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High Stakes: ETH 2.0, PoS, and the Future of Blockchain Tech
High Stakes: ETH 2.0, PoS, and the Future of Blockchain Tech

Eth 2.0 is live. As of 12am UTC on Tuesday, 1 Dec, the first stage of Ethereum’s evolution into a Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain has now begun. If PoS sounds familiar, that’s probably because Oxen has been full PoS since the Salty Saga hardfork back...

03 December 2020Admin

Pulse for the Planet: How PoS Makes Oxen Greener Than Ever

Pulse for the Planet: How PoS Makes Oxen Greener Than Ever

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of Proof of Stake for the Oxen blockchain, but there’s another huge upside to PoS compared to our old hybrid PoS-PoW consensus mechanism: it’s a lot kinder to the planet....

26 November 2020Admin

Lokinet Exit Nodes: Onions Gone Wild

Lokinet Exit Nodes: Onions Gone Wild

Lokinet exit nodes have been on the bucket list for Lokinet since launch — and this week, exits have entered the building....

19 November 2020Admin

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Let It Burn: What We're Doing with the Oxen Liquidity Provision

When the Salty Saga hardfork landed, we made the decision to set aside 6 OXEN per block for the first six months following the hardfork as a fund to incentivise liquidity for Chainflip and wOXEN. With the recent announcement that Chainflip will be fo...

17 November 2020Admin

Major project announcement: A bright future for Loki

Major project announcement: A bright future for Loki

Since making our start back in 2017, Loki has grown significantly, and we've learned a lot along the way. Now, it’s time for Loki’s next evolution....

09 November 2020Admin

Pulse Check: Salty Saga Hardfork Brings a New Block Reward Structure to Support Chainflip

Pulse Check: Salty Saga Hardfork Brings a New Block Reward Structure to Support Chainflip

Oxen’s upcoming Salty Saga 8.0.0 hardfork will bring a bunch of exciting changes to Oxen Core and other key components of the Oxen privacy suite. As mentioned in the Salty Saga announcement, one of these changes is a restructure of the Oxen block rew...

22 September 2020Admin

DeFi: The Dangerous Game of Governance Tokens

DeFi: The Dangerous Game of Governance Tokens

The last few months have generated an explosion of discussion in the crypto world about governance tokens and so-called ‘yield farming’. There’s lots of chatter around incentive structures for the variety of actors in the field. In particular, the De...

13 August 2020Simon Harman

Oxen Meets DeFi: Introducing Chainflip

Oxen Meets DeFi: Introducing Chainflip

Since getting started in 2018, Oxen has been constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries of what a staked node network can do....

19 July 2020Admin

Make it SNAppy: The power and potential of Lokinet SNApps

Make it SNAppy: The power and potential of Lokinet SNApps

Lokinet is an incredibly powerful and versatile onion router. Lokinet allows for uses such as real-time onion-routed voice calls, videogame server hosting, and other applications that would be completely infeasible on existing onion routers due to th...

16 June 2020Admin

Building Blocks, Building Blockchains: How the Oxen Blockchain Works With Session, Lokinet, and Blink

Building Blocks, Building Blockchains: How the Oxen Blockchain Works With Session, Lokinet, and Blink

Oxen is many things: a project, a foundation, an idea. But first and foremost, Oxen is a blockchain. The Oxen blockchain is the backbone of Oxen’s powerful and versatile suite of privacy tools. Every privacy feature, tool, and solution we’re building...

31 May 2020Admin

Achievement Get: An Update From Simon Harman, CEO of Oxen

Achievement Get: An Update From Simon Harman, CEO of Oxen

An update from Simon harman, CEO of Oxen, about where the project has been and where it is going....

28 May 2020Simon Harman

Connecting the Dots: How Session Brings Value to the Oxen Network

Connecting the Dots: How Session Brings Value to the Oxen Network

Those of you who have been following Oxen for a while have watched Session grow into one of the main products — and one of the most talked about aspects — of the whole Oxen ecosystem. But for newcomers in particular, it may not be immediately clear h...

18 May 2020Admin

Blink: Fast-tracking the Future of Crypto Transactions

Blink: Fast-tracking the Future of Crypto Transactions

Until now, crypto transactions have been either fast or anonymous — not both. Blink is Oxen's new instant anonymous payments mechanism....

25 March 2020Admin