Issue 159: February 9 - 16, 2023

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Feather Wallet v2.4.1 with i2p support and a slew of bug fixes, improvements. Changelog.

Stack Wallet v1.5.38 with Majestic Bank support for swaps.

LocalMonero/AgoraDesk v1.0.63.

Trocador announced a partnership with LocalMonero: you can buy XMR without a LocalMonero account. Reddit thread.

Monero Magazine had Vik Sharma on, to talk about how to build a crypto business. Video.

Douglas Tuman made the bull case for Monero on the Just Crypto show. Video.

Monero Talk interviewed Eric Voskuil. They talked about Monero vs. Bitcoin, ASICs vs. CPUs for mining, how XMR solves some concerns with BTC and more. Peep it: video; audio.

Upcoming Events

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

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

February 20, 2023 (Monday) – 18:00 UTC

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

February 22, 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: 2823394

Hash rate: 2.496 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 21.34

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 16814

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on February 16, 2023.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,887,988,369. Street Price: $169.17.

Monero (XMR) Price

02/16/23 Week Month Year
USD $159.19 -3.9% -5.1% -12.8%
EUR €149.16 -3.5% -3.7% -7.2%
BTC ₿0.00648636 -10.1% -18.1% +58.4%

Data taken on February 16, 2023.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 02/09/22-02/16/22

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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