Software update: Monero




Blockchains and cryptocurrencies can no longer be ignored in the news in any form. The founder of technology and at the same time most well-known application is Bitcoin, and since it is open source, many so-called altcoins have appeared. At the beginning of 2014 Bytecoin appeared on the basis of the CryptoNote protocol, which was completely different. Because of the mystery of the background of Bytecoin and the estimate that more than eighty percent was mined, a group of developers started with Bitmonero as fork, which in turn was forked at the end of April 2014 to the current Monero, due to disagreement among the developers. The network consists of numerous nodes that run the Monero client. An update has been released with version number with the following announcement:


This is the v0.13.0.4 point release of the Monero software, and it is part of the v0.13 network wide update. That major release was due to the October 18th network update, which in turn enabled Bulletproofs for reduced transaction sizes, sets the ringsize globally to 11 for uniformity of transactions, updated the PoW algorithm to CNv2, and finally set the max transaction size at half or the penalty free block size. Monero, as well as a large set of bug fixes.

Some highlights of this point release are:
Fix view key parsing when creating a view wallet from the command line
Mark the default-ring-size simplewallet setting as obsolete
Fix loading an old Ledger wallet in the GUI
Exit crash fix for the daemon
Fix seed input not being echoed on Windows
Fix backspace in seed input echoing ^? on Linux
Fix connection issues with some Tor setups
Automatically pull submodules for the Docker build
Fix build for some ARM variants
Fix get_transactions RPC sending some binary data rather than hexadecimal
Fix new wallets generated via the GUI not being loadable again
Fix change_wallet_password RPC
Fix the daemon spawned by the GUI to a file descriptor to the wallet file
Fix performance issue due to multiple range proof verification
Fix Ledger communication issues
Rename blackball to spent_outputs, since some people seem to think it’s a censorship list …
Fix caching issue with the output distribution RPC
Fix daemon log colors on (some versions of) Windows
Mitigate coin base outputs are preferred by fake output selection
Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)


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