Issue 195: May 2 - 16, 2024

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Kraken to delist XMR in Germany. Users are advised to withdraw coins to self-custodial wallets or exchange their Monero for supported assets such as BTC or EUR by July 10th, 2024. Announcement.

LocalMonero/AgoraDesk to sunset operations by November 7th, 2024. New sign-ups and ad postings are disabled, new trades were disabled on May 14th, 2024. Blog post.

LocalMonero/AgoraDesk v1.1.38.

Cake v4.16.2 and v1.13.2 released with hardware wallet support for BTC, ETH and MATIC; security enhancements, bug fixes and generic improvements.

Stack Wallet v2.0.0 exiting Beta, adding Bitcoin taproot support, Tor support for multiple coins (no XMR/WOW yet,) bug fixes and enhancements. Blog post.

Gupax v1.3.7.

Coin swapping aggregator OrangeFren released their forum for Bitcoin and Monero cypherpunks. Reddit thread; Forum.

Peer-to-peer marketplace NoOnes has listed Monero in their Silent Pool. Now you can trade XMR-to-crypto or crypto-to-XMR on their website. X announcement; Silent Pool.

Haveno DEX v1.0.3 including improved resilience of the trade protocol and various improvements, updates and fixes.

Haveno Reto is live. You can run and execute trades on your own Haveno instance, XMR mainnet. Lemmy thread; Trading tutorial; GitHub Docs.

Matrix user zia announced Tim - Trade in Monero. An .onion LocalMonero alternative to buy and sell XMR for fiat currencies. Keep in mind it is still in beta and its creator is anonymous; tread with caution. Announcement; .onion site.

Monero Talk brought J.W. Verret on, a practicing lawyer and law professor at George Mason University. They talk about the Bitcoin Fog trial, analyze the indictments of Tornado Cash and Samourai Wallet developers, how this all may affect privacy, Bitcoin and Monero. Peep it: video; audio.

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2024 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

MoneroKon 2024 Meeting - #monerokon IRC channel; Matrix room.

May 20, 2024 (Monday) – 18:00 UTC

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

May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) – 18:00 UTC

Cuprate Workgroup Meeting - #cuprate IRC channel; Matrix room.

May 22, 2024 (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

j-berman full-time development (3 months) by j-berman.

Raised 300.01 of 376 XMR.

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 3150298

Hash rate: 2.186 GH/s

Average txs. per block: 47.59

Weekly Moving Average txs. per day: 39643

Block reward: 0.6 XMR

Data taken on May 16, 2024.

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,367,822,196.

Monero (XMR) Price

05/16/24 Week Month Year
USD $130.45 -1.3% +12.6% -13.9%
EUR €120.01 -2.1% +10.2% -13.9%
BTC ₿0.001984 -7.4% -6.5% -64.6%

Data taken on May 16, 2024.

XMR Price Graph

XMR Price Graph 05/02/24-05/16/24

Sources:;;; 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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