Mastering Monero - The future of private transactions

Your transactions are not private

Current digital cash systems such as Venmo and Bitcoin bring convenience at the expense of staggering privacy concessions.

Corporate solutions such Venmo are often "free" because selling transaction data is more profitable than charging fees. Users increasingly need to share sensitive information with others just to send money to friends, family, and merchants.

It is a common misconception that any cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc) is anonymous and private; however, they are effectively transparent. Their public ledgers allows anybody in the world to see account balances and payments. Entire industries exist around tracing cryptocurrency activity, and linking it to real-life identities. Monero protects your sensitive personal financial information to prevent this type of surveillance and allow you to transact safely with peace of mind.

You are the owner of your own private bank. You can interact in the digital world without forfeiting your rights.

What will I learn?

  • A broad introduction to blockchains and the importance of privacy - ideal for non-technical users (including businesses).

  • User stories (illustrating how Monero protects your privacy), analogies, examples, legal/ethical discussions, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts.

  • Privacy shortcomings of other cryptocurrencies (e.g. Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc) and discussion of specific solutions provided by Monero.

  • Details of Monero's decentralised network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles.

  • Introductions to technical foundations of Monero, intended for developers, engineers, software architects, and curious users.

  • New developments such as Kovri, bulletproofs, hardware wallets, OpenAlias, and more!

What's included in the book?

  • A beginner guide for using Monero, explained through illustrations instead of math.

  • More than 50 custom illustrations hand-drawn by anhdres

  • Real examples of Monero use for day-to-day life

  • Integration tips and techniques for users, businesses, and developers

  • And so such more...
Page 14-15 What is a blockchain?
Page 60-61 Monero Privacy Technologies
Page 168-169 How to generate a pseudo random address

About the author


SerHack - - is a well-known contributor in the community of Monero. He is a developer and security engineer with more than 3 years of experience. He leads the Monero Integrations initiative.

Contact him on Twitter or by email.


Gustaf Garnow

Graphic designer



Justin Ehrenhofer
















The Monero Outreach Team



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Over the course of the past few months, during my work on Monero integrations, a lot of users and developers asked me for an all-inclusive resource to help them understand pertinent details related to Monero. Mastering Monero was written to lower the barriers to entry for both day-to-day users and project contributors.

Why free?

Money should not be an obstacle for learning more about Monero, so the community crowd-funded Mastering Monero as an open resource.

Do I need to learn anything about cryptography, maths or computer science?

No - The first portion of the book is a friendly (non-technical) introductions to key concepts and skills, starting from scratch for beginners. For curious readers, later chapters dive deeply into the internals of Monero, its mathematics, and its code, and how to contribute.

Who is the targed audience?

We expect the audience to be a mix of new, non-technical users and people who are more familiar with Monero and more technically advanced. Broadly, the book is intended for anybody who wants to learn more about Monero.

What will the earnings be used for?

All the earnings received from Amazon, Google and others book stores, will be donated to the Monero Development Fund and other related Monero projects.

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