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accepting->merchthirdlink the merchant page
roadmap->pruning Blockchain @pruning
faq->qhf Is it true that Monero has a hard fork every 6 months?
faq->ahf Monero used to have 2 network upgrades (hard forks) a year, but this is not the case anymore. The choice of the biannual hard forks was taken in order to be able to introduce important consensus changes, which added privacy features and network-wide improvements (For example @bulletproofs and CLSAG both required a hard fork) and avoid the ossification of the protocol. Recently, the biannual hard forks included changes to the PoW algorithm, to preserve ASIC-resistance.
faq->ahf1 The dev community and the Core Team agree that the protocol is stable and mature enough and biannual hard forks are not necessary anymore. Furthermore, the ecosystem around Monero has grown exponentially during the years and frequent protocol changes would be increasingly hard to coordinate, could be detrimental to the growth of the ecosystem and to the user experience. Cherry on the top, the new algorithm @RandomX is ensuring long term ASIC-resistance, so regular changes are not needed anymore. Network upgrades will still be used to add important protocol improvements and consensus changes, but at a lower and less strict frequency (every 9-12 months). The last hard fork was on October 18th 2020.
faq->qvideos Are there videos I can watch to learn about Monero?
faq->avideos During the years the community has created a vast amount of informative content like articles and videos. Most of these videos are publicly available on platforms like YouTube. On this website we host a few videos that explain the fundamentals of Monero. To optimize their effectiveness, they should be viewed in sequence:
faq->video_intro Introduction to Monero
faq->video_essentials The Essentials
faq->video_sa Stealth Addresses
faq->video_ringsig Ring Signatures
faq->mvideos More info on the Moneropedia entry:
faq->aavailable also available in
faq->and and
moneropedia->instructions Instructions for adding a Moneropedia entry are in the
moneropedia->entries->clsag CLSAG
downloads->releasenotes release notes
faq->qlongtimemove I haven't touched my Monero in a long time, did I lose my coins as a consequence of a hard fork (network upgrade)?
faq->alongtimemove Don't worry, your coins are safe. To be able to spend them you only have to download and run the latest Monero software. You can use the @mnemonic-seed you previously saved to restore your wallet at any time. Note that hard forks in Monero are scheduled and non-contentious. Which means no new coin is created.
developer-guides->csharp-monero A wallet and daemon client to interface with Monero's JSON-RPC API, built on .netstandard2.1