the open review? As with most academic ...
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Is there MRL-0007? What topic is it about?

Based on this comment from fluffypony it appears that MRL-007 was skipped and does not (currently) exist. @kenshi84 any chance you could do a formal write-up and submit it to the Monero Research ...
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Monero Applications Development

According to the bottom of this CoinTelegraph article: The Jaxx team clarified that they halted work on Monero due to recent protocol changes that caused difficulties, and because the integration ...
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Monero Applications Development

I don't believe it was due to a lack of API support since documentation is available. I've been able to interact with the daemon and monero-wallet-rpc using cURL from the command line and with PHP. ...
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