Issue 41: December 26, 2019 - January 2, 2020

Table of Contents:

Recent News

36C3 Recap

Day 1 Stream - watch on Youtube.

Day 2 Stream - watch on Youtube.

Day 3 Stream - watch on Youtube.

Day 4 Stream - watch on Youtube.

Other News

Tevador, principal developer of RandomX, has made a post correcting common errors in journalism about Monero.

The XMR.RU team released their December report.

Pedro “M-alMen” Gaspar presented about Monero in October of this year at Ubucon in Portugal. His presentation was recently released on YouTube.

MoneroTalk interviewed Amir Taaki about the need for a purpose and vision in crypto - watch on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

January 4, 2020 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

January 8, 2020 (Wednesday) – 18:00 UTC

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

January 12, 2020 (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 515.78 of 695.00 XMR (74%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2002936

Hash rate: 1.088 GH/s

Median block size: 16.1 kB

Average Tx per block: 10.44

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 7614

Block reward: 2.03 XMR

Data taken on January 2, 2020

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $830,718,018 Street Price: $45.90

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 01/02/20 Week Month Year
USD $47.88 +6.0% -10.0% -6.8%
EUR €42.95 +5.4% -10.7% -5.5%
BTC B0.00667951 +6.5% -8.7% -49.8%

Data taken on January 2, 2020

XMR Price Graph for December 27, 2019 - January 2, 2020

XMR Price Graph 12/27/19-01/02/20


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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