Issue 153: December 29, 2022 - January 5, 2023

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Cake v4.5.6 and v1.2.5 Wallets released.

Stack Wallet v1.5.27.

LocalMonero/AgoraDesk v1.0.43.

P2Pool v2.7.

Unstoppable Swap GUI v0.4.2.

Gupax v1.1.0; monero-bash v1.9.7.

Farcaster Node v0.8.3.

COMIT xmr-btc-swap ASB v0.12.0.

MobiPrivacyActivist announced some XMPP server changes where you can find a Monero MUC. Reddit thread.

Monero Observer Blitz #17 - December 2022.

Monero Magazine interviewed Juraj Bednar and Andrés from Monerujo wallet. Juraj's: video; Andres's: video.

Monero Talk brought Bawdyanarchist on to talk about XMR price action, monerun effects, freedom in Monero and more. Peep it: video; audio.

Upcoming Events

January 7, 2023 (Saturday) – 16:00 UTC

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

January 9, 2023 (Monday) – 18:00 UTC

Seraphis Wallet Workgroup Meeting - #no-wallet-left-behind IRC channel; Matrix room.

January 11, 2023 (Wednesday) – 17:00 UTC

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

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

Find more here. Posting comments in favor of, or against proposals is encouraged.

CCS Proposals Need Funding

None; all funded for now.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2793227

Hash rate: 2.728 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 21.05

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 15814

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on January 5, 2023.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,818,724,239. Street Price: $160.35.

Monero (XMR) Price

01/05/23 Week Month Year
USD $155.03 +5.7% +6.7% -30.7%
EUR €147.36 +6.8% +6.4% -25.7%
BTC ₿0.00920232 +3.8% +7.5% +89.3%

Data taken on January 5, 2023.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 12/29/22-01/05/22

Sources:;;; statistics; blocks.

Volunteer Opportunities

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