Monero CCS - Reading Assignment

Head over to the Monero Community Crowdfunding Service website. Have a look around, answer the questions and post your answers below:

https://ccs.getmonero.org/

  1. Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?
  2. Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?
  3. What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
  4. Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.
  1. The Monero community
  2. It was Random X Audits 1400 XMR, the USD value at the time was $118,000. It was 4 contributors Kudelski 18,250 CHF ~ $18,094.04
    X41 42,000 Euro ~ $46,902.58
    QuarksLab $52,800.00 One of these is already being paid for by Arweave.org. The community voted to fund the other 3
    3.The current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress is 170847.87 USD

4.Christopher downloaded Monero GUI and realized that there is no Norwegian translation for it.He is a certified translator who has translated for among others Facebook, and he would love to help translate the GUI to Norwegian. To show his support for crypto and crypto adoption, he suggest doing it for a 60%-ish discount, so appr. $0.05/word. There should be 3447 words, which amounts to, lets say, 3 XMR. He thinks it is important for the Monero community to have a Norwegian translation of the GUI as cryptocurrency is getting more and more traction in Norway, and he think Norwegians will benefit from having it in their native language.

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  1. The community is asked to evaluate the idea and then, once consensus is reached, the Core Team moves it to the Funding stage.
  2. The highest budget was that of “RandomX Audits” Project, for 1400 XMR or approximately 118.000 USD. There were 40 contributors.
  3. The total amount is approximately 3099XMR, which is currently exchanged at around $55,04 meaning that the total value is approximately $170.568,97
  4. " ErCiccione: 3 more months part time work on Getmonero.org" is a project based on the proposal of providing with dev experience for 3 months in order to improve the code and work on bugs and other issues. It supports the ecosystem because it allows the issuer to keep working on the protocol and provide value while rewarding him. The community is involved in the ecosystem growth.
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  1. Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?

  2. Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?

RandomX Audits - $118,000 – 40 Contributors

  1. What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?

3082 Monero = $170,781.94015

http://monero.price.exchange/

  1. Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.

Broadcast Transactions over Tor Hidden Service – Add support to Monero daemon for broadcasting new transactions received over RPC to privacy preserving p2p connections to conceal origin IP. This proposal will use Tor hidden services, but the implementation will be written such that additional anonymity networks (Kovri?) can be added in the future.

Milestone 1 – Socks v4a - Provide a sock 4a client implementation. A standard library is less desirable - Tor has some extensions for DNS lookup that will be useful in the future. The delivery for this milestone will not be the ability to force all connections to a specific proxy (that is possibly left for a future FFS).

Milestone 2 – Timing Analysis Mitigations - A well-known weakness of Tor is the lack of delay in data transmits. This has the side effect of leaking the timing of data transmits through the Tor network, and sometimes the size of a message being sent (if the link is often idle). This timing issue can result in the leaking of transaction origin purely by watching the timing and volume of traffic being sent over Tor. This is particularly problematic with Monero having a lower transaction volume than Bitcoin.

Milestone 3 – Tor Hidden Service Seed Nodes - This will be similar to the hard-coded seed/bootstrap nodes used for connecting to the Monero network for this first time. These will most likely not be operated by me. This will allow --anonymizing-proxy to work without specifying a Tor --add-peer.

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  1. Monero Cummunity
  2. Random audits: 1.400 XMR, then around 118,000 US$, 4 contributors
  3. Around 3000 XMR, which would be l little less than 200,000 US$
  4. Lee Clagett: Add support to Monero daemon for broadcasting new transactions received over RPC to privacy preserving p2p connections to conceal origin IP. This proposal will use Tor hidden services, but the implementation will be written such that additional anonymity networks (Kovri?) can be added in the future.
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  1. Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?
    Core Team after the consensus of the community.

  2. Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?
    RandomX Audits. 118.000 US $, 40 contributors.

  3. What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
    3.096 XMR - (1 XMR = 57 US ) - 176.472 US

  4. Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem
    Locha Mess: private transactions broadcasting and sync without Internet over a resilient decentralized censorship-resistant mesh network using encrypted long-range radio communications.
    They are creating the software and hardware for anyone to be able to connect to the Locha Mesh to transmit data securely and privately, to be an alternative communication channel for syncing nodes without having to go through the over-controlled censorable traditional Internet infrastructure.

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  1. Monero community
  2. RandomX Audits; 118.000 US $; 40 contributors.
  3. 3086XMR → $60,47526 → $186.626,65
  4. v1docq47: video creation / translations into russian
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  • Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?
    The Monero community

  • Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?
    RandomX Audits - $118,000 – 40 Contributors

  • What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
    3096 XMR > 186855.8816$ at 17.50, 24-4-2020

  • Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.

Broadcast Tx over Tor.
Add support to Monero daemon for broadcasting new transactions received over RPC to privacy preserving p2p connections to conceal origin IP. This proposal will use Tor hidden services, but the implementation will be written such that additional anonymity networks can be added in the future.
Sending transactions can be traced to their origin by ISPs, or other institutions that connect to many peers to trace the first appearance of a transaction. An entire project, Kovri, has been funded to help mitigate this issue. There are things to implement on the Monero side to make use of an anonymity network as well which will be completed with the Tor integration.

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  1. Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?
    Core Team

  2. Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?
    $118,000 40 contributors

  3. What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
    120861.72$

  4. Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.
    v1docq47, member of XMR.RU team wants to translate and create videos and articles to spread news about monero to the russian community. It will help to the adopyion of monero in Rusia.

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  1. Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?
    The Core Team moves to “Funding Required” once they determined that the community reached loose consensus.

  2. Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?
    RandomX Audits: 1400XMR = $118,000, 40 contributors

  3. What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
    3096XMR = $185,760 (1 XMR = $60 exchange rate)

  4. Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.
    Research funding: CLSAG signature construction and testing, research on Triptych proving system, protocol updates. Monero could benefit from new features and upgrades.

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  1. Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?
    • The Monero community
  2. Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?
    • RandomX Audits, 1400 XMR, roughly 118000 dollars, 40 contributors
  3. What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
    • 3096xmr x 61 dollars = 188,856 dollars
  4. Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.
    • Locha Mesh: To enable private transaction broadcasting and syncing without Internet over a resilient decentralized censorship-resistant mesh network using encrypted long-range radio communications. The aim is to create a high-bandwidth open mesh network, using license-free bands, that is capable of handling not only block headers and transactions (which are very small in size) but also block sync and other more useful features, like the IPv6 support so services can run inside the Locha Mesh.
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  1. Any individual or team part of the Monero ecosystem/community.
  2. The highest budget was for “RandomX Audits” Project with 1400 XMR or about 118.000 USD. There was a total of 40 contributors.
  3. The current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress is close to 171’000 USD
  4. Sarang research funding for 2020: CLSAG testing and deployment, Triptych research and testing, protocol updates. It will also further help the Monero ecosystem with code review, proof of concept code and testing, etc.
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1.the core team based on evaluation of the community
2.random X audits - 40 contributors, the USD value at the time was $118,000. It was 4 contributors Kudelski 18,250 CHF ~ $18,094.04
X41 42,000 Euro ~ $46,902.58
3 The current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress is 170847.87 USD
4. reproductible builds - they are a set of software development practices that create an independently-verifiable path from source code to the binary code used by computers. See this [reddit post], verify source code to binary code

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1-The monero community evaluates the idea and then, once consensus is reached, the Core Team moves it to the Funding stage.

2- RandomX Audits - $118,000 – 40 Contributors

3- Around 171’000 USD at the time of writing.

4- Video creation / translations into russian (february - july 2020)
Since September 2017 translation into Russian everything related to Monero. Russian dubbing and creating various videos about Monero for Monero Russian Community YouTube channel.
Active contributor in Monero Localization and Monero Outreach working groups.
This is the shortlist of this Monero localization works: Mastering Monero, Breaking Monero, getmonero.org, Monerujo, MyMonero iOS and Best Monero Practices.

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  1. “After the Core Team has determined that the community has reached loose consensus, the MR is merged, and funding begins.”
  2. RandomX Audits , (1400 xmr, 1 XMR = 85 USD then total $119,000) ,40 contributors
  3. ‭100 +180+845+11+14+150+560+395+110+282+307+142=‬3096 ~ $119,000 (because today 1xXMR=$63,37 USD )
  4. " Broadcast Transactions over Tor Hidden Service", work done: 1/3 (Socks v4a client with Tor extensions, command line node config parameters, and node address net-type segregation/separation tor->tor, ipv4->ipv4, ipv6->ipv6 ). After milestone 1, users can test broadcasting over Tor by creating a Tor hidden service manually. It is not recommending at this stage on livenet, because timing analysis is a real threat with Monero transaction volume.
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  • Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?
    After the Core Team has determined that the community has reached loose consensus, the MR is merged, and funding begins.

  • Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value (at the time, hint: read the proposal) and how many contributors were there?
    118,000$ 40 contributors.

  • What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
    3096 XMR X 64.77$=200,527$.

  • Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.

This is a proposal to translate the core part of the website (7615 words), navigation menu (147 words), footer 1 (142 words) &
footer 2 (5 words) to Norwegian, amounting to 7909 words. I think that those Norwegians who are not as sturdy in English will
appreciate being able to learn what Monero is about in their native language. I would like to help facilitate this and to
make sure they understand Monero better by providing a solid translation.

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Who decides when a project moves from ‘Ideas’ to ‘Funding Required’?

It is discussed by the community but ultimate the Core Team makes the final decisions.

Which ‘Completed Task’ had the highest budget? What was the USD value?

Task: RandomX Audits
Budget: 1400 XMR ($118k USD)
Contributers: 40

What’s the current USD value of all ‘Work in Progress’?
v1docq47: video creation / translations into russian (february - july 2020) 100
ErCiccione: 3 more months part time work on Getmonero 180
Sarang: research funding for 2020 Q2 845
Monero Payment gateways Gateways part 3 11
TheCharlatan: VPS funding for reproducible gui builds 14
[Monero Aligned] Locha Mesh, a resilient long-range radio mesh network 150
36C3 Supplies 560
moneromooo: three months from November 2019 395
Monero Outreach Round 3 110
GUI UX coding (3 months) 282
xiphon part-time coding (3 months) 307
Broadcast Transactions over Tor Hidden Service 142
Total XMR 3096
USD/XMR as at 2020-05-01 $63.67
Total USD $197,122.32
Choose one project from ‘Work in Progress’ and write a short summary of the work being done and how it supports the Monero ecosystem.

WIP: Broadcast Transactions over Tor Hidden Service

  • Leveraging Tor to broadcast new transactions to hide the IP of the origin
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  1. The community.
  2. “RandomX Audits” Project, for 1400 XMR or approximately 118.000 USD. There were 40 contributors.
  3. 199.755 USD
  4. v1docq47: video creation / translations into russian (february - july 2020)
    Project consists on translation all about related to monero in russian
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  1. The Monero community
  2. Random X audits -> 1400XMR received 1293.8 were paid out, 40 contributors
  3. 164286$
  4. v1docq47: video creation / translations into russian (february - july 2020) 2/6 completed
    focuses on localization and video content related to monero
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  1. The community and specifically, the Core Team
  2. RandomX Audits, for $118,000 having 40 contributors
  3. 3096 XMR or approx $193,345
  4. Video creation/translations into Russian
    This project is intended to localize various Monero-related media into Russian, including recording or re-dubbing YouTube videos, and translating various Monero-based publications into Russian.
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