Home Coins Monero (XMR) Amid IRS bounty and competitor progress, Monero developers ship a major update

Amid IRS bounty and competitor progress, Monero developers ship a major update

- Advertisement - IQ Option CPA

AliExpress WW

First announced in September, Monero developers today went live with a network update featuring a new version of its node software, codenamed ‘Oxygen Orion.’ The product of 30 contributors, the update promises significant improvement across nearly all aspects of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency’s performance. 

The highlight of the new update is the compact linkable spontaneous anonymous group (CLSAG) feature. According to the Monero blog, CLSAG will reduce transaction sizes by 25% and improve transaction times by 10% while maintaining transactional privacy.

The developers wrote: 

“CLSAG enables smaller and faster transactions with rigorous security.” 

In addition to CLSAG, the new update brings security improvements to the network especially with regard to Dandelion ++, which is responsible for hiding user IP addresses.

Technically speaking, Monero updates are hard forks so it is imperative that network participants make sure that their software is up to date. Users who store their XMR in a hardware wallet will need to stay updated with the latest firmware, the blog noted. 

This latest update comes amidst an uncertain outlook for the cryptocurrency due to pressures on multiple fronts. 

In September the U.S Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offer a bounty of up to $ 625,000 to anyone who can crack Monero’s privacy. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security claimed to have acquired software that can track Monero transactions, though some researchers question the veracity of those claims. 

Meanwhile, rival privacy cryptocurrency Zcash is heading into a halving event sometime this November, which some analysts believe will lead to bullish price action for the competing asset. 

In spite of these headwinds, positive social media sentiment for XMR is up roughly 4% in the past week, according to analytics provided by TheTIE. 



Source link

- Advertisement - IQ Option CPA
Mr Bitcointe
Mr Bitcointehttps://www.bitcointe.com/
“Fact You Need To Know About Cryptocurrency - The first Bitcoin purchase was for pizza.” ― Mohsin Jameel
469FansLike
76FollowersFollow
4,567FollowersFollow
5,261FollowersFollow
1,558FollowersFollow
2,230SubscribersSubscribe
USD - United States Dollar
EUR
1.20
GBP
1.39
CHF
1.09
NOK
0.12
JPY
0.01
CAD
0.79
AUD
0.78

Most Popular

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 48,691.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 1,561.23
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.00
bitcoin-cash
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $ 533.56
litecoin
Litecoin (LTC) $ 179.40
eos
EOS (EOS) $ 3.74
okb
OKB (OKB) $ 17.07
tezos
Tezos (XTZ) $ 3.75
leo-token
LEO Token (LEO) $ 2.03
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 1.25
monero
Monero (XMR) $ 218.96
stellar
Stellar (XLM) $ 0.430154
chainlink
Chainlink (LINK) $ 30.35
huobi-token
Huobi Token (HT) $ 14.56
tron
TRON (TRX) $ 0.047888
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
dash
Dash (DASH) $ 220.82
neo
NEO (NEO) $ 38.51
iota
IOTA (MIOTA) $ 1.20
nem
NEM (XEM) $ 0.734667
zcash
Zcash (ZEC) $ 124.17
maker
Maker (MKR) $ 2,221.46
paxos-standard
Paxos Standard (PAX) $ 1.00
ethereum-classic
Ethereum Classic (ETC) $ 11.09
vechain
VeChain (VET) $ 0.045165
true-usd
TrueUSD (TUSD) $ 1.00
ftx-token
FTX Token (FTT) $ 30.35
kucoin-shares
KuCoin Token (KCS) $ 4.75
waves
Waves (WAVES) $ 9.76