Issue 16: July 4-11, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

The third audit (by X41) of RandomX has been completed, with minimal changes needed. One more to go!

Poloniex now provides card and bank account connectivity for crypto trading, including Monero, thereby providing another fiat gateway.

A Monero game that was in the works by gscoders is finished. Try it out in your browser or on Android.

A guide on blockchain pruning with the GUI (v0.14.1.0) is now available on StackExchange.

Vanity Monero, a funny tool which allow to create personalized Monero addresses, has joined the Monero Ecosystem project.

Justin “sgp” Ehrenhofer released some stats about the viewership of the Monero Community Workgroup channel (where MoneroKon videos, Breaking Monero, and the Coffee Chats are hosted).

The cryptocurrency news site Crypto Briefing released a second article covering different aspects of the recent Monero Konferenco.

Trailofbits, one of the auditors of RandomX, put out an article detailing the protocol.

CurrentCrypto released an article on Monero in Dutch.

Upcoming Events

July 13, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

DefCon27 Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

July 14, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting - #monero-dev IRC channel

July 15, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

Research Lab Meeting - #monero-research-lab IRC channel

July 16, 2019 (Tuesday) – 17:00 UTC

Monero GUI Meeting - #monero-gui IRC channel

July 20, 2019 (Saturday) – 16:00 UTC

DefCon27 Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

July 20, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

None. All funded! But keep a look out for proposals in the future, or donate to the General Fund (donation address at the bottom of the Revuo).

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1876330

Median block size: 292.97 kB

Hash rate: 328.138 MH/s

Average Tx per block: 8.82

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 3371

Block reward: 2.58 XMR

Data taken on July 11, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,603,183,712 Street Price: $94.44

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 07/11/19 Week Month Year
USD $93.83 +3.8% +8.1% -22.6%
EUR €83.36 +4.1% +8.7% -19.4%
BTC Ƀ0.00803317 +6.7% -26.0% -58.3%

Data taken on July 11, 2019

XMR Price Graph for July 5 - July 11, 2019

XMR Price Graph 07/05/28/19-07/11/19


Monero Merchant of the Week

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Their partnerships, experience, and enthusiasm coupled with cryptocurrency allows for Coinhost to provide a transparent pricing model for their partners, affiliates, and resellers.

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Check back next week for another organization or project that accepts Monero for their goods and services.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to get involved in making Monero better, but aren’t sure how, check out the volunteer opportunities below.

Test I2P-Zero

Download I2P Zero for your machine, follow the direction in the README, and report any issues to the Issue tracker on GitHub, or IRC channel #i2p-zero.

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 on GitHub.

If you enjoy this publication and want to support it, we encourage you to donate to the Monero General Fund, using the following address:


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