Issue 39: December 12-19, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

A new point release of the GUI has been released v0.15.0.2. Major updates including fixes for Trezor and Tails.

Monero is now available in the Arch repositories: GUI and CLI.

The Monero website has been updated, with the biggest change being a new and improved Downloads page. See the announcement and list of changes here.

The Java, Javascript, and C++ libraries hosted on the Monero Ecosystem have been updated for the release.

Monero’s Defcon speeches have now been posted. Check all of the talks out on the Defcon Youtube channel.

Monero Talk interviewed Harry Halpin from Nym to discuss their project and crypto-anarchism - available on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

December 21, 2019 (Saturday) – 16:00 UTC

Monero Coffee Chat - watch online here

December 21, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

December 23, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

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

December 29, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting - #monero-dev IRC channel

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

Sarang: research funding for 2020 Q1 by Sarang Noether

Raised 5.5 of 695.00 XMR (1%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1992765

Hash rate: 914.088 MH/s

Median block size: 11.8 kB

Average Tx per block: 9.77

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 7039

Block reward: 2.07 XMR

Data taken on December 19, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $814,927,767 Street Price: $45.02

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 12/19/19 Week Month Year
USD $47.08 -11% -20% +4.2%
EUR €42.33 -11% -20% +4.2%
BTC B0.00660280 -11% -20% +4.2%

Data taken on December 19, 2019

XMR Price Graph for December 13 - 19, 2019

XMR Price Graph 12/13/19-12/19/19


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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