Issue 163: March 11 - 16, 2023

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Stack Wallet v1.6.1.

Feather Wallet v2.4.3.

LocalMonero/AgoraDesk v1.0.68.

Monero Punks minted the first NFT collection on Monero's blockchain using tx_extra field. Check them out here. Repository. Ongoing discussion to remove such field.

Monero Talk had a conversation with LocalMonero's co-founder, Alex. As well, they brought Seth for Privacy on. Alex's: video; audio. Seth's: video; audio.

MoneroTopia is a month and a half away. Make sure to grab your tickets and be part of the event in May, Mexico City. Find out more over at As well, MoneroKon's 2023 CfP is open till April 3, 2023. Submit your proposal, or tell a friend to do so before then.

Upcoming Events

March 18, 2023 (Saturday) – 18:00 UTC

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

March 20, 2023 (Monday) – 18:00 UTC

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

March 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.

CCS Proposals Need Funding

Monero Observer maintenance (Spring 2023) by escapethe3RA.

Raised 10.09 of 39 XMR.

Standalone AcceptXMR by busyboredom.

Raised 0.26 of 14 XMR.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2843550

Hash rate: 2.663 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 23.39

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 17164

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on March 16, 2023.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,709,062,473. Street Price: $163.23.

Monero (XMR) Price

03/16/23 Week Month Year
USD $149.18 +3.6% -4.5% -18.6%
EUR €140.54 +3.0% -3.4% -15.9%
BTC ₿0.00594462 -10.3% -17.0% +27.6%

Data taken on March 16, 2023.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 03/11/22-03/16/22

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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