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rehrar releases Stack Wallet v1.5.21
rehrar1 has released Stack Wallet2 alpha version 1.5.213 with several fixes and improvements.

Changes overview
  • [General] Added emoji search
  • [General] Allow node deletion if at least one node still exists
  • [Desktop] Several UI fixes, updates, optimizations
  • [Desktop] Added animations [..]

    The release notes, binaries, and the SHA256 hashes can be found on Github3.

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Monero Observer Winter 22/2023 CCS proposal ready for community review
The Monero Observer CCS proposal for Winter 22/2023 is ready for community review:

I will continue to maintain Monero Observer ( for the next 3 months (winter 2022/23): December, January and February.

You can support the proposal by posting feedback in !3631.

Thanks for being a loyal MO reader!


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MoneroSupplies shop adds ‘Digital items’ section
monerobull1 has announced2 the addition of a new Digital items 3 section to the monerosupplies.com4 shop:

It is supposed to be a sort of platform for people in the Monero community (but also outside of it), where you can list digital items either for free together with a donation-address or alternatively sell them for Monero without any fees (outside of network fees).

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Community Workgroup Meeting scheduled for 3 December 2022 1600 UTC
The next Monero Community Workgroup Meeting is scheduled1 to take place on Saturday, 3rd of December 2022 at 16:00 UTC, in the #monero-community 23 channels.

Discussion topics include CCS updates, community highlights and workgroup reports. plowsof4 will moderate this meeting.

Logs for the previous meeting are available on Monero Observer5.

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ajs-xmr submits CCS proposal to fund MoneroKon 2023
ajs-xmr1 has submitted a CCS proposal (draft)2 to fund the Monero Konferenco 2023 3 event, that should take place at La Fabrika 4 in Prague, Czech Republic:

The total cost of the event is estimated to be around 164,000€. [..] The aim is to have at least the same number of participants as in Lisbon (200) with the capability to scale up to 400 attendees, around 30 speakers, and a number of workshops. [..] To … ⌘ Read more

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Monero Dev Activity Report - Week 47 2022: 8 PRs, 5 Issues
This weekly report aims to provide a big picture view of Monero development activity, increase community support for existing devs and, hopefully, encourage new contributions.

1 - PRs (8, 5:2:1)

Opened (5)


  • #86481 DNSResolver: fix not handling hostnames without dot characters (jeffro256)
  • #86492 DNSResolver: fix not handling hostnames without dot characters release
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spirobel open sources Monero Discourse Subscriptions plugin code
spirobel1 has open sourced2 the code for his Monero Discourse Subscriptions plugin3, which gives users access to private Discourse groups and categories for Monero payments:

[..] there are no content restrictions if you selfhost [..] So it could be Patreon, OnlyFans or a Math course.4

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j-berman’s full-time Monero dev work CCS proposal fully funded
j-berman1’s CCS proposal2 to continue full-time Monero development work for the next 3 months is now fully funded:

53 contributors raised 253.17 of 253 XMR (100%+)

To learn more about Justin’s work, consult the previous Monero Observer report3.

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P2Pool breaks 314.4 MH/s hashrate ATH
P2Pool1’s hashrate has reached a new all-time high of ~337 MH/s today and shows no signs of stopping, according to 2 and’s p2pool_hashrate graph 3.

It is interesting to note that the previous record of 314.4 MH/s was registered almost exactly one year ago, on the 16th of November 2021.

P2Pool is currently the 3rd Monero mining pool with approximately 12.4% of the total network HR and 500+ miners.

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mj-xmr releases SolOptXMR v0.4.1 with ‘security fixes’
mj-xmr1 has released SolOptXMR ( Solar Optimal mining of XMR)2 version 0.4.13 with some security fixes:

This release only replaces fixed versions (tags) of the 3rd party software (monero-core, xmrig & p2pool) with hashes of the same versions for security reasons.

Changes overview
  • Doc: Star history by @mj-xmr4
  • Using hashes of 3rd party software, rather than tags by @mj-xmr5

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rayatina submits CCS proposal to maintain Monero source code archive in ‘Libre Library’
rayatina1 has submitted a CCS proposal2 looking to host a digital Libre Library, XMR nodes, and maintain an archive of the Monero source code and docs:

With Monero Being A Controversial Currency, The Worry For It To Become Outlawed Is Very Real, So We Believe Archiving Monero’s Source Code And Docs Would Be The Best Way To Circumvent Any Sanctioning Of Monero.

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rottenwheel publishes ‘Revuo Monero’ Issue #147
rottenwheel1 has published Issue #1472 of the weekly Revuo Monero 3 audience-funded newsletter, which covers November 17-24 news:

Recent News
Upcoming Events
CCS Proposal Ideas
CCS Proposals Need Funding
Price & Blockchain Stats
Volunteer Opportunities

To support Revuo Monero, you can contribute XMR to the address listed in the footer of each issue and on the Support 4 page.

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rehrar releases first Stack Wallet alpha v1.5.19 for desktop
rehrar1 has released the first Stack Wallet2 alpha version (1.5.193) for desktop:

Stack Wallet desktop alpha is here. There are a few known issues, but mostly just cosmetic in nature. Linux-only for now. Windows/Mac coming within the week. If anyone has a Linux machine or VM and cares to give it a try, that’d be appreciated.4

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AnarkioCrypto looking for team to ‘take over’ XMR & BTC marketplace Bitejo
AnarkioCrypto1 is currently looking for a team to take over 2 Bitejo3, the crypto marketplace that accepts Monero, Bitcoin and cash:

Looking for a team to take over the Bitejo crypto marketplace project. In the 1+ year since launch, I was unable to make it successful and I don’t have the skills to do this. [..] If you are interested, please comment or PM.

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Monero Research Lab meeting scheduled for 30 November 2022 1700 UTC
The next Monero Research Lab1 meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 30th 2022 at 17:00 UTC.

The meeting should take place on IRC-Libera/Matrix2 in the #monero-research-lab channels.

Agenda overview (unconfirmed)
  • Discuss Jamtis address checksums.3
  • Improvements to the decoy selection algorithm (MRL#864, MRL#885, Rucknium’s OSPEAD6)
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duggavo releases MoneroBlock v0.1.2
duggavo1 has released version 0.1.22 of the trustless XMR block explorer, MoneroBlock 3.

Changes overview
- Fix incorrectly displayed tx size and add --rpc-login

To run the software, use the prebuilt binaries2 or compile from source. Instructions can be found on Github4.

Donate XMR and WOW to the addresses listed in the README5 to support MoneroBlock development.

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CT-006: Setting up a public Onion Service
This is the 6th report in the new Cypherpunk Transmission series.


Onion Services offer solid privacy and security benefits to Tor users: the traffic is E2E encrypted and TLS is unnecessary, IP addresses are irrelevant, open ports are not required, and impersonation is impossible.

Despite the stigma associated with their previous name, Hidden Services can indeed be used for publically offered services, which are no … ⌘ Read more

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Forgotsudo, mrcyjanek CCS proposals closed
Both Forgotsudo’s Merkato 1 and mrcyjanek’s XMR payment processor2 CCS funding proposals were closed today:

  • The Monero community reached consensus to temporarily close Forgotsudo’s proposal, pending resubmission of Web Of trust only 3

  • mrcyjanek was closed due to concerns and lack of interest 4

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