Issue 168: April 20 - 27, 2023

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Foundation Devices engineer sets up a Passport fork supporting Monero, creating a slew of bounties. Repository; Announcement.

Cake v4.6.3 and v1.3.3 Wallets released.

Stack Wallet v1.7.3.

Anarkio Crypto released Vendo Digital, where you can buy and sell digital products for Monero. Repository.

lukeprofits released a python package to calculate average XMR/USD price. Repository; Reddit thread. As well, he is working on a Recurring Subscriptions Wallet. Reddit thread.

MAGIC Grants to hold a special election for MAGIC Monero Fund. Blog post.

spirobel published Representing Monero at the Oslo Freedom Forum: A Report from Taipei. Blog post.

Monero Talk recorded a special edition episode for XMR's 9th anniversary where few Monero community members participated. Peep it: video; audio.

Upcoming Events

April 29, 2023 (Saturday) – 15:00 UTC

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

April 29, 2023 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

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

May 3, 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: 2873631

Hash rate: 2.727 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 24.64

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 18665

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on April 27, 2023.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,857,368,542. Street Price: $172.47.

Monero (XMR) Price

04/27/23 Week Month Year
USD $157.31 +2.8% +3.1% -31.6%
EUR €142.72 +2.1% +1.0% -33.9%
BTC ₿0.00535959 +0.8% -4.6% -11.2%

Data taken on April 27, 2023.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 04/20/23-04/27/23

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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