Issue 4: April 11-18, 2019

Table of Contents:

  • Moneroversary
  • Recent News
  • Moneroversary

    Today (April 18th, 2019) is Monero’s 5th Anniversary of existence. Some might call it a birthday. There are many events planned. The schedule of events is posted below.

    Time Description Livestream
    8:00 UTC Vienna Riat informal discussion begins No
    10:30 UTC Vienna Riat countdown to Monero launch anniversary Yes
    11:30 UTC Vienna Riat workshops No
    16:00 UTC Inaugural Zurich meetup No
    17:00 UTC Monero Talk with Mitchell About Mastering Monero Yes
    19:30 UTC Vienna Riat Meetup No
    21:00 UTC Check-in with Vienna Riat Meetup Yes
    21:15 UTC Monero's history with fluffypony Yes
    22:00 UTC Coffee Chat-style Q&A (Justin, rehrar, fluffypony, sarang, others) Yes
    23:00 UTC The importance of financial privacy is critically downplayed in cryptocurrency communities (rehrar) Yes
    23:45 UTC Recent news and announcements Yes
    00:00 UTC Puzzle (needmoney90) Yes

    Recent News

    Brandon “suraeNoether” Goodell from the Monero Research Lab was a guest on The Bitcoin Podcast where he talks about Monero, and other privacy and cryptocurrency related topics.

    Wookey Wallet - an open source, iOS/Android, privacy coin focused mobile wallet released this week, featuring Monero as its first (and only) supported coin

    See their website for more details and downloads.

    Monero confirmed to have a village at Defcon again this year, with a bigger room than before.

    Now, with the Monero Party proposal funded, it seems Monero’s presence in Las Vegas, NV will be even bigger than last year, all things considered.

    Upcoming Events

    April 20, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

    Defcon 27 Workgroup Meeting

    April 21, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

    Dev Meeting

    April 22, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

    Research Lab Meeting

    April 25, 2019 (Thursday) – 17:00 UTC

    Tini2p Dev Meeting

    CCS Proposal Ideas

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

    CCS Proposals

    ErCiccione: Coordinator of the Localization Workgroup - March by ErCiccione

    Raised 1.00 of 144.00 XMR (0.00694444%)

    Price & Blockchain Stats

    Blockchain Stats

    Block height: 1815436

    Median block size: 292.97 kB

    Hash rate: 284.327 MH/s

    Average Tx per block: 5.38

    Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 3844

    Block reward: 2.90 XMR

    Data taken on April 18, 2019

    Hashrate Pool Distribution

    Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

    Price & Performance

    XMR Market Cap: $1,166,166,495 Street Price: $64.56

    Monero (XMR) Price

    XMR to 4/18/19 Week Month Year
    USD $68.91 -2.7% +33.3% -64.7%
    EUR €60.90 -2.9% +33.7% -61.3%
    BTC Ƀ0.01307770 -1.8% +1.1% -47.1%

    Data taken on April 18, 2019

    XMR Price Graph for April 11-18, 2019

    XMR Price Graph 04/11/19-04/18/19


    Monero Merchant of the Week

    Njalla Logo is a domain registration service with privacy as the primary focus. To understand their service, we quote directly from their About section:

    “When you buy a domain in our system, we’re actually purchasing it for ourselves. We will be the actual owners of the domain, it’s not an ownership by proxy as found with all other providers. However, you will still have the full control over the domain name. You can either use our information, our nameservers or you can go with your custom data.

    If you ever want to move the domain from our system, we’ll of course give you the domain without any additional costs.

    The idea is to make sure that we minimise your visibility to the public. We’re not going to give your customer data out easily. However, we will help if there are legal merits to any formal government requests to our system. If you use our service in a way that affects anyone’s health or safety, we reserve the right to suspend your service.”

    Check back next week for another merchant that accepts Monero for their goods and services.

    Volunteer Opportunities

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

    Turkish translators wanted for translation review

    CLI, GUI and Monerujo wallets need translators

    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.

    Test I2P-Zero

    Download I2P Zero for your machine, follow the direction in the README, and report any issues to the Issue tracker on GitHub, or IRC channel #i2p-zero.

    Seeking Volunteer Reviewers for PoW RandomX

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