Supporting Monero as the Default Cryptocurrency

About Tor they even suggested Whonix-Tor to be used, also did you know we have Whonix-I2P under development? (so even with I2P no issue)

I dont see bitcoin more secure than monero. every project has tons of bugs , and bugs being reported then the project is active and in use.

neither , its disabled by default but if the user want to use it then he activate it.

any reason why not?

which community?

btw just in case u didnt notice , my post here and there was all in form of question and suggestion. If i wanted this to be done without sharing it, i wouldnt post it as a public topic.

I think this was taken a little out of context imo. Many of use come from different countries with different languages english is a second launguage. Using “we” “us” can mean many different things depending on where we come form: we? Whonix community, us? Whonix developers etc. But it might be a good idea to specify that when we are posting on other forums.

Btw: I don’t think this need any further discussion. Lets stay on topic please.


We is best avoided! Better use signatories for joint statements.

  • Whonix Default Cryptocurrency is different from
  • installation of monero by default in Whonix.

I am investigating. Will take time.

1 Like

i cant add something on what @0brand said, so im sticking to the subject which more important to focus on.

I use Monero in Whonix, but I share @0xB44EFD8751077F97’s view that having it by default isn’t necessary. I think a small minority of users use it. And those who do, probably use both Bitcoin and Monero, so providing a Monero package alone doesn’t make much sense.

If Whonix want to provide some kind of crypto capabilities, it should first be Bitcoin - whose market value is still bigger than all of the other cryptocurrencies combined.

A puzzling point: if the Monero daemon and CLI are in Debian repositories (monero - Debian Package Tracker) why do the Monero installation instructions (Monero (XMR): A Reasonably Private Digital Currency) instruct users to download it from

Sorry but I also share the wonder about OP already stating Whonix is interested to install Monero as “default crypto”.

we would like to install it as default crypto once its happen.

I’m very interested in what Monero can achieve, but I feel it’s development is too immature to support it as default. If it weren’t a currency app then I wouldn’t be so critical.

With that being said, and without straying too far off topic, I think a more practical inclusion for Whonix would be the Electrum Bitcoin wallet since it is so popular, has strong developers that keep security/anonymity in mind, it’s included in Tails, and is suggested for use by Qubes.


very great thx guys for sharing that i will open a voting inside the same thread , please vote up for your rights as users what you like to have.

2 Likes does not ship Monero GUI at this point unfortunately. Monero CLI currently only available in Debian sid:
Debian -- Package Search Results -- monero
It also currently lacks behind a version.
Whonix CLI instructions might refer to Debian sid as source since this simplifies instructions but then when users want to install a GUI later (or GUI first and CLI later) there could easily be a version mismatch.
Not sure on the best way forward here.

1 Like

Just to comment, that version mismathces are a big deal with Monero.

If the client runs an older version than the node it will just not work. That has been the case with recent versions.

Running the last version is therefore not only recommended but in some cases an absolute neccessity.


[Discussion] i2p/Tor Network Screen Designs · Issue #2274 · monero-project/monero-gui · GitHub

1 Like

Hi @,
Would ARRR coins also be an alternative?
What are your thoughts?


Unknown protocol, not matured as monero , why the change should happen at the first place? something broken in monero that this crypto makes it better?

My question was not correctly formulated. Let me apologize for that.
An alternative to XMR is of course not discutable and I fuly understand that.

So I would correct myself and ask if it would be profitable in anyway to add this crypto to Whonix anyday?

@nurmagoz : thank you for your answer and input, I am just curious about that coin and if it is legit.

This software is based on zcash and considered experimental and is continuously undergoing heavy development.

The dev branch is considered the bleeding edge codebase while the master-branch is considered tested (unit tests, runtime tests, functionality). At no point of time do the Pirate developers take any responsibility for any damage out of the usage of this software.

Does it sound alternative/profitable to anything at the moment?

Advise: use monero.

1 Like