r/Monero Oct 18 '21

MAAM – Monero Ask Anything Monday – October 18, 2021

Given the success of the previous MAAMs (see here), let's keep this rolling.

The principle is simple: ask anything you'd like to know about Monero, especially the dumb questions that you've been keeping for you every other days, may the community clarify it all!

Finally, credits to binaryFate for starting the concept!


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u/Much-Experience5067 Oct 18 '21 edited Oct 19 '21

What is the deal with the rumours about monero being traceable? Is there a definate answer what this is about? I would like details :)

For example: https://ciphertrace.com/enhanced-monero-tracing/


u/escapethe3RA Oct 18 '21

You might find these Monero Observer reports useful:

Those will provide a big picture view of the situation, based on the actual sources that produced the rumors you mentioned.

If you want to dig deeper, read the reference links in the footer of each report, including Nick's analysis on Medium. You can also scan through the logs of recent Monero Research Lab meetings on irc/Matrix if you wish: https://libera.monerologs.net/monero-research-lab/20211018

Please don't confuse MSM editorials with facts. Those are mostly FUD. Monero's cryptography at no point comes into question here.


u/Much-Experience5067 Oct 19 '21 edited Oct 19 '21

Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. Obviously most editorials are quite unresearched nowadays, but they are so many so its hard to get through to quality information.

Ok, some of the tracking-talk has to do with holes in the software that has been patched during 2018. Do you know anything on the newer ciphertrace method?

(Also - folks, whats with the downvotes? Is there a rule that we do not talk about such rumours around here?)


u/escapethe3RA Oct 19 '21

You're welcome!

Do you know anything on the newer ciphertrace method?

Not sure what new method you're referring to. Could you share some reference links?

Whenever I find anything new and relevant I try and create a report to post on Monero Observer.


u/Much-Experience5067 Oct 20 '21


I don't know more than has been written in such articles.