Monero Talk

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

171 episodes of Monero Talk since the first episode, which aired on July 10th, 2017.

  • Breaking Monero Episode 10: Public Mining Pools

    February 25th, 2019  |  19 mins 55 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, publicminingpools, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Public mining pools provide a service to miners, but they also reveal a lot of output information that observers can use to learn more about transactions. Sarang and Justin discuss the impact of these and ways users can optionally reduce their exposure to these risks.

  • MoneroBox is a super simple Monero full node

    February 22nd, 2019  |  42 mins 20 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jasonwong, monero, monerobox, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, remotenode, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We talk with Jason Wong about the super simple zero configuration Monero Full Node he has created. Now anyone can purchase and run a full node with just a quick plug-in.

  • What is Wownero? With lead developer @JWgealt

    February 15th, 2019  |  52 mins 26 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, wownero, xmr, xmrnews

    What is Wownero and should the Monero community care about it?
    With John W. Murphy aka @jwgealt

  • Monero Coffee Chat - 2019.02.09

    February 9th, 2019  |  56 mins 37 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews
  • OpenBazaar & Monero a shared ethos w/ Brian Hoffman and Co.

    February 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, brianhoffman, crypto, cryptocurrency, cryptoshops, decentralized, mikegreenberg, monero, moneronews, ob1, openbazaar, openmarket, openmarketplace, privacy, privacycoin, steviezollo, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We talk with Brian Hoffman and his OB1 team, Stevie Zollo & Mike Greenberg on why open marketplaces like OpenBazaar and digital cash like Monero are necessary to preserve open and free societies in this internet age.

  • Breaking Monero Episode 09 Poisoned Outputs (EAE Attack)

    February 8th, 2019  |  31 mins 41 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, poisonedoutputs, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Monero's ring signatures provide plausible deniability, but they aren't perfect. We model examples where two colluding parties 'E' attempt to learn information about an individual 'A.' By sending outputs to individuals and tracing their transaction graphs, these colluding parties may perform powerful statistical tests to learn significant information, especially for repeated transactions where they would not normally occur by chance.

  • Breaking Monero Episode 08 - Timing Attacks

    February 5th, 2019  |  17 mins 22 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Information on when users run nodes, sync wallets, and send transactions can be used to learn more about Monero users. We discuss some of the network topography concerns and offer some ways for users to mitigate their exposure to timing heuristics.

  • LIVE STREAM of NYC Meetup 2/2/19 Sponsored by Cake Wallet & Monero Talk w/ special guest Justin Ehrenhofer

    February 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Live Streaming of New York City Monero Enthusiasts and Doers Meetup on February 2, 2019. Sponsored by Cake Wallet & Monero Talk with special guest Justin Ehrenhofer!

  • Should Bill Gates donate to the Monero project? w/ Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation

    February 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    alexgladstein, bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, humanrightsfoundation, liberty, monero, moneronews, moneroproject, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    We ask Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation if we should worry about Bitcoin becoming a surveillance tool and why aren't those who laud Bitcoin for its liberating potential also focused on helping the Monero project, when it appears to be a truer form of digital cash?

  • Benjamin Earl Turner & Abteen Bagheri on their video JA RULE and Monero

    January 31st, 2019  |  59 mins 55 secs
    benjaminearlturner, bitcoin, blockchain, creativefreedom, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, jarulevideomonero, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Joining us is Benjamin Earl Turner, a very talented up and coming music artist, and his director, Abteen Bagheri who together recently released a video called "JA RULE". The music video, which is from Benjamin's EP titled "FUCK", is riddled with crypto and in particularly Monero references.

  • Monero Coffee Chat - 2019.01.26

    January 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, monerocoffeechat, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Monero Coffee Chat

  • Breaking Monero Episode 07: Remote Nodes

    January 24th, 2019  |  21 mins 41 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, remotenodes, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Remote nodes are convenient, and many wallets are configured to use them by default. Unfortunately, there are privacy and security limitations when users rely on others to provide copies of blockchain data. We discuss some of these limitations, some remote node attacks, and how to mitigate against them.

  • Why Monero is the top illicitly mined coin

    January 20th, 2019  |  48 mins 10 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, guillermosuareztangil, malware, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, sergiopastrana, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    Researchers Sergio Pastrana and Guillermo Suarez-Tangil discuss their recently published report that estimates at least 4.32 percent of the total monero in circulation has been mined with Malware. (720k xmr)

  • Breaking Monero Episode 06: Unusual Ringsize

    January 18th, 2019  |  11 mins 32 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, ringsize, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    In this short episode, we discuss the unfortunate tradeoff when sending Monero transactions with unusual ringsizes. Some transactions were sent with ringsizes over 1000. Monero moved to consensus-mandated ringsizes in a recent update instead of minimum ringsizes. Thus, the concerns in this video serve an informative purpose, but they do not have any current relevance.

  • Breaking Monero Episode 05: Input Selection Algorithm

    January 17th, 2019  |  14 mins 12 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, inputselectionalgorithm, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    In this episode, Sarang and Justin explain more about how Monero selects decoys for ring signatures, more than just "randomly." We explain how Monero's selection algorithm has evolved over time, and how a strong input selection algorithm is critical for protective ring signatures.

    "An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain"
    Malte Möser, Kyle Soska, Ethan Heilman, Kevin Lee, Henry Heffan, Shashvat Srivastava, Kyle Hogan, Jason Hennessey, Andrew Miller, Arvind Narayanan, Nicolas Christin
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.04299

  • Breaking Monero Episode 04: Chain Splits (Key Image Reuse Attack)

    January 11th, 2019  |  24 mins 57 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, breakingmonero, chainsplits, crypto, cryptocurrency, decentralized, keyimagereuseattack, monero, moneronews, privacy, privacycoin, technology, xmr, xmrnews

    In this episode, Sarang, Brandon (Suare), and Justin introduce key image reuse concerns. We explain some techniques to protect security and privacy under a number of circumstances. Ultimately, users should not claim "airdrop" funds if they have not thought long and hard about the implications.