The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero.

May 3rd 2021

Development, Releases, and Technology

The Farcaster Group working on XMR-BTC Atomic Swaps provided a detailed community update for the month of April. The entire team (5 developers) is now working towards implementing the specs set out by the RFCs from Milestone 1. More information can be found here. Feel free to chat with them at #monero-swap on IRC.

[BETA] Monerujo 2.0.5 “Puginarug” has been released. Monerujo 2.0.5 is also available in the ALPHA Monerujo F-Droid Repo and the beta channel on the Google Play Store. …


The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero. The Monero Moon has returned for a short period. Enjoy.

April 28th 2021

Development, Releases, and Technology

On the 18th of April 2021, Monero celebrated its 7th birthday! View the first block ever mined here at xmrchain.net.

Monero turned 7 years old. Image credit: Wataru_Watanabe

The Comit Network, one of the groups responsible for the development of XMR-BTC atomic swaps, made a pull request to add support for atomic swapping through Tor.

Monero GUI v0.17.2.1 ‘Oxygen Orion’, the official Monero wallet, has been released. This is the CLI & GUI v0.17.2.1 ‘Oxygen Orion’ minor release.This release predominantly features bug fixes…


The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero. The Monero Moon has returned for a short period. Enjoy.

April 13th 2021

Development, Releases, and Technology

u/ErCiccione announced Haveno: The Monero based DEX for trading XMR for fiat and cryptocurrencies. For now it’s only a Proof of Concept and the interface is still Bisq, but the base mechanisms are there and developers can already test XMR/crypto trades. The team are looking for developers and contributors to the project so make sure you reach out to them. More information can be found here.

A potential Haveno logo design by fischdecasio

The number of miners on the Monero network has…


The Monero Moon is a curated newsletter regarding all things Monero. The Monero Moon has returned for a short period. Enjoy.

April 7th 2021

Development, Releases, and Technology

The Farcaster Group working on XMR-BTC Atomic Swaps provided a detailed community update. They’ve completed the first milestone of their CCS proposal. More information can be found here. Feel free to chat with them at #monero-swap on IRC.

u/mWo12 provided an example Triptych transaction with 128 decoys! Information regarding the example transaction can be found here. Triptych allows the number of decoys to increase without increasing blockchain size or CPU use in validation. …


The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero. After a long hiatus The Monero Moon has returned for a short period. Enjoy.

March 29th 2021

Development, Releases, and Technology

Monero developer Moneromooo is currently working on integrating Triptych. You can find more details regarding Moneromooo’s work here on GitLab. This is great because with Triptych, and its extension Arcturus, Monero has the potential to reduce the size of ring signature data from growing linearly (with the number of decoys used to hide the sender) to growing logarithmically. If adopted, it could allow the number of decoys to increase without increasing…


The state of financial privacy in 2020

The erosion of personal privacy is gaining momentum since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Worldwide, there have been numerous calls by governments and social commentators to increase the surveillance of citizens in hope of controlling the virus. Corporations such as Google and Apple, along with countries such as Singapore, Germany, Belgium, USA, and South Korea have been utilizing smartphone data in different capacities to monitor the movements of citizens.

Many believe the implementation of new surveillance measures will calcify and become the new norm, setting precedence for further encroachment.

Mainstream media has also…


The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero.

November 13th 2018 — November 20th 2018

Development, Releases, and Technology

After creating a Reddit post discussing the possibility of making Monero’s software releases better in order to protect against Watering Hole attacks, The Charlatan has submitted a proposal for funding the development of Reproducible Builds. Reproducible Builds (aka “Deterministic Builds”) are a set of software development practices that create an independently-verifiable path from source code to the binary code used by computers.

Howard Chu is continuing to bring speed improvements to Monero. See the tweet below:

xmr-stak 2.6.0 has been…


The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero.

November 8th 2018 — November 12th 2018

Development, Releases, and Technology

Monero’s blockchain has passed 1,700,000 blocks. The recently implemented Bulletproofs help reduce blockchain bloat and enable a more time efficient synchronization of Monero’s blockchain going forward. You can see on MoneroBlocks.info that the growth of the Monero blockchain has slowed considerably — from approximately 2GB per month to under 300MB per month.

https://moneroblocks.info/stats/blockchain-growth

The I2P monerod Hidden Service paper has been updated. A copy of the paper can be found here.

Don’t forget that if you are a new user of Monero’s…


The Monero Moon is a new curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero.

October 30th 2018 — November 7th 2018

Development, Releases, and Technology

The Graphical User Interface (GUI) wallet v0.13.0.4 Beryllium Bullet has been released. This release fixes prior Ledger wallet issues some users experienced. It also includes a guide to assist users. Download links can be found here.

The Command Line Interface (CLI) wallet v0.13.0.4 Beryllium Bullet ARMv8 binaries have been added to the downloads page. Find them here.

The Monero Research Lab’s Dr Sarang Noether delivered his monthly research report for October. You can read the report here.

There has been…


The Monero Moon is a new curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero.

October 23rd 2018 — October 29th 2018

Development, Releases, and Technology

The Command Line Interface (CLI) wallet v0.13.0.4 Beryllium Bullet has been released. This release fixes a range of bugs and solves Ledger issues users may have recently experienced. Information and download links can be found here.

Monero is poised to receive Trezor hardware wallet support today — 29th of October. Trezor founder “Slush” tweeted that Monero support has been added to the Trezor codebase and will soon be functional on the Trezor Model T. It is likely support will initially…

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