Issue 32: October 25 - October 31, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

The release v0.15 branch has been created. Here is a guide on how to help out with testing.

Breaking Monero Episode 14: Subaddress Association (Janus Attack) - available on YouTube.

Dr Daniel Kim’s presentation on Monero from Anarchapulco 2019 is now available on YouTube.

Rafael LaVerde interviewed Diego “rehrar” Salazar at the 2019 DEF CON Hacking Conference - watch it on YouTube.

Monero Talk with Kyle Torpey on Monero, Bitcoin privacy and other Bitcoin-related things - available on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

November 3, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting - #monero-dev IRC channel

November 4, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

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

November 6, 2019 (Wednesday) – 18:00 UTC

36C3 Meeting - #monero-ccc IRC channel

November 9, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

moneromooo: three months from November 2019 by moneromooo

Raised 0.42 of 395.00 XMR

rehrar to 36C3 by rehrar

Raised 5.72 of 58.65 XMR (10%)

Multiple features and fixes for by erciccione

Raised 6.17 of 60.00 XMR (10%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1956985

Hash rate: 321.556 MH/s

Median block size: 19.1 kB

Average Tx per block: 9.51

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 6838

Block reward: 2.21 XMR

Data taken on October 31, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,017,588,457 Street Price: $55.89

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 10/31/19 Week Month Year
USD $59.05 +11.4% +3.8% -42.4%
EUR €52.96 +11.2% +1.5% -41.4%
BTC Ƀ0.00644705 -9.2% -6.2% -60.2%

Data taken on October 31, 2019

XMR Price Graph for October 25 - October 31, 2019

XMR Price Graph 10/25/19-10/31/19


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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