Monero is a digital currency, whose main goal is to assure privacy and security of its users. This open source cryptocurrency
is based on CryptoNote protocol and was developed from scratch, without duplicating existing ones.
Its privacy is strongly protected by using ring signatures for hiding transaction outputs, RingCT – for hiding the amount of transaction and stealth addresses for assuring receiver’s privacy (to hide destination address of a particular transaction).
For using this currency, you have to download and install on your device a Monero wallet. It will give you the possibility to send and receive funds. If you want to mine Monero, you can find a list of trusted pools on the official website.