Issue 76: September 14 - 21, 2020

Table of Contents:

Recent News

The CLI tools for version Oxygen Orion, has been released. This version includes CLSAG and it is recommended that everyone upgrade before the hard fork on October 17th. The GUI release is forthcoming.

Perkins Coie, an international law firm, has put out a white paper presenting a case for why privacy coins do not go against current KYC/AML laws, meaning exchange and governments should not fear them. Read the report on their website.

More updates for the website. Included are new blog posts, FAQ question, fixed accessibility issues, and more.

Diego ‘rehrar’ Salazar published his transparency report on his work.

The forthcoming GUI release needs translators. Please consider helping out if you speak one of the supported languages.

Upcoming Events

September 23, 2020 (Wednesday) – 17:00 UTC

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

September 26, 2020 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting - #monero-community IRC channel

October 4, 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

Translation of the Moneropedia and User Guides into German by Wobole

Raised 10.46 of 28.5 XMR (37%)

Monero FM (community run radio project) by rehrar and needmoney90

Raised 20.21 of 35 XMR (58%)

Norwegian translation of User guides and Moneropedia by Chris Avis

Raised 3.38 of 29.4 XMR (11%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2192003

Hash rate: 1.312 GH/s

Median block size: 38.7 kB

Average Tx per block: 18.61

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 13,374

Block reward: 1.41 XMR

Data taken on September 21, 2020

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,595,305,770 Street Price: $86.45

Monero (XMR) Price

09/21/20 Week Month Year
USD $90.10 -1.8% -4.9% +24.2%
EUR €76.58 -1.8% -4.7% +16.3%
BTC B0.00859335 -1.8% +5.9% +18.3%

Data taken on September 21, 2020

XMR Price Graph for September 15 - 21, 2020

XMR Price Graph 09/14/20-09/21/20


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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