Software update: Monero




Blockchains and cryptocurrencies, in whatever form, are no longer part of the news. The founder of technology and at the same time the best-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. Due to 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:

Boron Butterfly

This is the v0.14.0 release of the Monero software. This major release is due to the March 9th network update, which adds new PoW based on Cryptonight-R, adds a new block weight algorithm, and introduces a slightly more efficient RingCT format. This is an intermediary, stable release specifically for the network update, and does not represent Monero over the past 6 months. That effort will be in the 0.14.1 release, which will follow in March after the network update.

Some highlights of this major release are:
New PoW based on Cryptonight-R
New block weight algorithm
New slightly more efficient RingCT format
Placeholder short payment ID to increase transaction uniformity
Obsolete long payment IDs are now disabled unless a switch is used
New event notifications for large block rate changes and blockchain reorgs
Unmixable outputs can be spent again
Fix bad pruned transactions JSON in RPC
Some build fixes for various platforms / setups
Fix for crash on exit
Contributors for this Release
This intermediary release was the direct result of 11 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 72 commits containing 5 981 new lines of code. We like them very much for their time and effort.
Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)


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