Issue 89: January 4 - 12, 2021

Table of Contents:

Recent News

GUI and CLI release v0.17.1.9 is out and users are encouraged to upgrade. The release contains further mitigations for the memory exhaust attack that has been utilized on the network (no funds at risk).

lza_menace, a Monero community member, created a tool to spin up Monero nodes called XMR Cannon.

The Monero Policy Workgroup worked up a response to FinCEN regarding cryptocurrencies.

Monero Talk released the second part of their talk with Lee ‘vtnerd’ Clagett titled “On the frontlines of the war against Monero” - watch on YouTube.

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

Continued Feather Wallet development (Q1 2021) by tobtoht

Raised 84.12 of 150 XMR (56%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 2273422

Hash rate: 1.930 GH/s

Median block size: 58.2 kB

Average Tx per block: 28.87

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 20,952

Block reward: 1.21 XMR

Data taken on January 12, 2021

XMR Blocks Distribution in last 1000 blocks

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $2,817,113,823 Street Price: $150.42

Monero (XMR) Price

01/12/21 Week Month Year
USD $158.17 +15.3% +4.0% +166.9%
EUR €129.52 +16.1% +3.3% +142.9%
BTC B0.00468468 +16.6% -40.9% -35.3%

Data taken on January 12, 2021

XMR Price Graph for January 5 - January 12, 2021

XMR Price Graph 01/05/21-01/12/21


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

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