About This File
AEON is a private, secure, untraceable currency. You are your bank, you control your funds, and nobody can trace your transfers.
Privacy: AEON uses a cryptographically sound system to allow you to send and receive funds without your transactions being easily revealed on the blockchain (the ledger of transactions that everyone has). This ensures that your purchases, receipts, and all transfers remain absolutely private by default.
Security: Using the power of a distributed peer-to-peer consensus network, every transaction on the network is cryptographically secured. Individual wallets have a 24 word mnemonic that is only displayed once, and can be written down to backup the wallet. Wallet files are encrypted with a passphrase to ensure they are useless if stolen.
Untraceability: By taking advantage of ring signatures, a special property of certain types of cryptography, AEON is able to ensure that transactions are not only untraceable, but have an optional measure of ambiguity that ensures that transactions cannot easily be tied back to an individual user or computer.
This optional enhancement release adds one new feature and one feature from upstream (Monero). The release is fully compatible and contains no significant bug fixes. As such the previous daemon and/or wallet can be used interchangeably with this one if the new features are not needed.
The --restricted-rpc daemon option (ported from Monero by LesPristy) disables some unsafe RPC requests for use with public nodes
The --fee-multiplier simplewallet option increases all fees by a factor of 1 (default; unchanged) to 100 (recommended: 2 or 3). This can assist in getting urgent transactions confirmed when there is a tx pool backlog. May also be used when creating mixin 0 transactions to bid for the one available tx slot per block (a 0 mixin with a fee multiplier of 2 may still be less expensive and/or confirm faster than a mixin 2 with a fee multiplier of 1, depending on the details of the transaction and network conditions).
README cleanup (xmr-eric)
Fix for incorrect hash rate displayed by daemon diff command
Added instructions for manual cmake to README