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View key, spend key, paper key, seed... Is there a short presentation of vocabulary around Monero wallet?

Wallet Seed / Mnemonic Minimum piece of information used to restore the cryptographic keys that make up the wallet. Basically, just a very very big number impossible to guess. I'd like to separate ...
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What is 'smart mining'?

Smart mining is the process of having a throttled miner mine when it otherwise does not cause drawbacks. Drawbacks include increases heat, slower machine, depleting battery, etc. As JustinEU4 ...
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Must a tacoshi always remain the smallest possible sub unit of Monero?

The tacoshi was named after a Monero developer called TacoTime. It would be possible to create units smaller than 0.000000000001 XMR but smaller atomic units would require a hard fork so that those ...
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Origination of Monero terms and phrases

I agree with the answer of Jolly Mort with regard to answers 1, 3 and 5. I will add an answer for # 2 and 4 and provide some additional evidence to support the answers Jolly Mort provided. More in ...
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What is 'smart mining'?

"Smart mining" is a proposed implementation of normal mining that is currently under development. Basically, the intention is for a computer to automatically mine in the background when not in use (...
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List of common Monero terms and definitions

There are several lists, each of which is community generated and a work in progress. Since Monero technology continues to evolve, there will always be a need to add additional terms, and in some ...
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Must a tacoshi always remain the smallest possible sub unit of Monero?

I'm sure the term tacoshi will continue to be used interchangeably, but the official term of piconero was recently merged into the source code. See github link here
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View key, spend key, paper key, seed... Is there a short presentation of vocabulary around Monero wallet?

There is a glossary of terms on the Monero website, see https://getmonero.org/knowledge-base/moneropedia. It's not quite up to scratch, but anyone can make improvements as it's stored in git (https://...
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Origination of Monero terms and phrases

I understand that there was a time when monero community was being "attacked" on the forums by stating various baseless claims in the form of questions "Is it true that ?" No idea. Could refer to long ...
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Are mixins now officially called decoys (and when did that happen)?

There's no "official" anything. The term appeared about 1.5 yrs ago and it has since caught on. Many share the thought that "mixin" is misleading. In the "official" software, mixin got replaced with ...
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What are the pros and cons of changing the term "mixin"?

Pros: Another name may lead to less confusion about what mixin means Another term would help avoid confusion with active mixing, such as in Bitcoin CoinJoin transactions Cons: Mixin has been the ...
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What would we call Monero users in Esperanto?

The 'j' at the end is for the plural, so a single user should be a "monerano," I think. I've just picked up a little Esperanto in recent weeks. Thanks to https://www.reddit.com/user/lethos3
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Number of outputs included in a given ring size

Ring size refers to the complete ring signature, which includes the signer's output. They're all equal participants in the signature, thus the ring size is the total number of outputs used, including ...
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Terminology clarification: stealth address

If we look how the term "stealth address" is used outside of Monero, for example in bitcoin ecosystem: The concept was invented Peter Todd based on earlier work by ByteCoin, and with feedback ...
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