Issue 38: December 5-12, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

One of the new features in Monero is the ability to pay for services with PoW hashes! While this idea isn’t new in and of itself, it’s now natively integrated into the wallet. Some contributors are looking for feedback on what to name this exciting feature..

People who want to help the Monero network via a public node as advised to add --public-node to their config. Details here.

Monero Talk did a post-fork upgrade show where they talked with Howard Chu, Jethro Grassie, and Justin Ehrenhofer about how things are going - watch on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

December 15, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting - #monero-dev IRC channel

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

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

December 18, 2019 (Wednesday) – 16:00 UTC

36C3 Meeting - #monero-ccc IRC channel

December 21, 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

Surae: research funding for Nov 2019 - Jan 2020 by Surae Noether

Raised 370.17 of 499.00 XMR (74%)

36C3 Supplies by rehrar

Raised 550.18 of 560.00 XMR (98%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1987756

Hash rate: 870.338 MH/s

Median block size: 13.1 kB

Average Tx per block: 9.09

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 6590

Block reward: 2.09 XMR

Data taken on December 12, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $920,611,967 Street Price: $50.82

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 12/12/19 Week Month Year
USD $53.11 -0.83% -15% +21%
EUR €47.55 -0.73% -15% +21%
BTC B0.00735680 -0.95% -15% +21%

Data taken on December 12, 2019

XMR Price Graph for December 6 - 12, 2019

XMR Price Graph 12/06/19-12/12/19


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.

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 Group. Logo

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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