Improving Monero

Monero is an open-source, community-driven project. Described below are several ways to support the project.

Support the Network

Run a Node

An easy and effective way to help the Monero network is to run a node. Nodes ensure the network keeps running safe and decentralized. A simple fully synchronized node is enough to help the network, but if you want to go out of your way, you could run an open remote node, to allow other people to connect to it.

We have several guides to help you run and configure your node: How to run a node on VPS, Run a Monero node through I2P with I2P-zero, Set up a wallet (using a remote node) on Tails. See all User Guides.

Develop

Monero is open source and permissionless; contributors are welcome and encouraged. A developer may contribute in numerous way to different projects:

This list only includes the tools stewarded by the core team, but the Monero ecosystem is much more vast. People can contribute to the development of libraries, services, documentation, graphics, etc. The list is virtually infinite. Contact or join the workgroup more affine to your way of contributing. See the Monero Workgroups.

Mine

Mining ensures the safety of the network. Monero uses randomx, an ASIC-resistant algorithm developed by Monero contributors, which aims to remain mineable by common consumer-grade hardware. For more info about mining see the dedicated Mining page.

Community Crowdfunding System

Monero utilizes a community crowdfunding system whereby projects are proposed for development and community-funded. Funding is held in escrow and remunerated to developers once programming milestones are achieved. Anyone may generate new proposals or fund existing ones.


Donate

Donations to the general fund are used to pay the salary of core's assistant Rehrar and in case of emergencies or need. Infrastructure costs are currently covered by sponsors.

General Fund

You can donate both Monero and Bitcoin:

Monero:
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Bitcoin:
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OpenAlias: donate.getmonero.org


E-mail dev[at]getmonero[dot]org for alternative means of donating or if you would like to become a sponsor for the Monero Project.

Support the developers

The developers working on Monero are mostly indepentent volunteers, but some of them may be funded through CCS proposals. If you wish to support their efforts by donating some XMRs, consider contacting them personally or using tipping services.

Sponsorships

You can also support Monero through a sponsorship program. See the dedicated Sponsorships page for more info.