Issue 25: September 5-12, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Brandon "surae" Goodell posted his August report on GitLab.

Daniel Kim, PhD, MBA gave the opening keynote at Monero DefCon 27 Village - watch his presentation “Foundations of Digital Money” on YouTube.

Monero Talk with Lucas, creator of MoneroMixer - a tool that helps you anonymously transact or mix XMR & other coins - available on YouTube.

Diego "rehrar" Salazar was interviewed by BBOD on Privacy in Monero - watch Part 1 and watch Part 2 on YouTube.

Monero Talk with Ben Armstrong aka BitBoy Crypto discussing his journey through the crypto space, Bitcoin & his thoughts on privacy coins, including Monero - available on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

September 14, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

September 16, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

Research Lab Meeting - #monero-research-lab IRC channel

September 22, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting - #monero-dev IRC channel

October 29-31, 2019 – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Monero presence (booth and speakers) at World Crypto Con

CCS Proposal Ideas

Below you can find recent CCS proposal ideas open for discussion.

CCS Proposals Need Funding

New Localization platform: Weblate by ErCiccione

Raised 6.48 of 11.00 XMR (59%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1921803

Hash rate: 343.085 MH/s

Median block size: 12.3 kB

Average Tx per block: 7.65

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 5464

Block reward: 2.37 XMR

Data taken on September 12, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,290,937,838 Street Price: $74.52

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 09/12/19 Week Month Year
USD $75.00 +2.1% -17.3% -28.6%
EUR €67.82 +1.8% -16.2% -25.1%
BTC Ƀ0.00722128 +3.6% -9.6% -56.9%

Data taken on September 12, 2019

XMR Price Graph for September 6 - 12, 2019

XMR Price Graph 09/05/19-09/12/19


Monero Merchant of the Week

Coinhost Logo

Gratuitas is a social impact startup that allows the consumer to tip coffee producers in developing nations using Monero.

How does it work? Gratuitas is using products that are produced by under appreciated, hard-working people living in developing countries. Now you are able to thank those workers directly with a tip.

As a proof-of-concept, Gratuitas has provided coffee farmers in Brazil with Monero private keys. These keys correspond with public key QR codes printed on the bags your coffee is delivered in. You can scan that code to tip the coffee producer directly. If the coffee pilot is a success, Gratuitas will add other products to our offerings, and seek partnerships.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to get involved in making Monero better, but aren’t sure how, check out the volunteer opportunities below.

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 on GitHub.

If you enjoy this publication and want to support it, we encourage you to donate to the Monero General Fund, using the following address:


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