Issue 161: February 23 - March 4, 2023

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Monero 'Fluorine Fermi' Point Release binaries are available. CLI; GUI. Remember to verify hashes, how-to guides at the bottom of each blog post. As well, you may compile Monero from source if you wish.

XMR Core team member, binaryFate, published Monero General Fund transparency report, March 2023. Reddit thread.

Cake Wallet desktop beta released. Blog post.

Stack Wallet v1.5.47.

P2Pool v3.1. Remember to upgrade before March 18th, 2023.

MoneroPay v2.2.1.

Monero Observer Blitz #19 - February 2023.

Monero Talk interviewed Justin Bons. They talk about the power of PoW, why BTC is destined to fail, digital cash vs. store of value and more. Peep it: video.

Upcoming Events

March 4, 2023 (Saturday) – 18:00 UTC

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

March 6, 2023 (Monday) – 18:00 UTC

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

March 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.

CCS Proposals Need Funding

None; all funded for now.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2834825

Hash rate: 2.547 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 22.48

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 13355

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on March 4, 2023.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,661,077,880. Street Price: $159.82.

Monero (XMR) Price

03/04/23 Week Month Year
USD $146.78 -2.4% -17.4% -14.8%
EUR €137.93 -2.9% -14.5% -11.4%
BTC ₿0.00657789 +1.4% -12.2% +62.3%

Data taken on March 4, 2023.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 02/23/22-03/04/22

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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