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What is Haveno?

Haveno (pronounced ha‧ve‧no) is a platform for people who want to exchange Monero for fiat currencies like EUR, GBP and USD or other cryptocurrencies, like BTC, ETH, BCH .

Main features:

  • All communications are routed through Tor, to preserve your privacy

  • Trades are peer-to-peer: trades on Haveno will happen between people only, there is no central authority.

  • Trades are non-custodial: Haveno provides arbitration in case something goes wrong during the trade, but we will never have access to your funds.

  • There is No token, because we don't need it. Transactions between traders are secured by non-custodial multisignature transactions on the Monero network.

  • The revenue generated by Haveno will be managed by an entity called Council (more info soon), composed by members of the Monero/Haveno community, not the Haveno Core Team and will be used to fund Haveno and Monero development.

See the FAQ on our website for more information.

Status of the project

A live test network is online and users can already run Haveno and make test trades between each others using Monero's stagenet. See the instructions to build Haveno and connect to the network. Note that Haveno is still very much in development. If you find issues or bugs, please let us know.

Main repositories:

  • haveno - This repository. The core of Haveno.
  • haveno-ui - The user interface.
  • haveno-ts - TypeScript library for using Haveno.
  • haveno-meta - For project-wide discussions and proposals.

If you wish to help, take a look at the repositories above and look for open issues. We run a bounty program to incentivize development. See Bounties

The PGP keys of the core team members are in gpg_keys/.

Keep in touch and help out!

Haveno is a community-driven project. For it to be successful it's fundamental to have the support and help of the community. Join the community rooms on our Matrix server:

Email: Website:

Running a local Haveno test network

See docs/

Contributing to Haveno

See the developer guide to get started developing for Haveno.

See docs/ for our styling guides.

If you are not able to contribute code and want to contribute development resources, donations fund development bounties.


To incentivize development and reward contributors we adopt a simple bounty system. Contributors may be awarded bounties after completing a task (resolving an issue). Take a look at the issues eligible for a bounty on the dedicated Kanban board or look for issues labelled '💰bounty' in the main haveno repository. Details and conditions for receiving a bounty.

Support and sponsorships

To bring Haveno to life, we need resources. If you have the possibility, please consider becoming a sponsor or donating to the project:



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