Issue 8: May 9-16, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

RandomX, a Status Update and community feedback needed for Auditor Selection (Super important! Please make your opinion known!)

Cake Wallet version 3.1.9 is now live with a new refreshed design, new accounts feature, better subaddresses management, and a new insta-exchange: ChangeNow

Watch two new Breaking Monero Episodes on YouTube: Episode 12: Input/Output Metadata and Episode 13: Blockchain Explorer OpSec

FinCEN’s new cryptocurrency guidance matches Coin Center recommendations. Multi-sig wallets, decentralized exchanges, and privacy protecting cryptocurrency developers are not regulated

Monero Talk with Binary Fate with Jeremie Dubois-Lacoste - available on YouTube

Magical Crypto Conference 2019 took place in NYC. Monero Talk recorded interviews with the conference visitors. The playlist is available on YouTube

MyMonero and Urbane Security at Magical Crypto Con announced new web resource integrity protocol and browser plugin called SecureBrowse, to eliminate risk of compromised JS

Monero mining pool server written in C update is available here

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

DefCon27 Workgroup Meeting

May 19, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting

May 20, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

Research Lab Meeting

May 21, 2019 (Tuesday) – 17:00 UTC

Monero GUI Meeting

May 23, 2019 (Thursday) – 17:00 UTC

Tini2p Dev Meeting

May 25, 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

ErCiccione: Coordinator of the Localization Workgroup - March by ErCiccione

Raised 53.50 of 144.00 XMR (37%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1836180

Median block size: 292.97 kB

Hash rate: 319.806 MH/s

Average Tx per block: 14.28

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 10206

Block reward: 2.79 XMR

Data taken on May 16, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,467,467,016 Street Price: $87.19

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 05/16/19 Week Month Year
USD $86.37 +29% +34.7% -57.6%
EUR €77.33 +29.2% +36.3% -55.1%
BTC Ƀ0.01096109 -2.6% -13.7% -54.4%

Data taken on May 16, 2019

XMR Price Graph for May 10 - May 16, 2019

XMR Price Graph 05/09/19-05/16/19


Monero Merchant of the Week

AzireVPN Logo

AzireVPN was founded in 2012 with the mission to become a market-leading VPN service to help people avoiding censorship and interception on the Internet. Since then, the service has been continuously developed to keep up to date with the latest technologies and VPN protocols.

They are Sweden-based, and support WireGuard, as well as being one of the few VPNs that do not require an email for sign up.

Also, for the first time ever on the Revuo, they have partnered with us to give Revuo readers access to an exclusive offer. Use the promo code “monero4life” to receive 20% off on the 1 and 3 month packages. Offer valid through the 1st of December, 2019.

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.

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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