Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, set out to allow (pseudo) anonymous, peer to peer value transactions, negating the need to trust a third party to handle them. However since its inception in 2009, blockchain analysis tools have weakened this pseudo anonymous state.
Monero was launched in 2014 and in many ways is similar to Bitcoin, except one of its core goals is to fix what Bitcoin can't do and that is to allow P2P private and untraceable monetary transactions. It is generally accepted that out of all the cryptocurrencies, Monero is leading the race as the most fungible, digital money.
If you want to discuss Monero with like-minded people, let's meet up, have a few beverages and see what happens :)