The Monero Moon (Issue 26)
The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero.
January 6th 2022
Development, Releases, and Technology
There has been a proposal by UkoeHB to eliminate Monero’s 10-block-lock which prevents users from spending outputs until they are 10 blocks old. Read all about the proposal and the relevant discussion from Monero developers here.
mj provided a dev report for the month of December. mj focused on Continuous Integration (CI) work, and clean up work isolating remaining bugs. The report summary can be read here. Additionally, mj’s Compilation time reduction proposal is stuck, and is suggesting that CCS donors receive their funds back instead of the funds going to the General Fund. Read more about it here.
Monerujo v2.3.1 “Doménikos” has been released as BETA. This release adds support for Seed Offsets aka Seed encryption. More information can be found here. Andrés also wrote an article explaining how the recently introduced offset passphrases work in Monerujo. Read it here.
In addition to the growth in transactions, Monero’s hashrate is flirting around it’s all time high around 3.2 Ghash/s.
Monero and Cake Wallet will be at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami on January 17–19. More information can be found here.
The North American Bitcoin Conference
Located in the heart of Miami, the James L Knight Convention Center is the perfect event space to hear world-class…
Looking for Monero infographics in different languages? Check out the infographics in languages such as Cantonese or Romanian here. Additionally, if you can help with translations please check out this post.
Coin Bureau published a YouTube video discussing how blockchain analytic companies track cryptocurrency users. Note, Monero is the only cryptocurrency that is untraceable.
Monero Talk recently interviewed Nikolai Binner, a German Standup Comedian & freespeech advocate. Watch the latest episode here.
Revuo Monero is back with Issue 101. Check any Monero news you missed here.
Exchanges and Merchants
Monero is being spent by Coincard users, with 1/8 users spending with XMR.
Community Crowdfunding System
Several crowdfunding proposals are awaiting community feedback before they can start accepting funds through the Community Crowdfunding System (CCS). For now they are just proposals, but if they receive some positive feedback from the community they will be moved to a “Funding Required” stage so that they can accept Monero donations through the CCS.
Trading & Speculation
Total Monero in Circulation — 18,058,313 XMR
Monero Total Marketcap — $3,632,745,915
XMR/USD Price — $201 USD
XMR/BTC Price — 0.00467 BTC
LocalMonero.co Street Price — $205 USD
Average Transaction Fee — 0.00015 XMR ($0.029)
Hashrate — 3.222 Ghash/s
Monero Mining Pools Hashrate Distribution —
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