After it became apparent that ASICs are currently mining on the Monero network, a lot of new threads appeared with the subject of ASIC resistance. In my opinion, it has gotten to the point where they are starting to clutter the subreddit. Therefore, I think it would be best to confine the discussion to this thread.
In addition, I invite the people that are in favor of allowing ASICs on the network to actually refute arguments made in the initial blog post that set out a somewhat formal stance on ASIC resistance.
To briefly provide some information regarding the upcoming scheduled protocol upgrade of ~ March 9:
Intended fork height of 1788000 (approximately March 9)
New release (0.14) will essentially be the 0.13.0.4 release (i.e. the
release-v0.13 branch) + the consensus changes
Subsequent point release will include new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements that are currently present in master
PoW tweak will be CryptoNightR + a random change
Users ought to upgrade to the upcoming 0.14 release (CLI & GUI)
Pool operators ought to upgrade to the upcoming 0.14 release
Miners ought to upgrade their mining software to a version that supports the new PoW algorithm
Mobile wallet users (e.g. Cake Wallet, Monerujo, X wallet, MyMonero, Edge) ought to upgrade to a version that supports the consensus changes
Presumably MyMonero will also release a new version of their desktop apps that supports the consensus changes
You do not have to move / transfer your coins in advance of the scheduled protocol upgrade to be sufficiently prepared
As far as I can see (currently), this will be a consensual upgrade and thus no additional coin will be created
Wallet: CLI & GUI
There are multiple Monero wallets for a wide range of devices at your disposal. Check the table below for details and download links. All wallets listed below are open source. Attention: for extra security make sure to calculate and compare the
checksum of your downloaded files.
|"Official" GUI / CLI||Windows, macOS, Linux||Default implementation maintained by the core team. Use this wallet to run a full node and obtain maximum privacy. Integrates with hardware wallets. Current version: 0.13.0.4 / 0.13.0.4.||GetMonero.org|
|MyMonero||Windows, macOS, Linux||Lightweight wallet -- you don't need to download the blockchain and run a node . MyMonero was developed with the assistance of the core team. It also has web-based and iOS versions.||Linux / Mac OS / Windows|
|Exodus Eden (Beta)||Windows, macOS, Linux||Multi-asset wallet that supports Monero. ⚠️ Relatively new & beta - use with caution! ⚠️||Exodus.io|
Hi, it's Dr. Sarang Noether here to deliver my monthly research report for February. Comments, questions, and discussion are welcome.
You can read the report at this link or in the comments below.
I'm Kris from Exodus, and I would like to invite the Reddit XMR community to come jump in the pool and share your experience of Monero in Eden with us. This is the first step to support of XMR in Exodus and we need some heavy real world use case testing and feedback. Let us know what we can do better.
Eden is the Alpha playground of Exodus, where we test future features and assets before they are released into the productions version of Exodus. There is no community support for Eden other than in our Slack Eden group, it's for advanced users who know their way around a block explorer and how to manage private keys.
Slack team invite: once there find the Eden channel and join.https://exodus-invite.herokuapp.com
Some features of XMR in Eden:Advanced menu to show syncing progressConnect to your own local Monero node.
Link to Eden:
Hey Monero community!
Just a heads up that the team at Cryptowat.ch has released an Asset View for Monero! This view gives basic information for now - an overview of Monero, social feeds, VWAP price mountain chart, and several exchanges Monero trades on.
If you check out the page, we would love your feedback on what we can include that would help people better understand and trade Monero. Leave us comments here or on twitter (we're @cryptowat_ch)
This is what it looks like:https://i.redd.it/7vtedvk6m4j21.png