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funded of XMR1,800.00 target

10 individual contributions
100.11111111111% Funded
4 payouts
XMR361.00 balance available
79.966703662597% Paid Out

Milestones 8/10

  • First tranche

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Second tranche

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Third tranche

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Fourth tranche

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Fifth tranche

    Completion Date: Sunday 01 January 2017

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Sixth tranche

    Completion Date: Friday 27 January 2017

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Seventh tranche

    Completion Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Eighth tranche

    Completion Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Ninth tranche

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

  • Tenth tranche

    Funds awarded: 10% (~XMR180.20)

Payouts 4

  • 360 XMR (Tuesday 15 November 2016)
  • 360 XMR (Friday 16 December 2016)
  • 360 XMR (Wednesday 01 February 2017)
  • 361 XMR (Wednesday 22 March 2017)

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: 24
moneromooo posted 1 week ago Weight: 479 | 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 2 months ago Weight: 370 | 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 3 months ago Weight: 321 | 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 3 months ago Weight: 264 | 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
moneromooo posted 4 months ago Weight: 212 | Link [ - ]

Fifth milestone:

  • Support for OpenAlias lookup/payment in the GUI
  • finishing off the password strength improvements
  • support for submenus in the GUI, to help on smaller screens
  • fix build on some platforms with libunwind
  • GUI history now looks for payment ids in address book
  • a command to extract alt chain information in the daemon
  • logging changes (large chunk of work, but nothing pushed yet)
  • support for mining from the GUI
  • the usual misc bugfixes and code review
moneromooo posted 5 months ago Weight: 183 | Link [ - ]

Fourth milestone:

  • payment tracker in GUI
  • URI RPC in wallet2
  • allow switching between normal and custom decorations in GUI
  • misc fixes in consensus corner cases
  • crash fix in daemon
  • faster exit when syncing a node
  • zero change sent to random address if no change otherwise
  • move v4 one block and test with new rct changes from shen
  • playing a bit with easylogging++ to switch monero to it
  • start daemon button on the "no daemon running" GUI message
  • misc code review
  • port zone117x's pool code to new rct txes
  • better password strength feedback in GUI
moneromooo posted 5 months ago Weight: 145 | Link [ - ]

Third milestone:

  • port ringct changes from shen to monero
  • misc fixes for cold wallet signing
  • misc changes in RPC (fee included in transfer replies, output indices in get _transactions, JSON based get_outs)
  • incremental search in GUI history
  • QR code in GUI receive page
  • fix for exit "hang" in windows
  • misc valgrind fixes
  • overhaul GUI title bar and layout switch
  • crash fix on the buildbot
  • fix for the daemon failing to start in some offline cases
  • improved daemon RPC version handling
  • payment tracker in GUI
moneromooo posted 6 months ago Weight: 114 | Link [ + ]

Second milestone:

  • more work on dynamic fee from ArticMine
  • support for user notes in GUI
  • display sum of selected transactions in GUI
  • txkey and sign/verify screens for the GUI
  • random other GUI fixes/improvements
  • fixes for missing payment ids and incorrect fees in tx history
  • key images and outputs files are now encrypted with the view secret key
  • ability to sweep all and unmixables in GUI
  • fix P2P errors with new fluffy blocks
  • code review
moneromooo posted 6 months ago Weight: 89 | Link [ + ]

First one done:

  • some work on ringct performance
  • misc improvements in RPC for pool use
  • rewrite sweep_unmixable to use new transfer algorithm
  • code review (mostly fluffy blocks)
  • fixes with relay flag, and display it in print_pool_sh
  • new print_pool_stats command
  • some fixes and improvements to cold wallet signing
  • dynamic fee from ArticMine's specification
  • new import_outputs/export_outputs wallet commands
  • random other misc fixes
antw081 posted 7 months ago Weight: 51 | Link [ + ]

Funded so quickly!

moneromooo posted 7 months ago Weight: 48 | Link [ + ]

That was fast. Thank you everyone, and see you around here for the next milestone report :)

TheKoziTwo edited 7 months ago Weight: 47 | Link [ + ]

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

Edit: +250 XMR

fluffypony posted 7 months ago Weight: 47 | Link [ + ]

200 XMR contributed from the general Monero donation fund

nioc posted 7 months ago Weight: 47 | Link [ + ]

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

Shrikez edited 7 months ago Weight: 47 | Link [ + ]
  • 100, keep up the great work and the funny comments in IRC :D

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