Community update – Public Multisig, Daemon API and Stack tracing

We are excited to update the community on the recent additions and improvements to the MoneroV project & team. Be sure to get updated and check out the community & ambassador program, join the discussion on Telegram and follow us on Twitter.

 

Public Multisig signing addition

We are glad to announce the addition of the public multi-sig signing. Services such as wallets and other third-party providers can now take full advantage of the MoneroV multi-sig compatibility. We hope this will make additional services accept and use MoneroV.

 

Daemon API additions

Through the process of helping third-party services integrate MoneroV into their systems, versioning issues have been causing a major setback for these services both when updating code and creating a backward compatible environment. We have added new API methods including versioning that will help mitigate these issues.

 

Development stack tracing addition

Understanding why things fail in the development is crucial to speed up testing and resolve ongoing issues and code commits. This is the reason we added better stack tracing to figure out quickly the reasons behind a potential crash and fix bugs much faster.

 

Join the MoneroV Team!

We are looking for talented individuals to join the expanding MoneroV team including:

  • C++ developer with at least two years of Qt experience and experience with blockchain protocols. Full or part-time work opportunity to work on the MoneroV GUI.
  • Community and outreach manager with proven knowledge working on a CryptoNote / Privacy based blockchain project. Help expand social media reach, outreach campaigns and be in charge of 3rd party merchant integration (to include XMV)  from start to finish.

 

Be sure to get in touch! Official MoneroV links:

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github

Steemit

Discord

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

Community Update – Coinmarketcap, Yosemite Mac

We are excited to update the community on the recent additions and improvements to the MoneroV project & team. Be sure to get updated and check out the community & ambassador program, join the discussion on Telegram and follow us on Twitter.

 

Core RPC Upgrade

The MoneroV core RPC server code has been updated and tested to include more methods for MoneroV to be compatible with more third-party services. Custodian services including wallets and pools can upgrade to the latest version and additional applications, who were constrained by the older protocol, will now be able to integrate MoneroV into their services.

 

Yosemite Compatibility

We glad to announce that the MoneroV daemon is now compatible with MacOs Yosemite. Many users have requested to integrate Yosemite as it is still a well maintained MacOS version that is used both by users and by many production and testing environments.

 

Coinmarketcap Integration

As with many other integrations in various platforms we are glad to announce that coinmarketcap.com, the largest website for tracking capitalization of various cryptocurrencies is in the process of integrating MoneroV in its platform following the total coin supply in circulation code upgrade.

 

Join the MoneroV Team!

We are looking for talented individuals to join the expanding MoneroV team including:

  • C++ developer with at least two years of Qt experience and experience with blockchain protocols. Full or part-time work opportunity to work on the MoneroV GUI.
  • Community and outreach manager with proven knowledge working on a CryptoNote / Privacy based blockchain project. Help expand social media reach, outreach campaigns and be in charge of 3rd party merchant integration (to include XMV)  from start to finish.

 

Be sure to get in touch! Official MoneroV links:

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github

Steemit

Discord

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

Community Update – New Team Members, Community, HitBTC

We are excited to update the community on the recent additions and improvements to the MoneroV project & team. Be sure to get updated and check out the community & ambassador program, join the discussion on Telegram and follow us on Twitter.

New Team and Community Members

We are glad to announce the addition of Ariel (@Hoorinaiito) to our development team! Besides being the founder of LuKa, he is an experienced C++ developer that will contribute to all aspects of the MoneroV development phases.

And congratulations to Antony (@Antony047) who is now the latest addition to our community team, as an Admin of the MoneroV Telegram chat, as well as an admin for the Russian XMV community!

We are always looking for highly skilled individuals to join the MoneroV team. If you are thrilled working on a leading privacy crypto-currency, get in touch with us by emailing us at [email protected] Available positions include:

  • C++ developer with at least two years of Qt experience and experience with blockchain protocols. Full or part-time work opportunity to work on the MoneroV GUI.
  • Community and outreach manager with proven knowledge working on a CryptoNote / Privacy based blockchain project. Help expand social media reach, outreach campaigns and be in charge of 3rd party merchant integration (to include XMV)  from start to finish.

HitBTC Implementation and Clarifications

As most of the community is well aware, HitBTC has announced support of the MoneroV fork previously in several occasions. Our team is still in close contact with their representatives and have progressed with implementation steps. As of late, we have already supplied their team with XMV for testing purposes and were assured that listing date is fast approaching. We are waiting on their team’s update of a set listing date on which will update the community of as soon as we will have it.

Continuous Integration Pipeline

We had explored and tested different CI/CD frameworks in order to streamline the development and testing of new code additions. As the MoneroV static binary creation requires a very flexible framework that can handle specific details for every OS, we had decided to improve the Buildbot pipeline. In the past, the pipeline could not deal with releasing the full static binaries automatically as it required manual configuration at the linking stage. From now on this is all automated and new releases will be much faster.

CryptoNote Double Counting Outs Bug – Implementation By Exchanges

Users can now safely deposit and withdraw XMV in popular exchanges. If an exchange has suspended deposits or withdrawals, it has nothing to do with XMV’s functionality, as after the Cryptonote double-counting bug fix was released (as was detailed in the recent update), exchanges are able to update their codebase and resume with XMV trading.

On the same note, we have few additional pools joining the MoneroV movement, including xmv.codpool.com and supportmonerov.com.

Upcoming XMV Blockchain Trivia – 16.8 – 7 PM GMT

We will be hosting a second round of the XMV blockchain community trivia next Thursday, 7 PM GMT. This time on our Telegram channel. We will be featuring related questions and host giveaways upward of 500 XMV.

 

Be sure to get in touch! Official MoneroV links:

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github

Steemit

Discord

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

Community Update – New Linux GUI wallet, Team Members

We are excited to update the community on the recent additions and improvements to the MoneroV project. Be sure to always get updated and check out the community & ambassador program, join the discussion on Telegram and follow us on Twitter.

New Linux GUI Wallet Release

We are glad to announce the release of the highly anticipated Linux GUI wallet that was requested by many users. Linux users will now be able to enjoy a GUI interface in conjunction with the CLI wallet.

The Linux GUI wallet is available to download from the downloads page. Be sure to also check out new releases as they are published in the MoneroV Buildbot pipeline.

Improved Continuous Integration Pipeline

We had explored and tested different CI/CD frameworks in order to streamline the development and testing of new code additions. As the MoneroV static binary creation requires a very flexible framework that can handle specific details for every OS, we had decided to improve the Buildbot pipeline. In the past, the pipeline could not deal with releasing the full static binaries automatically as it required manual configuration at the linking stage. From now on this is all automated and new releases will be much faster.

New MoneroV Team Members

We are excited to announce a couple of additions to the core team including Vova, a senior C++ developer with in-depth blockchain experience that will join the Back-end development team and Andrew, a front-end designer. We are looking for more highly skilled individuals to join the team.

If you are thrilled working on a leading privacy crypto-currency, get in touch with us by emailing us at [email protected] Available positions include:

  • C++ developer with at least two years of Qt experience and experience with blockchain protocols. Full or part-time work opportunity to work on the MoneroV GUI.
  • Community and outreach manager with proven knowledge working on a CryptoNote / Privacy based blockchain project. Help expand social media reach, outreach campaigns and be in charge of 3rd party merchant integration (to include XMV)  from start to finish.

Double Counting Outs Bug Implementation By Exchanges

Soon after the Cryptonote double-counting bug fix was released (as was detailed in the last update), exchanges had updated their codebase to reflect the change and resumed the XMV trading. Users can now safely deposit and withdraw XMV in popular exchanges.


Be sure to get in touch! Official MoneroV links:

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github

Steemit

Discord

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

Community Update – Wallet, Pools, Exchanges, Team

Since the successful mainnet launch, we are excited to see the enormous support the MoneroV movement is receiving by the community, miners, privacy-focused projects, exchanges, 3rd party services and the blockchain sphere as a whole. XMV is shaping up to be a leading privacy-focused, decentralized cryptocurrency to be used across the globe.

MoneroV is the first and only cryptonight fork with two-way replay protection, as well as a maintained blockchain and network with a vibrant community. Regarding exchanges and 3rd-parties support including HitBTC, ShapeShift, MinerGate and others – It is 100% on their teams to credit or list XMV. The blockchain is fully operational and has been easily integrated into many services. Our team is available to help integrate MoneroV into capable and willing services who are ready to do so.

+ The network’s hash rate has been kept healthy since launch. Be sure to support small and medium size pools listed below to help the MoneroV network staying decentralized: noobxmv.com magnificentpool.comxmv.leafpool.com, cryptoknight.cc/monerov,  monerov.herominers.com .

Say hello to our community’s Steemit account! We are hosting weekly contests, updates and ongoing information about CryptoNote and privacy-related blockchain content. See our recent Steemit CryoptoNote update here.

+ The community is growing fast! The team is looking for talented developers and community managers to join the project. Be sure to check out the community & ambassador program, join the discussion on Telegram and follow us on Twitter.

Cryptonote Double Counting Outs Bug Fix

A recent bug in the Monero wallet, which MoneroV is derived from, was discovered recently. When a transaction included a malicious hash comprised of double pubkeys, the receiver’s wallet could possibly count the sum transferred twice if it used a specific function to read the incoming transfer.

While this is only a read-only bug as coins are not being sent twice in reality, rather the receiving end could mistakingly log the transfer amount twice, it is still very significant for exchanges and third-party custodian services. We are glad to be one of the first Cryptonote based project to implement a fix for this bug and strongly advise other Cryptonote and Monero based projects to use our fix on github.


Web Wallet and Remote Node Update

The MoneroV web wallet development is finished but currently held back from being published due to the recent security issues that are occurring in web wallets such as MyMonero – Monero’s web wallet. As many Monero users report missing funds and connectivity issues using it. We will publish the web wallet at a time we have maximum assurances from third-party auditors regarding its safety, something that was not done properly in many similar projects, as the security of user’s funds is our top priority.

 

We have also investigated the use of a Telegram based wallet solution which is easily accessed via the web client and a mobile device. As the top priority is the security of funds and reliability, this is not a viable solution as of now for us to release to the community.

In the meanwhile, we are publishing an official MoneroV remote node that will be fully maintained. An official remote node will enable MoneroV users and third-party applications a fast way to access the blockchain without the need to download it.

The address for the remote node is remote.monerov.org and can be accessed both by the GUI and CLI wallets:

GUI Wallet

In the Settings tab under “Wallet mode” choose “Remote Node“. Enter the below details and click “Connect“:

Address: remote.monerov.org
Port: 19091

The wallet now should indicate that it is connected to a remote node and your wallet’s transaction history is going to get synched.

CLI Wallet:

To use the MoneroV CLI Wallet with a remote node simply start the wallet using the following command:

monerov-wallet-cli --daemon-address remote.monerov.org:19091

Please note that using the official remote node or any other remote node is not recommend as it decreases your privacy and is less reliable than having a local copy of the blockchain. This service is given “AS IS” and the MoneroV team and anyone connected to it will not be liable to any loss of funds or damage that might occur to you by using it or its related services. Use it at your own risk.

Self Hosted Block Explorers and Remote Nodes

We are thankful for the community members who are taking initiative to further expand the reach and accessibility of MoneroV. Recently, more remote nodes were made available by Baikal Pool (IP 185.135.83.236 Port 6358), and at least one more block explorer was created by NoobXMV pool at xmvchain.net.

 

Join the MoneroV Team

Our development and community teams are expanding and looking for qualified, energetic members to join this exciting blockchain project. If you are thrilled working on a leading privacy crypto-currency, get in touch by emailing us at [email protected] Available positions include –

  • C++ developer with proven knowledge working on a CryptoNote based coin. Should have a deep understanding of blockchain technology. Full or part-time work opportunity to work on the core MoneroV codebase.
  • C++ developer with at least two years of Qt experience and experience with blockchain protocols. Full or part-time work opportunity to work on the MoneroV GUI.
  • Community and outreach manager with proven knowledge working on a CryptoNote / Privacy based blockchain project. Help expand social media reach, outreach campaigns and be in charge of 3rd party merchant integration (to include XMV)  from start to finish.

Common Q&A

Q: I am seeing 1:1 ratio of XMV:XMR instead of the promised 10:1, why?

A: You need to be fully synced with the XMV blockchain to show the correct amount of XMV you are credited with. Check if you are fully synced until the latest block as a local node. Close the wallet from ‘Settings’ tab and re-launch it, try to ’Rescan Balance’ from the Settings tab If the problem persists. Import by mnemonic seed / private keys rather than the keys file. Another reason could be that you tried to import an XMR wallet rather than importing by the seed key.

Watch – Get 10:1 instead of 1:1 XMV:XMR Error Fix:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXfT_pH19eo

Q: I’m not able to connect with the blockchain, is the network down?

A: MoneroV is a decentralized, peer to peer network. Avoiding centralization means somewhat of a slow beginning, but a robust P2P network that grows for years to come. Please be patient when synchronizing to the network, it will catch up soon. You can alternatively use a remote node.

Q: The wallet is not loading/crashing on execution, why?

A: Launch the wallet using the ‘start low graphics mode’ option.

Watch – MoneroV GUI Wallet Crash/Antivirus Fix in Windows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axEPHHeJBzQ

Q: How can I mine XMV?

A: You can solo mine or join a pool that supports CryptoNoteV7 mining. See the full mining guide here.

Q: I keep getting an error with Monerovd.exe crashing/refusing to run, why??

A: If you are using windows, the GUI is bringing up a false positive with Windows Defender/Antivirus. Try disabling them and running the GUI/Daemon again.

Q: I am seeing 0 XMV after claiming from my seed?

A: You need to be fully synced with the XMV blockchain to show the correct amount of XMV you are credited with. Please check if you are fully synced until the latest block as a local node. Import mnemonic seed instead of .keys file.

Q: When will other exchanges such as HitBTC, Bittrex and Bithumb list XMV?

A: The MoneroV team is in talks with exchanges to adopt, credit and list XMV. We have confirmation that Bithumb has acknowledged and prepared for the recent snapshot, with the possibility of listing and crediting XMV in the future. HitBTC is working on implementing the blockchain and listing MoneroV soon and can be contacted by their support system and recent pinned Reddit thread. Get in touch with your exchange or custodian service for help with crediting and listing.

Be sure to get in touch! Official MoneroV links:

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github

Steemit

Discord

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

Successful Mainnet Launch – Updates

The MoneroV hard-fork has been successfully executed and launched publicly with all dependencies available on the MoneroV GitHub repository. We are happy to say that since Mainnet launch we are seeing tremendous support both from long-time community members, new XMV coin holders, miners, and many 3rd party services and eco-systems interested in the project and future development.

Since Mainnet launch and the release of the MoneroV wallet, many community members have downloaded and synced with the blockchain, miners are successfully maintaining a stable network, several exchanges have already credited and listed XMV, and minor bug fixes have been handled.

We are excited to say that the beginning of the project proves to be a great success, and a positive indicator on the future path of MoneroV being a leading decentralized, finite, and truly private currency. Thank you for supporting the network and helping the MoneroV blockchain being decentralized. The team is working hard on further development, a technical bounty program, bug fixes, 3rd party integrations and much more.

Please take the time to catch up with some common questions and clarifications:

Updates and Clarifications

+ You can find community guides on safely claiming XMV here, and here. In-depth information about mining XMV can be found here. The only official Github repository is available here. There is NO closed-source software related to MoneroV.

We have yet to release official full nodes to avoid centralization and having as many full nodes supporting the network. Please sync with a full local node rather than using a third-party remote node at this time. As the network grows, remote nodes will be made available for you to use in the future. Please be patient for the blockchain to fully sync. We thank you for supporting the network!

Many pools have already enabled XMV mining including  monerov.herominers.com  magnificentpool.comxmv.leafpool.com,
xmvpool.net, 
cryptoknight.cc/monerov, among others.

+ MoneroV incorporated a new unique difficulty adjustment algorithm that helped mitigating attacks on the network including block mining difficulty manipulations and lagging. Two-way replay protection is in place – transactions on the Monero network could not be replayed on the new MoneroV blockchain and vice-versa.

+ MoneroV incorporates the new cryptonight algorithm variation for mitigating ASIC mining. MoneroV is not related to any other coin and has its own development path.

+ The community is growing rapidly! We have launched the community & ambassador program. Be sure to check it out and join the discussion on Telegram and follow us on Twitter.

 

Common Q&A

Q: I am seeing 1:1 ratio of XMV:XMR instead of the promised 10:1, why?

A: You need to be fully synced with the XMV blockchain to show the correct amount of XMV you are credited with. Check if you are fully synced until the latest block as a local node. Close the wallet from ‘Settings’ tab and re-launch it, try to ’Rescan Balance’ from the Settings tab If the problem persists. Import by mnemonic seed / private keys rather than the keys file.

Q: I’m not able to connect with the blockchain, is the network down?

A: MoneroV is a decentralized, peer to peer network. Avoiding centralization means somewhat of a slow beginning, but a robust P2P network that grows for years to come. Please be patient when synchronizing to the network, it will catch up soon.

Q: The wallet is not loading/crashing on execution, why?

A: Launch the wallet using the ‘start low graphics mode’ option.

Q: How can I mine XMV?

A: You can solo mine or join a pool that supports CryptoNoteV7 mining. See the full mining guide here.

Q: I keep getting an error with Monerovd.exe crashing/refusing to run, why??

A: If you are using windows, the GUI is bringing up a false positive with Windows Defender/Antivirus. Try disabling them and running the GUI/Daemon again.

Q: I am seeing 0 XMV after claiming from my seed?

A: You need to be fully synced with the XMV blockchain to show the correct amount of XMV you are credited with. Please check if you are fully synced until the latest block as a local node. Import mnemonic seed instead of .keys file.

Q: When will other exchanges such as HitBTC, Bittrex and Bithumb list XMV?

A: The MoneroV team is in talks with exchanges to adopt, credit and list XMV. We have confirmation that Bithumb has acknowledged and prepared for the recent snapshot, with the possibility of listing and crediting XMV in the future. HitBTC is working on implementing the blockchain and listing MoneroV soon and can be contacted by their support system and recent pinned Reddit thread. Get int ouch with your exchange or custodian service for help with crediting and listing.

We want to thank the community and supporters that are making this happen! If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us, or see the recent FAQ and updates post for more information.

Be sure to get in touch! Official MoneroV links:

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

Fork Date Approaching & Updates

As we are approaching the fork block height (#1564965) and the community is expanding every day, the MoneroV hard-fork has gained extensive support from across the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Since our latest announcement, the team has made significant progress with development, alongside additional exchange and third-party services support.

The hard-fork split event is on target and will not be delayed. We are dedicated and excited to realizing the vision of a truly decentralized & finite privacy currency for the community.

Updates and Clarifications

+ Many exchanges and services have already announced their support of the MoneroV fork. These include HitBTC, CoinEx, BTC-alpha, Coinroom, Ovis & Octaex among others. We are happy to be one of the most supported coins and forks by exchanges, introducing major cooperations a month prior to the chain-split event. Additional listings will be officially announced soon.

+ MoneroV incorporated a new unique difficulty adjustment algorithm that will mitigate attacks on the network including block mining difficulty manipulations and lagging, as was the case in the Monero blockchain after the April 6th update.

+ The previous concern of invalidating inputs was fully resolved as we have included the shared ring database (“ringdb”) feature that was created by the Monero team. Essentially, any previous privacy concern was mitigated altogether.

+ MoneroV incorporates the new cryptonight algorithm variation for mitigating ASIC mining. MoneroV is not related to any coin and will have its own (decentralized) development path.

+ Official MoneroV mining pools have already been tested and are ready for the launch.

+ Two-way replay protection is in place. Transactions on the Monero blockchain will not be able to be replayed on the MoneroV blockchain and vice versa.

+ MoneroV’s community is growing rapidly! We have launched the community & ambassador program. Be sure to check it out and join the discussion on Telegram and follow us on Twitter.

+ MoneroV’s source code, including the MoneroV GUI wallet, the MoneroV daemon, and all other dependencies will be 100% open sourced and published on Github publicly for the community to audit before it is released in a downloadable form. Claims of closed-source software are false.

We are extremely glad with the progress up until now and look forward to a successful hard-fork that will mark the creation of MoneroV.

Important Notes

+ The fork date is an estimation. The chain-split would take place on block height #1564965, which due to the block lagging of Monero’s software update might occur a day or two later than expected. Keep track of the block height and pay attention to updates on our social channels. Be sure to hold Monero locally or with a supporting exchange as we approach the block. If a third party stores your Monero, you will need to inquire with them about crediting you with MoneroV (XMV) at a 1:10 ratio.

Practice safe forking. Beware any wallet that is not the official, open-source MoneroV wallet that will be published here on our website (MoneroV.org). Never insert your private keys into any website, closed-source software, Google form or anything else except for the official open-sourced MoneroV GUI wallet.

+ You can create a new wallet for this fork, and claim XMV anytime in the future using credentials of an empty Monero wallet that had XMR at the time of the snapshot. Keep a backup of your mnemonic private key (seed key) or both your private spending key and private view key to extract your XMV. Be sure to contact your web-based wallet (or others) for the availability of these sets of keys.

+ The only reason the MoneroV GUI wallet source code will not be publicly released sooner (except to third-party services) is to prevent phishing attempts using a cloned MoneroV GUI wallet. This is a common practice similar to previous notable hard-fork events.

+ We will never ask you to register on any form/website that promises an ‘airdrop’ of MoneroV. The only XMV coins that will be generated are copy-imaged of the XMR coins the wallets at the time of the snapshot hold. You will never be asked or required to pay for anything at any time. You should never insert your private keys into any website, closed-source software, Google form or anything else except the official open-sourced MoneroV GUI wallet. Never send funds in any form to anyone.

We wanted to thank the community and supporters that are making this happen! If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us, or see the recent FAQ and updates post for more information.

Be sure to get in touch! Official MoneroV links:

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github (Repository roll-out) 

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

Community & Ambassador Program

MoneroV Community & Ambassador Program

After receiving many requests on Telegram and social channels, we have decided to create an easier way for you to be a significant part of the MoneroV movement.

We are expanding our close circle of supporters, ambassadors, and enthusiast to have a better reach and understanding of MoneroV.  If you are passionate about privacy and blockchain, join the movement and take an active role in promoting and educating others with regards to MoneroV.

Let us know if –

* You are a talented C++ / Node.js developer, as well as a front-end developer or a DevOps engineer.
* You are a community manager with proven experience in handling main social channels.

The community program will have a secured amount of XMV allocated to chosen ambassadors after the fork date.

Announcement: MoneroV Fork Date Postponed

Having both our team and community grow rapidly, the past few months has positioned the MoneroV project and the upcoming hard-fork as a highly anticipated event. With both great support and enthusiasm, we are dedicated to realizing the vision of a truly decentralized, finite currency to serve the community for years to come.

Due to the growing demand and increasing expectations from users, trading platforms, and large mining pools, we have decided that the Snapshot date will be postponed to ~30th of April block 1564965  to facilitate third-party services requests and including these below reasons:

  • Exchanges and custodian services need more time to implement the MoneroV technology for them to support the fork and credit XMR holders with XMV. We are in the process of helping leading exchanges (from the top five Monero trading platforms) to list MoneroV. These services require additional time for implementation and we are positive that postponing the hard-fork date so that more users will be credited with their XMV outweighs the drawbacks.
  • Monero’s own software update that will occur in March is causing confusion with the initial hard-fork date. This is a common complaint we hear from both the Monero community and our own. Postponing the hard-fork snapshot date will help both Blockchains.
  • Mining pools are asking for more time to implement MoneroV. We want to help these pools to prepare for the hard-fork split so that MoneroV will be more stable and robust.
  • Many users have difficulty storing their XMR locally using the Monero GUI wallet due to its large blockchain size. Postponing the hard-fork date will help more users to prepare and be able to claim their XMV’s.

Overall, taking into consideration these reasons, and although MoneroV’s codebase is fully functional, we are positive that it would be best to postpone the snapshot date.

In addition, we would like to announce a few updates and clarifications:

Updates

– MoneroV has replay protection in place. This means that transactions on the Monero blockchain will not be able to be replayed on the MoneroV blockchain.

 MoneroV codebase is currently fully functional and tested (as can be seen in this image) on macOS Sierra, Windows, 64-bit and on Linux, 64-bit. We will use the additional time to add more supported machines.

– We will also use the additional time to test a few procedures (including testing the time gap between the snapshot date and mainnet release, and raising the minimum ring signature) that will help mitigate an issue that was raised that the hard-fork split might reduce the effective privacy set of ring signatures – one of three private properties of the Monero & MoneroV blockchains. This has nothing to do with user’s private keys and their safety.

 

Clarifications

– MoneroV’s source code, including the MoneroV GUI wallet, the MoneroV daemon and all other dependencies on our Github account (as seen in this image), Will be published on Github publicly for the community to audit before released in downloadable form. XMR holders will be able to extract their XMV’s anytime in the future using credentials of an empty Monero wallet that had XMR at the time of the snapshot.

The only reason the MoneroV GUI wallet source code will not be publicly released sooner (except to third-party services) is to prevent phishing attempts using a cloned MoneroV GUI wallet. This is a common practice similar to previous notable hard-fork events.

We will never ask you to register on any form/website that promises an ‘airdrop’ of MoneroV. The only XMV coins that will be generated are copy-imaged of the XMR coins the wallets at the time of the snapshot hold. You will never be asked or required to pay for anything at any time. You should never insert your private keys into any website, closed-source software, Google form or anything else except the official open-sourced MoneroV GUI wallet. Never send funds in any form to anyone.

 

Updates and Faq

We’ve been getting repeated questions about the MoneroV fork on a daily basis, including on all community and social channels. We deeply appreciate your enthusiasm with regards to the fork and welcome you all to keep those questions coming on our community Telegram channel. However, to make things slightly easier, we will address these questions and thoughts in this post which will be updated frequently with news, changes & faqs.

Let us know of more questions or concerns you have, and we will work to address them here. Please note that the Official MoneroV ANN is live and maintained as well.

Recent Updates & News

+ The MoneroV Mainnet is LIVE! Please find the official wallets and source code on github.com/monerov/monerov.

Snapshot Created! Mainnet Release Soon. Please beware that the official MoneroV wallet will be released with Mainnet launch!

+ Additional pool support has been made by Just-mine.it, fatpanda, Baikal pool, leafpool.com and MinerHills!

+ Snapshot approaching! As of now, the of the snapshot block is expected to take place at ~May 3rd, followed by a time period of launching mainnet. Please keep track of the block height and pay attention to updates on our social channels. You can use moneroblocks.info to check current block height.

Approaching fork block, a recent clarifications post has been made regarding the fully resolved invalidating inputs privacy concern, incorporation of the new CryptoNightv7 algorithm variation for mitigating ASIC mining, the two-way replay protection already in place and the new, unique difficulty adjustment algorithm that will mitigate attacks on the network including block mining difficulty manipulations and lagging.

+ Additional exchange support has been announced by CoinroomCoinEx , Crex24 & Octaex!

+ HitBTC, highest volume Monero exchange has announced official support of the fork, listing & crediting XMV to XMR holders.

+ MoneroV hard-fork postponed to block 1564965 – See Announcement.

+ BTC-alpha exchange has announced official support of the fork, Listing & crediting XMV to XMR holders.

+ Ovis exchange has announced official support of the fork, crediting XMV to XMR holders.

+ Community & Ambassador Program now live for registration! We are expanding our close-circle community base with a unique program – Get started by signing up.

+ MinerGate pool has announced support of the MoneroV fork. See their announcement tweet. If you have any questions with regards to mining using their service, please contact MinerGate’s support.

+ MoriaXMR mining pool is ready to support the upcoming MoneroV network at

+ Phishing and manipulation attempts have been circulating recently. MoneroV team will never ask you for any sort of payments or personal information, nor will we contact you privately to offer ‘support’. Please beware and report these attempts. See both Reddit reference and Twitter notice.  Official news or information about MoneroV will only be announced on this website or our social channels at the bottom of this page.

+ First sneak peek of the MoneroV GUI wallet is out.  We are expecting to release the open-source wallet sooner than anticipated.

Chain Split / Snapshot / Fork FAQ

What exactly is MoneroV? 

MoneroV (XMV) is a private, untraceable, finite and secure cryptocurrency fork of the Monero (XMR) blockchain. A hard-fork split will occur at block 1564965 when MoneroV miners will start to create blocks on the MoneroV network.

Where can I read more about the project? 

You can start by visiting the homepage, reading the roadmap paper and going through the official ANN thread.

When will the snapshot occur? 

The exact time the snapshot will occur is when the Monero blockchain will reach block 1564965. We will be announcing the exact time as soon as we approach the block height on social media, official website, and the Telegram group. See MoneroV’s blockchain explorer.

Should I hold Monero at the snapshot date?

It’s important to keep your Monero locally or with a supporting exchange at the time of the snapshot (block 1564965). After that time, you can use, trade and move your XMR freely knowing you will still be credited with the new XMV coin.

Is it safe to participate in this fork?

The Monero and MoneroV private keys, and by extension the XMR & XMV coins of holders, are completely safe as long as the official MoneroV wallet is being used to claim the MoneroV coins. The wallet’s source code and all other dependencies will be published and open sourced before it is released in its downloadable form.

How can I safely participate in the fork?

1. Hold XMR locally as you would at the time of the snapshot.
2. Wait for the official open-source MoneroV wallet announcement.
3. Download the MoneroV wallet ONLY from the official website or Github repo.
4. Extract XMV using the official wallet anytime in the future.

NOTE: You can extract the XMV from an empty/altered wallet that had XMR at the time of the snapshot. Meaning you can send your XMR to another wallet prior to extracting XMV.

What will happen to Monero after the MoneroV Fork? 

MoneroV team and project are not related to or affiliated with the Monero project development team. The Monero project continues its own path and development.

Can XMV be mined?

XMV will be minable similar to XMR after the fork will take place. You cannot mine XMV prior to the fork date. You can use a Monero miner to mine MoneroV, although a dedicated miner would be made available.

Which pools can we mine XMV on? 

You will have the ability to mine XMV on the official public pool announced after the fork. No official announcements for other supporting pools yet. As more news will become available closer to fork date, we will be announcing public pools supporting MoneroV mining.

*UPDATE Official MoneroV pools have been tested and are ready for launch on fork date.

*UPDATE – MinerGate pool has announced support of the MoneroV fork. See their announcement tweet.

*UPDATE MoriaXMR, Just-mine.it, fatpanda, Baikal pool, leafpool.com and MinerHills pools are ready to support the upcoming MoneroV network!

What are some key points Monerov presents?

– Max coin supply – Austrian school of economics principles
– Truly private & decentralized. No ‘face’ of the project and coin as with Monero.
– Mitigate unethical mining by a change of PoW (browser mining, botnets).
– First crypto-dividend to Monero holders.
– Full-time development team.
– Exciting blockchain scaling plans.

Claiming XMV

How does the distribution of XMV work?

Holders of Monero at the snapshot block will be owners of the new MoneroV coin and will receive 10 times the Monero amount as MoneroV coins (XMV). For example, if you hold 1 Monero coin (XMR) prior to the fork, you will own 10 MoneroV after the fork. The same is true for partial Monero amount. Holding 0.5 XMR will grant you 5 XMV.

Can I empty my wallet before claiming the XMV coins?

Yes. As long as the wallet had Monero at the time of the fork, you will be credited with XMV.

How to claim XMV after the fork?

*Note that an official guide will be released in order to simplify the process as soon as the MoneroV wallet is out.
Simply put, you would need to import PK of a wallet that held XMR at the time of the snapshot to the official open-source MoneroV wallet.

You can extract the XMV from an empty/altered wallet that had XMR at the time of the snapshot. Meaning you can send your XMR to another wallet prior to extracting XMV. In case we will be announcing an exchange support, you will be credited automatically by the supporting custodian with XMV. Stay tuned for news regarding exchanges supporting the fork.

 

Wallets, Exchanges, and Custodian Support

Which wallets will credit me with this fork?

Any wallet that that provides you with access to your own private keys so that you can import them into the XMV wallet to receive your forked coins. Suggested wallets include the official getmonero.org GUI/CLI wallets, mymonero.com web-based wallet.

*NOTE – We do not claim to have ‘official’ support from the above or any other wallets. It is still the case that having XMR on these wallets at the time of the snapshot will credit you with XMV, extractable anytime in the future.

Which exchanges support the Monero fork?

Official statements by exchanges were already made by HitBTCBTC-alpha CoinroomCoinEx, Octaex, Crex24 & Ovis. It is expected that other medium-large exchanges will support the fork after examining the blockchain. It is recommended you store your XMR locally or with a supporting exchange/custodian service.e will announce supporting exchanges once they are secured and final on all channels. This is a repeated question we get a lot, please know that we are doing our best to update our supporters with news regarding custodian support.

*UPDATE HitBTC, highest volume Monero exchange has announced official support of the fork, listing & crediting XMV to XMR holders.

*UPDATE – BTC-alpha exchange has announced official support of the fork, Listing & crediting XMV to XMR holders.

*UPDATE Ovis exchange has announced official support of the fork, crediting XMV to XMR holders.

*UPDATE Additional exchange support has been announced by Coinroom, CoinEx, Crex24 & Octaex!

When will the MoneroV wallet be released?

The official MoneroV wallet, in addition to other dependencies such as the MoneroV daemon will be released a few days after the blockchain snapshot date, as compilation and setup can only occur after the 1564965 blockchain height point.

Will we have a ‘lite’ wallet version on the fork date?

The first released MoneroV wallet will be a full GUI wallet similar to what you are using with getmonero.org. Second ‘lite’ version of the wallet where you do not need download the entire blockchain is planned for future development and will be available sometime after the fork.

Where could I obtain the official wallet?

The official MoneroV wallet will be available on the official website and announced on official MoneroV social channels.

Where can I buy MoneroV?

The only way to obtain XMV is by holding Monero at the time of the snapshot, or trade (buy/sell) after the fork is completed. There is NO eth token airdrop given by MoneroV. If you see any such claims, AVOID and report if possible.

Where can I purchase Monero?

You can purchase Monero on any exchange or service supporting XMR trade. See the leading exchanges by volume on CMC or visit the ‘how to buy’ explanation by monero.how.

Miscellaneous

What will be the price of each XMV?

Prices of coins and currencies are market dependent and could not be predicted. We do not speculate on the future price of XMV (or other coins for that matter).

I’ve read confusing arguments about Monerov’s finite supply surpassing Monero’s supply soon?

The claims you’ve seen did not factor in the percentages and the proportional distribution. To start with, every Monero holder receives 10 times the amount in XMV. Because this is an even distribution, the purchasing value stays the same and there is no inflation. Afterwards, the inflation of both coins is exactly the same percentage wise until XMV hits 256 Million (XMR would be at this point 25.6 Million). After that point, MoneroV will stop inflating as it hit the max supply while Monero will keep inflating indefinitely.

Why was the MoneroV Reddit restricted?

The sub was brigaded and attacked by hundreds of Monero’s community members. Read the locking announcement on Reddit.

Why does your white paper link to the CryptoNote white paper? 

The whitepaper should point to the CryptoNote whitepaper as it’s the current underlining protocol of both Monero and MoneroV.

How can I get involved with MoneroV?

You are welcome to get in touch via email or all social channels present on the bottom of this page. We are looking for talented C++ & Node.js developers as well as front-end developers and DevOps engineers.

What are some technical specs for MoneroV?

– Total Supply – Capped at 256 Million XMV
– Circulating Supply at Hard Fork Split – ~158 Million XMV (10x circulating XMR supply).
– Proof of Work – CryptoNight (to be modified)
– Difficulty Retarget – Every block. Adjusted difficulty initially after the split.
– Block Time – Every 2 minutes.
– Block Reward – Smooth decrease. Minimum of 6 XMV per block.
– Block Size – Dynamic.
– Privacy – Ring signature / stealth addresses.

I want to get in touch, how to do so?

Reach out by email (team [@] monerov.org) or contact an admin on the official Telegram group.

 

Related & Important MoneroV Links

Official Website

Blockchain Explorer 

Github (Repository roll-out) 

Telegram

Twitter (Community)

team [@] monerov.org

Official SubReddit

Official ANN Thread

 

Let us know of more questions or concerns you have, and we will work to address them here.