Questions tagged [monero]

Questions about Monero are off topic. Monero is a cryptocurrency based on the CryptoNote protocol. It uses ring signatures, ring confidential transactions, and stealth addresses to obfuscate information stored on the public ledger. Monero uses a different proof of work algorithm and is focused on privacy, decentralization, and security. It was formerly known as Bitmonero.

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Is “Ring Signature” used in “Confidential Transactions” of the Bitcoin?

According to the Ring Confidential Transactions research paper of Monero (Link to the paper), in section 1.5. Ring Confidential Transactions Overview, it is mentioned: "We describe a modification ...
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Mining on Linux with an USB hard-deive [closed]

I want to mine with my AMD gpu. However I don't want to install the amd sdk on my daily driver operating system because that too much dependencies and external debs for me. I have the idea to install ...
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What’s the point of wannacry for exchanging Bitcoins to Monero?

At first glance, exchanging Bitcoin for Monero makes sense. But why use Monero with an exchange, which is likely to help the police? (And which did.) Monero transactions are private only on the ...
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A website that provides API for multi currencies [closed]

Can you please help me to find a wallet that provides API for multiple currencies such as: BTC, ETH, XMR, BCH, LTC, DASH. I want to create new address for each of the currencies and check if there is ...
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What are main advantages of Bitcoin over Monero? [closed]

In the world of full spectrum surveillance, since some time it has become more than evident that Bitcoin isn’t that anonymous at all. All transactions can be traced on the blockchain. There is a ...
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What information is available from the blockchains of privacy currencies?

Some currencies such as Monero and Zcash focus on protecting user privacy as much as possible. What information is available from the blockchains of these currencies? Number of wallets? Transaction ...
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How do I buy Monero with my Bitcoin?

I saw a guy on CNBC talking about Monero, how do I buy with BTC?
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Error polling getblocktemplate {“code”:-4,“message”:“Failed to parse wallet address”}

I am trying to setup a cryptonote pool on my VPS. I am running the coin daemon and configured the wallet rpc. The config is the same as here https://github.com/fancoder/cryptonote-universal-pool ...
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Coinhive for bitcoin/ethereum

I know that CPU mining wouldn't pay for electricity bill, but what if some sort of CPU miner was deployed to a website? Similarly to CoinHive with Monero. Would such mining make sense? I started ...
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what are chaff coins in cryptocurrency?

I read in several paper about "chaff coins" but I could not find a clear definition for this phenomenon. Does it refer to a specific coin? Is there any "formal" definition for that ? Reference: ...
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As of 2017-09, Has there been talks or test implementations of making Litecoin anonymous / untracable like Monero or Zcash?

Being that Litecoin is more likely to implement experimental features before Bitcoin. As of today 2017-09, has there been discussions or test implementations of making Litecoin anonymous like Monero's ...
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How to setup USB Cold Storage for Bitcoin and Monero?

Is it possible to keep many currencies (Bitcoin, Monero...) on one USB drive? If not, how can I setup USB Cold Storage for Bitcoin and Monero?
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No returns on Genesis Mining contract

I bought a 200H/s mining contract at genesis mining. I allocated 100% of my hash power to Monero. It's been days and I have yet to see any return on my investment yet. The graph is just flat and it ...
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What database engine does Bitcoin and other top altcoins use?

I'm curious to what database engine does Bitcoin and other altcoins use to store their blockchain data. Do they all support sql queries or is it something else? The main ones I'd like to know are: ...
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Would it be possible to do atomic swaps with Monero and Bitcoin?

Litecoin and Vertcoin is currently testing out atomic swaps with Bitcoin as of 2017-08. Would atomic swaps be possible with Monero?
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MyMonero wallet recovery with phrase [closed]

I'm sorry to both you with this. Mymonero.com has been down for several days and I'd like to remove the monero from my wallet on that website. All I have is the original phrase I set it up with ...
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Using shapeshift to buy cryptocurrencies

I want to buy Monero using Bitcoin with Shapeshift API : Here are my steps : I generate a public address on https://moneroaddress.org/ The address is PUBLIC_ MONERO_ADDRESS I already have Bitcoin ...
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Stealth addresses how does recipient use the bitcoins?

I've been reading on what stealth addresses does: Sender generates unique address using the recipient's stealth address for every transaction If multiple senders send bitcoin to recipient, then ...
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Does Bitcoin + mixers = Monero?

Moneropedia defines "ring signatures" as: Ring signatures make sure individual transaction outputs on the blockchain can’t be traced. A ring signature is a group of cryptographic signatures with at ...
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Difference between Monero, Dash and Zcash

I'm curious to understand what the main differences between Monero, DASH and to-be released Zcash are. I would also like to know what is the main improvement in Zcash, when compared to Dash and ...
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Are Monero Transaction Anonymous?

Lets say i have a monero address and want to send my coins to another address. Will that transaction be private? Can somebody find out that i sent those coins? Are there any altcoins that i can use to ...
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GPU mining slows down my ubuntu

I'm trying to mine using my CPU and GPU. When the CPU is set to use all its cores, I have no problems, but when I use my GPU, my desktop gets way too slow because unity uses it too I think, so I need ...
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How can I mine Monero or other altcoins using Azure Cloud Services?

Is there any way by which I can mine Monero or other altcoins using Azure Cloud Services.
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Can you mine Monero using sgminer?

I've been mining Monero using my sgminer. I pointed it at https://moneropool.com/, but i when i visit the site to see my stats i see that my address is not found. Is my miner not working?