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Monero "Certification" Test
This is not a formal certification. However, it's a great way to indicate that you have a general understanding about how Monero works so that you can help other people out. There are many online resources listed below that you can use to answer many of these questions:

https://monero.stackexchange.com
https://reddit.com/r/Monero
https://steemit.com/monero/@sgp/7yjqso-a-monero-introduction-for-beginners
https://getmonero.org
https://reddit.com/r/MoneroSupport

The test is difficult, but you do not need any other experience to complete the test successfully. You will pass if you score at least 80% of the points. Please take the test only once per day. Only the first result is scored.

Monero was attacked in 2014. The attack involved spamming the network with many transactions to force a hard fork. *
Which technologies hide what information in Monero? *
If a technology contributes to hide several pieces of information, select the most relevant one.
Output traceability
Addresses
Transaction amounts
IP addresses
Not used in Monero
CoinJoin / JoinMarket
Wraith protocol
zkSNARKs
zkSTARKs
Ring signatures
Enigma
PrivateSend
Stealth addresses
Kovri
CT / RingCT
Why was the specific ringsize selected for April 2018? *
Monero is limited to processing approximately 0.5 transactions per second. *
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Your answer
Monero plans to move to Proof of Stake (PoS) shortly after Ethereum makes the switch. *
What are the relationships between ringsize, decoy(s), and mixin(s)? *
Mixin(s) is a deprecated term, but it is nevertheless useful to understand at the moment.
Total number of outputs in signature
Number of fake outputs in signature
None of these
Ringsize
Decoy(s)
Mixin(s)
Monero's block time spiked in April 2018. What are the likely reasons for this occurrence? *
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What is churning, and why might someone consider doing it? *
What project was Monero forked from, and what was the condition? *
What is Monero's current block time, on average? *
Which of the following best describe Monero's current privacy protections? *
Monero has a defined vulnerability response process. *
Which of the following are existing workgroups? *
Monero has a built-in governance structure with masternode voting. *
IP address obfuscation is a mandatory requirement enforced on the protocol level. *
What year was Monero launched? *
Match Monero's minimum or fixed ringsize with the appropriate dates. *
Launch
March 2016
September 2017
April 2018
October 2018
Never used
1
2
3
4
5
7
11
Bulletproofs are an efficient form of which of the following? *
How many new Monero will be mined every minute in 2050? *
Your answer
Rank the following wallet types in terms of the relative level of privacy. *
Highest
High, leaks some metadata
Medium, leaks some transaction data
Low, leaks most information
Lightweight wallets that use your view key
Wallets connected to a remote node operated by someone else
Wallets with a local node or connected to your own node
Custodial wallets
Which of the following best explains fungibility? *
What are some of the arguments in favor of increasing the block time? *
Required
Who started Monero? *
Match the following projects/tools with their focus/purpose. *
Point of sale payment processor
Hardware wallet
Project management platform
Communication platform
Code repository
Kasisto
Kastelo
GitLab
Mattermost
Taiga
Match the name of the community initiative to its content type: *
Weekly Monero newsletter
Quarterly Monero newsletter
Monero-related podcast
Monero-related YouTube chat
Monero Talk
Monero Coffee Chat
Monero Observer
Monero Moon
Revuo Monero
Monero Monitor
Which of the following are functions of the Monero Core Team? *
Yes
No
Manage volunteer tasks
Merge code pull requests
Arbitrate the Forum Funding System (FFS) and manage the general fund
Maintain critical infrastructure (eg: getmonero.org)
Release and sign binaries
Maintain the project incorporation paperwork
Appoint moderators for community forums and chats
In late 2017, GloBee ran a fundraiser to benefit Monero. What was the purpose of this project? *
What is the Monero blockchain blackball tool used for? *
What information can be revealed with the view key? *
If an option is valid except for a small number of unlikely circumstances, select it. Select an option if the functionality is possible, even if most wallets do not support it.
Yes
No
Addresses funds are sent to
Wallet balance
Addresses funds are received from
Outputs sent to the wallet
Transaction IDs sent from the wallet
The sender's name and home address
Outputs sent from the wallet
IP addresses the transactions are sent from
Transaction IDs sent to the wallet
Indicate if the Monero network experienced any of the following issues during and shortly after its launch: *
Yes
No
Unanticipated supply curve
Stealth launch
Uncooperative founder
Purposefully inefficient miner
Hidden premine
51% attack
Instamine
Indicate which of the following were privacy limitations Monero experienced between its initial launch and early 2017: *
Include all answers that are relevant, even if they were only relevant for a small period of time during this window.
Yes
No
Transaction amounts were visible in denominations
Addresses were visible
There was no way of revealing transaction data to the public if desired
Origin of outputs for most exchange transactions were not well protected
Which of the following attacks do you need to be concerned about in Monero? *
Yes
No
Someone hacking and draining your wallet
Some attacker seeking to compromise accounts on the rich list
Heuristic traceability analysis
Timing attacks
Chain split attacks
Monero is based on which protocol? *
Monero uses which of the following to pay for development, research, and other desired activities: *
Required
It is not possible to have a Monero paper wallet. Too much information would need to be stored on the paper for it to reasonably be functional. *
Which database structure does Monero currently use? *
How are subaddresses potentially linked to each other? *
What is the Monero EAE attack? *
A 2018 research paper estimated a range for the proportion of Monero transactions related to AlphaBay (a now-defunct darknet market) at the time of initial integration. What were these proportions? *
You can connect the Monero CLI or GUI to a remote node. *
The Monero community encourages against building binaries from source, since users' computers may be compromised. *
Monero's mining algorithm has the added benefit of contributing to the scientific distributed computing initiative BOINC. *
Which of the following does Monero use to facilitate scaling? *
Required
Why do people usually mine Monero on mining pools? *
Match the project/company to its general focus: *
Payment processing
Digital assets
Band merchandise adoption
GloBee
Tari
Project Coral Reef
Monero currently schedules network upgrades (hard forks) approximately every _____ months. *
Your answer
Which controversial program initiated widespread Monero mining in the browser? *
Which of the following best describes Monero's fungibility? *
In early 2017, a now-patched vulnerability was found in Monero that allowed for an attacker to send more money in a transaction than allowed. What was the impact? *
How many keys does Monero have? *
Match the popular Monero wallets to the operating systems or devices they work on. *
Rows may have several correct choices.
Desktop
Android
iOS
Web
Cake Wallet
Monerujo
MyMonero
Official GUI and CLI
X Wallet
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