Issue 9: May 16-23, 2019

Table of Contents:

Recent News

The Monero Outreach Workgroup published a response to the Reuters article about Monero

Full support for RandomX in monerod is now available for testing/review/feedback

go-monero-rpc-client, a client for the Monero RPC (wallet and daemon) in golang, just joined the Monero Ecosystem project

Minko’s beta launch promised to donate all proceeds from the first month to the general fund. The month has ended, and Minko has donated 315 XMR to the general fund.

Upcoming Events

May 25, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

Community Workgroup Meeting

May 27, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC

Research Lab Meeting

May 28, 2019 (Tuesday) – 17:00 UTC

Monero GUI Meeting

June 1, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC

DefCon27 Workgroup Meeting

June 2, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC

Dev Meeting

june 6, 2019 (Thursday) – 17:00 UTC

Tini2p Dev Meeting

CCS Proposal Ideas

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

CCS Proposals Need Funding

RandomX Audits by Howard Chu

Raised 1023.83 of 1400.00 XMR (73%)

Price & Blockchain Stats

Blockchain Stats

Block height: 1841115

Median block size: 292.97 kB

Hash rate: 282.618 MH/s

Average Tx per block: 14.85

Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 10610

Block reward: 2.76 XMR

Data taken on May 23, 2019

Hashrate Pool Distribution

Hashrate Pool Distribution Pie Chart

Price & Performance

XMR Market Cap: $1,429,727,294 Street Price: $83.88

Monero (XMR) Price

XMR to 05/23/19 Week Month Year
USD $84.02 -11.4% +21.5% -52.4%
EUR €74.98 -11.2% +22.3% -49.8%
BTC Ƀ0.01075545 -6.5% -16.0% -50.9%

Data taken on May 23, 2019

XMR Price Graph for May 17 - May 23, 2019

XMR Price Graph 05/17/19-05/23/19


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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