Monero (XMR) was created in April 2014 with one life goal – to build a truly anonymous cryptocurrency. It originated back in 2013 with the release of a whitepaper written by a developer Nicholas van Saberhagen. The paper described a currency named CryptoNote, which then was used to create Bytecoin. The Bytecoin project quickly collapsed and a new currency was born.
Born as a fork of Bytecoin (BCN), XMR overgrown its ancestor and become a regular of CoinMarketCap’s top-50. Monero price is highly volatile – if you open any XMR price chart you’ll see, that it’s diving deep and rocket-flies significantly. However, it’s still one of the most popular coins due to its incredible privacy. Inherited from the Bytecoin CryptoNight algorithm in December 2019 gave way to the RandomX – algorithm, which cut off the ASIC mining. And in May 2020 developers’ team implemented the Zk-SNARKS test, which improved Monero transactions in terms of speed, anonymity, and efficiency.
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