Monero is an open-source, community-driven project. Described below are several ways to support the project.
Monero is primarily written in C++. As it is a decentralized project, anyone is welcome to add or make changes to existing code. Pull requests are merged based on community consensus. See the repositories and outstanding issues.
Run monerod with port 18080 open. Running a full node ensures maximum privacy when transacting with Monero. It also improves distribution of the blockchain to new users.
Mining ensures the Monero network remains decentralized and secure. In the Monero graphical user interface and command-line interface, background mining may be activated. Additional resources for mining may be viewed here.
Ongoing development is supported by donations and sponsorships.
Donations may be sent to donate.getmonero.org or 888tNkZrPN6JsEgekjMnABU4TBzc2Dt29EPAvkRxbANsAnjyPbb3iQ1YBRk1UXcdRsiKc9dhwMVgN5S9cQUiyoogDavup3H
Donations may be sent to donate.getmonero.org or 1KTexdemPdxSBcG55heUuTjDRYqbC5ZL8H
E-mail [email protected] for alternative means of donating or if you would like to become a sponsor for the Monero Project.