Issue 157: January 26 - February 2, 2023

Table of Contents:

Recent News

rbrunner7's 'Developer Opportunities at the Monero Project' blog post is live on

P2Pool v3.0. Remember to update to version 3.0 or higher before March 18th at 21:00 UTC as P2Pool (not Monero!) will perform a consensus hardfork.

XMRig v6.19.0.

Gupax v1.1.1.

Feather Wallet v2.3.0.

LocalMonero/AgoraDesk v1.0.51.

ARIS: a new Monero-first crypto-to-crypto and fiat exchange. Reddit thread.

MobiPrivacyActivist's Monero XMPP MUC changed server and address. Reddit thread.

Monero Magazine released a privacy masterclass episode with Luke Smith. Video here.

Monero Talk had attorneys Tor Ekeland and Michael Hassard on. They discuss regulatory overreach in crypto, Chainalysis, whether XMR could be banned or not and more. Peep it: video; audio.

Upcoming Events

February 4, 2023 (Saturday) – 18:00 UTC

MoneroKon 2023 Meeting - #monero-events IRC channel; Matrix room.

February 6, 2023 (Monday) – 18:00 UTC

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

February 8, 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: 2813395

Hash rate: 2.561 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 23.25

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 17901

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on February 2, 2023.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $3,153,461,455. Street Price: $175.1.

Monero (XMR) Price

02/02/23 Week Month Year
USD $173.88 +0.0% +17.5% +18.8%
EUR €159.38 +0.1% +15.0% +22.7%
BTC ₿0.00737253 -1.8% -16.9% +95.4%

Data taken on February 2, 2023.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 01/26/22-02/02/22

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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