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Developed from scratch to support millions of users with enhanced reliability, privacy, security, and usability. No one can see your balances and transactions except you on DERO blockchain.
DERO project has been developed from scratch in Golang and is being actively developed by original developers.
The goal of the DERO project is a blockchain network that can serve businesses and individuals around the globe, allowing for secure, fast and anonymous transactions and smart contract execution.
DERO is the industry leader with innovation and features DeroDAG technology, Bulletproofs and a TLS encrypted network
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Privacy by Design
DeroDAG Blockchain with Bulletproofs
51% Hashrate Attack Immune
Fully Encrypted Blockchain
About DERO
An initial premine of 2 000 000 DERO was established on network launch, which is not currently part of the circulating supply. This premine will be used to finance development and marketing. The network migrated to the innovative new DERO Atlantis blockchain on June 27th, 2018 as well as implementing a brand-new type of blockchain DAG. The block height was 95550. DERO switched to a new mining algorithm AstroBWT on Mar 6th 2020 giving DERO a 27 second block time with a 4.5 minute confirmation time. Approximately 3200 main blocks are emitted each day.

Proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm: AstroBWT
Max supply: 18.4 million followed by an infinite emission rate of ~157,000 DERO/year
Block reward: Smoothly varying
Difficulty: Retargets at every block
Ticker: DERO
Dero dag
DERO Atlantis combines the Cryptonote protocol with directed acyclic graph and Bulletproofs
DERO DAG implementation builds outs a main chain from the DAG network of blocks which refers to main blocks (100% reward) and side blocks (8% rewards). Side blocks contribute to chain PoW security and thus traditional 51% attacks are not possible on DERO network. If DERO network finds another block at the same height, instead of choosing one, DERO include both blocks. Thus, rendering the 51% attack futile.
Traditional Blockchains process blocks as single unit of computation(if a double-spend tx occurs within the block, entire block is rejected). However DERO network accepts such blocks since DERO blockchain considers transaction as a single unit of computation.DERO blocks may contain duplicate or double-spend transactions which are filtered by client protocol and ignored by the network. DERO DAG processes transactions atomically one transaction at a time.

Ten Times Faster Than Regular Bulletproofs.
While a typical Bulletproof takes ~15 ms to verify, DERO’s Rocket Bulletproofs only take ~1.5 ms.

Bulletproofs are a cryptographic technique that reduce the space needed for zero-knowledge range proofs in anonymous transactions. In anonymous transactions, the exact amounts are hidden, but the network still has to make sure that the transaction is valid (e.g. no coins are generated out of thin air).

For this, commitments to values are used in anonymous transactions. The most important one is the Pedersen commitment, which proves that the outputs of a transaction are not larger than the inputs. However, there is a method to fool the Pedersen commitment by using very large numbers for the transaction outputs that lead to overflowing. To avoid this, range proofs are used, which prove that the outputs lie in a certain range of values.

Range proofs have a size of ~4 kilobytes for 64 bits of precision, with Bulletproofs the proof size is only 672 bytes, which greatly reduces the blockchain size.

But not only the size, also the speed of the verification of the proof is important as transactions are processed by the network. For this, the DERO team studied the existing Bulletproof implementations and managed to increase the performance by a factor of ten.

The Dero engineers achieved this by optimizing the double-base double-scalar multiplications that are necessary for validating bulletproofs. DERO Atlantis uses pre-compute tables to convert 64*2 Base Scalar multiplications into doublings and additions.


The DERO Project is building a blockchain network that will be used by thousands of businesses across the globe. Therefore, the security of the network is of highest importance. Unencrypted communication via HTTP posses a risk for privacy, security and integrity of the network participants. Dero is the first blockchain project to use TLS encryption for its network communication, which protects the network participants from eavesdropping and tampering of network data.

TLS secures data transfers by using asymmetric encryption techniques to generate a shared secret key. The shared key is then used for the symmetric encryption of messages, which is faster than asymmetric encryption. The encrypted messages are unreadable for someone who is spying on the network.

The DERO team also keeps future large scale applications in mind, e.g. enterprise servers which handle thousands of clients per second. They are continuously working on making the network even faster to accomplish this goal. For the encrypted network, they performed benchmarks and ended up choosing ECDSA instead of RSA as method for key generation as it allows for a higher number of handshakes per second.


The DERO Journey

Our Achievements so Far

The project was launched in December 2017 comprising a team of three full-time Developers. The core team members each have over a decade of experience in cryptography and multiple years of experience in blockchain development.

The first significant milestone was reached in March 2018 when the developers implemented a world-first: a complete re-write of the CryptoNote protocol in Golang. This programming language was chosen because it has a high degree of immunity to security vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows and dangling pointers.

In April 2018, the DERO network migrated to the Golang code base without a single second of downtime. The migration of the code base coincided with a number of sophisticated attacks on CryptoNote based coins. Dero core team studied how the attacks were implemented and designed a new type of blockchain that is resistant to 51% hashrate attacks and softforks.

The DERO project unveiled this new blockchain technology in June 2018, codenamed “Atlantis”. It combines the Cryptonote protocol with directed acyclic graph and Bulletproofs. However, these are not just any Bulletproofs, but what have been coined Rocket Bulletproofs, leading to blocktimes of just a few seconds. In a controlled environment, the Atlantis network can achieve blocktimes as low as three seconds processing a thousand transactions per second. A world wide testnet was launched with a nine-second blocktime which allowed for extensive tests of the new technology.

July 2018 saw the successful and flawless migration of the Dero network to the new Atlantis codebase with a twelve-second block time and two minute confirmation time. This is by far the fastest CryptoNote based blockchain ever deployed, with up to 75 transactions per second. A relatively longer twelve second block time was chosen so that people in locations with sub-optimal network connectivity could still participate in the network. The Dero team plans to reduce the blocktime further in coming years, as network infrastructure improves around the world.

With a ground-breaking minimum viable product established by August 2018, just eight months after conception, the DERO team initiated applications for listings on major exchanges. A bold new marketing initiative is in the process of being established, with a primary focus on professional and business users and developers. An advisory team drawn from and representing the wider DERO community has been formed, and a new Dero Foundation that will support the aims of the Dero Project is in the process of being formed.

On Feb 15th 2020 we announced the release of our new mining algorithm AstroBWT. AstroBWT is an open source proof-of-work that was based on one-CPU-one-vote. With help from the data transformation algorithm, Burrows-Wheeler Transform (BWT), we are able to reduce the performance advantage of specialized hardware, fairly distribute mining rewards, and come to a majority decision via CPU power from our network of nodes.

The scheduled hard fork to bring AstroBWT to our mainnet was completed successfully on Mar 6th 2020. After handling massive amounts of hashing power and soft forks the DERO BlockDAG resumed normal operation, completely powered by CPU miners from around the world.

Stargate RC2 with Private Smart Contracts and Services have now launched on our testnet with Mainnet planned for Q3 2021.

View our future Roadmap Roadmap

Dero Specs

DERO Network Specifications
27 Second Blocktime
4.5 Minute Confirmation Time
DAG Blockchain
No Orphan Blocks
No Soft Forks
SSL/TLS P2P Network
CryptoNote: Fully Encrypted Blockchain
Bulletproofs NIZK
Ring Signatures
Fully Auditable Supply
Written from Scratch in Golang
1.25 MB Block Size

DERO Mining

AstroBWT: Egalitarian Proof-of-Work

The team is pleased to introduce our new proof-of-work mining algorithm that aims to reduce the performance advantage of GPU, ASIC, and FPGA hardware to allow for competitive CPU mining. With the help of notable data transformation algorithm, Burrows-Wheeler Transform (BWT), we are able to reduce the performance advantage of specialized hardware and fairly distribute mining rewards.

The main points to AstroBWT are; Long key sizes and iterations to reduce FPGA performance, random numbers to hinder GPU parallel processing and dynamic and new operations with longer computation cycles to reduce ASIC performance.

We released AstroBWT to our mainnet on March 6, 2020 ~0200 GMT (Block: 4550555). ASIC, GPU, and FPGA developers are welcome and encouraged to develop hardware-specific implementations for our algorithm.

To mine DERO you will need a wallet address. Please visit https://wallet.dero.io and create a DERO wallet and save your seed in a safe place.

You will also need to download mining software, which can connect your mining system to DERO network and the DERO mining pool.

DERO is currently mineable with any CPU and GPU, for help with setting up mining please visit: - https://medium.com/deroproject/how-to-mine-dero-with-cpu-on-windows-b80e07ec196a

Please see below list of mining pools that support DERO mining.


DERO is currently available on the below exchanges
Trading Exchanges
DEC 5th 2017
Three anonymous developers announce they will re-write CryptoNote. The Goal is Smart Contracts with layer one privacy
JAN 18th 2018
Release 1 of the GO re-write is announced including backwards compatability
FEB 25th 2018
Golang re-write of CryptoNote is fully functional
June 27th 2018
Release of DERO Atlantis, A CryptoNote BlockDAG. 12 Second Blocks, Zero Orphans, P2P Encryption, No Double Spends & 51% Resistant
June 27th 2018
DERO is the first Cryptocurrency to implement Bulletproofs on mainnet implemented with original cryptography
October 27th 2018
DERO Browser Wallet released, HTML5/WASM based wallet runs using only remote daemon. All Encryption in browser and keys are stored locally
JAN 7th 2019
DERO Stargate testnet release of functional Smart Contracts utilizing DERO Virtual Machine contracts written in DVM-Basic
Mar 6th 2020
AstroBWT CPU Mining Algorithm on Mainnet
Dec 20th 2020
DERO Homomorphic Encryption Blockchain Protocol (DHEBP) on Testnet
Feb 22nd 2021
Stargate RC2 with Private Smart Contracts and Services have now launched on our testnet with Mainnet planned for Q3 2021.
Continued research and development


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