Issue 164: March 16 - 23, 2023

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Monero is set to reduce the maximum tx_extra space in the next point release (v0.18.2.1). Merged pull request.

Feather Wallet v2.4.4.

Stack Wallet v1.6.4. Stack Duo v1.0.1, supporting BTC and XMR only.

Cake v4.6.1 and v1.3.1 Wallets released.

LocalMonero/AgoraDesk v1.0.69.

XMRig v6.19.1.

AcceptXMR v0.12.0.

anarkiocrypto launched Kuno. KYC-free, non-custodial Monero fundraising campaigns. Reddit thread.

Gupax v1.2.0 and monero-bash v1.9.8. Note: developer changed GitHub username and uploaded a new PGP key for future releases' hashes.

Monero Talk had a conversation with Nick Watts, theologian, Monero contributor and book author. They talk about XMR adoption in Australia, morals of agorism, religious aspects of crypto and more. Peep it: video; audio.

Upcoming Events

March 25, 2023 (Saturday) – 16:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel; Matrix room.

March 25, 2023 (Saturday) – 18:00 UTC

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

March 27, 2023 (Monday) – 18:00 UTC

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

March 29, 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

Bulletproofs++ Peer Review by Monero Research Lab.

Raised 1 of 130 XMR.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2848521

Hash rate: 2.310 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 25.50

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 17947

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on March 23, 2023.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,838,791,864. Street Price: $167.54.

Monero (XMR) Price

03/23/23 Week Month Year
USD $156.41 +6.4% -3.1% -19.3%
EUR €144.38 +4.0% -4.4% -17.8%
BTC ₿0.00552671 -8.0% -15.1% +20.9%

Data taken on March 23, 2023.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 03/16/22-03/23/22

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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