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accepting->merchdevguides developer guides
accepting->merchantsreceive1 If you need support, the community will always be happy to help. Come chat on #monero, the chatroom is on Freenode, but also relayed on MatterMost and Matrix.
accepting->merchantsint If you prefer to not directly deal with the wallets, you can use a third party payment system. Members of the Monero community have created a set of integrations for various platforms and languages. You can find more info on
accepting->merchantsintlink the GitHub organization
accepting->merchantsthirdp If you are looking for other third party integration system, there is a list of payment gateways on
accepting->merchthirdlink the merchant page
accepting->merchantsthirdp1 Some of those offer nice features like the possibility to automatically convert part of your income in fiat money or to accept other cryptocurrencies along with Monero.
faq->q15 Is Monero a mixer or mixing service?
faq->a15 No. Monero uses a completely non-interactive, non-custodial, and automatic process to create private transactions. By contrast for mixing services, users opt-in to participate.
research-lab->iacr2020312 Arcturus: efficient proofs for confidential transactions
research-lab->iacr2020312_abstract Confidential transactions are used in distributed digital assets to demonstrate the balance of values hidden in commitments, while retaining signer ambiguity. Previous work describes a signer-ambiguous proof of knowledge of the opening of commitments to zero at the same index across multiple public commitment sets and the evaluation of a verifiable random function used as a linking tag, and uses this to build a linkable ring signature called Triptych that can be used as a building block for a confidential transaction model. In this work, we extend Triptych to build Arcturus, a proving system that proves knowledge of openings of multiple commitments to zero within a single set, correct construction of a verifiable random function evaluated at each opening, and value balance across a separate list of commitments within a single proof. While soundness depends on a novel dual discrete-logarithm hardness assumption, we use data from the Monero blockchain to show that Arcturus can be used in a confidential transaction model to provide faster total batch verification time than other state-of-the-art constructions without a trusted setup.
specs->title Technical Info
specs->intro Here are listed some basic technical info about Monero. For more in-depth details, consult
specs->intro_link the library
specs->intro1 or get in touch with the community
specs->pow Monero uses @randomx, an ASIC-resistant and CPU-friendly POW algorithm created by Monero community members, designed to make the use of mining-specific hardware unfeasible. Monero previously used CryptoNight and variations of this algorithm
specs->pow_link More info in the GitHub repo
specs->block_emission_pre To make sure there will always be an incentive to mine Monero and keep it safe, the emission is infinite. There are two main emissions:
specs->blocks_title Blocks
specs->blocks A new @block is created every ~2 minutes. There is no maximum block size, but instead a block reward penalty and a dynamic block size, to ensure a dynamic @scalability