Issue 108: February 10-17, 2022

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Reddit user, PenumbraDEX, posted a PGP-signed message announcing Penumbra: A truly uncensorable Haveno's fork. Source code.

/r/Monero moderator, dEBRUYNE, made an informational thread on mineXMR mining pool hashrate situation. Miners are encouraged to join other mining pools. List here. P2Pool is a great alternative.

Reddit user, CryptoniteClub, shared a short clip that goes over how much information public blockchains can give to curious users vs. what happens if they try to see Monero addresses balances. Monero says 'no'!

Upcoming Events

February 19, 2022 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Space Workgroup Meeting - #monero-space IRC channel; Matrix room.

February 20, 2022 (Sunday) – 18:00 UTC

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

February 23, 2022 (Wednesday) – 16:00 UTC

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

February 23, 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

None; all funded for now.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2561750

Hash rate: 3.046 GH/s

Average Tx per block: 30.53

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 23,234

Block reward: ~0.7 XMR

Data taken on Feb 17, 2022

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $3,006,804,059. Street Price: $180.99.

Monero (XMR) Price

02/17/22 Week Month Year
USD $166.05 -10.5% -22.9% -25.0%
EUR €146.17 -10.0% -22.5% -20.1%
BTC ₿0.00408463 -2.4% -19.8% -9.3%

Data taken on Feb 17, 2022

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 02/10/22-02/17/22

Sources:;;; statistics; blocks.

Non-Profit of the Week

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About Tor. We believe everyone should be able to explore the internet with privacy. We are the Tor Project, a 501(c)(3) US nonprofit. We advance human rights and defend your privacy online through free software and open networks.

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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