Issue 27: September 19-26, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

November 30th is the protocol upgrade. See what you need to know to prepare.

The testing on hyc’s private testnet has completed. Windows and Mac testers are still wanted.

Monero Coffee Chat stream from September 21, 2019 is available on YouTube.

Reddit user asymptotically508 started a Monero Wiki. Everyone is encouraged to contribute.

Exploring Monero UI/UX Episode 2: Open Source Goals with samsunggalaxyplayer and rehrar is available on YouTube.

The Monero Community Workgroup has a new logo created by user anhdres. Take a look at it here.

Monero DefCon 2018 puzzle is solved - read the report by midipoet.

Upcoming Events

September 28, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

September 30, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

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

October 6, 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

A Monero Tip Bot for Telegram by HAH! Sun (omani)

Raised 11.95 of 13.00 XMR (92%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1931842

Hash rate: 317.856 MH/s

Median block size: 10.6 kB

Average Tx per block: 7.07

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 5096

Block reward: 2.32 XMR

Data taken on September 26, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $984,251,584 Street Price: $54.38

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 09/26/19 Week Month Year
USD $56.98 -29.4% -27.8% -50.8%
EUR €52.27 -28.6% -26.6% -47.0%
BTC Ƀ0.00711270 -11.2% -7.5% -60.9%

Data taken on September 26, 2019

XMR Price Graph for September 20 - 26, 2019

XMR Price Graph 09/20/19-09/26/19


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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