17 May 2022 [guides] [art]

Gingeropolous creates funny cartoon explaining Monero 'view tags'

Gingeropolous1 has created a funny cartoon2 that explains the concept of view tags3:

so I saw some chat somewhere that suggested that viewtags were kinda hard to understand; so i made a dumb cartoon4

the non-zoidberg content i release under WTFPL, so if someone wants to actually animate it that’d be cool5

The core idea was proposed by UkoeHB6 and implemented by j-berman7. The optimization will be added to Monero in the next v15 network upgrade8 and should reduce wallet scanning time.

View tags are currently visible on the testnet9:

testnet viewtags

To learn more about the technical details, consult issue #7310 in the MRL repository and j-berman’s insightful thread11.

  1. https://github.com/Gingeropolous 

  2. https://moneroworld.com/viewtag_cartoon.html 

  3. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/pull/8061 

  4. https://libera.monerologs.net/monero/20220517#c96454 

  5. https://nitter.net/gingeropolous1/status/1526555384005246977#m 

  6. https://github.com/UkoeHB 

  7. https://github.com/j-berman 

  8. /monero-consensus-hard-fork-16-july-2022/ 

  9. https://testnet.xmrchain.net/tx/7d75c250f7d631be2ea9fcba8702a5b981ffeb85c3ae647d876d8b4e8ec0f6a2 

  10. https://github.com/monero-project/research-lab/issues/73 

  11. https://libredd.it/udndu4/