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Posts with mentions or reviews of monero. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-08.
  • Pool Hash Concentration Worry
    I also love the pre-configured USB stick (given I've had to do my setup a bunch of times to get it 'right') so I see this as a huge way to get non-techies in the P2P game. BUT... I do urge you to rather than include the blockchain or even a pruned one, to instead include the instructions on how they can do it themselves, given that 'technically' you could be sharing a corrupted/modified blockchain and it's doubtful that the Monero devs would endorse it given they clearly state to NOT download the blockchain from anywhere BUT Or see if they would endorse it OR release exactly that which is needed to best support the P2Pool and thus Monero in general.
  • Will XMR ever be "normie friendly" ? | 2021-10-08
    UPDATE: I managed to figure out how to get tx-pool notifications from the ZMQ interface (documentation page was a little tricky to find, but it's here if anyone wants it:
  • Easiest way to purchase Monero? (Early 20s, little crypto knowledge) | 2021-10-07
    I exchange BTC for XMR on Bisq (link is weird but see
  • Reminder: we have a dedicated, self-hosted Monero forum! | 2021-10-05
    The forums at are only an archive, you cannot actually post there.
  • Monero questions is the official site, you can find all of your options there. You can get it on Kraken or Binance, but you've already completed KYC there. is a great option. (so I hear)
  • Proposal to remove "timelock" feature. | 2021-10-03
    This has proven to be a slightly more controversial suggestion:
  • p2pool and monerod on boot.
    I strongly recommend running monerod as a systemd service, with it’s own user. Arch Linux has this included in it’s official Monero package, idk about Ubuntu. Have a look here.
  • The mathematical nonsense of a possible statistical attack on Monero. | 2021-09-30
    However, the clearest statement on the issue may be from @moneromooo-monero, who is responsible for a greater number of commits to the Monero codebase than any other developer. Recently he stated:
  • True Coin | 2021-09-28
  • Fingerprinting a flood: forensic statistical analysis of the mid-2021 Monero transaction volume… | 2021-09-27
  • Having issues with monerod? Keep it running smoothly to make sure you do not miss any P2Pool shares!
    Off course you need to make its unit file if you compile monerod from source or download prebuild binary from github. Usually they comes with its example unit file ( Sethsimmons also write detailed article and example step here :
  • The Monero software and possible risk scenarios | 2021-09-24
    The Monero github shows that most contributions and changes to the code are done by small number of people.
  • what is monerorod | 2021-09-20
    The official Monero website is
  • FYI: PiNodeXMR tries to connect to monero attackers | 2021-09-20
    Each PiNodeXMR Monero start command features the --enable-dns-blocklist which was created by the dev "Selsta" in response to the malicious node issue holding our honest nodes behind ~2 blocks. The Monero commit is here:
  • Using pinephone as a Monero wallet | 2021-09-19
    This is using armv8 release and doing apk add gcompat.


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