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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

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

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

Weekly Dev Update #115

Hey Y’all,  Pulse blocks started flowing last week as the Loki core team fired up the Pulse devnet, over the next couple of weeks the core team will use the devnet to test the resilience of consensus with Pulse. The Lokinet team made more progress on...

25 August 2020Admin

Weekly Dev Update #114

Read all about the latest updates to the Loki privacy suite. This week: final prep for Pulse’s devnet launch and a Lokinet exit node test run....

17 August 2020Admin

Weekly Dev Update #106

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include the first big steps towards implementing Pulse....

22 June 2020Admin

Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms: Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and Hybrid Mechanisms

Every computer network needs a way to ensure that all connected devices are in agreement about the state of the network: whether data is valid, where and how it should be sorted, etc. For centralised networks, reaching this consensus is easy: the cen...

23 January 2020Admin

Does Pulse Make the Rich Richer?

Recently we released our fifth Oxen Improvement Proposal in which we outlined a new Proof of Stake scheme, Pulse. If it’s to be implemented, Pulse would have Service Nodes produce blocks, order transactions, and secure the blockchain, rendering miner...

01 October 2019Admin

Recent Posts

We can't let the environmental impact of crypto hold it back from mainstream adoption.

Clean crypto: Creating a sustainable future for blockchain

Everyone in the crypto community knows Proof of Work consensus uses a lot of energy. People care about the climate. And if crypto doesn’t catch up with that mindset, it’s going to come up against a brick wall....

14 May 2021Alex Linton

Weekly Dev Update #150

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: a new Session release including V2 Open groups and closed croup improvements, as well as preparation for the upcoming Lokinet release...

10 May 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #149

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: release of the new hardfork, and new Session open groups...

03 May 2021Kee Jefferys

The State of Digital Privacy: How Did We Get Here?

The state of privacy on the internet has been degrading for years. Let's take a look at how that happened and what can be done to fix it....

27 April 2021Tom Graham

Weekly Dev Update #148

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: putting the final touches on Oxen Core and Lokinet for the upcoming hard fork, and Session Android improvements...

26 April 2021Kee Jefferys

Helicopter foundation: Letting our decentralised network fly on its own

Ever since service nodes were first introduced to the network, the foundation has been operating service nodes. It makes sense for the OPTF to run service nodes — but we wanted to see how the network would fare without our help....

26 April 2021Alex Linton

Lokinet goes next level: Integration in Session and other apps

With the arrival of Liblokinet, developers can easily integrate Lokinet as a library into their applications, opening up a whole new world of Lokinet use cases. ...

23 April 2021Alex Linton

Weekly Dev Update #147

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: preparation for the Audacious Aurochs hardfork, and liblokinet preparation...

19 April 2021Kee Jefferys

Meet the new Lokinet. Bold in black and white. Pictured are the new light modes and dark modes for the refreshed Lokinet website.

Rebranding Lokinet: Shapes and vectors

Lokinet has always been the sleeping giant of the Oxen stack. Lokinet has come a long way since it was born back in 2018, and, now it’s time for us to refresh its look and feel to match the tech....

19 April 2021Josh Jessop-Smith

Oxen Hardfork (9.0.0 Audacious Aurochs)

Today, we are announcing the next Oxen hardfork. Check out the timeline for the release of Audacious Aurochs!...

19 April 2021Kee Jefferys

Community Airdrop Meme Competition

To promote the currently running Chainflip Airdrop, we are running a community meme competition (with Oxen prizes) — here's how you can enter!...

15 April 2021Admin

Weekly Dev Update #146

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: preparation for the upcoming hardfork, work on the upcoming Lokinet release, and Session bug fixes...

12 April 2021Admin