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home->whatis Learn more about Monero
home->joincommunity Join Community
home->getcoins_para After you install a wallet, you need to get some Monero. There are multiple ways to acquire some coins to spend, like mining or working in exchange for Monero, but the easiest way is to use an exchange and convert your fiat money into XMR. Many exchanges, centralized and decentralized, list Monero (XMR).
home->useit It's a Currency: Use It!
home->guides Guides and Resources
home->guides_para The community has put together a vast amount of resources and documentation. Users can find useful info and guides about common configurations and tips in the 'User Guides' section. Developers can find everything they need to build a service based on Monero or simply communicate with the network in the 'Developer Guides'. The Library offers publications and books downloadable for free, including the full 'Mastering Monero' and 'Zero to Monero' books.
home->contributecommunity We Need Your Skills: Contribute!
home->contributecommunity_para Monero is not simply a currency, it's a decentralized community and exists only thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that dedicate their time to the project. Join us!
home->researchlab_para The MRL (Monero Research Lab) is a very important part of Monero. Researchers and cryptographers from all over the world meet to find new ways to improve Monero. Read their papers and join them!
home->visitmrl Visit the MRL
home->meetcommunity Meet the community!
home->meetus The members of the Monero community are all over the world. You can find us on multiple platforms. Come meet us!
home->hangouts Hangouts
hangouts->resources_para1 like a Matrix server, a Taiga board and the translation platform Weblate.
hangouts->bridges These channels are bridged to a number of other platforms, allowing the community to communicate using their favourite chat service/protocol.
hangouts->irc_channels->monero-site Where the development of this website is coordinated.
merchants->use Over the years, merchants of all kinds have come to value the financial privacy that Monero brings. In fact, merchant adoption is continuously rising.
merchants->dirdescr If you are looking for places to spend your Monero, the directories below have some options. Please remember to do your own research before trusting them with your money:
merchants->descrp2p The best way to exchange Monero for other currencies (or the other way round) is using P2P exchanges, because they allow traders to directly interact with each other, without the need of trusted third parties (except maybe for providing an escrow service). These exchanges are more private than their centralized counterparts and allow people to be in complete control of their coins if they are non-custodial, but they usually have less volume than 'traditional' exchanges. In the section below, we offer a list of P2P exchanges that support Monero.