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Session & Lokinet
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What can be built on Oxen?

The Oxen network and tech stack has the potential to revolutionize digital privacy — but unrealized potential is no use to anyone. That’s why the Oxen team created Session and Lokinet. These products are more than just cornerstones of the Oxen privacy suite: they’re also proofs of concept, demonstrating the potential of our network, tech stack, and ecosystem to be the foundation of the next generation of decentralised privacy technologies.

Building on foundations

Session and Lokinet are innovative, but Oxen’s technology can be used to build so much more, too!

With dozens of tools, features, libraries, and protocols to leverage, developers can utilise Oxen to create brand new tools backed by world-leading privacy and security technology.

Developers can also leverage Oxen by plugging its technologies directly into their existing technology stacks, applications, or services — providing their users with a whole new standard privacy and security.

Thanks to Oxen's robust, actively-developed codebase, developers finally have the ability to create mature and fully-featured privacy applications — without compromises.

Example concepts

  • A truly encrypted Slack/Mattermost competitor

  • A truly encrypted voice and video call service (yes, much better than Zoom or Jitsi — which aren’t really that well-secured at all)

  • Peer-to-peer networking replacement library for blockchain projects (much easier to deploy than libp2p, for instance, due to common features with ZMQ)

  • Onion VPN marketplace powered by Oxen

  • Secure onion-routed HTTP request library (onion requests) used to secure simple web traffic between client and server without requiring a VPN or OS level support

  • Redundant messaging utilising the swarm protocol (superior protocol to Bitmessage)

  • Virtual LAN functionality to enable private networks to form on the public internet (a more versatile, easier-to-use version of Hamachi)

TL;DR:

Oxen’s tech stack and platform power Session (our decentralised anonymous messenger) and Lokinet (our low-latency onion router) — but Session and Lokinet are just a few examples of what’s possible with Oxen. All our tech is open-source, so developers can use what we’ve built as the foundation of a new generation of privacy tools and services.