Issue 107: February 4-10, 2022

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Reddit user, Unkn8wn69, posted a practical and simple guide to run a Monero full node on Tails OS.

Reddit user, Febos, shared great news: Monero reached its 20th millionth transaction February 2. Source:

Unstoppable Swap published their first alpha release of a GUI client to perform XMR<->BTC atomic swaps. Testnet/stagenet BTC and Monero; on-chain/mainnet when it is more polished. Instructions can be found here. Testers are encouraged to try it out and provide feedback.

COMIT network is looking for a maintainer that can take care of their XMR<->BTC atomic swap implementation moving forward.

Reddit user, box1820, linked /r/Monero users to a Seraphis question on XMR's Stack Exchange.

Upcoming Events

February 13, 2022 (Sunday) – 16:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel; Matrix room.

February 13, 2022 (Sunday) – 18:00 UTC

MoneroKon 2022 Meeting - #monero-events IRC channel; Matrix room.

February 16, 2022 (Wednesday) – 16:00 UTC

Farcaster Dev Meeting - #monero-swap IRC channel; Matrix room.

February 16, 2022 (Wednesday) – 17:00 UTC

Research Lab Meeting - #monero-research-lab IRC channel; Matrix room.

CCS Proposal Ideas

Below you can find recent CCS proposal ideas open for discussion.

CCS Proposals Need Funding

MoneroKon 2022 by midipoet.

Raised 289.55 of 328.00 XMR.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2556606

Hash rate: 3.029 GH/s

Average Tx per block: 32.00

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 22,744

Block reward: ~0.71 XMR

Data taken on Feb 10, 2022

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $3,317,458,098 Street Price: $198.97.

Monero (XMR) Price

02/10/22 Week Month Year
USD $183.50 +26.5% +0.2% +8.6%
EUR €160.02 +24.6% -1.0% +14.7%
BTC ₿0.00405917 +3.4% -7.3% +11.8%

Data taken on Feb 10, 2022

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 02/04/22-02/10/22

Sources:;;; statistics; blocks.

Non-Profit of the Week

Electronic Frontier Foundation Logo

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. EFF’s mission is to ensure that technology supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all people of the world.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to get involved in making Monero better, but aren't sure how, check out some volunteer opportunities.

Test Monero Core Software

Anyone with moderate technical ability is encouraged to try to build and run Monero nightlies. Do not trust it with your Monero, but feel free to open an Issue on GitHub as problems arise. Instructions to build on your OS of choice can be found here.

Getting Started with Helping Monero

If you are new to Monero and want to contribute, please check out this article about volunteering and contributing to Monero from the Monero Outreach Workgroup.

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