Improving Monero

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

Support the Network


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 a Full Node

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.

View the Forum Funding System

Monero utilizes a forum funding 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.


Ongoing development is supported by donations and sponsorships.

Donating Monero

Donations may be sent to or 44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A

Donating Bitcoin

Donations may be sent to or 1KTexdemPdxSBcG55heUuTjDRYqbC5ZL8H


E-mail [email protected] for alternative means of donating.