Monero

Monero GUI 0.17.1.4 ‘Oxygen Orion’ released

November 9th, 2020

Overview This is the v0.17.1.4 minor point release of the Monero GUI software. This release fixes an issue with the wallet not starting on some Linux systems. The latest CLI release notes can be found on the precedent blog post Some highlights of this minor release are: Linux: fix a deadlock on startup Linux: high…

Monero GUI 0.17.1.3 ‘Oxygen Orion’ released

November 8th, 2020

Overview

This is the v0.17.1.3 minor point release of the Monero GUI software. This is a recommended release that improves overall network perfomance.

The latest CLI release notes can be found on the precedent blog post

Some highlights of th…

Monero GUI 0.17.1.1 ‘Oxygen Orion’ released

October 19th, 2020

Overview This is the v0.17.1.1 minor point release of the Monero GUI software. This is a highly recommended release that fixes an issue with nodes getting stuck at block 2210720. The latest CLI release notes can be found on the precedent blog post Some highlights of this minor release are: Fix sync past block 2210720…

Monero 0.17.1.1 ‘Oxygen Orion’ Point Release

October 18th, 2020

Overview This is the v0.17.1.1 minor point release of the Monero software. This is a highly recommended release that fixes an issue with nodes getting stuck at block 2210720. Some highlights of this minor release are: Fix sync past block 2210720 Bump default number of connections from 8 to 12 Wait for propagation timeout before…

Monero GUI 0.17.1.0 ‘Oxygen Orion’ released

October 14th, 2020

Overview

This is the v0.17.1.0 release of the Monero GUI software.

The latest CLI release notes can be found on the precedent blog post

Some highlights of this major release are:

Simple mode: fix a bug causing transaction propagation to …

Monero GUI 0.17.0.1 ‘Oxygen Orion’ released

October 5th, 2020

Overview

This is the v0.17.0.1 release of the Monero GUI software.

The latest CLI release notes can be found on the precedent blog post

Some highlights of this major release are:

Socks5 proxy support, automatically enabled on Tails
Sim…

Monero 0.17.0.1 ‘Oxygen Orion’ Minor Point Release

September 27th, 2020

Overview

This is the v0.17.0.1 minor point release of the Monero software.

Some highlights of this release are:

Fix unintended error message on daemon start (Windows)
Bug and security fixes found by OSS-Fuzz

The complete list of chang…

Monero 0.17.0.0 “Oxygen Orion” released

September 17th, 2020

Overview

This is the v0.17.0.0 release of the Monero software. This major release is due to the October 17th network upgrade, which in turn adds support for the CLSAG transaction format which improves verification speed and reduces transaction s…

Privacy Options Underutilized in Cryptocurrency Usage: Report

September 4th, 2020

Advances in cryptography have not met with user enthusiasm, suggesting a disconnect between the cryptocurrency community and its cypherpunk ancestors. According to Coin Metrics, transactions of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies Zcash (ZEC), Monero (XMR), and grin only add up to 6% of bitcoin’s transactions. Zcash’s privacy feature is significantly underutilized, with less than 2% of transactions fully…

A note on scheduled Monero protocol upgrades

September 1st, 2020

Lately, there has been some misconception about the scheduled protocol upgrade policy as well as the original intent of the policy. The goal of this post is to provide further clarity to stakeholders. Approximately five years ago, a somewhat formal policy was introduced to provide clarity to the ecosystem with respect to protocol upgrades. The…