Issue 57: April 17 - April 24, 2020

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Moneroversary took place last week. There were many events including a deep dive into the ancient history of Monero, a coffee chat, a quiz game, and more. All can be seen here.

Vice wrote a piece on the work of Justin “sgp” Ehrenhofer in getting the movie “Monero Means Money” to the top of the box office last week.

Another slew of updates is out, including the transition of the repo back to github, an overhauled FAQ page, and more.

The Monero Talk crew interviewed Roger Ver about Monero - watch it on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2020 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

April 29, 2020 (Wednesday) – 17:00 UTC

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

May 3, 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

xiphon part-time coding (3 months) by xiphon

Raised 65.09 of 371 XMR (18%)

Monero Debian Package Repository for 2 years by Patrick Schleizer

Raised 40.04 of 73 XMR (55%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2084224

Hash rate: 1.415 GH/s

Median block size: 26.9 kB

Average Tx per block: 16.21

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 11,815

Block reward: 1.74 XMR

Data taken on April 24, 2020

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,057,614,165 Street Price: $57.86

Monero (XMR) Price

04/24/20 Week Month Year
USD $60.35 +7.5% +28.1% -10.7%
EUR €55.80 +8.0% +28.8% -8.0%
BTC B0.00805088 +0.9% +14.3% -35.3%

Data taken on April 24, 2020

XMR Price Graph for April 18 - April 24, 2020

XMR Price Graph 04/18/20-04/24/20


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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