CoinDesk • Aug 12, 22
Privacy Protocol Monero Is Getting a Major Upgrade
The privacy-focused network is gearing up for a hard fork that has been in the works for months.
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The price of Monero has fallen by 0.77% in the past 7 days. The price declined by 1.06% in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price grew by 0.12%. The current price is $145.38 per XMR. Monero is 71.91% below the all time high of $517.62.
The current circulating supply is 18,337,989.761 XMR.
Monero is a cryptocurrency focused on privacy. Transactions on the Monero blockchain can’t be tracked or traced. Monero uses a proof of work consensus algorithm to issue new coins and secure transactions.
According to the website, (XMR) is a decentralized digital currency. Users can trade Monero securely and at a low cost for goods, services, and other . The price of Monero rises when demand exceeds supply and falls when supply exceeds demand. Besides this, Monero provides users with the privacy and anonymity of their transactions. Monero is untraceable since every transaction is private. Every transaction's sender, receiver, and amount are masked using three key technologies: stealth addresses, ring signatures, and RingCT.
: Monero's natural anonymity is enhanced by using stealth addresses. Stealth addresses are a way to hide public blockchain transactions by creating one-time addresses for each transaction. Even if multiple transactions are sent to the same recipient, stealth addresses work by having the sender use a one-time address for each transaction. As a result, stealth addresses help maintain the privacy of recipients and their financial information.
: The ring signature obscures the source of funds so that the parties participating in the transaction can't track them. Thanks to the ring signature, every Monero transaction between two parties is grouped with multiple transactions among unrelated parties. In simpler words, the receiver's funds are mixed in with those of other Monero users and shifted randomly around the list of transactions, making it highly impossible to track either the source or recipient. In addition, the ring signature decrypts the amount involved in any transaction.
: In Monero, transaction amounts are hidden using RingCT, which stands for ring confidential transactions. RingCT is an improved version of ring signatures that allows for hidden values, sources, and destinations of transactions.
Monero was launched in April 2014. Monero was first known as BitMonero, but the community immediately shortened it to Monero. Monero is an Esperanto word that translates to "coin."
Monero is a fork of Bytecoin. When an original coin is split into two to form a new version, this is known as a fork. The forking was driven by a desire to operate the token in a decentralized, collaborative, and varied community. This is why Monero is a community-driven project. That is to say, a firm does not run it, and no CEO recruits employees. The Monero project has various branches like the Monero Core Team, the Monero Research Lab, Monero Workgroups, and the Monero community. All these branches collaborate to work on the Monero Project.
Monero uses an ASIC-resistant and CPU-friendly algorithm created by Monero community members. ASICs are specialized computers that are designed to do a single task. ASICs are particularly efficient for , or creating new , because of this feature. The issue is that these devices are costly, and only a select few can afford them. As a result, a small number of entities control a significant portion of the network, posing a substantial threat to the network's security.
Monero solves this problem by being resistant to ASICs: it employs an algorithm that significantly limits the efficiency of ASICs. Miners may compete on a level playing field by using typical consumer hardware. Thousands of miners utilizing “normal” PCs are presently guarding the Monero network. As a result, the network is significantly challenging to break into, and no miner has a significant edge over other miners (they all use more or less the same hardware). Monero mining is designed to work with desktops, phones, tablets, and web browsers, allowing anybody to participate in the mining ecosystem without expensive equipment.
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The current market cap of Monero is $2.67B. A high market cap implies that the asset is highly valued by the market.
The all-time high of Monero is $517.62. This all-time high is highest price paid for Monero since it was launched.
Over the last 24 hours, the trading volume of Monero is $44.09M.
The current circulating supply of Monero is 18 million.
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