Monero (XMR): A Reasonably Private Digital Currency

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Monero is a private-centric cryptocurrency launched in 2014 to allow direct and anonymous digital payments without being dependent on a central authority.


Since Whonix is based on Kicksecure, the user can follow these instructions Kicksecure logo Monero The Web Archive Onion Version (links to the Kicksecure website)

Stream Isolation[edit]

Simplified: Stream isolation is about details. Not about IP masking. Your real external IP address is masked no matter what you do in the Whonix-Workstation.

Info Advanced users only!

Untested! Stream Isolation for Monero has not yet been considered. Refer to the Stream Isolation page and search for torsocks IsolatePID 1.

To enforce stream isolation, you could experiment with the following commands.

When using Monero from monero-gui package you can use the following command below as is. Otherwise replace monerod, monero-wallet-gui, monero-wallet-cli with the actual path to monerod, for example /home/user/monero-gui/monerod or ./monerod.

DNS_PUBLIC=tcp TORSOCKS_ALLOW_INBOUND=1 torsocks monerod --p2p-bind-ip --no-igd --hide-my-port

torsocks monero-wallet-gui

torsocks monero-wallet-cli

For more inspiration, refer to the related forum discussion: Monero in Whonix with torsocks for better stream


After installing Monero, please consider making a donation to Whonix to help keep it running for many years to come.

Monero accepted here Donate Monero (XMR) to Whonix.


See Also[edit]

It is recommended to read the Money wiki page as it contains a lot of related information on how to make anonymous payments.

Advanced Qubes users can also look into How-to: Use Monero with Wallet Isolation in Qubes-Whonix.


The former Manual Monero Instructions have been archived for historic reasons.

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