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With Monero, you are your own bank. You can spend safely, knowing that others cannot see your balances or track your activity.

Monero is cash for a connected world. It’s fast, private, and secure. With Monero, you are your own bank. You can spend safely, knowing that others cannot see your balances or track your activity. Monero is a decentralized cryptocurrency, meaning it is secure digital cash operated by a network of users. Transactions are confirmed by distributed consensus and then immutably recorded on the blockchain. Third-parties do not need to be trusted to keep your Monero safe.


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What is Monero?
Monero is a secure, private, untraceable (crypto-)currency. It is open-source and freely available to all.
Why Monero is good for merchants and individuals?
Monero is a tool that people can actually use. It makes receiving payments hassle-free, since merchants and individuals no longer need to fear the source of funds they are accepting. With transparent systems like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Verge, or Dash, these people need to hope (or spend substantial resources verifying) the sender did not use the funds illicitly. Furthermore, merchants do not want all their vendors known, and individually do not want everyone to know how much they are spending. If I spend more than I should at Newegg (store), that's my own business.
How different is Monero?
Monero is different because every transaction is always private. There is no way for pools and exchanges to opt out of sending private transactions. Thus, Monero's anonymity set far exceeds any other coin's anonymity set. Over 86,000 transactions in the past month of August, 2017 hid the sender and receiver, and about 99.95% of them also hid the amount (will increase to 100% of all new transactions in September)! There is no suspicion in using a private transaction, since all transactions are private. A single transaction does not stick out.*
What technology is used by Monero?
Monero uses four main technologies to provide privacy : 1. Ring Signature, RingCT, Kovri and Stealth addresses.
What is Ring signatures?
Ring signatures hide where the money comes from. Spent inputs in a transaction are hidden among several others that also appear to be spent. Thus, no one knows which source of money is actually being spent. Think of inputs as individual dollars or euros
What is RingCT?
RingCT hides the amount. Instead of spending a known value of an input, you can cryptographically commit to a certain value without revealing what the value actually is. This is a very complicated topic
What is Kovri?
Kovri is a work-in-progress tool to hide the transaction broadcast. Kovri will make it easy for users to hide their IP address when telling the network that they would like to make a transaction. Kovri will work with other cryptocurrencies and other projects through a common API, and Kovri can be used in a way to hide that you are using Monero at all. Kovri adds additional layers of network security for miners and pools, and it allows for the highest level of censorship resistance possible.
How Monero use stealth addresses?
Stealth addresses hide where the money goes to. Instead of sending money to a specific address directly, certain outputs are allocated for addresses, but outside observers do not know which addresses these belong to. Even if ring signatures were compromised for some reason, then people would still not know the sending address in a transaction thanks to stealth addresses.
is Monero fungible?
Every Monero remains equal and identical to any other Monero. It is the property of a crypto asset whose units/value are capable of mutual substitution no matter what historical transactions occurred in the past.
Who is behind Monero?
Monero has the best team. Over 270 contributors have brought Monero to where it is today. The vast majority of people donate their time to help Monero, but a few get paid through the Forum Funding System (FFS). This is how Monero can be a strong project despite not taking a portion of the block rewards or launching with a premine.
Am I a bad person to consider using this?
No, Monero is freedom money. You can do whatever you want with it, whenever you want, where ever you want. We make it clear that you should own your wealth 100%. What you do with it, is none of our concern.


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Monero: the secure, private, untraceable cryptocurrency


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Exchange Markets

ExchangeExchange MarketMarket PricePrice DiffDiff Volume 24hVolume 24h SpreadSpread Spread $1kSpread $1k
Binance XMR/BTC $93.27 -0.07% $4,012,065 0.05% 0.23%
Bitfinex XMR/BTC $93.36 0.02% $2,064,206 0.15% 0.28%
Binance XMR/USDT $93.30 -0.05% $722,736 0.21% 0.28%
Kraken XMR/BTC $93.34 0% $649,982 0.13% 0.21%
Bitfinex XMR/BUSD $93.34 0% $587,409 0.13% 0.18%
Poloniex XMR/BTC $93.44 0.1% $423,570 0.35% 0.45%
Kraken XMR/USD $93.25 -0.1% $397,354 0.12% 0.12%
Poloniex XMR/USDC $94.09 0.8% $247,735 0.66% 0.66%
Binance XMR/ETH $93.09 -0.27% $246,617 0.22% 0.49%
Kraken XMR/EUR $94.18 0.9% $216,982 0.17% 0.22%
Bittrex XMR/BTC $93.45 0.12% $115,787 0.36% 0.44%
Binance XMR/BNB $93.41 0.08% $90,506 0.19% 0.57%
Upbit XMR/KRW $92.10 -1.3% $66,292 0.18% 0.8%
Poloniex XMR/USDT $93.04 -0.32% $62,651 0.56% 0.69% XMR/USDT $93.71 0.39% $49,106 0.5% 0.94%
Poloniex LTC/XMR $93.43 0.09% $11,557 1.4% 1.4%
Bittrex XMR/USDT $94.52 1.3% $10,735 0.62% 0.62%
Bittrex XMR/ETH $93.20 -0.15% $10,443 0.4% 0.53%
Poloniex DASH/XMR $93.43 0.09% $5,118.63 1.3% 1.4%
Poloniex ZEC/XMR $93.43 0.09% $4,415.75 1.1% 1.9% XMR/BTC $92.59 -0.8% $301.40 0.87% 3.4%
Poloniex MAID/XMR $93.43 0.09% $277.33 2.3%
Poloniex BCN/XMR $93.43 0.1% $53.80 1.6%
Poloniex NXT/XMR $93.43 0.1% $9.6740 2.4%

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