Please run your own node
Remote nodes should be considered a last resort if you can't your own node working. The entire value of a decentralized cryptocurrency is its decentralized nature. If you are a mobile user, you can even setup your Moneroju wallet to connect to your home node. Please, take the time to try running your own node, or perhaps just use a remote node until your daemon is synchronized.
Monero v0.11.1.0 Helium Hydra is the version of Monero you should be running.
How to untar.bz2 on linux because im tired of googling it: tar -vxjf stupid.tar.bz2
REALLY make sure your open node is running with the --restricted-rpc flag. I left the explorer node open without the flag and someone started mining on it
Remote Node With Monero GUI
To use remote nodes with the Monero GUI, include the node address under the Settings tab and be sure to use the proper port:
18089- Remote nodes volunteered by community members.
18081- Remote nodes maintained by Snipa
18081- Network nodes with 18081, possibly by accident.
18081- Same as above, but different DNS server.
To check that the above addresses are working, please checkout this website. If their are no type A records in the list, then there is something wrong with the DNS server maintaining that node list, and should not be used. The provided link checks out the moneroworld.com nodes. You can manually check the other domains by entering them on the website. You can also use that link to connect to a specific node instead of a random one.
Remote Node With Monero CLI
To use remote nodes with the Monero CLI, run the following code.
Collection of random open nodes consciously volunteered by other monerians:
High speed node network maintained by Snipa, developer and maintainer of xmrpool.net.
Largest list of random open nodes, unknown whether users are consciously volunteering these or not.
Please consider only using this to push transactions and not full wallet synchronization (monerotools.i2p also has a raw transaction pusher):
TOR Remote Nodes
Note - I don't check these, at all. No idea if they work...
i2P Mining Route
For those that want to mine via i2p, you can with MoneroWorld.com. Instructions can be found at:
I will update this with a hostname once its registered. If you already know how to route via i2p, the mining port is:
How To Run Your Node
You should really run your own node!
It's honestly not that hard - it can take 9 hours to synchronize if you have a SSD and a good internet connection. Also, remote nodes are NOT reliable, a lot of times they just won't connect because the software wasn't really developed for this.
Download your node software from the official website GetMonero.org and learn how to run the software here.
MoneroWorld runs a script every 5 minutes to scan the Monero network for open nodes.
How To Include Your Node On Moneroworld
If you would like to offer your node up for inclusion in the Moneroworld Network of Open Nodes, you can simply add the code bellow to the launch of your daemon (and open your firewall), and the MoneroWorld script will sniff you out and add your node to the random list.
--rpc-bind-ip YOUR.EXTERNAL_IP.GOES.HERE --rpc-bind-port 18089 --restricted-rpc --confirm-external-bind
Run the script on your own daemon! The current version of the script is on a fork from some other user.
Please consider donating to keep the services running smoothly. I run some of the nodes and some are run by other volunteers.
MoneroWorld General donation address:
Maintainer of the DNS donation address and node.viaxmr.com(stuff that makes the 18089 nodes accessible):
Maintainer of the xmrbackb.one nodes donation address:
Maintainer of the node.xmr.be DNS service address:
What Is An Open Node?
The Monero software architecture allows for an easy way to use Monero without downloading the entire blockchain. This is called "using a remote node". Essentially, your wallet program connects to someone else's monerod (blockchain) program, a.k.a node, a.k.a. network service.
How does it work? The open node addresses actually point to many different nodes - when you request one, one in the list is selected. So if it doesn't work once, just try again.
It is negligently slower depending on the connection, prevents the need of downloading entire blockchain (which can be lengthy), and there is some information leak as detailed here. The best way to anonymously use a remote node is to use Monero with TOR or with a trustable VPN service.
That being said, no one can steal your Moneroj because you use a remote node. However, use these at your own risk.
What Is Monero?
Monero is the best cryptocurrency, ever. Seriously. 99% percent of the problems that other cryptocurrencies have, Monero has either fixed or the core team is working on fixing them soon.
Primarily, to me, the important thing is that Monero is fungible. One Monero can not be distinguished from another Monero. There is no transaction history. This is a fundamental principle of money. Anything that is inherently traceable (such as bitcoin) is not money - it is an asset. Privacy is a side effect of fungibility. Oh yeah, and the blocksize is scalable so Monero will NEVER reach a transaction limit imposed by the blocksize.
Monero is also decentralized due to the ASIC-resistant proof of work algorithm, therefore the network will never be controlled by a small number of entities.
Welcome! Getting started with Monero is not hard, but can take a couple of minutes. The Monero Stack Exchange is a great resource for beginners.
Get a Monero Account (Address)
There are many ways to get a Monero address. The best way is to download and run the Monero wallet. This program is available at the official Monero website. There are also excellent guides on the official website. For more information on getting started with Monero, please checkout this MoneroEric.com website or watch the video linked below.
These are definitions that I use, and I think its in agreement with what others use.
Node: This is the standard Monero node. This means you are running the Monero daemon, the piece of software that connects to the other nodes on the network. Ideally, this software is being run on a computer where the incoming p2p port, 18080, is open, so that other nodes can connect to you.
Full node: This is somewhat semantics, but this implies that you are running a Monero node that is also solo-mining and also has the p2p ports open, so you are doing everything possible to contribute to the p2p decentralized network. This can also be called a mining node.
Open node: This implies that you have opened your RPC ports to the network, so that others can connect their wallets to it.
Remote node: This is how you would refer to an open node if you are the user of an open node. Alice runs an open node, and Bob connects to Alice's open node so he is using a remote node.
Awesome Monero Accepting Services
The MoneroWorld as Far as Gingeropolous Is Concerned
- XMRPool.net - quite possibly the best pool in existence!
- GetMonero.org - the webpage maintained by the core team.
- Offline Monero Address Generator - generate Monero addresses offline on your network.
- MyMonero.com - the one and only trusted web-wallet by Monero users.
- Monerobase.com - a really open Monero information repository.
- The Monero Source Code - official Monero source code on GitHub.
- MoneroBlocks.info - the best Monero block explorer in existence.
- Explore.moneroworld.com - the second best Monero block explorer in existence.
- Monerohash.com - a great US based monero pool.
- Poloniex.com - the best place to buy Monero and freak out as the price goes up, down, and all over.
- XMR.TO - the best way to spend your monero anywhere bitcoin is accepted.
- Monerodice.net - the best place to lose your monero by gambling, because proceeds go to Monero. You can also bankroll the house.
- The Monero Subreddit - the best place to see Monero stuff without crazy stupid trolling.
- "Blowing the Lid off the Cryptonote Scam, with the exception of Monero" - required reading for anyone getting into Monero.
- A nice little windows installer and monitor for the Monero Core software.
- Monero Transaction Check - nifty tool to check if transactions are successful, it was developed by Monero's Core Member Luigiiii.
- Other tools, including Ice Cold Storage account - made by Monero's Core Member Luigiiii.
- Monero Stack Exchange - the best place to find answers about common Monero questions.
- Monero.how - great website with lots of tutorials.
- localmonero.co Buy Monero with Cash! Like localbitcoins, for monero
- moneroforcash.com Buy more monero with cash, uses a different model than localmonero