Issue 6: April 26 - May 2, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

Dr. Sarang Noether published his monthly research report for April - available on GitLab

LocalMonero now has a no-JavaScript version. Tor/I2P visits will load the no-JavaScript version by default.

Minko, a provably fair Monero game, has added AstroBot that asks trivia questions and rewards correct answers

Breaking Monero Episode 11: Mailbag Episode by SamsungGalaxyPlayer - available on YouTube

Monero Talk about Lightning Network on Monero with Bernhard Breytenbach - available on YouTube

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) - 16:00 UTC

Monero Coffee Chat - watch online here

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

DefCon27 Workgroup Meeting

May 5, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting

May 6, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

Research Lab Meeting

May 7, 2019 (Tuesday) – 17:00 UTC

Monero GUI Meeting

May 9, 2019 (Thursday) – 17:00 UTC

Tini2p Dev Meeting

May 11, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

GUI UX coding (3 months) by dsc

Raised 98.48 of 282.00 XMR (35%)

Xiphon part time coding (3 months) by xiphon

Raised 18.10 of 111.00 XMR (16%)

Knueffelbund GUI design for Q2 2019 by knueffelbund

Raised 25.55 of 37.00 XMR (69%)

ErCiccione: Coordinator of the Localization Workgroup - March by ErCiccione

Raised 20.03 of 144.00 XMR (14%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1826047

Median block size: 292.97 kB

Hash rate: 283.135 MH/s

Average Tx per block: 13.76

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 9878

Block reward: 2.84 XMR

Data taken on May 2, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,092,379,011 Street Price: $64.22

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 05/02/19 Week Month Year
USD $64.16 -5.1% +5.8% -73.1%
EUR €57.41 -5.2% +6.1% -71.2%
BTC Ƀ0.01172669 -5.7% -19.8% -55.7%

Data taken on May 2, 2019

XMR Price Graph for April 26 - May 2, 2019

XMR Price Graph 04/26/19-05/02/19


Volunteer Opportunities

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

If you know of any merchants or exchanges that are still using a long form payment ID, please let the community know so we can contact them and ask them to integrated addresses or subaddresses. Feel free to leave them in the comments of this Reddit thread.

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.

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.

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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