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The Monero Moon (Issue 20)

The Monero Moon is a curated weekly newsletter regarding all things Monero.

June 16th 2021 to June 24th 2021

Development, Releases, and Technology

There has recently been drama within the Monero Project. On Reddit and IRC there has been discussion regarding Diego ‘Rehrar’ Salazar’s and the Monero Core Team’s roles and duties within the Monero Project. Salazar has since resigned from his role within the Monero Project. This is a somewhat simple but complex issue so I will not discuss it in detail, however popular Reddit posts surrounding the issue can be found here, here, and here. Community members also made a request for transparency reports of the Monero Project’s General Fund.

Monero Core Team member binaryFate provided the General Fund 2020/2021 report. The report aims to provide clarity regarding the management of the Monero project’s General Fund. The current balance in the General Fund wallets is 5637.58 XMR, and 0.09042 BTC. If you want to verify the funds, all key images have been exported, which can be used together with a view-only wallet to see what transactions were spent, and the final balance. You can even find the full list of all transactions since 2016, as well as annotated outgoing transactions for 2020/2021. Check out the entire report for a comprehensive overview.

lza_menace introduced the Monero Punks Collective, a new work-group dedicated to technical discussions and collaboration of tools and services for Monero. The work-group so far offers an online forum, aiming to accommodate a collective of “builders, developers, engineers, merchants, and entrepreneurs — cypher punks — interested in building a healthy ecosystem of tools and support for Monero”. More information can be found here. now support Monero wallets as another alternative method of storing your XMR. Their website claims that “private keys are created and stored on your device and are never communica...

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