MoWownero - Such privacy! Many coins! Wow! 🐕
Copyright (c) 2014-2023 The Monero Project.
Portions Copyright (c) 2012-2013 The Cryptonote developers.
- IRC: OFTC #wownero
- Web: wownero.org
- Twitter: @w0wn3r0
- Reddit: /r/wownero
- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Git: git.wownero.com/wownero/wownero
- Wownero Funding System: funding.wownero.com
- Wownero Forum: forum.wownero.com
- Discord: discord.gg/ykZyAzJhDK
- Telegram: t.me/wownero
- Wowlet Desktop Wallet: git.wownero.com/wowlet/wowlet
- Stack Wallet iOS & Android Mobile Wallet: stackwallet.com
- Wonerujo Android Mobile Wallet: google store
- Elite Wallet Android Mobile Wallet: github
- Public Node Status: monero.fail
- Wownero Memes: suchwow.xyz
- Market Info: coinmarketcap.com, coingecko.com
Wownero is a privacy-centric memecoin that was fairly launched on April 1, 2018 with no pre-mine, stealth-mine or ICO. Wownero has a maximum supply of around 184 million WOW with a slow and steady emission over 50 years. It is a fork of Monero, but with its own genesis block, so there is no degradation of privacy due to ring signatures using different participants for the same tx outputs on opposing forks.
Supporting the project
Wownero is a 100% community-sponsored endeavor. Supporting services are also graciously provided by sponsors:
Developers are volunteers doing this mostly for shits and giggles. If you would like to support our shenanigans and stimulant addictions, please consider donating to WFS proposals or the dev slush fund.
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Open Collective is an online funding platform for open source software and collaborative communities. The platform brings together legal entities that act as a “Fiscal Host”, “Collectives” (unincorporated, community-based projects), and individuals interested in supporting projects with donations. Fiscal hosts hold donations for collectives in trust and handle all the taxes and legal stuff.
Wownero is hosted by Open Collective Europe, a Brussels-based non-profit that hosts many other collectives, such as Manjaro, EndeavourOS, Xfce, and peertube.social. If you would like donate to the Wownero Project using this method, you can check out our Wownero - Open Collective page.
Release staging and Contributing
Anyone is welcome to contribute to Wownero's codebase!
If you have a fix or code change, feel free to submit it as a pull request. Ahead of a scheduled software upgrade, a development branch will be created with the new release version tag. Pull requests that address bugs should be made to Master. Pull requests that require review and testing (generally, optimizations and new features) should be made to the development branch. All pull requests will be considered safe until the US dollar valuation of 1 Wownero equals $1000. After this valuation has been reached, more research will be needed to introduce experimental cryptography and/or code into the codebase.
Things to Do, Work in Progress, and Help Wanted tasks are tracked in the Meta repo.
#wownero on IRC OFTC to participate in development conversation.
Scheduled software upgrades
Wownero uses a fixed-schedule software upgrade (hard fork) mechanism to implement new features. This means that users of Wownero (end users and service providers) should run current versions and upgrade their software on a regular schedule. The required software for these upgrades will be available prior to the scheduled date. Please check the repository prior to this date for the proper Wownero software version. Below is the historical schedule and the projected schedule for the next upgrade. Dates are provided in the format YYYY-MM-DD.
|Software upgrade block height
|Minimum Wownero version
|Recommended Wownero version
|Cryptonight variant 1, ringsize >= 8, sorted inputs
|Bulletproofs, LWMA difficulty algorithm, ringsize >= 10, reduce unlock to 4
|Cryptonight variant 2, LWMA v2, ringsize = 22, MMS
|Cryptonight/wow, LWMA v1 with N=144, Updated Bulletproofs, Fee Per Byte, Auto-churn
|F For Fappening
|RandomWOW, new block weight algorithm, slightly more efficient RingCT format
|Only allow >= 2 outputs, change to the block median used to calculate penalty, rct sigs in coinbase forbidden, 4 unlock time as protocol rule
|Dynamic coinbase unlock (up to 1 mo.), Deterministic unlock times, Enforce maximum coinbase amount, show_qr_code wallet command, CLSAG
|Bulletproofs+, Miner Block Header Signing, Vote by Block, Change coinbase unlock time to 1 day, Reset difficulty and switch back to Monero's difficulty algorithm
|View tags, fee changes, adjusted dynamic block weight algorithm, multisig security fixes, RPC broadcast node donation sub-address, Limit tx_extra max size to ~1kb, 12-hour difficulty adjustment window
X's indicate that these details have not been determined as of commit date.
* indicates estimate as of commit date
Installing from a package
Packages are available for
yay -S wownero-git
Gentoo - Russian hacking tool
emerge --noreplace eselect-repository eselect repository enable monero emaint sync -r monero echo '*/*::monero ~amd64' >> /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords emerge net-p2p/wownero
nix-shell -p wownero
Packaging for your favorite distribution would be a welcome contribution!
DISCLAIMER: These packages are not part of this repository, and as such, do not go through the same review process to ensure their trustworthiness and security.
Building from Source
git clone https://git.wownero.com/wownero/wownero && cd wownero docker build -t git-wow:master -m 4g . docker run -it -p 34567:34567 -p 34568:34568 -w /home/wownero/build/release/bin git-wow:master bash
sudo pacman -Syu && sudo pacman -S base-devel cmake boost openssl zeromq libpgm unbound libsodium git libusb systemd git clone https://git.wownero.com/wownero/wownero && cd wownero make -j2
sudo apt update && sudo apt install build-essential cmake pkg-config libboost-all-dev libssl-dev libzmq3-dev libunbound-dev libsodium-dev libunwind8-dev liblzma-dev libreadline6-dev libldns-dev libexpat1-dev libpgm-dev libhidapi-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler libudev-dev git -y git clone https://git.wownero.com/wownero/wownero && cd wownero make -j2
The build places the binary in
bin/ sub-directory within the build directory
from which cmake was invoked (repository root by default). To run in the
To list all available options, run
./bin/wownerod --help. Options can be
specified either on the command line or in a configuration file passed by the
--config-file argument. To specify an option in the configuration file, add
a line with the syntax
argumentname is the name
of the argument without the leading dashes, for example,
To run in background:
./bin/wownerod --log-file wownerod.log --detach
To run as a systemd service, copy
/etc/. The example
service assumes that the user
and its home is the data directory specified in the example
Once node is synced to network, run the CLI wallet by entering:
help in CLI wallet to see standard commands (for advanced options, type
Tor Anonymity Network
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tor -y
sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc
add the following:
HiddenServicePort 34569 127.0.0.1:34569
HiddenServicePort 34566 127.0.0.1:34566
save and close nano
sudo /etc/init.d/tor restart && sudo systemctl enable tor
- copy wow.conf file and save it in same directory as
- start wownerod like this:
sudo cat /var/lib/tor/wownero/hostnamecopy your onion address and share node with others here and here
To share your node over p2p, uncomment first line of wownerod.conf and add your onion address.
More information on running Tor and i2p nodes is available here
Access remote Tor node from CLI wallet
./wownero-wallet-cli --proxy 127.0.0.1:9050 --daemon-address iy6ry6uudpzvbd72zsipepukp6nsazjdu72n52vg3isfnxqn342flzad.onion:34568