Issue 121: May 12-19, 2022

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Recent News

Reddit user, garth_xmr, invited users to help test upcoming Monero v15 release for bugs. If you wish to lend a hand, review the reddit thread. Monero Docs testnet entry.

Shruum v1.1.6 [Alpha] is out. SHA256 hashes, PGP key, signature & .apk download links found at Changelog. F-Droid repository. Source code here.

Monerujo v2.4.2 "Baldaŭ" [Alpha] has been released.

MoneroPay v2.1.0 is now available. Peep the changelog.

Monero contributor, gingeropolous, shared an explanatory cartoon that explains forthcoming viewtag feature.

As reported in Issue 116, binaryFate was to keep reimbursing himself hosting costs from General Fund. As confirmed by binaryFate himself on GitHub few days ago, MajesticBank has decided to step up to the plate, covering next quarter hosting expenses (May: June; and July 2022).

Monero Observer's source code is public after community pressure. Check out the details.

Respecting the widespread FLOSS ethos in XMR communities, Revuo Monero has a brand-new Source Code & Licenses section.

Upcoming Events

May 21, 2022 (Saturday) – 18:00 UTC

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

May 25, 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

New Animated Videos by savandra.

Raised 6.72 of 45 XMR.

Seraphis Wallet Proof-of-Concept 2 by koe.

Raised 8.95 of 155 XMR.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2627004

Hash rate: 2.923 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 32.89

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 23208

Block reward: ~0.62 XMR

Data taken on May 19, 2022.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $3,007,398,880. Street Price: $181.64.

Monero (XMR) Price

05/19/22 Week Month Year
USD $165.34 +19.4% -37.6% -51.7%
EUR €156.09 +18.5% -36.5% -44.2%
BTC ₿0.00549962 +14.6% -15.3% -31.3%

Data taken on May 19, 2022.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 05/12/22-05/19/22

Sources:;;; statistics; blocks.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to get involved in making Monero better, but aren't sure how, check out some volunteer opport05/19es.

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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