Monero is a private, encrypted cryptocurrency that shields transaction activity from outside parties. Typical cryptocurrencies expose the entire blockchain and transactions to anyone, but Monero keeps that information hidden. Every Monero transaction is private and visible only to the transacting parties. It also contains all the typical features of a cryptocurrency, from attack-resistance to feeless transfer and fraud protection.
Monero transactions can’t be seen, so no matter the transacting parties origins, it will always be available for use
Monero encrypts both the senders and receivers addresses, amounts, and memos. This means that Monero transactions cannot be analyzed by third parties
Monero allows for nearly instant transactions regardless of origin or circumstance
Censorship resistant thanks to truly anonymous currency
Open-source software means that bad faith actor incentives are minimized
Monero is an open-source project with over 400 contributors. It uses three separate privacy technologies to obfuscate both coins and transactions. There are no transparent transactions in Monero. It is based on the CryptoNote protocol as opposed to bitcoin, and boasts dynamic block size, dynamic fees, ASIC-resistant Proof of Work, Tail Coin emissions, and other changes.