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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:

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.
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Why do people usually mine Monero on mining pools? *
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.
Addresses funds are sent to
Addresses funds are received from
Outputs sent to the wallet
Transaction IDs sent from the wallet
Outputs sent from the wallet
IP addresses the transactions are sent from
Wallet balance
Transaction IDs sent to the wallet
The sender's name and home address
Monero uses which of the following to pay for development, research, and other desired activities: *
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
Indicate if the Monero network experienced any of the following issues during and shortly after its launch: *
Stealth launch
Unanticipated supply curve
Purposefully inefficient miner
Uncooperative founder
51% attack
Hidden premine
Which of the following best explains fungibility? *
What is the Monero blockchain blackball tool used for? *
Which of the following attacks do you need to be concerned about in Monero? *
Some attacker seeking to compromise accounts on the rich list
Timing attacks
Chain split attacks
Heuristic traceability analysis
Someone hacking and draining your wallet
Monero has a built-in governance structure with masternode voting. *
Monero has a defined vulnerability response process. *
How many keys does Monero have? *
Match the following projects/tools with their focus/purpose. *
Point of sale payment processor
Hardware wallet
Project management platform
Communication platform
Code repository
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Which of the following best describe Monero's current privacy protections? *
Match Monero's minimum or fixed ringsize with the appropriate dates. *
March 2016
September 2017
April 2018
October 2018
Never used
What are some of the arguments in favor of increasing the block time? *
What is the Monero EAE attack? *
Which of the following best describes Monero's fungibility? *
Why was the specific ringsize selected for April 2018? *
Monero currently schedules network upgrades (hard forks) approximately every _____ months. *
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? *
Monero is limited to processing approximately 0.5 transactions per second. *
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.
Addresses were visible
Transaction amounts were visible in denominations
There was no way of revealing transaction data to the public if desired
Origin of outputs for most exchange transactions were not well protected
Bulletproofs are an efficient form of which of the following? *
Monero was attacked in 2014. The attack involved spamming the network with many transactions to force a hard fork. *
How many new Monero will be mined every minute in 2050? *
What year was Monero launched? *
Which of the following are existing workgroups? *
Which of the following does Monero use to facilitate scaling? *
IP address obfuscation is a mandatory requirement enforced on the protocol level. *
Match the project/company to its general focus: *
Payment processing
Digital assets
Band merchandise adoption
Project Coral Reef
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. *
Rank the following wallet types in terms of the relative level of privacy. *
High, leaks some metadata
Medium, leaks some transaction data
Low, leaks most information
Lightweight wallets that use your view key
Custodial wallets
Wallets connected to a remote node operated by someone else
Wallets with a local node or connected to your own node
What is churning, and why might someone consider doing it? *
Monero's mining algorithm has the added benefit of contributing to the scientific distributed computing initiative BOINC. *
Which controversial program initiated widespread Monero mining in the browser? *
Which technologies hide what information in Monero? *
If a technology contributes to hide several pieces of information, select the most relevant one.
Output traceability
Transaction amounts
IP addresses
Not used in Monero
Stealth addresses
CT / RingCT
CoinJoin / JoinMarket
Ring signatures
Wraith protocol
You can connect the Monero CLI or GUI to a remote node. *
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? *
Monero plans to move to Proof of Stake (PoS) shortly after Ethereum makes the switch. *
Monero is based on which protocol? *
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 Monitor
Revuo Monero
Monero Moon
Monero Talk
Monero Coffee Chat
Monero Observer
How are subaddresses potentially linked to each other? *
In late 2017, GloBee ran a fundraiser to benefit Monero. What was the purpose of this project? *
Match the popular Monero wallets to the operating systems or devices they work on. *
Rows may have several correct choices.
X Wallet
Cake Wallet
Official GUI and CLI
Who started Monero? *
Which database structure does Monero currently use? *
What project was Monero forked from, and what was the condition? *
What is Monero's current block time, on average? *