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As most of you know, I am one of the main contributors to Monero.

My previous contract finished in july, and I have since continued contributing, mostly to finish off the RingCT integration, as well as various other bits and bobs.

As I said, "Once the summer is out, I might go for another similar contract.". I have to admit I was kind of browbeaten by rct and was looking forward to sunshine with no pressure. I'm now ready to commit to more work to make Monero better, if the community wants it, with a new contract along the lines of the previous one:

  • 450 hours spent working on monero (previous was 450)
  • A guideline of about 10 hours a week, as previously, but this is only indicative [1]
  • 4 monero per hour (previous was 40 [2])
  • 10 milestones, at regular 45 hours intervals (previous was 10 every 45)
  • so a total of 1800 monero (previous was 18000)

[1] Over the last two contracts I have averaged a bit above that, but the variance is high-ish.

[2] Monero was cheaper then. The fiat rate is also a bit higher (~26 USD/hour vs ~19 USD/hour, but I have shown I do good work, the previous rate was pretty low, and the downside risk is a lot higher now).

As before, I will not commit to any particular piece of work, but will work on whatever needs doing to further Monero. Currently, my target is rct verification performance, and then there is multisig, though I will need help for someone who understands the crypto well to guide me.

Replies: 27
moneromooo posted 3 months ago Replies: 2 | Weight: 290 | Link [ - ]

Last milestone complete!

Few items this time, I was working on two large time consuming ones:

  • generalizing peer addresses (to make it easier to add I2P addresses later)
  • multisig
  • a few bugfixes (wallet refresh start height got broken, core tests started failing)
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Electricsheep posted 1 month ago Weight: 393 | Link [ - ]

So is multisig implemented into monero or is the code base just complete?

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antw081 posted 3 months ago Weight: 292 | Link [ - ]

Congrats, mooo!

You gonna take a break, or are we gonna get more mooo goodness?

moneromooo posted 4 months ago Weight: 238 | Link [ - ]

9th milestone (I took a breather, so it took a while to finish that one):

  • block/transaction hash cache
  • word list automated checks and unit tests
  • new wallet options: merge-destinations
  • easyloging++ update
  • fix cold signing with split txes
  • new relay_tx daemon command
  • move txpool to lmdb (not merged yet)
  • make seed input more user friendly
  • new sweep_below wallet command
  • tweak fake output selection to bias more towards more recent outputs
  • start generalizing how network addresses are used
moneromooo posted 6 months ago Weight: 129 | Link [ - ]

8th milestone done:

  • software update check/download/verify for the GUI
  • new bc_dyn_stats RPC (keep track of block median etc)
  • reduction in transfered data when refreshing the wallet (request from luigi)
  • user facing denominations (you can now have your wallet denominated in millinero, old request from pony)
  • password can now be changed without having to restore from seed/keys
  • speedup in syncing blocks
  • misc fixes in fluffy blocks
  • move v5 changes to v6, and repurpose v6 for a block and fee change fork
  • faster txes in wallet, especially with remote nodes
  • fix long RPC pauses when the txpool is large
moneromooo posted 6 months ago Weight: 80 | Link [ - ]

Milestone 7:

  • RPC improvements (mostly new adding address book RPCs, fixing coinbase sum RPC, etc)
  • using easylogging++'s stack trace capability where possible (libunwind turns out to be unstable)
  • more performance tests, and fixing regressions in core tests
  • misc fixing in fluffy blocks after Snipa's testing (thanks!)
  • massive syncing speedup on HDD
  • automatic updates framework (check and/or download)
  • speedups in serving blocks to peers and other related operations
  • precomputed block hashes check (by hash)
  • trusted daemon mode for monero-wallet-rpc
  • misc other minor fixes and improvements
moneromooo posted 7 months ago Weight: 23 | Link [ + ]

Sixth milestone:

  • more logging work - it's now live
  • GUI balance now shows when it's still scanning, so people don't freak out about missing monero
  • misc additions to RPC (cumulative difficulty, current dynamic fee...)
  • new bc_dyn_stats to get stats on the current state of the blockchain (median size, etc)
  • fix for a tx sending bug where the fee was too low in some cases
  • better block template filling algorithm
  • performance improvements in sending (mainly caching of RPC calls)
  • rct txes with just one input now include a second one if possible, to look like the 2->2 ideal
  • rct verification performance improvements based on luigi's ideas
  • fix for a rare failure in verifying a seed
  • performance improvements in serving blocks (not yet pushed, waiting for snipa's report testing it on a large server)
  • peer id is now always recreated on startup
  • random other smaller fixes and improvements
TheKoziTwo edited 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]

MoneroMooo has done an amazing job so far. I'd be happy to support this with some funds.

Edit: +250 XMR

fluffypony posted 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]

200 XMR contributed from the general Monero donation fund

nioc posted 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]

I contributed last time and am looking forward to doing so again.

Shrikez edited 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]
  • 100, keep up the great work and the funny comments in IRC :D

edit: TX ae0bdafec684cc9c46df7e785d60382408b3c27e7c1fa4c0d31d20bcc6c66d57

ravla posted 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]


saddam posted 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]
  • 10 XMR as that's all i have quickly available, may add more later :)
nioc posted 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]

Contribution sent, thanks moneromoo

monerowallet posted 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]

Added ~7 XMR. Will add more later.

AJIekceu4 posted 11 months ago Weight: 0 | Link [ + ]

+500 XMR